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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. 

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

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


Rising Monarchs - 2019

We are a neighborhood of proud immigrants: whether that is Germans from Russia that came to the South Salt Creek neighborhood over a hundred years ago or recent immigrants from Central America and Asia. In the mural Rising Monarchs, located on the South wall of the South of Downtown Art Hub, artist David Manzanares has used vibrant colors to represent a monarch butterfly in flight. The monarch migrates yearly through North America. The ups and downs of the children jumping rope are a metaphor for the experience of new immigrants. The adults swinging the rope signify a community that is there to empower their neighbors. This mural was made with the support of artists, children and neighbors who volunteered their time. Thank you to the Cooper Foundation for making this project possible. Photo credit goes to a very talented intern, Devon Coulson.



The Wings that Carry Us - 2019

Volunteers from UNL leadership made this in collaboration with students from Everett Elementary. This mural explores the migration of monarch butterflies as a metaphor for the diversity and journey of many of our residents who have come to our neighborhoods from around the world. In the Everett and Near South census tracts (20.01 and 20.02) 18.9% of our population is hispanic, 7% of our neighborhood speaks Spanish, and the area is 20% more diverse than the rest of the city. We believe our diversity is our strength and we are so grateful for artists Javier Rivera and Erika Elisa Casarin who lead this project!



F Street Bike Art Kiosk - 2019

SDCDO collaborated with BikeLNK on the first ever neighborhood art kiosk.  We worked with students  at Lincoln High and Arts and Humanities to design an art kiosk that is both for and by the community! This kiosk not only represents opportunity for greater health and affordable transit but our communities commitment to positive environmental practices. Students responded to the theme of sustainability with designs that celebrate our natural landscape and a transition to better environmental practice in transit. Through the use of solar energy this kiosk is not only visually green but ecologically green! Lead artists on the project were Jerrod Easter and Miranda Knutson.









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