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.
Endangered Species Mural
A new mural will be popping up on N 24th Street this fall! In partnership with the Center for Biological Diversity and Portland, OR artist Roger Peet’s Endangered Species Mural Project, The Union is sponsoring the creation of a mural highlighting one of Nebraska’s most endangered species – the burying beetle. These murals are imagined as tools to help celebrate local endangered species within communities, and to encourage people to make connections between conservation and community strength. Spearheaded by Peet, the mural project promotes an affinity for the natural world and the diverse species that help define it.
The Endangered Species Mural will be painted Oct 16–28 with an unveiling on October 28, 12:30–2:30pm Community: N 24th Street – Business and Technology Center building
Lead Artist: Roger Peet
Assistant Artist: Gerard Pefung
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.
Summer 2016 Mural
Community: Florence/Minne Luisa Neighborhood
Lead Artist: Christine Stormberg
Assistant Artists: Sarah Jones + Hugo Zamorano
View all of our North Omaha murals here.