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In consideration of the growing public health concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, the Hot Shops will be closed to the public through the end of April. We will reassess the situation at that time. Contact individual artists/teachers for class status or for private appointments. Check the classes page for contact info.

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.


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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!

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