OMAHA, Neb. – Alegent Health is sponsoring the Omaha Creative Institute’s Traveling Workshop to spread creativity to families across the metro.
The Traveling Workshop is a creative caravan, consisting of a refurbished truck and horse trailer donated by two Omaha Creative Institute board members. It houses all of the materials the Omaha Creative Institute needs to take their signature "Come Create It" workshop experiences to various outposts of Omaha and the surrounding area. Workshop activities include watercolor painting, ukulele lessons, oil and acrylic painting and more.
"We know that art and music can be healing," said Richard A. Hachten II, FACHE, president and chief executive officer for Alegent Health. "This project will give opportunities to families in the area to connect with the artistic process and be creative. We believe health and wellness is about more than going to see your doctor, it’s also about getting out and meeting one another, gathering together and celebrating. This workshop will give people that opportunity."
Susan Thomas, executive director of the Omaha Creative Institute added: "The Traveling Workshop will expand upon Omaha Creative Institute's mission of making creative experiences accessible to the Omaha community. This sponsorship will allow us to break away from our permanent location in North Downtown Omaha and bring our signature "Come Create It" workshops to the rest of the city."
Upcoming dates include:
July 21 – Gretna Days Parade, July 23 – Workshops at Common Ground in Elkhorn, August 25 – Dundee Day Parade & Festival, Sept. 22 – River City Rodeo Parade
For more information, please contact Natalie Shaw at Natalie@omahacreativeinstitute.org or by calling (402) 669-9807. Additional dates and events will be added. Visit www.omahacreativeinstitute.org for more information.
With a commitment to providing high-quality care and an exceptional patient experience, Alegent Health, its 1,300 physicians and 8,600 employees are focused on caring for the body, mind and spirit of every person. Patients find a continuum of care at Alegent Health, from primary care through geriatrics. Families can also find specialty care at Alegent Health including women's and children's, cardiovascular, orthopedics, spine, oncology, physical rehabilitation and behavioral health services. With the blessing of our sponsors, Catholic Health Initiatives and Immanuel, Alegent Health has ten hospitals, freestanding inpatient psychiatric and skilled nursing facilities and more than 100 sites of service making us the largest not-for-profit, faith-based healthcare provider in Nebraska and southwest Iowa.