Lincoln brims with cultural diversity as immigrants and refugees make their homes here. With these new cultures come a vibrant array of art and expression. Many in this growing community of New Americans have a passion for art and take pride in the work they do.

In this multimedia reporting project, you’ll read about these New Americans. For some of them, pursuing art is therapeutic; for others, creating or performing is a way to keep culture alive. And for many, art becomes a guiding bridge from one culture to another. Regardless the reason, art motivates and inspires them.