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Omaha Creative Week: The Schedule (20+ events)

With Omaha Creative Week just a few days away, make sure to ask yourself: Is my calendar up-to-date? Below is the most current list of events, activities, and special discounts taking place from September 5-11. The purpose of the week is to connect, inform, and inspire Omaha’s creative community.

Note: The following list will be constantly updated throughout Omaha Creative Week to reflect the most current information on omahacreativeweek.com.

Sunday, September 5

Joslyn Museum Discount

  • Host: Joslyn Musem
  • Location: Joslyn Musem (2200 Dodge Street) 
  • Description: Mention Omaha Creative Week at a Joslyn Art Museum entrance desk, September 5 through September 11, and receive $5 admission! Omaha Creative Week is the last week of “Landscapes From the Age of Impressionism”.
  • More information: omahacreativeweek.com

 

Monday, September 6

10 a.m. –  werd. Competition Kickoff

6-8 p.m. – Caretakers Forum

 

Tuesday, September 7

8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Stack Creative UnConference

  • Host: Omaha Creative Week
  • Location: Nomad Lounge (1013 Jones Street)
  • Description: Stack is a Creative unConference: a forum to talk to your peers, learn new things, and build new collaborative networks for Creative Professionals.
  • More information: stack2010.com

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Artist-in-Residence programming with Why Arts?

  • Host: Omaha Children’s Museum
  • Location: Omaha Children’s Museum (500 South 20th Street)
  • Description: The Artist-in-Residence workshops on Tuesday and Thursdays will focus on the process of creating art, rather than the end product, encouraging children and their parents to learn about different art forms in a non-threatening way.
  • More information: omahacreativeweek.com

 

Wednesday, September 8

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Creative Spacewalk

  • Host: Omaha Creative Week
  • Location: Departs from Westroads Mall (10000 California Street)
  • Description: The Creative Spacewalk is an opportunity to visit other creative people, agencies, studios and work spaces. Meet the people, see the space, and learn more about who is doing what and where.
  • More information: creativespacewalk.com

12-5 p.m. – Mobilize Your Design!

5-8 p.m. – Old Market Gallery Walk

  • Host: jLofts on the Market, Old Market Tavern & The Reader
  • Location: Old Market
  • Description: Visit galleries in the downtown Omaha area. Free, open to public. Prize drawing for local art at 8:30 p.m. at Old Market Tavern. Download map at jlofts.com or pick up at any participating gallery.
  • More information: omahacreativeweek.com

TBA – Movement Workshop hosted by Joel Egger

Heartland Developers Conference, Day 1 of 3 (Sold Out)

 

Thursday, September 9

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Creative Spacewalk

  • Host: Omaha Creative Week
  • Location: Departs from Westroads Mall (10000 California Street)
  • Description: The Creative Spacewalk is an opportunity to visit other creative people, agencies, studios and work spaces. Meet the people, see the space, and learn more about who is doing what and where.
  • More information: creativespacewalk.com

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Artist-in-Residence programming with Why Arts?

  • Host: Omaha Children’s Museum
  • Location: Omaha Children’s Museum (500 South 20th Street)
  • Description: The Artist-in-Residence workshops on Tuesday and Thursdays will focus on the process of creating art, rather than the end product, encouraging children and their parents to learn about different art forms in a non-threatening way.
  • More information: omahacreativeweek.com

6 p.m. – Unwined with Webster Design

  • Host: Webster Design
  • Location: Webster Design Garage (102 North 51st Street)
  • Description: A chance to unwind and connect with creative colleagues over a glass of wine or two. It’s also an opportunity to be creative without any design restrictions or requirements. How, you may ask? Make your own wine label. We encourage all who attend to design their own custom wine label and bring it (attached to a bottle of wine) with the intent of swapping said wine and label at the event.
  • More information: websterdesign.com/unwined

6-9 p.m. – Power to the Poster: The Exhibition

7-9 p.m. – Creativity through Movement Public Workshop

7:30 p.m. – The Lady With All the Answers – Special Promo

  • Host: Omaha Community Playhouse
  • Location: Omaha Community Playhouse (6916 Cass Street)
  • Description: For Omaha Creative Week, the Omaha Community Playhouse will be offering $10 off tickets to the Thursday, September 9th performance of The Lady with All the Answers. To receive this special rate of $25, Creative Week participants should use the promo code CREATE.
  • More information: omahacreativeweek.com

Heartland Developers Conference, Day 2 of 3 (Sold Out)

TBA – The Business Of Fashion

 

Friday, September 10

5:30 p.m. – Omaha Startup Weekend, Day 1 of 3 – Pitch Session / Kickoff

  • Host: Omaha Startup Weekend
  • Location: What Cheer, Secret Penguin and  CAMP Coworking in the Mastercraft Building (1111 North 13th Street)
  • Description: Startup Weekend Omaha is a community building startup event. Participants get together with local developers, marketers, designers, enthusiasts and start companies in just 54 hours. Friday night’s gathering is the pitch session where the weekend’s projects are pitched and chosen for work.
  • More information: omaha.startupweekend.org

7 p.m. – Fireside Photographers Discussion

  • Host: minorwhite studios
  • Location: minorwhite studios, Mastercraft Building (1111 North 13th Street, Suite 104)
  • Description: We’re kicking it old school! Gather ’round a fire, drink libations and discuss topics that concern the community. Attendees are also invited to spend the night — bring a tent and sleep outdoors under the stars (weather permitting).
  • More information: omahacreativeweek.com

TBA –  werd. Awards Show

  • Host: minorwhite studios
  • Location: TBA
  • Description: Seven words will be selected and then will be placed in hat and drawn on Monday afternoon the 6th. Contestants will have until Thursday evening at 7 p.m. on the 9th to submit digital copy of artwork. That evening a public vote will take place and jurors will select there favorites. On Friday awards will be given in the following categories: Concept, Execution, Aesthetic, Best Of Show, and The People’s Choice.
  • More information: minorwhitestudios.com/werd

Heartland Developers Conference, Day 3 of 3 (Sold Out)

 

Saturday, September 11

10 a.m. – Glassblowing with Ed Fennell

1-4:30 p.m. – + |the plus one project: a creative approach to building community between now and 9.11.11

  • Host: Rita Paskowitz and Joe Gerstandt
  • Location: University of Nebraska at Omaha – CPACS building, Creative Commons (6001 Dodge Street)
  • Description: Each of us has a story to tell and each of our stories has value. the plus one project: a creative approach to building community between now and 9.11.11, is an interactive workshop focused on this idea. Taking place nine years after the galvanizing events of September 11, 2001, its central theme is the addition of each of our voices, stories and actions to the process of creating a community that works for all.
  • More information: theplusoneproject.eventbrite.com

2 p.m. – Poetry and Performance with Matt Mason

7:30 p.m. – OM Slam

Omaha Startup Weekend, Day 2 of 3

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