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 who have a passion for art and take pride in the work they do.

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