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Fine art is important to the cultural life of a community. In many ways, it is the soul of a place. The mission of Gallery 1516 is to provide a venue for regional artists to exhibit their work at no charge to the artist. We are not a gallery in the traditional sense, we collaborate with the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) and other regional museums and galleries to present traveling exhibitions and educational lectures in eastern Nebraska. We also support the arts through the organization, management and implementation of fund-raising activities.

About Us

In recognition of the importance of the arts to the cultural life of the community, Gallery 1516 was created to provide a state-of-the-art venue for the exhibition of works for Nebraska and regional artists at no charge to the artist. It is a non-profit education and exhibition facility dedicated to Nebraska-born and regional artists. We work together with museums, educational, professional, and performing arts organizations to provide a space, in Eastern Nebraska, for traveling exhibitions, educational lectures, music and more.

Gallery Hours
Friday Saturday Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
First Friday 11 am - 8 pm 



Gallery 1516 is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization located at
1516 Leavenworth Street, Omaha, NE 68102

Gallery Hours
Friday Saturday Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
First Friday 11 am - 8 pm 


Board of Directors
Patrick Drickey - Director
Daniel Schafer MD - Deputy Director  
Kim Wyllie - Secretary
Steve Johnson CPA - Treasurer
Jeanne Salerno

Robert Freeman

Advisory Board
Richard D. Holland 2008-2016
Gary Bowen FAIA
Mark Chickinelli
James Crawford
Bob Culver
Janet L. Farber
Ree Kaneko
Wm Karrer MD
Audrey S. Kauders
Nano Little
Morris E. Mortensen
James F. Pine AIA
Linda Rajcevich
Larry Roots
Judith Stoewe MD

Kenneth Be
Russ Erpelding
Christina Narwicz

Larry Sosso
David White

Adventure Studios
Brian Scholl
Kathy Scholl


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The Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) celebrates Nebraska’s artistic visual history for all patrons and visitors. MONA collects, preserves, researches, exhibits, and interprets the work of artists who were born, lived, trained, or worked in Nebraska or who created artworks that reflect the culture of Nebraska.

Website designed and developed by Adventure Studios. It is a privilege to work with Gallery 1516 in support of their contributions to the cultural richness of the community.