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Hot Shops Fall Fundraiser

October 20, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy a relaxed evening with some of the region’s most celebrated artists and show your support for the Hot Shops at our Fall Fundraiser!

Proceeds from the event support Hot Shops’ unique vision to “be the spark that helps build a more open and creative community,” and ensures the more than 90 artists who comprise Omaha’s largest artist collective can continue their work in one of the area’s most historic locations.

This event is a chance to experience art and the fiery creative processes that are unique to the Hot Shops Art Center. See bronze pouring and glassblowing, participate in hands-on activities such as Raku, collaborative painting, and other make-and-take projects. There will be live music, a Day of the Dead Gallery Exhibition featuring work from our resident artists and other fall-themed creative fun throughout the building.

Bar services by The Session Room and Dry Spokes. Snacks available.



  • 7 p.m. Bronze Pouring
  • 7:30 p.m. Watch our talented glassblowers work together to make “The Great Pumpkin”
  • Torchworking in Crystal Forge & Studio 202
  • Raku outside in the Dock
  • Live painting, studio 312

Limited Advance Ticket Experiences

  • Glassblowing Experiences 
  • Raku

Make-and-Take Stations (some activities have an additional fee)

  • Creative Reuse Omaha Studio (outside next to Crystal Forge)/Pumpkin carving
  • Studio 100.5/Dia de los Muertos Greeting Cards
  • Studio 106/Decorated Gourds
  • 202/Color Pop Cards
  • Studio 210/Fortune-Tellers
  • Studio 213/Sugar Skull Painted Ornaments
  • Studio 219/Card-making station
  • Studio 220/Earring Bar
  • Studio 304/Decorate your own Halloween mask
  • Studio 315/Have your portrait drawn


$25 admission. Includes one drink + snacks

$35 admission. Includes glass blown souvenir cup, one drink + snacks

$60 admission. Includes one drink, snacks and Raku or Glassblowing Experience

Hot Shops Members attend for free!

No refunds.

Advanced ticket sales have ended.

Tickets are available at the event!



Thank you to our sponsors:



Hot Shops Souvenir Glass


October 20, 2023
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hot Shops Art Center
1301 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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Check the details of each Gallery Exhibition listing for any opening/closing receptions or special event details.

Interested in renting our galleries for an exhibit?

The Nicholas Street Gallery rents for $600/month. The Hallway Gallery rents for $300/month.
The Event Space can be used for pop up shows. Contact the office for more details at info@hotshopsartcenter.org