Through community-driven projects that focus on neighborhood-level relationship building, The Union's Neighborhood Arts initiative provides local artists with opportunities for professional growth and North Omaha residents, of all ages, with an array of opportunities to actively engage in creative practices, neighborhood rejuvenation, and building more positive community narratives through participation in the arts.
North Omaha Mural Project
Our North Omaha Mural Project connects local artists and communities to collaborate on public art that represents the spirit of the neighborhood. Launched in the summer of 2015, The Union has worked with youth groups, neighborhood associations, business districts, and neighbors to create murals throughout north Omaha.
Community: N 24th Street Corridor
Lead Artist: Reggie LeFlore
Assistant Artist: Barber
Mural Address: 2522 N 24th Street
The Union and Omaha Small Business Network are seeking North Omaha community input for the design of a new mural to be created on N 24th and Ohio Street. Join us at three community meetings held at The Union (2423 North 24th St.) to share your ideas!
Monday, August 13, 6pm | Community Meeting
Meet Lead Artist Reggie LeFlore and Assistant Artist, Barber, hear from the building owner about the vision for the wall, and share your ideas and input for what you'd like to see embodied in the mural.
Saturday, August 25, 2pm | Community Meeting
Lead Artist Reggie LeFlore will present his ideas for the direction of the mural content and present drafted design ideas based on the first community meeting's input. Give the artist feedback on the direction of his design.
Monday, September 17, 6pm | Community Meeting
Lead Artist Reggie LeFlore will present his finalized design and open up the floor for community feedback and last minute tweaks to the design before we get started on painting!
Summer 2016 Mural
Community: Florence/Minne Luisa Neighborhood
Lead Artist: Christine Stormberg
Assistant Artists: Sarah Jones + Hugo Zamorano
Mural Address: 8405 N 30th Street – south wall
Summer 2015 Murals
Community: Prospect Village Neighborhood
Lead Artist: Betni Kalk
Mural Address: 1817 N 33rd Street – south wall
Community: Hope Center for Kids
Lead Artist: Maggie Weber
Mural Address: 2200 N 22nd Street – west wall