Cathedrals and the arts
Cathedral Arts Project (CAP) was founded in 1985 to promote & celebrate the performing & visual arts through the unique setting of Omaha's historic Saint Cecilia 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 the masterwork of renown architect Thomas Rodgers Kimball: Omaha's Saint Cecilia Cathedral.
Throughout the past 33 years, many have come to know CAP as the organization that mounts "that wonderful flower show in the dead of winter." While 10,000 people annually visit the Flower Festival, many more are coming to know us as the organization that has mounted the most unique musical and visual events in Omaha, and brought such world-renown groups, like Dave Brubeck, the Tallis Scholars, the Vienna Boys Choir, and Chanticleer to the Cathedral.