Historic north Omaha building to become an arts and culture center

Oct 17, 2012

A vacant building in north Omaha will soon become an arts and culture center thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The city of Omaha received a $100,000 grant from the NEA. It’ll fund phase two of a project called Street of Dreams at 24th and Lake Streets. The project includes, in part, redevelopment of the historic Carver Bank building in to an arts center.

Mayor Jim Suttle says the Carver Bank building was the home of the first African-American bank in Nebraska. It’ll become a center for visual and performing arts, and a spot for artists-in-residence.

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and Love’s Jazz and Arts Center are also partnering with the city of Omaha on the Street of Dreams project.

The Carver Bank building redevelopment could be complete by the end of this year.