In addition to exhibitions from world-famous artists, Omahans support local artists passionately. The city has enough art to cater to traditionalists and contemporary art lovers. And if you’re an emerging artist, Omaha has several opportunities for artists to showcase their work to the public.
Here are 10 of the best apartments for art lovers and aspiring artists in Omaha.
10. 8th Street Apartments
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The 8th Street Apartments is a modern apartment building located near the historic Leavenworth neighborhood. The property has seven different floor plans ranging from studios to two-bedrooms boasting open layouts and oversized closets.
Art lovers will enjoy the urban street art in the common areas, as well as the proximity to the Connect Gallery, which highlights local artwork.
9. L15 Lofts
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The L15 Lofts is a trendy, warehouse-style building with exposed beams and brick. It features spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom lofts with vaulted ceilings, as well as a fitness center.
Gallery 1516 on Leavenworth is nearby and showcases artwork from Nebraska and Midwestern artists.
8. Joslyn Lofts
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The Joslyn Lofts is in the heart of the Old Market neighborhood and is named for the nearby Joslyn Art Museum, which has free admission. Contemporary art lovers can walk to the nearby Bemis Center for Contemporary Art or the KAKEKO galleries to view both international and local art.
The property features studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with European-style kitchens and balconies overlooking the city skyline.
7. L14 Flats
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The L14 Flats are located next to the L15 Lofts. The property showcases studio, one- and two-bedroom spaces that feature a sleek, modern design with granite countertops, new appliances and high ceilings.
Residents can relax and grill in the open courtyard, as well as meet artists and art lovers at the hidden gem Split Gallery on Leavenworth Street.
6. The Greenhouse
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Located on Farnam and 10th Streets in downtown Omaha, The Greenhouse features one- to three-bedroom lofts with Japanese-style steeping tubs and open-concept kitchens.
Residents are just a short walk away from the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and the KAKEKO in Old Market. Plus, the Fred Simon Gallery on Farnam Street is nearby as is the flagship gallery for the Nebraska Arts Council.
5. Skinner Macaroni Lofts
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The Skinner Macaroni Lofts boasts a stunning rooftop view of downtown Omaha. Residents can lounge, chill and grill while brainstorming that next big masterpiece. The property, which includes studios to three-bedroom apartments, is located just south of Downtown.
While the KAKEKO is within walking distance, emerging artists may want to check out the Fairmont Mercantile for vintage inspiration and movie memorabilia.
4. Jones 13
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Located downtown, Jones 13 is a modern apartment building close to Creighton University. Jones 13 has a sundeck, plus an elevated courtyard overlooking the Omaha skyline.
The property features studio to two-bedroom apartments with stainless steel appliances. Creighton University is home to the Lied Art Gallery, which showcases student and alumni artwork.
3. The Corvina
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The Corvina is a luxury apartment building near Old Market. It features studio to two-bedroom apartments and showcases more than 15 different floorplans. Residents can lounge by the resort-style pool or workout in the two-story fitness center.
While viewing the Omaha skyline from the sundeck, you can plug into the community WiFi and work on those art proposals. The nearby Old Market Artists Gallery is a co-op for local and regional artists. It hosts art-related events throughout the year.
2. The Mayfair
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The Mayfair is located Downtown in the Old Market neighborhood. The luxury modern building features one- to two-bedroom apartments with large closets, gas ranges, exposed brick and fireplaces. You can grill with friends on the sundeck while overlooking the Omaha skyline.
Residents are within walking distance of Omaha’s arts and entertainment district, including the Old Market event, First Friday, a monthly self-guided art tour through the district.
1. Old Market Lofts
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Old Market Lofts is located in the Old Market district and feature warehouse-style living complete with a rooftop pool and a fitness center. Residents also have access to an atrium where they can lounge and view local artwork that dots the property’s common area.
The KANEKO and the Bemis Contemporary Arts Center are only one block away from the Old Market Lofts. The Artists Cooperative Gallery is also nearby and provides emerging artists an opportunity to display their latest masterpiece to prospective buyers.
Whether you’re an artist or an art lover, Omaha has no shortage of places to celebrate global and local art. If the places listed above don’t get your creative juices flowing, there are plenty of other great apartments in Omaha to call home.
We looked at all apartments in Omaha and rated them on the number of art-related businesses within a half-mile radius. We used an exponentially decreasing scale based on distance from the apartment. For instance, art galleries located across the street from a specific property would carry more weight than art galleries a quarter-mile away. Our art-related business counts come from commercially available business listings.
The rent information included in this article is based on January 2019 multifamily rental property inventory on ApartmentGuide.com and Rent.com and is used for illustrative purposes only. The data contained herein does not constitute financial advice or a pricing guarantee for any apartment.