We’ve spent the past 2 ½ years building a spectacular new home for The Union of Contemporary Art in the completely renovated, historic Blue Lion — and we can’t wait to share the end result with you! Please join us on Saturday, January 14th for the grand opening of our new facility at 2423 North 24th Street. Bring your family and friends out for a day-long celebration of the arts — the afternoon will be filled with performances, artist demos, youth activities, tours and opportunities to meet our new team members and Fellows.


11AM: Remarks + Ribbon Cutting (will take place indoors due to the weather predictions for the day)

12PM-12:20PM: The Tale of The Two Color Coat By Tony Devaney Morinelli, performed by the New Voices Youth Theatre Ensemble

12PM-12:45PM: Print Shop demos with Bridget O’Donnell

12:30PM-1:15PM: Ceramic Studio demos with Andy Smith

1PM-1:45PM: Photo Lab demos with Joe Addison

2PM: Preview of The Divine Order of Becoming + a conversation with Alexandria Smith and Carla Stillwell

Please join us for a sneak peek of our Performing Arts Collective’s first show (opening January 20th) and a conversation between the playwright, Carla Stillwell and Alexandria Smith, exhibiting artist and the first recipient of the Wanda D. Ewing Commission

Tours, Fellow open studios + activities for children will take place all day long

Parking is available in the Omaha Small Business Network lot, just to the north of our building, as well as in lots located on the south side of our building and across the street from the Blue Lion. This event is free and open to the public.

>>> Click here to learn more about our new home, its history, our Blue Lion Growth Campaign and how you can help us serve the community better by supporting our work.