Gallery One

First National Bank is proud to present Gallery One for the 2017 Omaha Summer Arts Festival. Gallery One provides the opportunity for local artists who have had extremely limited experience exhibiting and selling their artwork to be able to have a free space to exhibit their artwork for up to three days at the festival this year. The program is now accepting applications through May 15. You can download the application here.

Omaha Street Percussion Workshop

OSAF is partnering with Omaha Street Percussion (OSP) to offer a special performing arts outreach program to serve local at-risk children. Students from Girls Inc. Omaha, Completely Kids and Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands will participate in two days of musical workshops culminating in a group performance on the Luigi Waites Main Stage on Saturday, June 10 at 2 pm.
The children will work with members of the OSP staff to learn various musical techniques with a primary focus on percussion. Students will learn cooperation, teamwork and basic music skills while having a lot of fun creating beats and rhythms they will perform at the Festival!

Brulé

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Through the years Brulé has pushed the boundaries of contemporary Native American rhythms and classic rock in their genre-blending selections. Their electrifying show consists of a 5-piece rock ensemble augmented with an array of traditional Native American instrumentation. Paired with the stunning steps of one of the top Native American dance troupes, their authenticity brings a multi-dimensional art form to this cultural rock opera. The musical journey of Brulé’s founder, Paul LaRoche, adds an affecting story to audiences, and the result is Native America meets Pink Floyd in a spectacular theatrical stage production of sight, sound, and soul.
Brulé is planning to play on the hour from 5 p.m.– 7 p.m. on Friday (6/10) and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday (6/11 and 6/12) on their own stage on the Landmark Plaza (between 11th and 13th Streets on Farnam Street).

Strolling Performers

Strolling performers Sara Krunz and Jamey Mossengren contribute to the Festival atmosphere! All the way from Kona, Hawaii, Sara has been training and performing circus around the world for 5 years. From China to Canada and a few in between, her show “the flyin’ Hawaiian” brings you on a journey to accomplish the ultimate Hawaiian Island trick!

A fire juggler and a comedian, it’s when Jamey rides high on his unicorn saddle perched on top of his 12-foot unicycle that he draws the most gasps and laughs. Jamey has been unicycling for 26 years and is a 7-time world unicycle champion. In an act filled with fun and daring feats from start to finish, there’s action and suspense, and you might even end up as part of the act as he jumps ropes, pedals with his hands and leaps over a volunteer – all on his single wheel cycle.

DIY with The Makery

For the first time, OSAF will feature an adult do-it-yourself (DIY) tent offering you an opportunity to create your own works of art! Local business The Makery will be on-site with a variety of crafts and cost $15 – $25 to participate. More details coming soon!