Open 9am-6pm | Weekend 11am-5pm

Spring Open House is coming

The annual event will be held on the last weekend of April. Most all of the Hot Shops artists will have their doors open, with several demonstrations held throughout the building. It's positively the best time to see the Hot Shops Art Center. For more info, please visit our Open House page.

April 29th, 2017

Day #1, Saturday from Noon to 8:00 pm.

April 30th, 2017

Day #2, Sunday from Noon to 5:00 pm.

What is the Hot Shops?

There are four anchor studios, Bruning Sculpture, Hot Shops Pottery, CK Fabrication, and Crystal Forge, that make up the very heart of the Hot Shops, with the molten nature of their work giving it its “hot” name. The Hot Shops Art Center also hosts over 80 studio artists, as well as multiple gallery spaces, in our building complex located in downtown Omaha, one block north of TD Ameritrade Ballpark on 13th Street, between Izard and Nicholas. For complete information, please follow the General Info link.


Artist List

Over fifty studio spaces have been made available for rent. Artists need an affordable workplace to facilitate creation of fine art; permanent artist studios allow for long term development of these pieces. The building includes high ceilings and natural light in most of its studios. The space allows for artists from other areas to come and create pieces that can be made using the facilities’ uniquely positioned at the art center. Fabrication for bronze, clay, glass and forged steel can be contracted for on site. At times workshops with a myriad of tools for wood, metal, stretching canvas, etc., would be available. Looking to commision an artist? Our center hosts more mediums and creative outlets you can shake a stick at. Come visit!

Artist List


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