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Last updated 11/18/2014

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General Hours

Open 7 days a week!
Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm
Sat & Sun: 11am-5pm

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There are no studios open at this time. Please contact the Hot Shops building manager for more information on renting a space.

Open House
Hot Shops
Winter Open House

One of our biggest events of the year, the Hot Shops Open House offers all sorts of goodies. The event features fun and informative art demonstrations and live music, with most residents of the Hot Shops opening their studios to the public. Cool! All of the galleries host events, and the building walls are filled with art in a wide variety of mediums. We invite the community to visit the Hot Shops Art Center and experience a unique Omaha art venue.

Winter Open House will be
Dec 6th and 7th, 2014

Saturday: 12pm-8pm | Sunday: 12pm-5pm

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Please donate a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank when you visit the Hot Shops Art Center Open House. Collection boxes will be available near the front entrance.


Gallery Events
Be sure to check out our gallery listings on the Art Galleries page, as this page changes often. With four galleries and three floors of wall space, you'll find a great variety of art during your visit. We regularly update the gallery page, come back for announcements and news on our latest events.

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Hot ShopsHot Shops Art Center
Bruning Sculpture, Hot Shops Pottery, and Crystal Forge make up the very heart of the Hot Shops Art Center, with the molten nature of their work giving it its “hot” name. We also house over 80 studio artists, as well as four gallery spaces, in our building complex located in downtown Omaha, just north of the Century Link Center at the corner of 13th and Nicholas. For complete info, please follow the General Info link above.

We've been pinned by the Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau as one of Omaha's top attractions. Come down and see why!

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Hot ShopsAn Outside Glass Studio?

Yep. We completed a glass studio on the front porch of the Hot Shops Art Center over the summer. No kidding! Made with steel sheets, the outside structure is complete with a set of swinging doors to secure molten glass (at 2200°), an annealing oven (to slowly cool the finished pieces), and all the support tools you'd ever need to blow glass on a patio. It looks cool and functions hot.

Workshops & Art Classes
Get your art on! A wide range of workshops and art classes take place at the Hot Shops Art Center on a continuing basis, ranging from blacksmithing and glassblowing, to drawing and painting. Offered from groups to individuals these classes are a great way to flex the creative side of you brain.

Please check out the Classes link for a complete list of on-going classes available.

Guest Workshops
Periodically we host guest workshops at the Hot Shops from various masters in their fields. These workshops are often held over multiple days, and are structured to allow students to practice their newly found techniques. The classes are fun and informative, but space is limited!

Visit our Classes link for information and links to these workshops, plus a complete list of on-going classes thoughout the year.

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