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.


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.


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”


AUG 25

Opening “3 From Nebraska: Kingman - Dunbier - Gilder”

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


OCT 13

Closing “3 From Nebraska: Kingman - Dunbier - Gilder”


OCT 24

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

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


JAN 5

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