By Madisyn Hahn
July 3, 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 July 5th, 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!


Noyes Art Gallery Studio Open House


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


119 S. 9th Street


Studios are open every First Friday 6-9PM. Hosted by Kevin Baker, Lisa Gustafson, Gary Kudym, Mike Williams, Julia Noyes, Tom Marshall, Janna Harsch, Mary Jane Lamberson, Curt Adams, Kye Halsted, Matt Fair, Olivia Ahlrichs

First Friday Art Walk


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


701 P Street, Suite 102


Every First Friday, Indigo Bridge hosts fresh, new art and live music. Join us on your art walk to see some fabulous works in painting, 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.

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

First Friday Art 

Method Cycles | 3:00 p.m.

416 S. 11th Street

Join us on the First Friday of each month as we welcome a new featured artist. Enjoy craft beer and cocktails, wine, and hors-d’oeuvres part of our Friday Afternoon Club.

Featured Artists Include

Stephanie Sitz

Dave Benes

Nigel Magor

Mike Kula

+ Others

Wide Open/ Renovate, Remodel, Make New

Burkholder Art Studio & Galleries | 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

719 P Street

Join Sharon T. Ohmberger and Tom Quest at The Burkholder Project in Lincoln, Ne on July 5th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm for an opening reception featuring new work from both artists.

Visit The Burkholder Project during regular business hours during the month of July to enjoy this and work by other artists.

July First Friday – Nicole Shulde

Chapin Studios & Gallery | 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

110 S. 14th St.

Chapin Studios and Gallery provides Lincoln an opportunity to enjoy a variety of exceptional local and regional art.

Chapin Gallery invites you to the opening reception of Lincoln artist Nicole Shulde during the July First Friday Art Walk. Nicole is a Chapin Studio Artist and creates textural contemporary abstracts. Please join us on Friday, July 5th from 5-9 pm.

Crafting Culture: Women and the Business of Textiles in Nebraska

Nebraska History Museum | Museum Hours

131 Centennial Mall N.

Enterprising women are part of Nebraska’s story. This exhibit weaves together historical examples of women in Nebraska’s dress and textiles industries with contemporary women seeking to make their own mark in the field.

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, Judy Martindale’s creations on July 5. We will have FREE appetizers and various drink specials.

We hope to see you there!

Tank-Zombie Studios: Lincoln First Friday Art Show! 

Trade A Tape Comic Center | 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

145 S. 9th St.

First Friday Art Show featuring the Art of Tank-Zombie Studios, (Tank-Zombie Studios is the collaborative efforts of Author/Illustrators and Art Educators Axton Kahler and Jesse Kiefer). They bring their Pop Culture Tsunami in the form of hand-drawn (or painted) originals, Prints, stickers, magnets, bookmarks, and maybe even a few books and buttons featuring their original characters. The puns and high fives are always free! Trade-A-Tape Comics will also be open with the latest new comics and thousands of back issues available for purchase. Come on down and let the hilarity ensue!

Silver Anniversary July Invitational Opening Ceremony

Gallery 9 | 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

124 9th St. #4

In July, join us for the annual July Invitational Show. This year we are celebrating our 25th anniversary and featuring work by past and current Gallery 9 members.


Heather Newman Band at Zoo Bar

Zoo Bar | 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. 

14th & O Street

Come see Heather Newman play sweet music to soothe the soul! “Powerful vocals with an epic lead guitar; unquestionable talent that transcends into a must-see blues show.”

The Wildwoods at Crescent Moon (Tour Kickoff!)

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

140 N. 8th St. 

The Wildwoods will be kicking off their summer tour at the one and only Crescent Moon Coffee in Lincoln, NE.

The show is from 8-10pm.

Instrument Petting Zoo

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

130 S. 13th St.

Join LSO for a fun instrument petting zoo! All ages are welcome to try their hand at the violin, flute, trumpet, or bells. A couple of LSO staff will be on hand to help you as you find your inner Mozart, and will even play a piece or two for you on their own instruments.

First Friday at FUSE

FUSE Coworking | 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

151 N. 8th St.

Come up to the 5th floor of FUSE from 5-7:30 and enjoy various works of art from Metro Art Gallery.

**All pieces are for sale**

Madisyn Hahn is a multimedia intern with KZUM.