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BFF continues to be the backbone of the arts and creativity in our neighborhood, with the vision of expanding this ideal and implementing creative expansion and opportunities within Benson, as well as out into the greater Omaha and regional communities.
BFF SWAG would not be possible without our special partnerships with Lion's Mane Vintage & Sharpened Clothing !!!
BFF teams up with local artists to create one-of-a-kind image/art based merchandise line as well as original “Benson” themed merchandise. We will constantly be accepting new artist submissions,
and hope to change “lines” each season. Although planning to expand the variety of merchandise, for now, we are only printing on a few different items - Tshirts, Trucker Hats, Buttons, etc. Merchandise will be sold exclusively at Lion's Mane with plans of expanding to other local retailers and online sales.
Mobile Practice Wall
Sponsored by and created by Habitat for Humanity, BFF presents to the community a Mobile Practice Wall.
The Mobile Practice Wall is capable of traveling around the city & region, and provides a surface for artists and arts organizations to practice outdoor art upon, as well as exposing multiple communities to different artists' works.
Stay tuned for the Mobile Practice Wall's calendar and where to see it around town :)
BFF hosts a monthly Artist Market!
Support local artists, vendors, and makers - and take home unique gifts for friends, family, or yourself.
(located on-street from May-September & indoors in December)
It's free to vend!
Stay tuned for a regularly-printed, local ZINE !
Coming October 2017...
RECENTLY INSTALLED !!!
BFF is partnering with the Benson Improvement District to showcase original designs from 16 local artists along Benson's main corridor.
Chikadibia Ebirimm Katie Temple
Sophie Newell Byron Anway
Jess Benjamin Caitlin Hochwender
Soleil Ramsey Harrison Martin
Chase Couture Holly Whitcomb
Jenette Altman Jessica Riggle
Laura Hopp Mike Rowen
Ruby Rose Kelley Victoria Georgieva
COMING SUMMER 2017 !!!
Much like a New York newsstand or a child's lemonade stand, BFF will be constructing two "blank canvas" art booths that will host FOUR interactive artists, artist groups, performers, performer groups, non-profit organizations, education organizations, or individuals.
2017 Art BooFFs will be:
May 5th - Artist Laura Hopp
June 2nd - The Union for Contemporary Art
July 7th - KANEKO
August 4th - Metro Photo Club
Partnering with Lincoln Calling - a 3 day music festival happening September 28th - 30th - BFF will be creating an "Art Alleyway" filled with interactive and demonstrative art elements.
Stay tuned for more details
please email us if youre interested in participating!
Thanks to the Douglas County Visitor Improvement Fund,
BFF will be creating a Mobile Gallery.
Stay tuned for details.