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 Jean Poulin Memorial

What Was I Thinking?
Studio artist, Paula Wallace,
celebrates 10 years at the Hot Shops.

Reception for the artist:
Saturday, September 20, 5:30-9:00pm

Now through September 28, 2014

Nicholas St.

Artist Talk:
Artistic director, James Darrah

Wednesday, September 17th at 4:00pm in the Nicholas Street Gallery at the Hot Shops art Center. (Expect start time about 4:15ish and run to 5:30ish)

Artistic director, James Darrah*, will be here to talk about his vision for the production of The Flowering Tree at Opera Omaha, as well as answer questions. As invited artists your personal visions/work for the story will be presented in the January 2015 exhibit at the Hot Shops. As participating artists you will receive complimentary tickets to the performance- and no fees or commissions are taken from sales of your work in January.

Please join us for refreshments and conversation. Even those of you with children!

*To create this modern depiction of an ancient story, Opera Omaha welcomes back the dynamic director and design team that gave us last season’s thrilling production of Agrippina. Christopher Rountree, the founder and director of Los Angeles’ sensational new ensemble, wild Up, will conduct. Expect another unforgettable Opera Omaha premiere production.

Nicholas St.
  The work of Jeremiah Neal
This exhibit features Neal’s black and white portraiture of cultural icons as well as other memory evoking pieces.

Show runs though September, 2014.


Impermeable Layers“Impermeable Layers”
Featuring the artwork of Carole DeBuse, Caroline Schmitz, Lindsay Cisco and Chamillia Hervey.
Also featuring the Artwork of Up-and-Coming artist Katie Cramer.

Opening reception: Saturday, October 4, 6-9pm
Show runs October 4-26, 2014


MLGMidwest Lampworker’s Guild
Spread Your Wings
All member show – Fundraiser

Two scheduled events:
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 5 from 2 - 5 pm.
Fundraiser for Beads of Courage: October 26, from 2 - 4 pm.

Show runs October 2 - October 26, 2014.

Nicholas St.

Les BruningLes Bruning
A collection of NEW works.

Show runs November 8-30, 2014.


Omaha Artists IncAncestral Connections
Group show
Omaha Artists Inc

Opening Reception: Sunday, November 9th, 2-4pm
Show runs November 3-30, 2014.

Nicholas St.

Winter Open House14th Annual
Hot Shops Art Center

Winter Open House

December 6th and 7th, 2014
Saturday: 12pm-8pm | Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Come out of the cold and into 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.

Click here for more info

Hot Shops
  Conrad Hinz and Terry Hager
A collection of works

Show runs December 6-28, 2014,
and during the Hot Shops Open House.
Nicholas St.
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]