The first time I had the opportunity to wander around Hot Shops was for a charity event, and I completely fell in love with the eclectic, inspirational spaces throughout the building. December 3rd (noon-8 PM) and December 4th (noon-5 PM), Hot Shops opens its doors to the public for a free event that will include art demonstrations from the various resident artists. If you like art, this is the place to be. Paintings, sculptures, glass art, and music are just some of the things you will encounter.
If you have never been to Hot Shops, this annual event is a great opportunity to visit one of Omaha’s best artistic spaces. I do think this is a kid-appropriate event, although I would stress that this is probably a well-behaved kid-appropriate event. I plan on taking my kids, but they have been visiting the Joslyn since they were in strollers so they know how to respect galleries. If you bring your kids, be sure to give them a good pep talk beforehand. Simply put, this is not a place to allow your kids to run amok.
This is a free event, so mark your calendar and prepare to be inspired. For more information, check out the Hot Shops website.