Our theme is Joy, now more important than ever!

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln Arts Council are proud to present the 2020 Mayor’s Arts Awards, streaming live on Tuesday, October 20 at 7 p.m. 

You can watch the 42nd Annual Awards live on the LAC Website, City of Lincoln Website and the Basement Creators Network Website for free. You will also be able to join the fun via the LAC, City of Lincoln and Basement Creators Network social media offerings, including: YouTube Live, Facebook Live and Instagram Live. 

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Inspired by Beethoven’s 250th birthday, the awards and all of LAC’s arts engagement programming will connect to the theme “An Ode to Joy.” 

Art and music are pure expressions of joy, especially when times are difficult. Art helps and uplifts like nothing else. For artists, writers, musicians and creators, the creative process is catharticAnd all of us can find joy in art.

As part of the awards celebration, local artists have created their own joyful works which we are auctioning to raise money to advocate for the arts.

Bidding starts on October 1 at noon and ends at 8pm on the 20th, at the end of the virtual awards ceremony.

Money raised will help us to take the arts into the lives of adults and children who don't have regular or easy access to the arts. Our upstArt programs bring art and music into schools and community venues all year long. 

We believe the arts are a human right! Please help us in our mission. You can make a donation using the button below.

Auction starts 10/1 at noon!


10/01/2020 12:00 PM

Have questions? Please contact us!

Lincoln Arts Council

Thank you for your support!

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