Art in Public Places Program

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Art in Public Places

The City, in conjunction with the Art League, the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Lincoln Association, have come together to establish Art in Public Places Program in the downtown area to enhance the economic vitality, charm and visibility of Lincoln’s historic downtown.

The Art in Public Places program in designed to include murals in the downtown business district that are world-class, historic in nature, and something property owners and the community can be extremely proud of.

In October of 2015, the City of Lincoln unveiled the first mural in the City’s Art in Public Places Program at the completion of Phase I of the Lincoln Boulevard Improvement Project.The second installment of the program was completed and unveiled at the July 4, 2016 community celebration.

 Mural Artists

Dennis Mortensenmural
Mortensen SignWorks and Murals, Fair Oaks, CA
Location: 720 5th Street/east side of Family Dollar Store

Dennis' first memories of Lincoln were from the early nineties when he came here to do some hand painted signs at a downtown location. He really came to like it here -- the charm of a small town with its orderly layout and so many of the original store fronts still in use. He enjoys the bare bones, unapologetic spirit of this city, with the visible roots of the past combined with the noise and industry of the present. That's what he saw when he came here and that's what he wanted to portray in his mural.

Viktor VerhovodIMG_20161003_102133
Artist and Gladding McBean Employee
Location: 648 5th Street/alley side of Simple Pleasures Catering

Viktor immigrated to America 18 years ago. He has a degree in Art and lots of experience doing public art projects. In his project, he wanted to reflect the history, development and values of the City of Lincoln. He has worked almost 10 years at Gladding McBeam and knows the life of Lincoln and many of the citizens.

Sheryl LeamerPhase3D2
Sacramento, CA
Location: Beermann's Alley

Sheryl has been painting almost anything paintable for 30 years and still is delighted by how the liquid, brushes and vision can enhance the world. She likes her work to give people a lift. She paints what she finds inspiring, when given the chance and it usually involves expressing lights effect in some way.

Aimee PhelpsAimee Phelps
Sacramento, CA
Location: Beermann's Alley/West side of LIncoln Area Archive Museum

Aimee has created art from her soul since childhood. She has been involved with sculpture, painting, welding, carving, felting, murals, and more. Her love of art has brought awards throughout her career. Aimee’s most notable pieces include sculptures for the Sacramento Ballet Peter Pan Gala and the Vaudeville Gala, an interactive art exhibit for the California State Fair, a sculpture for Dia De Los Muertos Oak Park Events, and logo sign murals for Crossfit Gold Rush, Plant Foundry, and the Realtors Office Grounded. She is also the creator of Art-Through Pods, which are tiny mobile shelters for the homeless. She teaches painting classes in her neighborhood. Her mediums are recycled and mixed.

Dylan Silva
Lincoln, CA
Location: Beermann's Alley/Rear of 555 Lincoln Blvd.Phase3A

Dylan is a sophomore at Lincoln High School and lived in Lincoln most of his young life. Art has always been his passion. He has not had much exposure to public artworks and decided to take on the Arts in Public Places Phase III challenge as an opportunity to grow. He has pushed himself, and challenged his capabilities with the help of some of the greatest art teachers in the area.

Rafael BlancoPhase3C
Quincy, CA
Location: Beermann's Alley/Rear of 521 Lincoln Blvd

Rafael was born in Alicante, Spain. His grandfather was a known sculptor and his work influenced him since he was a little kid. Rafael came to United States for the first time when he was 19 with a full tennis scholarship. He graduated from Saint Mary’s College (Moraga, CA) with a BA in Studio Arts. He then graduated from University of Nevada Reno (UNR) in an interdisciplinary MFA with focus in Drawing & Painting. He is currently the Program Coordinator at Feather River College in Quincy, CA. Rafael has been a studio artist for many years and has an extensive exhibition record both nationally and internationally. Lately, he has been transforming his studio background in order to create large scale mural paintings.

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