Don’t miss out on the fun

It’s an all-new Festival and the place to be for creators and appreciators to see the best Lincoln has to offer in 2021. The Lincoln Arts Festival is your chance to reconnect with others in a safe, friendly outdoor environment while nourishing your soul in a way only the arts can. Reconnect with your community. Reconnect with Arts. Your soul needs it!

Canopy Street & The Railyard
350 Canopy Street

June 19 10am-6pm

June 20 10am-5pm

The Arts are Important to Lincoln

“I love the arts in Lincoln for so many reasons, not the least of which is for the hope and inspiration which the arts continued to provide during the Pandemic. The Lincoln arts scene continue to lift up our community through programming and opportunities, and we can continue to share our love for the arts while still remaining safe. We know the arts provide a positive social impact, improve our health and help strengthen Lincoln to continue to be a vibrant and strong community for all.”

Tammy Ward, Lincoln City Council

“The 20th annual Lincoln Arts Festival is shaping up to be the best ever, with a new location along Canopy Street, more interactive activities for all ages, exciting performances, and work from talented local, regional and national artists. This safe, outdoor family event promises to be a wonderful celebration of the arts and our community. Thank you to the Lincoln Arts Council and all those who bring this special festival to life.”

Leirion Gaylor Baird, Mayor of Lincoln


Mark your calendars for this year’s Lincoln Arts Festival!








The two-day event showcases nearly 90 artists from across the country


Saturday June 19

10:00 amFestival Opens
Festival Livestream Begins
Land Acknowledgement
10:30 amDingman Studios – Youth Musicians
12:30 pmWrayzer – Percussionist/electronics
1:30 pmFlatwater Shakespeare Company
2:00 pmNebraska Writers Collective – Poetry
3:00 pmProyecto Cultural/Grupo Folklorico Sangre Azteca – Dance/Signing
4:30 pmUNL Dance
6:00 pmFestival Closes
6:00 pmLincoln Calling Music Showcase
7:00pmGolden Studio
8:00pm Jonathan Leach
9:00pm Emily Bass and The Near Miracle
10pmShowcase Ends
Festival Livestream Ends

Sunday June 20

9:00 am
Road to Om – Yoga in the Railyard
Festival Livestream Begins
10:00 am
Festival Opens
11:00 amStar City Kochavim – Klezmer Music
12:30pmJing Mo Tong – Lion Dance/Martial Arts
1:00 pmNebraska Repertory Theatre
1:30 pmThe Prism Trio – Jazz
2:30 pmDrag Queen Story Hour Nebraska – Children’s Story Time
3:45 pmThe Bay/Civic Nebraska – Student Film Showcase
5:00 pmFestival Closes
Festival Livestream Ends

Meet our Artists

The Lincoln Arts Festival is inclusive, accessible, and welcoming to all artists and art enthusiasts, and a place for artists and creators to use their voices to make positive changes in our community.

Free To Attend + Catch Our Livestream

For the first time ever, the Festival will be livestreamed.

Catch the performances, art demonstration, and more right here, thanks to Lincoln Calling TV and Basement Creators Network.

Started in early 2021 as an outgrowth of the Lincoln Calling Music Festival, LCTV to allow interactive opportunities for artists, musicians, educators, and small businesses/organizations throughout the year. In addition to streaming the live elements of the Festival, our Livestream will also feature pre-recorded works from local artists and organizations.

Day 1 stream

Day 2 stream

Keeping You Safe During COVID-19 

We value the safety of all artists, performers, and patrons who participate in the Lincoln Arts Festival. 

While we are optimistic about the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations in Lancaster County, we understand that caution is still required. At this time, we are considering multiple scenarios to maximize safety in partnership with the Lancaster County Health Department – they will evolve as local, state and CDC guidance continues to evolve.

  •  Social distancing is required between artists and patrons, and patron groups.
  • Please stay home if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, awaiting test results for COVID-19, or show any symptoms of the virus.
  • Please utilize hand-washing and sanitizing stations on a regular basis and avoid casual touching.


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