The mission of the center is to preserve and promote the unique history and cultural talents of local and national African American artists.
The establishment of a African American cultural art & Jazz center, the first of its kind in the region, dedicated to showcasing and preserving the contributions local and national African American artists have made in the arts, music, and humanities as well as to teach the youth of our communities and teach and refine the skills of aspiring artists and musicians.
The facility is accessible and is a nonprofit Nebraska Corporation with 501 (c) (3) recognized by the Internal Revenue Services. A board of directors operating under the laws of Nebraska manages the organization.
The Loves Jazz & Arts Center is located in the heart of historic North Omaha on the corner of 24th and Lake Street. This area was once the anchor of a thriving commercial district for African Americans. The center is less than a block from the once famous Dreamland Ballroom. The facility is a 8000 square foot state of the art facility featuring the Preston Love gallery, a performing arts area, exhibition spaces, a digital media lab and a gift shop along with classrooms and administration space.