Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts


The bemisUNDERGROUND extends the Bemis Center's mission to support exceptional talent through exhibitions and programming which directly impacts the arts community of Omaha and the surrounding region. The bemisUNDERGROUND is dedicated to providing exhibition opportunities for regional artists, many of whom are showing their work for the first time. The UNDERGROUND actively encourages exceptional regional talent to grow and challenge not just themselves -- but every member of the community encountering their work at the Bemis Center.

The UNDERGROUND serves as a venue for artists to explore process and projects and plays an active role in stimulating discussion and conceptualization of contemporary art. In addition to an already aggressive exhibition schedule, the UNDERGROUND hosts several programs such as gallery talks, concerts, performances and community dinners -- all aimed at making the arts more accessible and engaging in the Omaha community.

  • Each year, over three dozen regional artists are provided exhibition opportunities.
  • In conjunction with Bemis Center exhibitions, the UNDERGROUND helps to foster a connection between the artists and the community through dialogue during our Gallery Talk events.
  • The UNDERGROUND hosts the Bemis Center Regional Juried Exhibition each spring which draws hundreds of applicants and awards three artists with solo exhibitions.
  • FEA$T (Funding Emerging Artists with Sustainable Tactics) is a biannual crowd-funding dinner presented by the bemisUNDERGROUND.

The Exhibition program is presented by: Omaha Steaks
Sponsored by: Clark Creative Group, Chris Headley |, Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Quail Distributing, Sherwin Williams, Upstream Brewing Company, Visions Custom Framing, Warren Distribution

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 S. 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Admission and Parking: FREE
Phone:: 402.341.7130