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Open House

14th Annual
Hot Shops Art Center

Spring Open House

May 2nd & 3rd, 2015
Saturday: 12pm-8pm | Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Spring at the Hot Shops!

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 (May and December) 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!

Hot Shops

The Artists Gaze...
working through shadow & form

Katrina Swanson (The Open Door), Judith Anthony Johnston (Letting Go), and bronze artist James Lepert (Dark Horse)

Opens during Hot Shops Spring Open House
May 2 to 31, 2015

Nicholas St.

Catholic High School Students

Omaha area catholic student group show

May 2 to 31, 2015


Nebraska Women’s
Caucus for Art

Nebraska & Iowa Women Artists
group show

May 2 to 31, 2015

SEP 2015  

“My Dreams My Nightmares”
James Freeman curator

September 5 to 27

Nicholas St.
  Robert DeWaele

September 5 to 27

OCT 2015   Roxanne Mullins, Madalyn Bruning

October 3 to November 1

Nicholas St.
  Midwest Lampworkers Guild
October 3 to November 1
NOV 2015  


Works presented by Indigenous Sicangu Lakota artists Steve Tamayo and Paul High Horse. The works focus on the resurgence of educating the youth and general public on aspects of the Lakota language, culture, and history. Some works capture images, thoughts, and feelings of atrocities carried out on the Lakota, such as genocide and assimilation. Other themes include spirituality, stages of life, and the symbolic meaning of the Lakota way of life. The exhibit showcases a mixture of traditional and contemporary 2D and 3D pieces. Together, their work disproves the notion that the Lakota are a dying people, and instead, showcases how the Lakota aren’t merely surviving, but rather thriving in a modern world and are a vital race of people. This empowering exhibit will be full of life and energy.

November 7 to 29

Nicholas St.

Clay show
curated by Lindsay Foltz

DEC 2015  

15th Annual
Hot Shops Winter Open House
Held the first weekend of December
December 5th and 6th, 2015

Hot Shops

Katrina Methot-Swanson

December 5 to 27

Nicholas St.
MORE   Future exhibits and shows to be announced, stay tuned. Hot
Multiple Galleries Nicholas Street Gallery 1301 Gallery Hallway Gallery Alley 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]