Cathedral Arts Project
100 North 62nd Street
Omaha, NE 68132
Cathedral Arts Project (CAP) was founded in 1985 to promote and celebrate the performing and visual arts through the unique setting of Saint Cecilia's Cathedral. This concept dates back to the Middle Ages when cathedrals were erected as awe-inspiring monuments to God at the heart of the city. Those cathedrals also became the heart of the community's culture.
It was there that artists and musicians presented their master works and dramatists produced mystery and morality plays to teach and entertain. This vibrant tradition provided the inspiration for renewing this concept for celebrating the arts in Omaha's historic Saint Cecilia's Cathedral. Throughout these past 16 years, many have come to know CAP as "that wonderful flower show in the dead of winter." While over 15,000 people annually visit the Flower Festival, many more are coming to know us as the organization that brings to Omaha such world-renown groups like Dave Brubeck, the Vienna Boys Choir and Grammy award winning Chanticleer.
An integral part of our philosophy is to share the arts with the entire community regardless of one's ability to pay. Although reserved seating is available at some events, admission to all events is free to the general public. Our world-class programming is made possible by our patrons, sponsors and special grants. Although events take place in Omaha's St. Cecilia's Cathedral, CAP is an interfaith-based organization. We receive no funding from the Cathedral parish or the Archdiocese of Omaha. Our guiding Board of Directors contains members of many creeds and cultures in the Omaha community, interested in meeting our mission: "To promote the performing and visual arts which uplift and challenge the human spirit." Come to the Cathedral! The great bronze doors are open to welcome you.