Arts & Culture in Nebraska Communities:
Part 1 - Gordon, NE Willow Tree Festival
Gordon, Nebraska is populated by just 1,500 people, but the town's spirit and vibrant atmosphere rivals cities twice its size. We traveled to the northwest corner of the state to talk to Gordon's locals about the arts in their community, the status of the Gordon Theater, and why you should put the annual Willow Tree Festival on your calendar.
Watch feature video below.

Ryan Crotty at Governor's Residence

The Nebraska Arts Council partners with the Nebraska Governor’s Residence each year to display the artwork of Nebraska artists on the walls of the building’s main conference room. Newest exhibit to begin Sept. 15. Read more

Artist Spotlight:

Garan Coons

Garan Coons is a professional Oglala Lakota dancer, singer, flute player and storyteller.
The stories he tells and the culture he shares have inspired people all across the midwest. We caught up with Garan to talk about his journey as someone sharing his native culture, and why that work means so much to him.

Showing Now at

Fred Simon Gallery

Through October 20: award winning visual artist Christina Narwicz. Follow the link to read about what drives Narwicz's work and how you can view this exhibit.
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm 

Currently Accepting Applications:

Fred Simon Gallery 
Follow the link to apply for an exhibition opportunity at Fred Simon Gallery for the 2018-2019 season. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, have been a resident of Nebraska for two years prior to the application deadline and will be a resident of Nebraska during the exhibition period.

State of the Field: NEA to host Webinar Series:
Sustainability of the Documentary Field

Protecting the Arts in Times of Turmoil

As we plan for natural distasters and the safety of individuals, we often neglect the intitutions that capture our history and preserve memories of American life, allowing us to explore and better understand our national culture.
 --Andrew. W. Mellon Foundation 

Artists wanted: 1% for Public Art Commissions 

Check out these artist opportunities public pieces at Chadron State College and Central Nebraska Veterans Home. Click here to view the requirements and information on the project.
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