Calendar of Events

Our programing and affiliations continue to grow, furthering our mission for Nebraska and regional artists. Here are the many events at Gallery 1516 this year.


Upcoming Events

HOURS: Friday - Saturday - Sunday
11am - 5pm
unless otherwise stated

OCT 18-19

Gallery CLOSED for Installation

Friday, October 18th — Saturday, October 19th

We will be open as usual on Sunday, October 20th, for the Bagels & Sometimes Bach music series.


OCT 20

G1516 Bagels & Sometimes Bach Music Series
ft. David Downing, cello

Sunday, October 20th — 11 am - 1 pm

Doors open at 11am, performance begins at 11:30 am.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Complimentary bagels, fruit, coffee, and juice are provided.


OCT 25

Opening “MONA2Omaha: National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore — PHOTOARK”

Friday, October 25th — 6:30-9:00 pm

A collection of photographs by Joel Sartore from his groundbreaking project, Photo Ark. Photo Ark is an ongoing effort to document species before they disappear — and get people to care while there’s still time.


OCT 27

G1516 Bagels & Sometimes Bach Music Series
ft. Radio Hour

Sunday, October 27th — 11 am - 1 pm

Doors open at 11am, performance begins at 11:30 am.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Complimentary bagels, fruit, coffee, and juice are provided.


NOV 1

First Friday

Friday, November 1st — 6-9pm

The gallery will be open late for Old Market First Friday. Park at Gallery 1516, enjoy the exhibition, and catch a ride on Ollie the Trolley to see what’s happening in the Old Market!


NOV 3

G1516 Bagels & Sometimes Bach Music Series
ft. UNO Music Dept. - Chamber Orchestra

Sunday, November 3rd — 11 am - 1 pm

Doors open at 11am, performance begins at 11:30 am.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Complimentary bagels, fruit, coffee, and juice are provided.


NOV 10

G1516 Bagels & Sometimes Bach Music Series
ft. Omaha Chamber Music Society

Sunday, November 10th — 11 am - 1 pm

Doors open at 11am, performance begins at 11:30 am.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Complimentary bagels, fruit, coffee, and juice are provided.


NOV 17

G1516 Bagels & Sometimes Bach Music Series
ft. Opera Omaha

Sunday, November 17th — 11 am - 1 pm

Doors open at 11am, performance begins at 11:30 am.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Complimentary bagels, fruit, coffee, and juice are provided.


NOV 24

G1516 Bagels & Sometimes Bach Music Series
ft. Camille Metoyer Moten

Final Performance of the Fall Session: Sunday, November 24th — 11 am - 1 pm

Doors open at 11am, performance begins at 11:30 am.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Complimentary bagels, fruit, coffee, and juice are provided.


DEC 7

Gibraltar Editions Book Launch
ft. Nomi Stone & Lindsey Baker

Saturday, December 7th — 7-9pm

Enjoy readings and refreshments at the launch of two poetry collections published by Gibraltar Editions: A Perfect Not-There, poems by Nomi Stone with linocuts by Howard Paine and This Is Bad, poems by Lindsey Baker with a linocut by Kim Darling.


FEB 2, 2020

Closing “MONA2Omaha: National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore — PHOTOARK”


 

Past Events

JAN 20

Opening “Nebraska 8 Invitational”

Reception on Sunday, January 20th — 4 to 7pm

Featuring the work of eight phenomenal artists associated with Nebraska: Mary Zicafoose, Christina Narwicz, Karen Kunc, Jacqueline Kluver, Gail Kendall, Sheila Hicks, Catherine Ferguson, and Wanda Ewing.


FEB 14

Valentine’s Day Event

Enjoy wine paired with chocolates by Tina Tweedy of Chocolate Abeille, live music by Olga Smola, poetry readings by Meredith Fuller, and the Nebraska 8 Invitational exhibition.

Thursday, February 14th — 7-9pm, $50 per ticket, limited seating available

Reservations must be made by Monday, February 11th. Email Patrick Drickey at patrick@gallery1516.org with your name and information.


MAR 1

First Friday

Friday, March 1st — 6-9pm

The Gallery will be open late for the Old Market First Friday.


MAR 2

Nebraska State Poet Celebration

Saturday, March 2nd — 6-9pm

Join us at this exclusive event honoring Matt Mason, the new Nebraska State Poet, in his hometown of Omaha. The event will include light refreshments and poetry readings.


