anderson_272_webLetter from the Director

It is summer….with fall coming soon!

We are benefiting immensely from being housed in the Community Engagement Center at UNO!  In addition to efficient office space, a beautiful building showcasing a collection of art from Nebraska artists—every day new networking opportunities allow us to expand our partnerships. WhyArts? is fortunate to be a part of the “energy” of the space.

Leslye Orr, artist, legally blind from birth, will be entertaining and educating WhyArts? artists, families and friends , as well as the public , on August 17. With the opportunity of space offered through the Engagement Center,  hopefully Ms. Orr will be the first of several featured speakers and events in the coming year.

Programming continues to grow and we welcome new artists, so please help us spread the word to experienced  artists who are interested in working with the diverse populations we serve.

Come visit our new WhyArts? office ….


(I hope everyone has had the opportunity to see our Diversability mural in Benson, on the north side of the Tip Top Thrift Shop.  Please enjoy its website:, which outlines the four month process. )