July 16 loom Weaves Joslyn
2 PM to midnight

To help celebrate the special exhibition Sheila Hicks: Material Voices, loom and Joslyn pair up once again to bring the vibrant multicultural festival back to the garden!

Featuring live music, dance forms from a variety of cultures, live art, yoga, face painting, arts & craft activities and educational programs, all ending off with a big dance party in the garden. In the event of rain, all programming will move indoors.

Loom’s family-friendly indoor-outdoor event has traditionally brought in a wide spectrum of artists and performers, as well as a wide cross section of people, weaving together the diversity that lives within Omaha. This year performances include Edem Soul Music, Emily Ward, Mesonjixx, Mula-B, Las Cecilias Mariachi, Brent Crampton, plus tango, salsa, swing & break dancing groups. Guided tour of Sheila Hicks: Material Voices begins at 6 pm in the atrium.

Revelers will have an opportunity to create a colorful weaving for INTERTWINE, a community project inspired by Sheila Hicks: Material Voices. Help us fill Joslyn’s community gallery space with your visual voice. Complete your project during loom Weaves Joslyn or go to click here for a downloadable project guide!

The event is free and open to the public (special pricing applies to Sheila Hicks: Material Voices; see below). Food may be purchased outside at Joslyn's grill 4 - 9 pm and picnic baskets are welcome. Cash bar available throughout the event; please, no outside alcohol.

The entire Museum, including Memorial Building, will be open and free until 6 pm; Pavilion Galleries, including Joslyn's Modern and Contemporary collection and special exhibition will be open until 9 pm; Sculpture Garden open and free until midnight. 

Visitors wishing to view the special exhibition Sheila Hicks: Material Voices must obtain a ticket, and tickets for general public adults are $5 (discounted price for this event). Tickets are free for members, children ages 17 and younger, and college students with ID.

Post celebration to be held at House of Loom until 2 am!

For more information visit House of Loom.

For a decade loom has manifested as a dance event where people of many colors, orientations and ages gathered in a peaceful assembly. From its original home of España Tapas Bar in Benson, to various one-offs at institutions such as Bemis Center & Love's Jazz & Art Center, loom has served as a positive social medium for bringing people together. In 2011 loom moved into House of Loom — a lounge & nightclub concept with a focus on music and dance.

loom photos courtesy Brent Crampton.

Main Stage Schedule 

02:00 PM : Yoga w/Phileena of Gravity | a Center for Contemplative Activism (Bring mat, all levels welcome)
03:00 : Edem Soul Music (Global Soul)
03:40 : Omaha Under the Radar (Contemporary Classical)
04:00 : Joslyn's Kent Bellows Musician's (Youth Performances)
04:20 : Emily Ward (Singer-Songwriter)
04:40 : Michelle Eva Becker & Ben Baldwin (Acoustic)
05:00 : Las Cecilias (Mariachi Band)
05:40 : FAYD After School/Summer Program Performance
06:00 : Mola-B (Hip Hop)
06:30 : Mesonjixx (Soul, Funk)
07:30 : Multicultural Dance Hour with ...
— Tango w/Viviana & Gustavo Larsen
— Salsa w/Salserodalante Productions & Entertainment
— Swing w/ Omaha Jitterbugs
— B-boy/break dancing w/True X Crew
08:30 : Sunset Dance Celebration until midnight with ...
— DJ Brent Crampton, Kethro & Deep Just (NYC)
— Visuals by Temperature0 Productions
12:00AM : Post-party at House of Loom (free, 21+)

Atrium Programming

02:00 : DJ Robert Humphrey
03:00 : Spoken Word Workshop w/Michelle Troxclair (VeRBal GuMBo) & Aaryon LaRuce Williams
04:00 : FAYD After School/Summer Program Performances
04:30 : Dr. Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado Talk: "Yes, We Can All Get Along"
05:00 : Ken Winston Talk: "Earth in Distress; Improving our Environment"
06:00 : Break Dance & B-Boy Lessons w/ True X Crew

Booth Vendors & Activities

03:30-04:30 : Meditation: Benefits & Practice
Phileena Heuertz of Gravity | a Center for Contemplative Activism will talk about the benefits of meditation followed by a 20-minute guided meditation. Located in the Founders Room.

— Create a colorful weaving for INTERTWINE, a community project inspired by Sheila Hicks: Material Voices. Complete your project during loom Weaves Joslyn or print your own downloadable project guide!
— Get a caricature or portrait done w/Tiana Conyers & Javier Grimaldo
— Jump into a weaving project with Two Keys Creative Studios
— Learn how to build a camera w/Brandon Longwell
— Check out local arts, crafts, prints & fiber work from Joan Getzfrid, Lauren Deoschot & TheAfter, LLC
— Learn about & support the Proseeds non-profit
— Enjoy live art w/ FAYD After School/Summer Program artist Jondasia Nutt