Culture Fest Collaboration

WhyArts helped share and celebrate the cultural richness of the Omaha community Feb. 25 in conjunction with the Omaha Economic Development Corporation’s Mini Culture Fest. The event, held at North High School, featured cultural foods, cooking demonstrations, information about food access and supporting local makers, and more.

WhyArts artist Kim Darling helped attendees create a hanging art piece from individual paper plates. Each participant was asked to decorate a plate that answered the following question: I am originally from (fill in the blank), and my favorite food I would share with my neighbor is (fill in the blank). They drew their responses on water color paper, which was then glued to a plate.

WhyArts is set to participate in the next Mini Culture Fest May 13. For more information about the Omaha Economic Development Corporation, visit