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.
Summer 2018 Mural
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 collaborated in placing a mural at the intersection of North 24th and Ohio Streets (on the north wall of Styles of Evolution). After gathering neighborhood input at three public meetings, Lead Artist, Reggie LeFlore, designed a piece inspired by the three colors of the Pan African flag, reflecting the heritage and future of the North Omaha community.
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