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VNA To Host 24th Annual Art & Soup Event – Event Details & Location Update

April 9, 2021 | VNA Staff | Press Releases, Shelter Nursing

For more than two decades, Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) has been instrumental in caring for individuals and families at local homeless and domestic violence shelters. VNA’s annual Art & Soup fundraiser provides men, women and children experiencing homelessness access to healthcare, social services and community resources to meet their needs. Artists and participating restaurants have been finalized for the 24th annual event.

Art & Soup Details

Acknowledging the importance of continued COVID-19 safety precautions, 2021’s Art & Soup will be a virtual event spanning multiple days. From April 12-18, community members can support this great cause while participating in online art sales and silent auction. Amazing local restaurants remain involved this year through an innovative “Soup Passport.”

Art Sales and Silent Auction

April 12-17: Art sales and a silent auction will occur through an interactive and engaging online event, which will include interviews with artists, chefs and shelter nurses. Local artists will be selling one-of-a-kind artwork, with 50% of their sales going toward the VNA shelter nursing program.

Kelly Adams
Shelly Bartek
Lynn Bowes
Sharon Boynton
Pamela Conyers Hinson
John Dennison
George Garrett III
Annette Guy
Marcia Joffe-Bouska
Dan Klima
Jeff Koterba
Deb Kubik
Margie Magnuson
Kevin McClay
Susan McGilvrey
Katrina Methot-Swanson
Charles Nolder
Clark Pflanz
Herm Rauth
Sarah Rowe
Angie Simonsen
Therman Statom
Kelli Sweet
Bart Vargas
Peg Watkins
Ann Williams

Soup Samplers 

April 18, 1-5 p.m.: A drive-thru celebration event will feature music provided by Boomer Radio, entertainment and to-go soup samplers, as well as the opportunity to pick up any purchased auction items. The drive-thru celebration will take place at VNA headquarters, 12565 West Center Road. Takeout soup samplers include selections from the following restaurants:

Big Mama’s Kitchen
Café 8303
Eurest at Kiewit
Methodist Women’s Hospital
No More Empty Pots
Okra African Grill
Slattery Vintage Estates
Sodexo at UNMC

Soup Passport

April 18-Oct. 31: Every ticket purchase includes a Soup Passport, which entitles an individual to a free cup of soup at each of these participating restaurants:

Acadian Grille Scratch Kitchen
Avoli Osteria
Barley’s Bar
Beacon Hills in Aksarben Village
Beyond Golf Bar & Kitchen
Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano
Bonefish Grill
Dario’s Brasserie
Herbe Sainte
Jojo’s Diner
Kitchen Table
La Casa
Le Voltaire
Timber Wood Fire Bistro
Upstream Brewing Company
Wilson & Washburn
The Woodcliff Restaurant

VNA’s shelter nursing program is 100% community funded. The public is invited to join us at this year’s Art & Soup event to ensure a VNA nurse is in every Omaha and Council Bluffs domestic violence and homeless shelter. In addition to supporting healthcare for shelter clients, this event is a great way to support local artists and restaurants who have struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ticket Sales

Tickets for the 2021 Art & Soup event are available online through April 17, 2021, and may also be purchased day-of at the event. For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, please visit


Thank you to all our sponsors, especially Life-Changing Level sponsors, Lozier Foundation and UnitedHealthcare. Art & Soup would not be possible without the generosity of community sponsors.

Press Releases, Shelter Nursing

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