By Madisyn Hahn
Aug. 1, 2019

First Friday is held on every first Friday of each month. It’s to showcase local businesses and art galleries around downtown Lincoln. Here is a list of upcoming events that are happening throughout the day on August 2nd, 2019. Be sure to use #LNKFF when you post pictures to share your night and don’t forget about the awesome Bike LNK stations along the art walk as an alternative to walking! 


First Friday: Cody Schneider & Andy Miller


Crescent Moon Coffee | 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


140 N. 8th St.


F I R S T     F R I D A Y

ART: Cody Schneider

MUSIC: Andy Miller

KZUM Benefit: Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash

 Bodega’s Alley | 8:30 p.m.

 1418 O St.

KZUM’s Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash will return on Friday, Aug. 2, at Bodega’s Alley, 1418 O St. The annual benefit for KZUM will again feature Lincoln’s finest purveyors of the music of The Grateful Dead.

Live Steel Pan Music with Louis Raymond-Kolker

Francie & Finch Bookshop | 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

130 S. 13th St.

It’s First Friday!  Include us on your art walk and enjoy live steel pan music!

LOUIS RAYMOND-KOLKER is a composer and percussionist from Austin, Texas. Louis’s recent collaborations include a steelpan recital series with the LNK New Music Collective, a composition for Diana Loomer’s Melodic Timpani Project, and performances around Austin as part of Larkspur Percussion Duo. In the 2017-18 academic year, Louis premiered 13 new works as part of the Flyover New Music Series, UNL Percussion Ensemble, and as a soloist. Louis is currently a graduate student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he studies percussion.

First Friday Drum Circle!

Ten Thousand Villages | 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

140 N. 8th St.

 It’s back!

Stop in at Ten Thousand Villages (8th & P) during Lincoln’s First Friday art walk to join in on a traditional drum circle. The event is FREE and open to the public – so stop and join in as you are able! You are welcome to bring your own drum or borrow one of ours.

Something For Everyone DANCE PARTY

1867 Bar | 7:00 p.m.

14th & O

Doors at 7pm

Show at 8pm


Polar Bears bringing the funk

Ch Egen’s bringing the punk

and Courtney’s bringing that pretentious Dark Wave & Italo-Disco bullshit

Something for everyone!


$5 cover

Jake Shimabukuro

Bourbon Theatre | 7:00 p.m.

14th & O

Doors: 7 p.m. || Music: 8 p.m. || All Ages

$25: GA Balcony || $35: GA Floor

$55: Floor Seating || $100: Table of 2, Balcony

$200: Table of 4, Balcony || $2 Minor Fee at the Door

Tickets on-sale Friday June 28th at 12 p.m.

Friday Afternoon Club

Method Cycles & Craft House | 3:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

416 S. 11th St.

Every week we tap the best craft beers available and celebrate a week of good work, the upcoming weekend, and friendship at Friday Afternoon Club.

Bring your friends and coworkers to enjoy our chill atmosphere, fresh and tasty craft beers, and the latest classic cocktail creations.


First Friday at FUSE!

Fuse Coworking | 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

151 N. 2nd St.

FUSE Coworking 5th Floor

Come up to the 5th floor of FUSE from 5:30-8:00pm and enjoy various works of art from Metro Art Gallery.
**All pieces from Metro Art Gallery are for sale**

Nebraska Alumni Artists – 1989 to 1992 – Closing Reception

Eisentrager-Howard Art Gallery | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Richards Hall 

Join us for the closing reception of the “Nebraska Alumni Artists 1989-1992” exhibition on Friday, August 2 from 5-7 p.m. in the Gallery.

First Friday with Joshua Redwine

Foundry | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

211 N. 14th St.

Redwine is a former engineer, turned photographer. Realizing that engineering wasn’t a fulfilling career for him, Redwine set out on a new path to capture nature at its most remarkable. Inspired by greats such as Ansel Adams, Gordon Parks, adn Edward Weston, Redwine captures the very essence and emotion that landscapes inspire in all of us. Redwine’s art uses a blend of colors, movement and textures to create a seemless masterpiece that many find to speak to their very souls.

Natural History: Open Reception

Gallery 9 | 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

124 S. 9th St.

Join us on Friday, August 2 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. for the opening reception of NATURAL HISTORY, featuring new paper collages by Meghan Stratman

On display July 31 – September 1, 2019

First Friday Art Walk with Music by Derek Dibbern

Indigo Bridge Books and Café | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

701 P St.

Every First Friday, Indigo Bridge hosts fresh, new art and live music. Join us on your art walk to see some fabulous works in paint, photography, mixed-media and more. Indigo’s wall space is dedicated to our partnership with Artists on the Edge. Each month, the Wood Room has a new featured artist.

Derek Dibbern (mellow acoustic) will be our musical guest for August’s First Friday!

August First Friday

Kiechel Fine Art | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

1208 O St.

August First Friday at Kiechel Fine Art Presents

Contemporary Midwestern & Regionalist Artists

Music provided by the Lincoln Crossroads Music Festival

First Friday at the Cornhusker

The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel | 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

333 S. 13th St.

Dive into the local art scene by attending the First Friday Artwalk in downtown Lincoln.

Swing by the Cornhusker Hotel, on the first level in the atrium, to see a Group Show from Artists on the Edge & Writer’s Wordshop, a Program of CenterPointe, Inc. and our third Artist in Residence, Tom Meyers.

First Friday at Method

Method Cycles & Craft House | 3:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

416 S. 11th St.

Method Cycles & Craft House is hosting artist Pawl Tisdale for the month of August.

His pieces will be available for purchase – and his website is

First Friday at the Nebraska Club

The Nebraska Club | 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

233 S. 13th St.

Stop by the Nebraska Club and enjoy Metro Gallery’s featured artist, Jim Stehlik’s creations on August 2. Some of Jim’s work includes oil paintings of Lincoln’s Haymarket. We will have FREE appetizers and various drink specials.

First Friday Opening & Focus Gallery Show

Noyes Art Gallery | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

119 S. 9th St.

Curated by Julie Craw with Bob Muckel, B Ponic, Bill Wiley, Shelby Kittle, Maryellen Fulton, Sandra Carpenter, Danny Owens, Jill Mulligan, and Greg Sparling.

Book Origami ~ Art by Joe Spicha

A Novel Idea | 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

118 N. 14th St.

This origami is far beyond the common crane!

Joe creates complex pieces – some are even 3-D puzzles. He’ll have work for sale and will accept special orders.

Visit the bookshop as part of your First Friday Gallery Walk. We’ll be open ’til 7:30pm!

First Friday art display and gallery

Herbs & More | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

5740 Old Cheney Rd. Ste. 8

Come view and maybe even take home your new favorite piece. our mental health medicine “ART” can bring you joy for years to come showcasing many local artists

Studio 84-First Friday Art Walk

Studio-84 | 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

1410 O st. (@ Parrish Studios)

Please join us for Studio 84’s first art walk of the year at the Parrish. M.C Anderson and Alias Kane bring together two different artistic styles, consisting of modern contemporary and societal driven art pieces.

Madisyn Hahn is a multimedia intern with KZUM.