Public Art Lincoln’s 2020 Billboard Art Project Receives the Mayor’s Choice Award

Public Art Lincoln received the Mayor’s Choice award at the Lincoln Arts Council’s Mayor’s Arts Award on November 8, 2021. If you missed the ceremony, watch the recorded livestream here:…/may…/2021-mayors-arts-awards.html

The Dedication of Tilted Donut #7: Photos & Video

View the Dedication Recording Here

The pandemic-delayed dedication of Tilted Donut #7 was held October 7, 2021 in Lincoln’s Trago Park. Attendees heard remarks from Kathy LeBaron, Co-Chair of Public Art Lincoln; Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird; George Neubert, Director Emeritus of the Sheldon Museum of Art,;and Robert Duncan, Chair Emeritus of Public Art Lincoln.

Created by internationally acclaimed sculptor, Fletcher Benton (1931-2019), the work was gifted to the City of Lincoln through the generosity of the artist’s estate in late 2019. Benton was a pioneer of kinetic sculpture and was known for his monumental abstract geometric works that often appear to defy gravity.

The gift to the City was facilitated by Public Art Lincoln. Special thanks to Bobbie Benton, Michael Roby, George Neubert, the City of Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department, and donors to the Public Art Lincoln Artmakers Endowment.

MORE WALKING TOURS! Get Out and Enjoy Art

We are happy to announce that two more walking tours, focused on artwork in the City’s collection, are now available. Enjoy the tours through our our public art app, Otocast (click on the image above for more info), or view the walking tour map via Google maps here: You can even print it out.

The three tours of Downtown, Woods Park, and Union Plaza/Trago Park, are each one mile or less.

More tours will be added so check back often.

WATCH NOW -Tilted Donut #7: A Discussion

Watch as Public Art Lincoln board member emeritus Robert Duncan; Michael Roby, Director of the Fletcher Benton Studio; and Bobbie Benton, wife of the artist, discuss the creation of Tilted Donut #7, and other works, by internationally acclaimed artist Fletcher Benton. 

Through the generosity of the Benton estate, Tilted Donut #7, was gifted to the City of Lincoln in late 2019. Using funds from the endowment built by our Art Maker donors, the work was sited in Trago Park, a beautiful and accessible location in the heart of Lincoln.

Plans are underway to reschedule the dedication and event celebrating this addition to the City’s public art collection that was cancelled due to the pandemic.

NEW WALKING TOURS! Get Out and Enjoy Art

We’re happy to announce that our first walking tour, focused on artwork in the City’s collection, is now available! Enjoy the walking tour through our public art app, Otocast, and directions are below (click on the image to view a larger version). You can also view the map via Google maps and even print it out, if paper’s your thing, right here.

Enjoy the Downtown Tour, a .9 mile / 19 minute walk from Lincoln’s Centennial Mall to the Pinnacle Bank Arena in the Haymarket. All artwork featured in this tour are in the City of Lincoln’s public art collection but stay on the lookout for additional art – from the Sheldon Art Museum’s collection and from private installations – along the way. 

 Additional walking tours will be released in the coming weeks so keep an eye out.