City officials hope the business and entrepreneurial communities will join arts organizations in this year’s Omaha Creative Week.
The third Creative Week begins August 31st. Right now, planned events include discussions on arts and social change, a film festival for movies made using smartphones, and an open rehearsal at Opera Omaha.
Mayor Jim Suttle says Creative Week celebrates innovations and ideas. “It’s what has made our city great and what will continue to make Omaha one of the most vibrant and unique cities in the nation.”
A report released last month by Nebraskans for the Arts says the arts and culture industry provided an $89 million dollar impact to the city of Omaha last year. The Arts and Economic Prosperity Report says Omaha’s arts and culture industry was responsible for 3,400 full-time jobs.
More information on Omaha Creative Week is available at www.omahacreativeinstitute.org.