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Hot Shops Art Center and Old Market Culinary Tour
Tuesday, June 12
9:45am – 4:15pm

Bus loads at the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capital District at 9:15 am for departure at 9:30 am to the Hilton Omaha for loading and departing from there at 9:45 am

Hot Shops Art Center and Old Market Culinary Tour


Cost: $150.00
*Includes admission to both FEW evening receptions and the Wednesday Evening Event

Tour Schedule

9:45am Depart Hilton Omaha and Marriot Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District
10:00am Arrive Hot Shops Art Center
10:00am – 11:00am Create your own Masterpiece with Darlys Kaldenberg Vandevoort
Prepare to paint! Dar is an Iowa artist who specializes in portraiture, public art commissions and teaching. Over the years, Dar has transformed as an artist navigating new mediums and subject matter. Always in search of a new artistic voice, Dar boldly moves forward in new and exciting creative directions. Her signature style includes incorporating puzzle pieces into her paintings. Dar has shown throughout the United States and is a sought-after commission portrait artist.
11:00am Break & Tour the Hot Shops Art Center
In 1999 a group of established artist studios and interested investors purchased the old Serta Mattress Factory located just north of the Old Market area in Omaha, Nebraska, with the idea of sharing molten resources while giving artists in Omaha a studio of their own amongst a village of other artists. The Hot Shop Art Center is the first art center of its kind in the Omaha area. There are four anchor studios, Bruning Sculpture, Hot Shops Pottery, CK Fabrication, and Crystal Forge, that make up the very heart of the Hot Shops, with the molten nature of their work giving it its “hot” name. The Hot Shops Art Center also hosts over 80 studio artists, as well as multiple gallery spaces.
11:30am Continue with your Masterpiece
12:45pm Depart Hot Shops Art Center
1:00pm Private Old Market Walking Tour
Explore Omaha's most historic food and entertainment district! The Old Market District is truly the birthplace of Omaha’s culinary scene dating back to her founding in 1854.
1:00pm Brickway – Beer sample and food tasting
1:30pm Le Bouillon – French tasting
2:50pm Howard Street Wine Merchant and Via Farina – Wine and Italian tasting

3:45pmDepart Dolci
4:00pmArrive Hot Shops Art Center to retrieve you masterpieces
4:15pmDepart for hotels

*Includes admission to both FEW evening receptions and the Wednesday Evening Event

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