Benson Creative District | Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


What’s Happening?

BFF Omaha & the Benson Creative District Coordinating Committee are proud to announce the official designation of Benson as a state-recognized Creative District and will celebrate during July First Friday with a ribbon cutting ceremony presented by the Greater Omaha Chamber. The designation comes after 10 years of creative placemaking and successfully leading Benson to become a Creative District through the Nebraska Arts Council.


The Greater Omaha Chamber’s Red Ribbon Crew will join the newly certified Benson Creative District to officially celebrate the designation. The cutting will take place at 6pm on First Friday July 1 at the intersection of Maple St. & Military Ave., adjacent to BFF Omaha’s on-street Artist Markets.


The last BFF ribbon cutting occurred 10 years ago, on June 1st, 2012 in the middle of Maple St, commemorating the start of First Fridays in Benson.


The public is also encouraged to stroll the streets of Benson the evening of July 1 for:


❤ Over 50 artist vendors and community partners, live artists, and street DJs on
Military Ave & 62nd St. closures
❤ Special vendors, artists and live music celebrating Juneteenth on 61st Street
❤ Sailor’s Grave Tattoo will also offer tattoo specials commemorating BFF Omaha’s
10 years. Anyone who gets the BFF logo tattoo will earn a lifetime membership
with the organization.
❤ And as usual, 20+ special community art & music events, FREE to-go art kits, a
Public Art Scavenger Hunt, FREE pedi-cab rides, online & virtual offerings, and more.


#FirstFriday #CreativeDistrict #Wow #BCD #BensonCreativeDistrict #WeDidIt #GoTeam #GreatWork #BFF4evr @neartscouncil

BFF Omaha & the Benson Creative District Coordinating Committee are proud to announce the official designation of Benson as a state-recognized Creative District and will celebrate during July First Friday with a ribbon cutting ceremony presented by the Greater Omaha Chamber. The designation comes after 10 years of creative placemaking and successfully leading Benson to become a Creative District through the Nebraska Arts Council.


The Greater Omaha Chamber’s Red Ribbon Crew will join the newly certified Benson Creative District to officially celebrate the designation. The cutting will take place at 6pm on First Friday July 1 at the intersection of Maple St. & Military Ave., adjacent to BFF Omaha’s on-street Artist Markets.


The last BFF ribbon cutting occurred 10 years ago, on June 1st, 2012 in the middle of Maple St, commemorating the start of First Fridays in Benson.


The public is also encouraged to stroll the streets of Benson the evening of July 1 for:


❤ Over 50 artist vendors and community partners, live artists, and street DJs on
Military Ave & 62nd St. closures
❤ Special vendors, artists and live music celebrating Juneteenth on 61st Street
❤ Sailor’s Grave Tattoo will also offer tattoo specials commemorating BFF Omaha’s
10 years. Anyone who gets the BFF logo tattoo will earn a lifetime membership
with the organization.
❤ And as usual, 20+ special community art & music events, FREE to-go art kits, a
Public Art Scavenger Hunt, FREE pedi-cab rides, online & virtual offerings, and more.


#FirstFriday #CreativeDistrict #Wow #BCD #BensonCreativeDistrict #WeDidIt #GoTeam #GreatWork #BFF4evr @neartscouncil

About the Event Host
BFF: Building Community Through Arts Engagement
When & Where
Jul 1, 2022, 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Downtown Benson
Military & Maple
Omaha, NE
Free


What To Expect

Happy Hour - Drinks

Arts & Culture Classes

Museum Exhibit

Tours

Dessert

Craft

Alternative

Indie

Workshop

Discussion

Creative

Specials

Beer

Food Trucks

Dinner

Community

Digital Art

Art Gallery

Paintings

Theater

Multi-Cultural

Fashion

FIlm

Local Market

Nonprofit Events

Live Music

Educational

Performance Art

Volunteer Opportunities

Crafts

Nightlife

Clothes & Fashion

Mimosas


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