Support the Arts License Plate

It’s only $5 extra! 

The Nebraska Arts Council is elated to share with you the design of the very first Support the Arts specialty license plate in Nebraska’s history. This design was created by artist Danielle Dewees of Bennet, NE. We received over forty design concepts for the Support the Arts license plate. In collaboration with the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles, they were adjudicated based on concept, readability, and adherence to manufacturing requirements.

Nebraska Legislative Bill 942, introduced by Omaha Sen. Megan Hunt, was passed on July 31st. This bill allows for the Nebraska Arts Council to create a new specialty license plate. The proceeds from license plate sales will provide funding support for the newly passed legislation for Creative Districts throughout Nebraska.

Support the Arts license plate design

Great news, you don’t have to wait until your current plates expire to upgrade to the Support the Arts license plate! Order your plate or find more information.

About Danielle Dewees:

Danielle works out of her home studio in Bennet, NE as a printmaker and designer. She earned her BFA at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, where she explored woodcut, intaglio, etching, and aquatint printmaking techniques. She exhibits her work regularly in local and regional shows.

Artist Description of Design:

Mosaics can be found throughout the Nebraska State Capitol building. While traditionally used as decoration for floors and walls, modern mosaics can be found in a variety of forms.

The Nebraska capitol building’s beautiful mosaics, largely designed by renowned artist Hildreth Meiere, inspired the mosaic design for this license plate. Mosaics only work when all the pieces fit together. When the pieces come together in the correct position, orientation, and color, only then do we see the whole picture. By using this mosaic metaphor, this license plate represents the magic when all arts are accessible to the community to create something wonderful.