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,
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.