Hours: Weekdays 10-6. Weekends 11-5.

Riot of Color

Nicholas Street Gallery 1301 Nicholas Street, Omaha, NE

In the dead of winter, we all could use a little color to brighten our days. See this exhibition featuring the stunning colors and contrasting work of abstract landscape artist, Jon Summers and geometric art quilter, Robbi Joy Eklow. Robbi Joy Eklow "I think the shapes created by geometry are beautiful. I'm interested in how […]

Glassblowing Experiences and Workshops for February

Crystal Forge 1301 Nicholas St., Omaha, NE

Schedule a Glassblowing Experience, or a Workshop for Two and get a feel for the heat by getting close to the action! Glassblowing Experience One of our instructors will assist you in making your very own unique piece of art. Select from a variety of options, such as paperweights, ornaments, flowers and more. You will […]

Intro to Borosilicate Glass Torchwork

Crystal Forge 1301 Nicholas St., Omaha, NE

Torchworking is a method of heating and shaping glass over a torch to create beads, paperweights, small sculptures, and more. In this two hour class, students will learn to work with the torch and melt glass into a small pendant. Instructors: Jon Bleicher or Tom Friedman All materials provided. Hot Shops members receive 10% off this […]


The Art of Sketching: Transform Your Doodles Into Art

Hot Shops Studio 206 1301 Nicholas St., Omaha, NE

This class is perfect for budding artists who are looking to explore their creativity and turn their doodles into vibrant characters. Through step-by-step instructions, you will learn about the fundamentals of drawing, such as perspective, angles and details, as well as how to add color and texture to your pieces. You will also gain an […]


SOLD OUT: Youth Art Class (8-12)

Hot Shops Studio 206 1301 Nicholas St., Omaha, NE

Youth Art Class (Ages 8-12) 6 weeks 9:30-10:30 a.m. $100 per student (all materials included) Instructor: Josephine Langbehn This class will allow students time to experience art, explore new ideas, and develop skills in several mediums of art. Each of the workshop sessions will apply basic principles and techniques while students create works of art using […]


Weaving Workshop

Studio 219 1301 Nicholas St., Omaha, NE

Join us for a fun time creating your own Galentine's themed mini-weaving with Poppy In The Prairie! You and your pals will have a blast customizing a mini-weaving with brunch-themed treats and beverages. We will be on the 2nd floor of Hot Shops Art Center in studio 219. Register >  


SOLD OUT: Pottery School for Kids

Hot Shops Pottery Studio 111 1301 Nicholas St., Omaha, NE

This Saturday session is for kids, ages 8-16, of all skill levels. Students will learn to create items out of clay, exploring clay’s main components, form, design and craftsmanship. Skills taught vary per session and may include coil, slab, and as they progress, introduction to wheel-thrown pottery. The students will also learn surface decoration techniques, […]


Galentine’s Day – 2nd Floor Highlight Event & Fundraiser

Second Floor 1301 Nicholas Street, Omaha, NE

At this special event you can shop from talented artisans, create, eat, drink, snap a photo, jam to some music and enjoy an afternoon that celebrates friendship! This event is brought to you by Hot Shops' artists and located on the 2nd floor. Funds raised will go toward the purchase of new classroom chairs! Our […]


So, you have a nice camera, but you’re not sure how to use it.

Studio 318 1301 Nicholas St., Omaha, NE

This three-part class will not only help you master the basic controls of your camera; you will learn how to produce striking photographs to share with your family and friends. While the class is aimed at owners of digital single lens reflex cameras (DSLRs) and mirrorless cameras, it is open to all camera owners who […]


Drawing from Life – Single Session

Hot Shops Event Space 101 1301 Nicholas St., Omaha, NE

This supportive life drawing group will help you improve your drawing skills, meet fellow artists and have fun! This is not an instructed class. Life drawing sessions are hosted by TG Ndoda and held on Tuesdays. Model starts with five, 2 min. warm-up poses, followed by one 10 min. pose and two 25 min. poses. […]


More to come…

Future exhibits and shows are announced all the time.
Please stay tuned.


DATES & TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE! Please refer to this page for updates as the event draws near. Artist receptions are often held the first Friday or Saturday of the month (your best bet is to come around 6-7 pm), unless otherwise noted. Galleries are often attended by a curator Saturday and Sunday, Noon-4pm, or by appointment at (402) 342-6452. Otherwise, shows can be viewed during normal business hours. When in doubt, contact us.