Empowering artists with disabilities through creative expression, representation,

and community partnerships.

Who We Are

We are a community arts-based program of the 501(c)(3) organization Resources for Human

Development. We support adults with developmental, intellectual, and physical disabilities by

providing a structured day program with a professional studio environment. Our instructors work

together with our resident artists to offer opportunities for learning, artistic growth, collaboration,

and gallery exhibition. Check out our instructors and our talented artists!

What We Do

Each day we offer three different classes taught by our instructors and volunteer community

members. Some class examples are drawing, painting, ceramics, textiles, printmaking,

meditation, gardening, and cooking. We offer private lessons in bass, drums, guitar, piano, song

writing, vocals, and music software programs (Ableton and GarageBand). We also invest in self-

directed projects for personal artistic development and take weekly community trips to local

galleries, museums, and parks. We provide resident artists with essential supplies for creating

their work such as paint, canvases, paper, pencils, ink, wood, clay, music equipment, and much

more. Visiting community artists also lead various lectures and workshops that are open and

free to the public. Check out our Programs!

When We Create

Resident artists may attend 8:30AM-3:30PM, Monday through Friday. We love visits from our

community. Due to our daily activities and classes, please contact Micah Snyder at 402-904-

4216 to set up a tour!

We curate visual and performing art shows each Final Friday of the month. In our Final Friday

art exhibits we showcase resident artists’ work as well as emerging artists from the Lincoln

community. Check Out our Galleries and Upcoming events!

Where We Create

Our facilities include individual studio space, ceramics studio, music production studio,

printmaking studio, digital lab, kitchen, movie room, large communal work space, and two

galleries for presenting and critiquing work.

LYS is located at 1233 Arapahoe Street Suite 300 in Lincoln, NE.


LYS is ADA compliant.