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The South of Downtown Art Hub

The South of Downtown Art Hub is a community space for residents to attend free events, meet neighbors and learn new skills. 

Lincoln Bike Art Tour

Saturday September 7th from 11-4
South of Downtown is delighted to collaborate with Tugboat Gallery on the 4th Lincoln Bike Art Tour (LBAT) originally created by Tugboat Gallery and Darger HQ. LBAT is a day long celebration encouraging folks to hop on their bikes (or drive, we won't judge) to experience the working studios of local artists in and around Lincoln's downtown center. This year LBAT will be taking place in the South Salt Creek Neighborhood, Everett Neighborhood, Near South Neighborhood, downtown, the Haymarket and UNL city campus. This is an opportunity for artists to show and sell their work. Tugboat and South of Downtown are also offering free art delivery if you'd like to bring some artwork home but aren't able to carry it on your two-wheeler!


Second Friday Art Walk


Second Friday Art Walk is a free monthly art tour in collaboration with Southeast Community College, JazzTime Smooth Radio, and Pepe's Bistro. Every month you can listen to live music, view the work of local artists, and grab some food from Pepe's Bistro located at 1211 S 11th St. During Second Friday Art Walk participants can listen to live music at the South of Downtown Art Hub, located at 1247 S 11th St, starting at 7 pm and from 6 - 8 pm at Pepe's Bistro. Their is new artwork up every month at Pepe's Kitchen and the Art Hub. If you are a community member interested in sharing your artwork or musical talent please email our community organizer Kat Wiese at

To apply for an art show proposal please fill out this form: Art Show Proposal

To apply for the Maker's Market on August 9th please fill out this form: August Maker's Market


Watercolor 101

Mondays, August 5 - August 26, 2019

5:30 - 7:30 pm

The South of Downtown Art Hub

1247 S 11th St. 

Come learn the fundamentals watercolor painting with artist and educator Andrea Jenkins. She will lead you through learning about techniques and processes needed to begin playing and exploring with watercolor. If you are more experienced but would like a place to refresh your skills or just paint with others, you are welcome, too! Register at Watercolor 101 signup! All materials provided. 

Kids Sculpture Class

Escultura para Jóvenes

Fridays // Viernes

July 12 - August 30, 5 - 6:30 pm

12 de Julio-30 de Agosto, 5 - 6:30 pm

South of Downtown Art Hub, 1247 S 11th

Ages 8 - 13 //  8 - 13 años


Learn how to hand build and sculpt using earthenware and polymer clay. This class will result in a public wall installation and take home products. This is a free class with all materials provided.

Curso de escultura, aprenderán a esculpir usando arcillas y moldes. En esta clase participarán en la creación de un mural público además de llevar a casa las esculturas realizadas . Clase GRATUITA con todos los materiales proporcionados.



Clase de Alebrije

Sundays, July 14 - August 4, 2 - 3:30 pm

South of Downtown Art Hub, 1247 S 11th St.

All ages and experience levels welcome


Participants will create an original Alebrije, a mythical creature from Mexican folklore. The sculpture will be made using traditional techniques which include papier mache. Each participant will make a fun colorful sculpture and learn a bit about Mexican culture. Art concepts to be touched up in this course include three dimensional composition and gesture, and color theory. This is a free family friendly environment with all materials provided and all experience

levels welcome.



Clase de Alebrije

Domingos, 14 de Julio - 4 de Agosto, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

South of Downtown Art Hub, 1247 S 11th St.

Todas las edades y niveles de experiencia son bienvenidos.


Aprende sobre la cultura mexicana mientras creas un Alebrije original (una criatura mítica del folklore mexicano) usando técnicas tradicionales que incluyen el papel maché. Mientras usamos conceptos artísticos de la composición tridimensional, el gesto y la teoría del color. Todas las edades y niveles de experiencia son bienvenidos. Todos los materiales son proporcionados. CLASE GRATUITA.



Sculpture Classes

Sundays, 2 - 3:30 pm, August 11 - September 1st

The South of Downtown Art Hub, 1247 S 11th St.

All ages and experience levels welcome


The course will begin with anatomy theory by focusing on its levels of structure and finishes with each student creating a representation of the human figure. In the practical part of the course, students will learn how to sculpt the human body in various postures and how to incorporate movement. The course covers proportions, critical points of reference, skeleton mechanisms, and how the muscles of the body influence the form and mechanical function. At the end of the course, the student will increase their sensitivity to diverse materials, aesthetic design, and further develop the imaginative use of the human figure.



Clase de escultura

Domingos, 4:00 - 5:30 pm,

11 de Agosto - 1 de Septiembre

1247 S 11th St., Lincoln, NE

Todas las edades y niveles de experiencia son bienvenidos


Este curso de escultura figurativa, centrada en el cuerpo humano. Los estudiantes aumentarán su sensibilidad a diversos materiales, diseño estético y desarrollarán aún más el uso imaginativo de la figura humana. Todas las edades y niveles de experiencia. CLASE GRATUITA con materiales proporcionados.

























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