Petfest2020 This Weekend

In Arts, on August 14th, 2020

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Omaha, NE—PetShop Gallery and BFF Omaha’s Petfest 2020 is this weekend, Saturday, August 15. The annual event features bands, visual artists, & performing artists, and this year, it’s being made COVID-friendly. Founder and Organizer, Zach Schmieder and BFF Omaha Development Director, Caitlin Little.

Featuring Founder and Organizer, Zach Schmieder and BFF Omaha Development Director, Caitlin Little.

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Union for Contemporary Art Opens Uplift & Elevate

In Arts, on August 14th, 2020

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Omaha, NE—The Union for Contemporary Arts’ doors are closed as a precautionary response to the coronavirus, but they’ve still found a way to showcase art in the community. They have announced a new program, Uplift & Elevate, reflecting The Union’s longstanding mission of promoting the development and vision of artists who have traditionally been underrepresented in gallery spaces.

Featuring Patrick Mainelli, Communications Director at the Union.

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Project Project to Open ‘Two Trick Pony’

In Arts, on August 12th, 2020

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Omaha, NE—Project Project gallery, usually alight with activity on Vinton second Fridays, has only been able to feature limited programming over the last few months due to COVID 19. They are now opening their doors again this Friday, albeit taking some necessary safety precautions. Project Project will open Two Trick Pony, featuring paintings by Nick Clark. Clark has studied many traditions, but he’s currently exploring post-digital pop art.

Featuring Nick Clark

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El Museo Latino Reopens

In Arts, on August 11th, 2020

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Omaha, NE—El Museo Latino, Omaha’s Latino Art and History Museum and Cultural Center, has reopened to the public. Like many organizations, the museum had to close due to the COVID pandemic.

Featuring Founder and Executive Director, Magdalena Garcia.

The decision to close must have been difficult due to the importance of the exhibitions on display, but luckily, works by Picasso and Marcel Mouly are still there to see.

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Joslyn Art Museum Opens Doors

In Arts, on August 7th, 2020

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Omaha, NE—The Joslyn Art Museum opens its doors again today. The museum had greatly expanded its online presence since closing due to COVID-19, but reopening to the public is an important moment for the arts community.

Featuring Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Amy Rummel

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New American Arts Festival Online and in Benson

In Arts, on August 6th, 2020

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The 7th New American Arts Festival, a collaboration between BFF Omaha and Lutheran Family Services is this Friday, August 7. The Festival celebrating the arts of immigrant and refugee communities will partially move online with some displays still open in Benson that evening.

Featuring Festival Co-chairs Alex Jochim and Brittany Steigner

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