Check out the free public art walking tour throughout Omaha happening on Sunday, May 17th.  Learn more about the projects that have taken place in Omaha.  See the press release below for more information.

“The City of Omaha announced today that the Omaha Public Art Commission (PAC) will host its  first Public Art Tour, featuring public art in Downtown Omaha on May 17, 2009.  Walking tours will begin at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.  The tours, led by Public Art Commissioners, begin and end at the Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1001 Farnam St.

The PAC’s Public Art Tour will showcase twenty-one pieces of public art in Downtown Omaha, including pieces located at the Gene Leahy Mall, Qwest Center Omaha, the Hilton Omaha Hotel, the Energy Systems Building, First National Bank, and the W. Dale Clark Library.  The route is 2 miles long and is expected to take approximately two hours.  A short tour of art in the Gene Leahy Mall will also take place.

As an official City of Omaha commission, the Public Art Commission is made up of nine members appointed by the mayor.  The PAC oversees a system for reviewing, accepting, and maintaining public art, aims to increase the public’s exposure to art and strives to educate the public about visual and cultural aspects of the city.”