MAR 3

G1516 Bagels & Sometimes Bach Music Series

Start of the Spring Session of our Sunday Music Series

UNO Music Students - Voice Area
Performance begins at 11:30 am

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MAR 10

G1516 Bagels & Sometimes Bach Music Series

Omaha Chamber Music Society
Performance begins at 11:30 am

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MAR 17

G1516 Bagels & Sometimes Bach Music Series

Opera Omaha
Performance begins at 11:30 am

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MAR 24

G1516 Bagels & Sometimes Bach Music Series

Ron Cooley - guitar, Darryl White - trumpet
Performance begins at 11:30 am

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MAR 31

G1516 Bagels & Sometimes Bach Music Series

William Wolcott - violin
Performance begins at 11:30 am

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APR 5

First Friday

Friday, April 5th — 6-9pm

The Gallery will be open late for the Old Market First Friday.


APR 6

Nebraska Shakespeare Performance — Timon of Athens

Saturday, April 6th — 2-5pm

Join us for Nebraska Shakespeare’s first performance of the 2019 season!
Arrive at 2pm to meet the cast before the performance begins at 3pm.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Complimentary wine and refreshments will be provided.

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APR 7

Sunday Brunch

Enjoy Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Music, and More!
Tickets: $50 per person, $25 for students and young professionals

This is a ‘Friend’Raising event for Gallery 1516.

Learn more and RSVP here

(This is NOT a regular Bagels & Sometimes Bach performance. Guests must RSVP in advance.)


APR 14

Closing “Nebraska 8 Invitational”

Join us for Bagels & Sometimes Bach at 11am, and see the amazing artwork of the Nebraska 8 exhibition before it’s gone!


APR 14

G1516 Bagels & Sometimes Bach Music Series

UNO Music Department Students - Percussion Area
Performance begins at 11:30 am

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APR 19-20

Journey with WhyArts — Spring Exhibition

April 19th - April 20th, 2019

WhyArts will showcase the artistic talents of its teaching faculty and community partners at this temporary exhibition at Gallery 1516.

View more information and the list of participating artists here.


APR 21

EASTER SUNDAY — GALLERY CLOSED


APR 26

GALLERY CLOSED for installation

Friday, April 26th


APR 28

G1516 Bagels & Sometimes Bach Music Series

David Downing - cello
Performance begins at 11:30 am

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MAY 3

First Friday

Friday, May 3rd — 6-9pm

The Gallery will be open late for the Old Market First Friday.


MAY 5

G1516 Bagels & Sometimes Bach Music Series

UNO Music Department Students
Performance begins at 11:30 am

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MAY 12

G1516 Bagels & Sometimes Bach Music Series

Omaha Chamber Music Society
Performance begins at 11:30 am

Celebrate Mother’s Day with “Music with Mom!” Enjoy a special morning with drinks, bagels, and a performance by the Omaha Chamber Music Society with Mom! This event is free, though donations are appreciated.

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MAY 17-18

Gallery CLOSED for Installation

Friday, May 17th — Saturday, May 18th

The gallery will be open as usual on Sunday, May 19th for the Bagels & Sometimes Bach music series.


MAY 19

G1516 Bagels & Sometimes Bach Music Series

Final performance of our Spring Session

Olga Smola - violin, Yulia Kalashnikova - piano
Performance begins at 11:30 am

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MAY 22

Omaha Gives!

Omaha Gives! is an annual day of giving to support local non-profit organizations like Gallery 1516. Help us continue our mission to support Nebraska Arts by donating today!

Click here to learn more and give to Gallery 1516.


MAY 24

Public Opening - 2019 Nebraska Artist Biennial

Friday, May 24th — 6:30-9 pm

Enjoy this juried exhibition featuring the work of over 60 outstanding Nebraska artists. Celebrate the best work that our state’s artists have to offer!


JUNE 7

First Friday

Friday, June 7th — 6-9pm

The Gallery will be open late for the Old Market First Friday.


JULY 5

First Friday

Friday, July 5th — 6-9pm

The Gallery will be open late for the Old Market First Friday.


JULY 11

AIA Nebraska Lecture Series

Thursday, July 11th — 6-8pm

American Institute of Architects lecture by Mark Sanderson. This event is free and open to the public.
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Social Hour: 6-7pm
Lecture: 7-8pm


AUG 2

First Friday

Friday, August 2nd — 6-9pm

The Gallery will be open late for the Old Market First Friday.


