Celebrate 11 years of Amplify Arts at
GRAVE 2: Back from the Grave

All proceeds from the event will benefit local artists and the community through our unique programs. The follow up to the smash hit GRAVE, GRAVE 2: Back from the Grave brings you even more to love. 

Get to know our mission and how we support local artists at our annual fundraising event. Werewolves welcome and costumes encouraged! See you at the historic 40th Street Theatre on Friday, October 18th.


6:30 pm // Doors Open. Enjoy complimentary food and drink, explore the installation by Ian Tredway/GHOST Omaha, take home a memento from the photobooth, and more!

7:30 pm // Costume Clash! Contestant information and How to Vote below *doors close*

8:00 pm // Program + Remarks

8:20 pm // Grooves by DJ Crabrangucci

ART: Ian Tredway/GHOST Omaha
FOOD: Upstream Brewing Company
GROOVES: DJ Crabrangucci

See photos from last year’s event



For this “costume contest with a twist” we have matched 5 local artists with community supporters of Amplify Arts. Each pair will work together to design and create a costume that will make its debut at the 40th Street Theatre on October 18th.

Without further ado… the Costume Clash contestants:

  1. LaShonna Dorsey and Bart Vargas

  2. Marjorie Masayo Maas and Molly Toberer

  3. Ryan Ellis/Colleen Mason and Camille Hawbaker Voorhees

  4. JoAnna LeFlore and Celeste Butler

  5. Sarah Lorsung Tvrdik and Angie Seykora

To help your favorite Costume Clash contestants win the top prize, all you have to do is visit this link, or text ARTS to 79230 to vote. $1 PER VOTE gets each pair closer to victory, with all the proceeds going to support our mission of providing resources and opportunities to local artists.


General Admission // $100

YP & Working Artist // $50


Date: Friday, October 18th

Time: 6:30pm (doors close at 7:30pm)

Venue: 40th Street Theatre, 4006 1/2 Hamilton St., Omaha, NE 68131

Thank you to these spooky sponsors:

Bungalow/8 Hairdressing
Mutual of Omaha
PJ Morgan Real Estate
Denise and Hobson Powell

Baird Holm
Union Bank & Trust

Can’t make it to the event, but still want to support Amplify Arts’ work?

Interested in becoming a GRAVE 2: Back from the Grave sponsor?

Email Maggie Weber at