Omaha readies for a week of creativity
August 29th, 2012
Omaha, NE – Omaha is getting its creative juices flowing this week, as the third annual Omaha Creative Week kicks off.
A festival of sorts, Omaha Creative Weekâ€™s 10-day lineup includes a range of events that take place across the city: everything from community conversations on a bus, to a bicycle tour of urban redevelopment projects, to a smart phone filmmaking competition. â€œThe goal was really to bring some of the disparate parts of the creative community together,â€ said Susan Thomas, executive director of the Omaha Creative Institute, which helped organize the event.
Thomas said Omaha has a burgeoning creative community, which is broadening from its basis in the arts and culture to creative thinking behind every aspect of city life â€“ from business to transportation and engineering. â€œThis city is so focusing on creativity and innovation and entrepreneurship,â€ Thomas said. â€œI think this is the kind of place where entrepreneurs can really get a toe hold and live, until they can get things up and running, and then really take advantage of the growing metropolitan area.â€ Omaha Creative Week, she said, is helping to bridge the fields of art, business and technology, and make creativity accessible to the city as a whole.
Omaha Creative Week includes over 30 events, or creative â€œSparksâ€ as organizers call them, which begin Friday and run through September 9th. To see the full schedule of events, click here.
Editorial Note: KVNO News will be following a few of the events next week, so check back with the Arts Desk soon.
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