When is the Festival?
Saturday, June 19th 10am-6pm and Sunday June 20th 10am-5pm. There will also be a free Lincoln Calling local music showcase Saturday, June 19th 6-10pm.
Where is the Festival?
The Festival will be located along Canopy Street between ‘O’ and ‘R’ Streets and in the Railyard in the Historic Haymarket District.
How much does it cost?
Nothing! The Lincoln Arts Festival is free of charge to ensure anyone who wants to experience Lincoln’s amazing art community can.
Where do I park?
There is plenty of public parking (thousands of parking spaces) right next to the Festival. You can park in any of the following City of Lincoln parking garages. Your first hour is always free, then $1.25/hr.
Blue 3 Garage
535 “P” Street
Green 2 Garage
530 “P” Street
Red 1 Garage
555 “R” Street
Depot South Lot
7th & “O” Streets
700 “N” Street
848 “Q” Street
How many artists will be there?
The Festival will feature more than 100 artists from 20+ states. Many of the artists are based right here in Lincoln.
Where can I learn more about the artists at the Festival or find my favorite artist?
You can check out all our artists right here.
What all is happening at the Festival?
More than 100 artists will be selling their works from 10-6 Saturday and 10-5 Sunday. In addition, there will be numerous interactive arts activities for people of all ages, arts demonstrations, and performances on the stage in the Railyard and throughout the Festival footprint. For a complete overview, check out the full schedule and list of activities here.
How can I participate if I can’t make it to the Festival?
For the first time ever the Lincoln Arts Festival will be livestreamed on Lincoln Calling TV. Check out the performances, artist demonstrations and other art content exclusive to the livestream at tv.lincolncalling.com
Is the Festival family-friendly?
It is! There will be lots of activities for kids and families. We want everyone to enjoy the arts at the Festival!
Will there be food?
We may have a few food vendors at the Festival. However, because the pandemic hit Lincoln’s restaurant businesses so hard, we encourage you to patronize one of the many great restaurants located along Canopy Street and throughout the Haymarket while you’re at the Festival.
Will there be alcohol?
Railyard establishments will be serving alcohol during the Festival. However, alcohol cannot leave the designate Railyard space (you cannot carry your drink throughout the Festival).
What about COVID Safety?
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.
What about inclement weather?
This is a rain or shine event.
This sounds fun. How do I volunteer?
We’d love to have you. You can sign up to volunteer here.
How do I donate to ensure the Festival remains accessible to everyone in Lincoln?
You can donate to the Festival here.