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We are home to Omaha’s largest artist collective, Hot Shops’ open-door policy (we are open daily and do not charge admission) means public engagement is welcome and encouraged. 

We provide makers and artists that work in a variety of mediums a place and opportunity to be creative. Giving artists a home is good for all of Omaha because of what these artists do to educate others. This concentration of over 90 artists that provide immersive and experiential learning opportunities has forged a truly unique arts organization and significantly enhanced a vibrant arts community in Omaha. 

Hot Shops artists seek to be better artists. They teach in part for the passion of the craft and commitment to the community. They also teach understanding the value teaching the creative process adds to the economy, innovation and cultural growth of the community. 

In addition to 54 artist studios, four Hot Studios (glass, ceramics, forge and foundry) allow our arts organization to serve as a unique place of learning for the fiery visual arts. The demonstrations and hands-on experiences in these studios are essential to the development of artists in these specific areas. These resources are rarely found outside of large universities. Here, they are available to the general public. 

The Hot Shops plays an integral role in the economic, cultural and educational framework in Omaha. We are strategically located in North Downtown where we serve as an anchor and support the city’s economic wellbeing, drawing visitors and residents to the Hot Shops year-round. 

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Business Hours : M-F 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Weekends 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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