Blue River Arts Council


The Blue River Arts Council (BRAC) was formed in 2018 with a mission to provide Southeast Nebraska access to quality arts and entertainment opportunities. This goal will be met by preserving and operating the Isis Theatre; providing public education and recreation relating to the fine arts and cinema; spreading artistic and cultural awareness; and growing opportunities for public involvement in theater, art, dance, photography, cinema and other fine and performing arts.

The Blue River Arts Council will work to independently encourage, accept, solicit and receive contributions, grants and donations from individuals, foundations, associations, governmental entities or public or private corporations and will administer and invest such assets and expenditures for the exclusive purposes of promoting fine and performing arts and entertainment in Southeast Nebraska.

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Project Information

True to the mission of the newly-formed Blue River Arts Council, the first complete year of programming will provide art, entertainment and inclusive cultural events for Crete throughout the year. Funds raised will help renovate and reopen the Isis Theatre and fund future arts and entertainment events.

For our Birds of a Feather event, 20 local artists will be chosen to decorate 36” cardinal sculptures. These decorated works will tour the community and be displayed at various locations in conjunction with city events and activities, culminating in a community celebration and the auction of the permanent artistic sculptures.

The cardinal was chosen as a symbol of vitality for our community and as the icon that truly brings us all together. The birds will be decorated in ways that celebrate the cultural and business diversity of Crete while confirming that birds of a feather flock together.

Miniature: Crete's Cardinal

Do you want to join the Birds of a Feather flock? Blue River Arts Council is thrilled to announce their mini resin cardinal! A perfect gift for the cardinal lover in your life, or to paint as a creative team-building experience. These cardinal sculptures measure 6" Tall x 3.5" Wide x 7" Long. The purchase of this paintable bird profits Blue River Arts Council and the reopening of the Isis Theater. For more information click here

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Interested in running your own miniature project? Contact us!

(308) 469-9411

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