AUG 4

Closing “2019 Nebraska Artist Biennial”

Sunday, August 4th — 3-5pm

Join us at the closing reception for the 2019 Biennial!
Winners of the Viewers’ Choice and Artists’ Choice Awards will be announced and prizes awarded, including the trophy for Best in Show.


AUG 24

Opening “Plein Air Artists: Kingman - Dunbier - Gilder”

Guest Speaker and Reception: Saturday, August 24th — 6:30-9:00 pm

Featuring the work of three 20th-century Nebraska artists: Eugene Kingman, Augustus Dunbier, and Robert Gilder. The


AUG 29

AIA Nebraska Lecture Series

Thursday, August 29th — 6-8pm

Featuring Jack DeBartolo III of the Phoenix-based architectural studio, debartolo architects. His lecture will focus on several of the studio’s recent projects which employ material and light to shape memorable environments.
This event is free and open to the public.

Social Hour: 6 pm
Lecture: 7 pm


SEPT 6

First Friday

Friday, September 6th — 6-9pm

The gallery will be open late for Old Market First Friday. Park at Gallery 1516, enjoy the exhibition, and catch a ride on Ollie the Trolley to see what’s happening in the Old Market!


SEPT 8

G1516 Bagels & Sometimes Bach Music Series

Join us for the start of the Fall Session of our Sunday Music Series!

UNO Music Students - Keyboard Area

Doors open at 11am, performance begins at 11:30 am.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Complimentary bagels, fruit, coffee, and juice are provided.


SEPT 15

G1516 Bagels & Sometimes Bach Music Series
ft. Omaha Chamber Music Society

Sunday, September 15th — 11 am - 1 pm

Doors open at 11am, performance begins at 11:30 am.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Complimentary bagels, fruit, coffee, and juice are provided.


SEPT 19

Guest Speakers:
Lonnie Pierson Dunbier & Jeffrey Spencer

Thursday, September 19th — 6:30-9:00 pm

Lonnie Dunbier, educator and daughter-in-law of artist Augustus W. Dunbier, will give a talk about the artist’s life and work. Historian Jeffrey Spencer will give a talk about artist Robert F. Gilder. Lectures begin at 7pm.

Landscape paintings by Dunbier and Gilder, as well as fellow artist Eugene Kingman, are currently on view in the Plein Air Artists exhibition at Gallery 1516.

This event is free and open to the public.


SEPT 22

G1516 Bagels & Sometimes Bach Music Series
ft. Opera Omaha

Sunday, September 22nd — 11 am - 1 pm

Join us for a recital of German Lieder featuring conductor Sean Kelly and the Holland Community Opera Fellows.

Doors open at 11am, performance begins at 11:30 am.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Complimentary bagels, fruit, coffee, and juice are provided.


SEPT 29

G1516 Bagels & Sometimes Bach Music Series
ft. Olga Smola, violin & Yulia Kalashnikova, piano

Sunday, September 29th — 11 am - 1 pm

Doors open at 11am, performance begins at 11:30 am.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Complimentary bagels, fruit, coffee, and juice are provided.


OCT 4

AIA Nebraska Lecture Series
ft. Robin Donaldson

Friday, October 4th — 6-8 pm

Robin Donaldson is a founding partner of ShubinDonaldson, an architecture firm based in Culver City. His lecture “Masking + Material,” will focus on different approaches to architectural drawings in the design process.

Social hour with drinks and hors d'oeuvres at 6 pm, lecture begins at 7 pm.

This event is free and open to the public.


OCT 6

G1516 Bagels & Sometimes Bach Music Series
ft. UNO Music Dept. - String Area Students

Sunday, October 6th — 11 am - 1 pm

Doors open at 11am, performance begins at 11:30 am.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Complimentary bagels, fruit, coffee, and juice are provided.


OCT 13

Closing “Plein Air Artists: Kingman - Dunbier - Gilder”

Don’t miss your last chance to see the amazing landscapes of Eugene Kingman, Augustus W. Dunbier, and Robert F. Gilder!

Gallery Hours: 11am - 5pm
Bagels & Sometimes Bach Performance: 11am-1pm


OCT 13

G1516 Bagels & Sometimes Bach Music Series
ft. Omaha Chamber Music Society

Sunday, October 13th — 11 am - 1 pm

Doors open at 11am, performance begins at 11:30 am.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Complimentary bagels, fruit, coffee, and juice are provided.