Upcoming Events

Moonshell’s 2015 Artist in Residence Program got underway at West Lawn Elementary School February 2, 2015. The students will work with batik artist Kris Allphin to create a special project as they learn the art of batik. A reception displaying the children’s art will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 5-6 p.m. at West Lawn Elementary School.

The Moonshell Arts and Humanities Council Annual Awards Banquet is on April 12, 2015 at Riverside Golf Club. More information on this event will be available soon.

The Jazz In The Moonlight concert is set for July 24, 2015 at Moonlight Ridge Vineyard featuring Jackie Allen and her award winning band. Tickets are $25 which includes hor d’ourves from Meg’s Catering; wine and other drinks are available for purchase. The concert is from 7-10 p.m. and tickets to go on sale soon.

Poet Nancy Rodgers will be the speaker at the Moonshell’s next Munch and Learn Series. The talk begins at 12:10 at the Grand Island Public Library on April 9, 2015.



The Art Farm‘s annual Art Harvest is this weekend. See a summer’s worth of work by visiting artists from around the country. Read more here: ArtFarmNebraska.org.

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October Events

Moonshell invites you to celebrate National Arts and Humanities this October by joining us for several events.

The first is a ribbon cutting at Bartenbachs Galleries (209 North Locust Street) on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. to commemorate Moonshell becoming a member of the Grand Island Chamber.  Moonshell joined the chamber of commerce to help implement recommended changes or new initiatives supporting and encouraging arts and humanities activities identified in the chamber’s and local government’s recent needs assessments.

On Tuesday, October 28, Moonshell will host a fundraiser at Panera Bread from 4-8 p.m. Get a flyer from a Moonshell member, come to Panera Bread and present your flyer and a portion of the price of your meal will be donated to Moonshell for its school teacher’s grants program.

Visit Moonshell’s booth at the Day of the Dead Fiesta at Stuhr Museum on November 1 from 12-6:30 p.m.; make a papel picado to decorate your own home in honor of your loved ones!

Moonshell Arts and Humanities Council was organized in 1998 by interested organizations and individuals following a needs assessment undertaken by Grand Island and Hall County which identified a need for an umbrella organization to help promote, support, enhance and coordinate arts and humanities activities in Hall County and the surrounding area.


October is National Arts and Humanities Month. How are you going to celebrate? Maybe going to see the Grand Island Art and Sketch Club Exhibit is currently hanging at Bartenbach’s Venue Gallery? Or how about joining Moonshell and the chamber of commerce at Bartenbach’s on October 24th to celebrate the council’s becoming a member of the chamber with a ribbon cutting.

And then mark your calendars! November 1st is the Multicultural Coalition’s Day of the Dead Celebration and 5k at Stuhr Museum.

2014 Harvest of Harmony Marches through downtown

2014 Harvest of Harmony marches through downtown Grand Island

Munch & Learn Series


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