By Madisyn Hahn
Oct. 30, 2019

First Friday is held on every first Friday of each month. It’s a celebration to showcase local businesses and art galleries around downtown Lincoln. Here is a list of upcoming events that are happening throughout the day on November 1, 2019.


First Friday Art Walk – Featured Artist – Chuck Schroeder


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


130 S. 13th St.


Artist Chuck Schroeder has had “a checkered career!” From ranching, roping, judging livestock shows and raising good horses, to leadership positions in politics, industry, art, Western culture and higher education, he has engaged with people from U.S. presidents and CEO’s to cowboys, scientists, artists and guitar pickers from around the world. His life is now focused on creating a legacy of drawings and paintings reflecting his respect for those people and places whose character, ground and honed over time, can provide guidance and inspiration for generations to come.

Noyes Art Gallery 1st Friday Opening Event – Together What We Could Not Do Alone


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


119 S. 9th St.


With over 30 years of teaching, Lynette has curated a show of students she has mentored, all adults working with visual arts focus in their life. Curated by Lynette Fast with Heather Ilisko-Duckers, Dana Clements, Taylor Wilson, Isabelle Engel, Jocelyn Reiss, Hope McCulley, Davyd Kokhanets

First Friday Demo at The Cornhusker


The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel | 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


333 S. 13th St.


Swing by the art studio on the first level located in the atrium to visit with our fourth Artist in Residence, Wendy Jane Bantam. Wendy will be hosting a live demonstration with ink and paper.

We look forward to brilliantly hosting you as part of downtown Lincoln’s arts community.

First Friday at Sheldon


Sheldon Museum of Art | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


12th and R Streets


Enjoy light refreshments, socialize, and wander the galleries to kick off your weekend. Admission is free.

Fall 2019 exhibitions:

Unique Harmony: The Subject of Displacement

In Conversation: Black

Convergence on Paper: Printmaking and Photography from Piranesi to Pop

Intersecting Identities

Sheldon Treasures

The Convo Project at Sheldon Museum of Art


Sheldon Museum of Art | 12 a.m. – 12 a.m.


12th and R Streets


Calling all UNL students with a creative side! To complement and engage with the fall 2019 exhibition “In Conversation: Black”, Sheldon will be hosting The Convo Project: a juried student competition seeking original creative projects inspired by the color black.

Submissions may take the form of any media such as visual art, musical composition, writing (poetry or prose), fashion, graphic design, video, architecture, animation, interactive media, cinematic arts, data visualization, or other emerging media.

Jurors will review all submissions and award a first prize of $1,000 and a second prize of $500. The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2019.

For more information or to submit an entry, visit

First Friday Art at Method Cycles & Craft House


Method Cycles & Craft House | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


416 S. 11th St.


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.

November First Friday at Kiechel


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


1208 O St.


Cash bar

Hors d’oeuvres provided by Dish restaurant

November First Friday Exhibition: Make “Nothing”


UNL | College of Architecture | 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


210 Architecture Hall


Art Chapel – 1302 F Street

Make “Nothing” is an exhibition of design proposals for the Art Chapel by graduate students at UNL’s College of Architecture. The project is conceived as a community art studio that will provide art programs for adults in the south of downtown neighborhoods, an economically depressed area with few cultural outlets.

Student projects are gathered under the theme of Make “Nothing” and explore architecture’s ability to disarm the viewer through apparent simplicity.

The Art Chapel will be developed through the design-build process of an academic and community-driven collaboration and coordinated through PLAIN-FACT by CoA faculty Jason Griffiths and Jeffery L. Day. The project is planned for construction in 2020-2021 and funded through private donors and grants.

  1. Opening: Nov 1, 2019 at 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  2. Address: 1302 F Street
  3. Refreshments provided

First Friday Art Walk


Studio 84 | 7:00 p.m. –10:00 p.m.


1410 O St.


Join us for a cozy evening featuring new art by Alias Kane and MC Anderson at Studio 84


Book & Art & Music – Prairie Psycho


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


130 S. 13th St.


Browse the books and the local artwork during First Friday.

Enjoy the live music of Prairie Psycho.

You’ll love these English Professors!

10th Annual Project Funway


The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel | 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


333 S. 13th St.

Join us for the 10th anniversary of Project Funway! It’s a unique clothing design competition showcasing local designers, including UNL students, focused on the theme of transformation. In addition to the runway show, there will be an auction, The Daisy will have a pop up shop, and there will be hor d’ouvres and desserts. General admission $50, VIP with a pre-party $75. Tickets go fast, and VIP sells out! Get yours early!

Proceeds benefit Fresh Start’s services for women experiencing homelessness.

The Killigans | Domestica | Hosting Monsters


The Zoo Bar | 9:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.


136 N 14th st.


$8 21+

THE KILLIGANS were born in a filthy garage in 2004, hammered together out of the spare parts of other Nebraska bands and fueled by a love of good whiskey, great friends, late nights, buzzing tattoo needles and crusty old punk rock albums. They have existed in various incarnations since their inception, but as their rabid fans will testify, they have never failed to ignite the passions of anyone who wanders close enough to hear their foot-stomping, glass-raising anthems for tenacious underdogs, lonely vagabonds, and anyone who’s just trying to make it in this world.

Madisyn Hahn is a multimedia intern with KZUM.