We welcome you to Nebraska, the birthplace of Tom and his photography,
and the home of Omaha's Old Market gallery!
Open since 1995, the Old Market gallery is one of our most spacious; featuring nearly 4000 square feet of polished oak floors and vaulted loft ceilings to showcase Tom's images. A hand-painted safe door (circa late 1800's) shares space with natural beauty from near and far.
Limitless possibilities await you in Omaha's Old Market! Browse distinctive shops and galleries, explore museums and parks, enjoy fantastic theatre and symphony, treat yourself to a horse and carriage ride through cobblestone avenues to a delightful meal in any of the area's many excellent restaurants. Whether you visit for an afternoon, or for an extended stay, you will be enchanted by the charm and character of Omaha and the Old Market!
Through Mid April | Annual Sandhill Crane Migration
The greatest wildlife spectacle in North America happens right here in Nebraska -- for the hundreds of thousands of migrating Sandhill Cranes-- and also their many viewers who come from all over the world to watch the event. An estimated 500,000 Sandhill Cranes pass thru the Nebraska Platte River valley heading north every year during the Annual Spring Migration and headed south during the Fall Sandhill Crane Migration. They migrate through an 80 mile wide "Flyway" stretch along the Platte River from near Grand Island to west of Kearney, NE. It is estimated that about 80% of the world's population of Sandhill Cranes do an annual migration layover in this area of the Platte River. The Platte Valley area has great habitat for many types of birds - even bald eagles.
Saturday, May 6th | Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting
We welcome Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders to the MANGELSEN Old Market Gallery for the annual meeting weekend. See us in your Visitor's Guide. Locally known as “Berkshire Weekend,” the annual shareholders meeting of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is one of the larger and more unique events in Omaha. Held each year downtown at the CenturyLink Center, the “Woodstock of Capitalism” attracts 40,000 shareholders from around the world, not to mention media from a wide variety of outlets.
May 6 – Oct 14th | Omaha Farmer’s Market
Saturdays 8:00am – 12:30pm | 11th and Jackson
Omaha Farmers Market celebrates 21 seasons of making locally-grown foods accessible to our community. Fresh produce, one-of-a-kind products and valued relationships have made the Market what it is today. Join growers, vendors and other Market-goers as we celebrate 21 seasons.
June 9-11th | Omaha Summer Arts Festival
Weekend long | Gene Leahy Mall Downtown
The Omaha Summer Arts Festival celebrates its 40th year! The Festival is Omaha's premier destination for arts and entertainment featuring 135 of the nation's finest visual artists, a stage of continuous musical performances and a hands-on Children's Fair. The Omaha Summer Arts Festival mingles artist booths with sidewalk cafes and local gallery markets enabling festival-goers to artist demonstrations and a wonderful selection of food simultaneously.
June 17-28 | NCAA Men’s College World Series
Week long | TD Ameritrade Park
Omaha has been host to the “Greatest Show on Dirt” since 1950 and now welcomes the winning teams to the new TD Ameritrade Park Omaha just blocks from the gallery.
Year Long | First Friday Gallery Walk
First Friday of each Month 6-9pm | Various locations throughout the Old Market
Don't miss this free event celebrating local creativity in Omaha's most historic neighborhood. Stroll the Old Market's distinctive brick streets as you're serenaded by live music. Ignite your imagination in the art galleries, where you might explore a fresh perspective in the bold brushstrokes of a painting or in the contours of a bronze sculpture. Glimpse views of faraway lands and intense emotions. Many of the galleries celebrate new shows monthly with receptions where you can meet and talk with the artists who create the pieces you admire.
To make your First Friday experience even better, we’re offering free parking and free rides on Ollie the Trolley, 6-9pm. Park free in the lot behind the Creighton physician’s clinic (southwest corner of 13th & Leavenworth). Park there and hop aboard the trolley to circulate the neighborhood. Ollie the Trolley sponsored by participating galleries.
Things to Do | Omaha, Nebraska
Magical Journey’s Carriage Service | The Old Market
Add some magic to your tour of Omaha’s Old Market and Downtown Riverfront area.
Riverfront Trail | Downtown Omaha
Only three blocks from the gallery, this walking and biking trail offers great views of the Missouri River and cuts through the heart of Omaha’s riverfront rebirth, passing many of the city’s points of interest.
Henry Doorly Zoo | Downtown Omaha
Be sure not to miss Nebraska’s number one attraction welcoming more than 25 million visitors over the past 40 years! Nationally renowned for its leadership in animal conservation and research, Henry Doorly features the largest cat complex in North America, the world's largest nocturnal exhibit and indoor swamp, one of the world's largest indoor rainforest, as well as the world's largest indoor desert! Ranked world's #1 zoo by TripAdvisor!
Joslyn Art Museum | Downtown Omaha
As Nebraska’s largest and most distinguished art museum, Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha has served as the premier center for visual art since opening in 1931. Joslyn's collection features work from antiquity to the present, with an emphasis on 19th- and 20th-century European and American art.
V. Mertz | The Old Market
A review from the Wall Street Journal says it well, "Over at V. Mertz, a former fruit cellar, the atmosphere wavers between chic and bistro, but the plain-paper menu is a showcase of luxury ingredients and intricate combinations."
Old Market Candy Shop | The Old Market
Handmade fudge and chocolates, novelties, licorice from all over the world, salt-water taffy, by the piece or by the pound - what's not to like!