Browse all current and upcoming events, exhibitions, performances, lectures, and educational workshops exploring creativity from all angles.
Delve deeply into topical explorations with our seasons, collections of exhibits, performances, lectures, and educational workshops centered on a central notion.
Browse all past programs supporting our mission of exploring the creative process and seeing things differently.
Browse all programs for exhibitions featuring item-based creative endeavors.
Browse all programs for performance pieces showcasing live creativity in action.
Browse all programs focused on guest lectures covering wide-ranging topics in the artistic and creative fields.
Browse all programs related to educational workshops, classes, and conferences, bringing hands-on enlightenment to creative topics and crafts.
Our capacity varies for each space and changes based on what exhibition we are currently featuring. Our total building capacity is capped at 600 attendees.
KANEKO is open to all caterers, we can provide suggestions if desired. All alcohol and bar materials must be provided by a Nebraska licensed catering or bar service.
Alcohol service must end 30 minutes prior to the end of the event.
Event organizers are given up to 5 hours prior to the event for setup. We can also arrange for setup to take place the day before your event for an additional fee.
The second floor galleries can be opened to your attendees for an additional fee.
Security is required for any event that has an expected attendance of over 100 with a ratio of one officer to every 100 attendees. Security must be present from the beginning of the event to the end and must be obtained through our certified security company. Security doors must be closed and all fire escape doors free from obstructions.
Security costs are not included in rental fee.
All decorations are limited to table tops and easels. Confetti, balloons, glitter or other scattered materials are not allowed at KANEKO. Lit candles must be in votives.
KANEKO space is provided as-is and no moving or disruption of displays, artwork or KANEKO materials is allowed.
KANEKO will provide a team member to open and close the space for your event, set up all KANEKO equipment and monitor exhibitions and artwork. They will provide general support to organizers and tear down KANEKO equipment at the conclusion of the event.
KANEKO staff are not responsible for setting up any rental equipment, decorations, catering displays, presentations or any other materials not supplied by KANEKO.
For a list of equipment included in space rental, please complete our KANEKO space usage survey.
Event organizers are responsible for coordinating all vendors and must be present for all load in and set up of equipment. Event organizers are responsible for ensuring that all food, trash and decorations are removed from the building following the conclusion of the event. Rental items can be retrieved the day following the event prior to 12:00PM.
Organizers are responsible for managing all their staff, volunteers and vendors.
If your event involves a presentation, KANEKO supplies projectors in select spaces. Event presenters will need an HDMI compatible laptop (or converter) for projector hookup and a device with a headphone jack (or converter) for basic music playback.
Failure to remove excess food and trash will result in a $200 cleaning fee.
The event organizer will also insure that guests are treating the exhibitions and facility with respect. KANEKO staff and security reserve the right to remove any attendee from an event if they are deemed a danger to other guests, KANEKO staff or artwork.
Our Programs Coordinator, Katherine Scarpello, would be happy to answer any questions you have about programming at KANEKO!
We are proud to be the place where the community gathers and we work hard to support those organizations that make a difference in Omaha. Verified non-profit organizations receive a discounted rental price and additional KANEKO support when needed.
Supporting KANEKO has a ton of benefits! Contact our Individual Gifts & Community Engagement Manager, Samuel Bertino, to learn more about what rental benefits we provide to our corporate partners.