• June 4-6
  • Various locations and online

The Omaha Summer Arts Festival returns this year with a mix of virtual and outdoor events.

While the festival won’t be taking over downtown streets (look for that in 2022), it includes a month-long celebration of artistry that culminates June 4-6. A virtual artist booth and gallery offers opportunities to connect with local artists and support their work, and the festival’s Booth Central Market will be held online June 5 and June 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cecelia Locke Ceramics, 2021

In-person events will also take place at several locations downtown where commissioned artists have created giant mural cubes now on display. Pop-up concerts are scheduled at these spots, so look out for performances from Mr. E & The Stringless Kite, SAИD and DJ Crabrangucci over the festival weekend.

Later in June, Kethro & Werdisbond, Elaina Christina Clement and Hector Anchondo will also perform. A six-hour live stream of musical performances from artists including Sebastian Lane Band, Alyson Peeler and Last of the Mojitos takes place June 5.

Visit summerarts.org for more.

—Reader staff