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SEP 2016  

Pura VidaCosta Rica Show
September 1–25, 2016

Opening reception
6 pm to 9 pm, Friday, Sept. 9

Demonstrations, printmaking workshop (all ages), studio tours
2 pm to 5 pm, Sunday, Sept. 11

Demonstrations and studio tours
2 pm to 5 pm, Sunday, Sept. 18

Five Omaha artists traveled to Costa Rica in February 2016 as part of an artistic and cultural exchange. Lori Elliott-Bartle, Cheri Ginsburg, Linda Hatfield, Judith Anthony Johnston and Katrina Methot-Swanson share artistic impressions of their experiences in this beautiful country. Elisa Morera, a Costa Rican native who originated the exchange, also displays work.

Nicholas Street

OmahaBoundPanel Exploration
comic art gallery & workshop

OmahaBound presents a unique look at comic art with a display in the 1301 Gallery at Hot Shops. Join us on September 16 from 6-8pm for a special viewing where we will have original pieces on display. September 17, 2016 we present a unique panel and workshop experience dedicated to comic creation. Join us for a day of learning with special guests Stan Sakai, Phil Hester, Eric Gapstur, Jeff Koterba, and many more. September 18th will be a meet and greet with the guests from our workshop.

September 16-18, 2016

Special Viewing: September 16, 6-8pm
Panel Exploration Workshop: September 17, 9am-4pm
Meet & Greet: September 18, TBA

Visit to learn more and register for the workshop!

OCT 2016   MLWG
Omaha Lampworker's Guild
group show
Scheduled October 1–30, 2016

Nicholas Street

NOV 2016   Dar and Family
group show
Scheduled November 4–27, 2016


DEC 2016  

Hot Shops Open House16th Annual
Hot Shops Art Center

Winter Open House

December 3rd & 4th, 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 (every 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
  Elisa Morera
group show
Scheduled December 3–Jan 1, 2016



Fiber Arts Show
group show

Agneta Gaines
Kitt Hamersky
Kris Khan
Caroline Schmitz
Dorothy Tuma
Sara Sumnick Wamsat

Scheduled December 3–Jan 1, 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]