Hot Shops
Art Center
1301 Nicholas
15th Annual Hot Shops Art Center

December 5th and 6th, 2015
Saturday, noon - 8 pm / Sunday, noon - 5 pm
(4 Artisans 'Hot Shops' / 50+ Artist Studios / 4 Art Galleries)

Open HousePURPOSE: The Hot Shops Art Center is presenting the Holiday Open House, Saturday, December 5th and Sunday, December 6th, 2015, opening around Noon, through 8:00pm on Saturday, and 5:00pm on Sunday. From the small child to the serious art collector, the Holiday Open House fits everyone's taste. The event features fun and informative art demonstrations and live music, with residents of the Hot Shops opening their studios to the public. All of the galleries host events. Local acoustic musicians will perform throughout the center. We invite the community to visit the Hot Shops Art Center and experience a unique Omaha art venue.

ARTWORK: The artwork created at the Art Center ranges from drawings, paintings, prints, photography and digital imagery to sculptures, installations, pottery, glass art, weaving, custom furniture, and clay, iron, brass, and aluminum cast architectural pieces. Visit the studio artists section for a small sampling of their work.

Ever wondered what it takes to make a bronze sculpture or glaze a pot? The artist’s process is revealed as Hot Shops residents show the public how they perform their craft--entertaining and educational!

Bruning Sculpture 001 bronze pouring Saturday & Sunday: 3:00-3:30
Crystal Forge 004 glass blowing ongoing
Hot Shops Pottery 003 thrown pottery ongoing
Many more demos will take place in artists' studios.
Please stay tuned for more listings as the date draws near.

LIVE MUSIC: Musical groups will perform during the evening. Because visitors will be walking throughout the three floors of the 92,000 square foot building, (an elevator is available) the bands will be performing on separate floors. Some artists will have music inside their studios.

GALLERIES: Artists show their work on a continuous basis in our art galleries. Check the galleries link for more information, a list of openings and scheduled events.

First, Second & Third Floor Hallway/Artways: These extra wide passageways throughout the building are filled with artwork created by Studio Artists. The artists generally hang new pieces just for the open house, so don't forget to tour all of the floors within the Hot Shops.

FREE TO THE PUBLIC! Bring your family, bring your friends.
Please help us to fuel the fire...Donations always welcome!!!