The Union for Contemporary Art
Social Change Through Art + Community
The Union for Contemporary Art “strives to unite artists and the community to inspire positive social change in North Omaha.” The Union took this vision to heart when they began their search for a larger facility in which to house their expanding program needs. They focused in on a vacant building in a prominent North Omaha location that was once a lively commercial and entertainment node. The new space is five times the size of The Union’s original home, allowing the organization to expand its program offerings.
“The APMA staff led our renovation team – helping to breathe new life into a building that has immeasurable cultural significance for our community and ensuring that it will stand to serve our community for another 100 years.”
– Brigitte McQueen-Shew
The new space has allowed The Union to increase its capacity and ability to better serve its mission by creating opportunities for them to expand their youth mentoring programs from 15 to upwards of 80 children.
Enhance their artist residency program through upgraded studio facilities and broadening the program’s impact on the professional development of local artists.
The Union was able to promote North 24th Street as a growing arts and culture district by anchoring a multi-million investment into a first-class facility.
Photography by: Dana Damewood
June 19, 2020
Callahan will be joining us for the summer as an interior design intern. She will be entering her senior year at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln pursuing her degree in Interior Design. Remember The Sims video game series? Well, that game provided an initial spark that ignited Callahan’s passion for interior design. When she’s not in the studio, Callahan can be found working out, cooking, dining at her favorite restaurant The Blatt, walking her dogs, or binge-watching Netflix.
June 16, 2020
Nicci is one of the interior design interns that will be joining us for the summer! She is an interior design student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who will be entering her senior year come fall of 2020. When Nicci isn’t busy laying out spaces, she enjoys time outdoors whether it be running or walking the fields at her family farm with three Australian Shepherds in-toe!
Congratulations on 30 years at APMA
June 1, 2020
For 30 years, APMA has had the pleasure of working with Martin Kluck. Martin is not only one heck of an architect, but a true friend and role model. It shows in the relationships he has built and nurtured over the years. Martin has made a lasting impression in our hearts and on the landscape of Omaha and Iowa. Congratulations, Martin!