What's new in downtown Lincoln?
In the past few months some
new businesses have joined our downtown Lincoln family.
Now & Then Books is located on Kickapoo
Street, and Lincoln Antique &
Furniture Center is at 112 S. McLean St.
We will be celebrating
National Historic Preservation
Week May 5-12. We will
recognize the history of the Arcade Building with a commemorative
poster designed by AMP Studio.
The Dog Daze of Summer will be June
21. We had a great turnout last year, and we can't wait for this
year's event! Join us downtown with your dog to watch
demonstrations and participate in a pet parade and contests. We have
added a new element this year with a pet
psychic. She will do readings on-site with your pet or a
photo of your pet.
And last but certainly not least, a new
"FUNdraiser" is in the works.
"Who Let the Dogs Out?" is
patterned after the painted cows of Chicago that were displayed
along Michigan Avenue. We will be displaying fiberglass dogs
throughout the downtown. The displays will be unveiled at Dog Daze
on June 21 and remain until mid-September.
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We are currently seeking sponsors for
these dogs. Sponsorships are $275, which includes the price and
shipping of the dog. Sponsors will receive 12 weeks of advertisement
through media, brochures and signage. The dogs will be displayed
during this year's Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival and the
will help coordinate sponsors with artists if requested. All of the
dogs will be auctioned off at the end of the sesquicentennial
celebration and will go home with their new owners in
mid-September. Take a look at some of the samples and let your
McLaughlin, executive director,
Main Street Lincoln]