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By Tammy Jordan

Lincoln Arts Council postpones summer meetings to recharge and plan for 2021


Arts Council President Lee York, with consensus from the organization's officers, decided to postpone regular meetings for the Lincoln Council for the Arts until October.

"We decided to take the summer to give members a break, recharge, and get organized for the coming year," said York.

During the break, officers still plan to meet and will hold special board meetings throughout the summer to review and revise the organization's by-laws, discuss their upcoming membership drive, as well as fundraising opportunities for the future. They will also continue to pursue information and review their need for director and officer insurance.

Additionally, the board will be discussing plans for the Lincoln Arts and Music Festival, which was originally scheduled for Aug. 8-9, but was cancelled earlier this year due to health concerns surrounding COVID-19.

"Our hope is that in having the extra time to plan will help to make the event even bigger and better for 2021" York explained. "We want it to continue, and to be successful and grow."

The officers plan to bring a full slate of items they discuss over the summer to the October meeting for the full membership to review and vote on. "We'll be sending updates of our officer meetings to the entire membership via email to make sure everyone knows what's going before then. We also invite anyone interested in becoming a member or would like to attend the meeting to do so on Monday, Oct. 19 at 5:30 p.m., in the back room of Lambkins." York said.

The Council for the Arts will also be making an update to their website to feature new content and information about local artists and events. It's an area they could use some assistance on, and they ask that anyone willing to help contact York at 931-248-6519.

"We want the website to be engaging and informational," she said. They also plan to have a bigger Facebook presence and are currently moving forward in that direction.

For more information about the Lincoln Council for the Arts, visit their website at, or follow them on Facebook.


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