Community Art Day May 19

Gotta Be Me is partnering with WhyArts to host the first Gotta Have Arts Community Art Day Saturday, May 19. The event, which is free and open to the public, will run from 1:00 to 5:00pm at GBM Inc., 5108 Pine Street in Omaha.

“We invite you to come make and take art, work together on a collaborative project, enjoy snacks and food truck treats, watch live music and puppet performances, learn about some of Omaha’s service organizations and be part of a meaningful family-friendly experience,” said Tiffiny Clifton, executive director of Gotta Be Me.

Scheduled to perform are:

  • GBM Heartlight Choir
  • Kids on the Block puppets
  • Dirty River Ramblers
    4:00 to 5:00pm

In addition to the performances and hands-on art activities, the day also includes an information fair featuring many of the service organizations that collaborate with Gotta Be Me and WhyArts. Free snacks will be available, and attendees can purchase food from Fauxmaha Hot Dogs and New Orleans Sneaux.

Parking is available on Pine and 51st streets as well as all open neighborhood streets. Limited disability parking is available in the Gotta Be Me lot and the alley directly adjacent. In case of rain, the event (minus the food trucks) will be held at the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center on the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus.

Funding for the Gotta Have Arts initiative is made possible in part by a grant to WhyArts from the Lincoln Financial Foundation. For more information, contact Clifton at


Gotta Be Me Inc. is an Omaha nonprofit dedicated to promoting the inclusion of children and adults with disabilities into our communities. For more information, visit

WhyArts is a nonprofit dedicated to providing Omaha’s underserved populations with access to inclusive quality arts programming across a variety of disciplines. For more information, visit