Mayor Chris Beutler today congratulated the Lincoln Arts Council (LAC) on its move to new offices in the Sowers Building at 1701 S. 17th Street, Suite 1A. The LAC will host an open house at its new location from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 26. The Mayor will speak at a short program planned for 6:30 p.m.
LAC Executive Director Deb Weber thanked the Lancaster County Public Building Commission for accommodating the LAC at Old City Hall at 9th and "P" streets for many years. Weber said the new location offers more space for offices and programming as well as free parking close to the building for staff and visitors. She thanked the Sowers Club, Clark Enersen Partners, Shaw Contact Group and Floors, Inc. for working with the agency on the move.
The open house will feature refreshments from Greta's Gourmet, recorded music by local artists and an exhibit of artwork by Meghan Stratman of Lincoln. Parking is available in the lots north and west of the building.
The LAC mission is "to inspire a creative community through promoting, cultivating and sustaining the arts in Lincoln." It was formed in 1968 and was designated as the City of Lincoln agency for the arts by Mayoral Executive Order in 2006. LAC-sponsored events include the Mayor's Arts Awards in June and the Lincoln Arts Festival in September. More information is available at artscene.org, which also lists arts events and programs in the community.