Old Market Business District - Art Projects
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In January, a devastating fire severely damaged the Mercer Building at 11th & Howard Streets. Fire crews battled the blaze for over ten hours in near-zero degree temperatures. Thankfully, there were no serious injuries or loss of life but a number of homes and four businesses were lost including M’s Pub, Nouvelle Eve, The Market House, and Niche.

While the damaged building is being rebuilt, the Old Market Business Association decided to sponsor a neighborhood beautification project with colorful art banners hanging on the fencing surrounding the construction. Almost 300 works by area artists were submitted for consideration. Judges made their selections of 42 pieces which now hang on display thanks to generous contributions from many local sponsors. The banners are expected to hang for one year.

Thank you to everyone who helped make The Old Market Art Project a reality!

The Old Market Art Project

Gary Allen 
Sandy Aquila 
Lori Elliott-Bartle 
Elisa Benn 
Erin Blayney 
Andy Boonstra 
Joseph Broghammer 
Alyssa Busse 
Jaclene Clinkenbeard
Frank Costanzo 
Lisa J. Gill 
Austin Hall 
Chelsea Hall 
Keri Hedrick 
Rebecca Hermann 
David Hernandez 
Jack Hooley 
Bill Hoover 
Steve Joy 
Diane Johnson 
Christina Kepler 
Karen Kunc 
Michael Lavelle 
Kari Lewis 
Thomas D. Mangelsen
Julia Mason 

Kat Moser 
Christina Narwicz
Helen Patane 
Ilaamen Pelshaw 
Duane Pieper 
Kristin Pluhacek 
Susan Puelz 
Daniela Juan Rojas 
Sarah Rowe
Amanda Sirian
Ken Smith 
Valiant Studios
Bart Vargas 
Paula Wallace 
Peg Watkins
Judith Welk

Abraham Catering Service, Inc. 
Alley Poyner Macchietto 
Anderson O’Brien Fine Art
The Baer Foundation
Patricia Billotte
Clark Creative Group
Curb Appeal Salon and Spa
Sandi Downing Real Estate

Embassy Suites by Hilton 
First National Bank
Juice Stop
Kimball Cares 
La Casa Pizzaria 
Lamson Dugan & Murray 
  Law Firm
MANGELSEN Images of 
  Nature Gallery
The Market Church
Metropolitan Hospitality 
Oldenhuis Contracting, Inc.
Omaha Downtown 
  Improvement District
Omaha Farmers Market
Peter Kiewit Foundation
Security National Bank
Sozo Coffeehouse
Spaghetti Works
Stokes Grill and Bar
Ted & Wally’s
Twisted Fork Grill and Saloon
University of Nebraska Omaha
Urban Abbey

Special Thanks 
Jo Anderson
Le Bouillon
Lisa Christensen
Curzon Promotional Graphics
Jay Davis
Troy Davis
Roger DuRand
Jesse Espinosa
Adam Frederick
Joe Gudenrath
John Heaston
Steve Joy
Vera and Mark Mercer
Marian R. Nelson-McGruder
Kathy Nevins
Park Omaha
Peggy Pawloski
Laura Perkins
Rachel Polanco
Steve Raglin Graphic Design
Catherine Saarela-Irvin
Lynda Tygart
Sara E. Weeks
Lisa Wise

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For the Old Market Art District Vision Project, go here