Artists interested in creating permanent public art for Omaha Public Library’s Central Library ( can attend an information session this week to learn more about the application process. Funding is available for local artists to create art for the library, which is under construction at 72nd and Dodge Sts. and scheduled for completion in 2026. Omaha nonprofit Amplify Arts is coordinating the call for public artwork in conjunction with Omaha Public Library. The call will remain open until June 9.

Artists, artist collectives and collaborative groups in the Omaha metro area are eligible to apply. The art will be incorporated throughout the interior and exterior of the Central Library with opportunities for free-standing work, wall work and integrated work, including sound recordings and digital imagery. A selection committee will award project budgets in amounts from $5,000 to $100,000. Representatives from Amplify Arts and building designers will be available at a May 8 info session to answer questions about the application process:

WHO: Artists, artist collectives and collaborative groups

WHAT: In-person information session

WHEN: Wednesday, May 8 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture: 1516 Cuming St.

VISUALS: Artists and the media can view models of the Central Library and talk with designers about possible placements for art throughout the interior and exterior of the library.

Complete details and a link to the application can be found at

Launched by Omaha Public Library and the City of Omaha in partnership with three nonprofit organizations—Omaha Public Library Foundation, Heritage Omaha and Do Space—the new Central Library is an important cultural investment in literacy, digital equity, community and individual potential. For more information about the Central Library, contact Trisha Meuret at or (402)658-0017.