Artists in North Omaha will soon have a new space to work and display their talents.
The city received a $100,000 dollar grant from the National Endowment of the Arts. They are going to use that money to renovate a historic bank on North 24th Street and Lake Street.
The plan is to turn the building into a place for artists to work and display their art.
One organizer said, “It’s been exciting, I mean people are walking in the door and asking when is the space going to be available.”
On Tuesday some University of Nebraska volunteers helped to work on the construction. Their excited about what this means for the community of North Omaha.
Lasha Goodwin said, “I think art really helps express culture and gives an excitement and a passion and it revamps people. It’s important that people in the community get a chance to express themselves and giving them a legitimate place to do so is important.”
The project is a continuation of an overall goal to revitalize that area and give artists a place to thrive.
The renovation is expected to be complete by December and they are taking applications now from artists interested.