The last twelve months have been a period of reorganization and focused planning for Public Art Lincoln and we have made several positive advancements in our objective to assist the City in the growth and management of its Public Art Collection, including:
- The donation and installation of Tilted Donut #7 by artist Fletcher Benton in Trago Park.
- The installation of Kneeling Figure by Bruno Lucchesi in Sunken Gardens.
- The move of Dementia by artist Charles Ginniver from Holmes Lake to Woods Park along O Street and the planned move of Bountiful Harvest from its current location to a more prominent spot at the new Coddington and Van Dorn roundabout.
- The establishment of a new quarterly newsletter, a complete overhaul of our website, and re-engagement with our Art Makers through a Thank You event last December.
Several events planned for this summer have been postponed due to the pandemic including a public dedication of Tilted Donut #7, a launch of phase two of our Art Makers endowment building efforts, and the introduction of Art Lincoln, a new project that will acquire art for the City’s collection through targeted connections between donors and specific artists.
During this time of uncertainty, we have refocused and launched the Billboard Art Project as an effort to unite, support, inspire, and bring joy and healing to our community, and provide financial support to local artists during the pandemic. You are invited to learn more here.
As a small organization, we need support to keep our momentum going. To this end, we are thrilled to announce that Robert and Karen Duncan have generously offered to match all gifts to Public Art Lincoln through Give to Lincoln Day up to $5,000. We want to ensure that none of this generous donation is left on the table and ask you to consider a matching gift to support Public Art Lincoln operations.
Give to Lincoln Day is May 28 but matching gifts and donations are being accepted starting May 1.
Thank you for your support of public art in our community.