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Faces of the NAC – Sara

Growing up right here in Norfolk, Sara Putters, started coming to the NAC as a kid taking art classes and visiting with her art teacher. She later became our Program Coordinator here at the NAC and is who we are featuring in this month’s edition of the Faces of the NAC.

Sara grew up with two sisters and a brother. While going to Norfolk Public Schools, Sara was involved in choir, show choir, theatre, and debate. She embraced art by writing and performing on stage. After graduation, she moved to Lincoln and went to UNL to study advertising but ended up graduating with a degree in Hospitality, Restaurant, and Tourism Management and a minor in Leadership. She visited various galleries in college but it was not until after she moved back to Norfolk that she truly became immersed in the arts and its impact on the community.

After moving back she met her now-husband, Jon, who works at Nucor. They were married right here at the NAC!

She is a mom to son Barrett-2.5, and a stepmom to Jaxon-11, Talon-8, and Nolan-5.

Sara started working at the NAC in October of 2018 and loves the impact that the NAC brings to the community!

“Whether it is an elementary theatre performance, ‘ForkFest, a unique art class, or our beautiful art galleries, most people in our community have experienced art because of what we do here and that is what makes my job so rewarding. “

To Sara, the arts offer a new way of thinking and processing information.

”¬†Thought requires complexity, and when I get lost in that complexity you can usually find me in the gallery or in the garden collecting my thoughts. Getting lost in the art helps clear my head so I can move forward, and I love that aspect of art.”

When Sara is not working to bring amazing events and classes to the NAC she is often spending time with family and friends, finding new recipes to cook with her husband, and reading.

Stop by the NAC and you will almost always see Sara!