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!
June 8-10th | Omaha Summer Arts Festival
Weekend long | 10th-15th St on Farnam
The Omaha Summer Arts Festival celebrates its 44th 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 in the Gene Leahy Mall.
June 16-27th | NCAA Men’s College World Series
Week long | 200 Mike Fahey St
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 MANGELSEN – Images of Nature gallery.
Sept 1-Jan 6th | Thomas D. Mangelsen: A Life in the Wild
Daily | 801 S 10th Street
Durham Museum is honored to host the world premiere of A Life In The Wild, an exhibition containing 40 of Mangelsen’s most resonant images—images that take viewers on a journey into the haunts of iconic species whose struggles for survival are metaphorical fulcrums for reflection in the 21st century.
Through Oct 13th | Omaha Farmer’s Market
Saturdays 8:00am-12:30pm | 11th and Jackson
Omaha Farmers Market celebrates 25 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.
Year Long | First Friday Gallery Walk
6-9pm | MANGELSEN – Images of Nature Gallery and neighboring Old Market galleries.
First Friday is a 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.
One of Omaha’s favorite restaurants has reopened in the Old Market, just around the corner from the MANGELSEN - Images of Nature Gallery. Be sure to try their famous Lahvosh or iconic Carrot Dog!
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!