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Midtown 2050 Corporation Formed

Midtown 2050 Corporation Formed to Accelerate Midtown Revitalization, Modernization A new development corporation – Midtown 2050 Corporation – has been formed to coordinate and accelerate the next phase of midtown

December Issue of the Midtown Monitor

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1898 Quilt

Sometimes a Quilt Isn’t Just a Bed Coverquilt flyer
Does your buggy or your carriage need new bearings? Would you like a new soft Stetson hat? How about a cure for stammering? Or a load of coal to heat your home? An 1898 “commerce” quilt top which recently revealed itself in the archives of First Unitarian Church, 3114 Harney Street, offers these goods and services, and much more, to be had in downtown Omaha. Back then, when a dollar bought a whole lot more than it does today, you might have bought your groceries at the Buffett store rather than Wohlner‘s. At that time present-day Midtown was a good bit west of center. » Read more..

Omaha Street Piano Project Launches in Memorial Park

Join Omaha Creative Institute for a media event announcing Play Me, I’m Yours Omaha. The international public art project, by British artist Luke Jerram, will hit the metro from Aug. 24-Sept. 8.
Members of the press are encouraged to attend an informal media event on Friday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. in Memorial Park. Local artists designed 10 pianos that will be installed throughout the community onThursday, Aug. 22.
City Council Member Pete Festerson will speak at the event, and Ballet Nebraska dancers will perform. Additionally, Sally Reay of Play Me, I’m Yours will be on hand from the UK to attend.
This kick off will take place by the Memorial Park, South Stairs piano, which was decorated by local artist Lori Elliott-Bartle in collaboration with Hot Shops Art Center. Other locations, artists, and partners will be announced at the event.
For more information about Play Me, I’m Yours Omaha, visit omahapianos.com; for more about the project as a whole, see streetpianos.com. To learn more about Omaha Creative Institute, go toomahacreativeinstitute.org.