LUXe Party & Art Auction celebrates 45 years of LUX Center for the Arts with record fundraising!

LUXe Party & Art Auction celebrates 45 years of LUX Center for the Arts with record fundraising!

The LUX Center for the Arts together with over 330 community members celebrated a record fundraiser for art and arts education on Saturday, April 9th, 2022 at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel. The annual LUXe Party & Art Auction helps to raise critical funds for their education, exhibition, artist-in-residence, and outreach programs. Over 100 local, regional, and national artists contributed artwork this year to be auctioned off to help support the center’s programs that provide accessible art experiences to all members of the community. More than $187,000 was raised through artwork sales, sponsorships, donations and tickets sales, with approximately $47,000 in commissions paid directly to participating artists.


The LUX recognized Lee & Debbie Stuart with the 2022 LUX Art Champion Award which goes to individuals who have been champions of art in our community and champions of the LUX Center for the Arts. They show exemplary leadership in sponsoring, championing and celebrating art in Lincoln. The LUX also recognized Margaret Berry with the 2022 LUX Community Art Award which goes to an individual who has been a community leader that champions arts education, public art and increased arts events in our community spaces. The LUX paid special recognition to Meredith Nelson, who was a LUX Art Academy Graduate in 2021.

The LUX would like to thank its generous community sponsors for making this year’s LUXe Party & Art Auction possible:






Presenting Sponsor: Rhonda Seacrest
Platinum Sponsor: Lee & Debbie Stuart, Sue & Tom Tallman, and UNANIMOUS.
Gold Gallery Sponsor: Assurity, Cline Williams, David Clark Framing, Geoff & Kristen Cline, i3 Bank, Ken & Liz Koop, Rivers Metal Products, Union Bank & Trust, White Development Company, and Woods Aitken.
Table Sponsor: Ameritas, Archi+ETC, Berry Law Firm, Charlie Proper Interiors, Karen & Robert Duncan, INSPRO Insurance, Iron Brush Tattoo, Pam Manske, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Nelnet, Omaha Steaks, Pansing Brooks Family, Phil & Roseann Perry, Doug & Kylee Roberts, Alex & Michael Roth, Sandhills Publishing, Sandi Stewart, and Valentinos.
Partner Sponsor: Bison Inc, DuTeau Chevrolet Subaru, Adam & Andrea Letheby, Pinnacle Bank, Warren Cradduck Framing, West Gate Bank, Laura & Doug Winjum, and Marc Bohn.

Special thanks to the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, Elite Event Rentals, Super Saver, Kate Martin, our wonderful DJ Spencer Munson, Tom Bassett (auctioneer) and Charley Friedman (color commentator).

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