Creative District

Benson is now an official Creative District!

In June 2022, Benson was designated as Omaha’s first Creative District! With this designation, we hope to attract and retain creatives in the community and continue the creative spirit that keeps Benson “Good Weird.”

photo credit Paul B Allen IV

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Our mission is to advance creativity and the economic vitality in the historic Benson community. 


Our vision is to elevate artists, amplify Benson’s creative spirit, and serve as a hub for creative enterprise and expression in the Midwest.

● CreativityArt is Everywhere
We value diversity, inclusion, and differing ideas from all residents, stakeholders, and visitors. 

● EquityAll Are Welcome
We value diversity, inclusion, and differing ideas from all residents, stakeholders, and visitors. 

 CommunityWe’re Human
We value helping each other, learning from each other and providing a safe and sustainable atmosphere for all. 

● Collaboration. We’re “Tight Knit”
We value our supportive community and seek collaborative partnerships among all Benson residents and visitors. 

 Originality. We’re Original
We value grassroots ideals and hold space for all creatives to innovate freely. 

Opportunities for Input and Involvement

We are inviting all district stakeholders to complete our 10-15 minute SURVEY. Input gained from the survey and public meetings will help guide the Benson Creative District Council in identifying a collective vision for the community.

Another Benson Creative District Council’s (BCDC) community forum will be coming up in fall 2023. Check back for more information!

Want to get more involved? We can always use additional volunteers! Shoot us an email at

At the Intersection of Community & Creativity:

Check out the coordinating booklist the Omaha Public Library, Benson Branch created for our September 2022 Benson Creative District Public Forum.

Reserve a book today!

Did you miss past public meetings? No problem!

December 20, 2021 recording HERE
( Passcode:  
4A$fPD!g )

March 9, 2022 recording HERE 

September 21, 2022 recording coming soon!

March 15 2023 recording coming soon!

Benson Creative District Partners