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FEB 2016  

Drawing from Life Drawing from Life
An Exhibition Celebrating 10 Years of Life Drawing at Hot Shops Art Center features Selected Works from 9 previous annual shows and from 2015 Drawing from Life sessions.

Opening Reception:
Saturday, February 6th, 7- 9 pm

Show runs February 5-28, 2016
More information can be found at our Classes page

Nicholas St.


Carola & Christine Grabowski
mother and daughter
painting and photography exhibit

February 6-28, 2016



One-night only:
February 6th, 6-9pm
Sponsered by the UNO Printmaking and Book Arts Guild

Event Space


Hallway Gallery
Migration Story
The Intercultural Senior Center hosts older members of the community, many of whom came to this country as immigrants or refugees. They came in search of a better life – from Mexico and Central America, Cuba, Africa, Bhutan, Burma, and Nepal. In collaboration with WhyArts and with financial support from Wells Fargo, the older artists explored the imagery of migration. The cardboard used to create the birds and animals and landscapes was re-purposed – a perfect metaphor for many who left everything they knew with only what they could carry to a place where they would re-purpose their lives.

Now Through February.

MAR 2016  

MCC Photo Club
Metro Community College Photo Club's annual photography exhibit

March 4-27, 2016

Nicholas St.

Totems is a group show curated by Tearee Caswell

Opening Reception: Friday March 4, 2016, 6-9pm.
Show dates March 4-27, 2016

APR 2016  

Hot Shops Open House15th Annual
Hot Shops Art Center

Spring Open House

New Dates!
April 23 & 24, 2016
Saturday: 12pm-8pm
Sunday: 12pm-5pm

The open house features fun and informative art demonstrations, with residents of the Hot Shops opening their studios to the public. Find cool gifts, and see amazing feats of art. We invite the community to visit the Hot Shops Art Center at its best, and experience a totally unique Omaha experience.

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For those of you that may not have ever visited the Hot Shops Art Center, you should know that our open houses (Spring and Winter) offer an outstanding chance to see everything that the art center has to offer. If you have only one chance to get down, make it an open house!

Building Wide


OPS Art Teachers show
Annual show
Show runs April 2- May 1, 2016

Nicholas St.


Pot LuckOmaha Artists Inc
Group show
Show runs April 2- May 1, 2016


MAY 2016  

Pot LuckNebraska Women’s Caucus for Art
Group show
Show runs May 7-29, 2016


JULY 2016  

Frida Kahlo
juried show
Scheduled July 2-31, 2016

Nicholas St.

AUG 2016  

Artists Co-Op
group show
Scheduled August 6-28, 2016

Nicholas St.

OCT 2016   Pot Luck
Omaha Lampworker's Guild
group show
Scheduled October 1-30, 2016



Future exhibits and shows to be announced.
Dates subject to change as events draw near. Please stay tuned.


Multiple Galleries Nicholas Street Gallery 1301 Gallery Hallway Gallery

Please refer to this page for updates as the event draws near.

*Artist receptions are often held the first Friday or Saturday of the month
(your best bet is to come around 7pm), unless otherwise noted.

Galleries are often attended by a curator Saturday and Sunday, Noon-4pm,
or by appointment at (402) 342-6452. Otherwise, shows can be viewed
during normal business hours from 8am-5pm daily. When in doubt, contact us.

The Art Galleries

Almost half of the first floor is devoted to exhibit space at the Hot Shops Art Center. Our galleries have exhibited artwork from some of the most creative artists around the region. Please check out the events listed above, and plan on visiting one of the many openings we hold throughout the year. And don't forget to check back often for any updates as this page changes frequently. If you are interested in renting a space for your show at one of our galleries, please contact Kelly Adams at, or call 402 551-4855.

If you're looking for something unique to do in Omaha, you've found it! Come on down and support your local art community!

Visit us during gallery hours Saturday and Sunday, or if you wish to schedule an appointment call the building manager at the Hot Shops Art Center.

Other Events

Looking for something unique to do in Omaha? Do you plan events for others, and want to offer something different? Think about renting space at the Hot Shops Art Center. The Hot Shops is a relaxed atmosphere, with all of the amenities necessary for entertaining large or small groups of people. Contact the building manager at 402 342-6452 for details, available dates and rates. [more info]