Welcome to our website!
Periodically, we have a need for artists. There are no current Calls at this time, but please check back for updates.
The Public Art Commission was established to:
provide a system of review for acceptance and placement of public art gifts to the city;
provide a means to improve and maintain visual and cultural aspects of the city;
expand public experience through exposure to culture through various art forms which enhance and improve public facilities and the city's environment;
encourage and stimulate citizens, developers, landowners, contractors, and architects to support displays of art for public enjoyment.
Take A Seat!
Omaha's newest public art project. A new sculptural seating gallery now on display in the Gene Leahy Mall! Download the project brochure and tour the seats located at the Gene Leahy Mall - 14th & Farnam Streets in Downtown Omaha.
Public Art Omaha - New site now available!
In 2009, a partnership formed between the Public Art Commission and Omaha By Design to develop Public Art Omaha, a website dedicated to all public art in Omaha.
With the help of a generous donation from the Omaha Community Foundation and the technical assistance of UNO students at the Peter Kiewit Institute, the project team began the process of collecting information about Omaha’s public art.
The new site is currently in development and will feature photos and information about art that is on public property and viewable from public spaces. It will also enable residents and artists to submit information about their works to be included in the site. The new site will be a one-stop shop for every Public Art in our community.
Downtown Omaha Art Walk
In the spring of 2009, the Public Art Commission organized the City’s first Downtown Omaha Art Walk, a tour of 22 pieces throughout the downtown area. Locations include the Gene Leahy Mall, the Hilton Hotel, and the Qwest Center and more.
The entire tour takes about an hour to complete, so download the brochure and follow the instructions to enjoy Omaha’s art. Download the Omaha Art Walk Brochure.