(402) 238-9861 art@moonriseelkhorn.com

About MoonRise Gallery

We are a gallery dedicated to the efforts of local artists, displaying all forms of creative endeavors. Our building was previously the home of Two Birds Bakery and we have retained certain elements of the bakery in our design. Originally, our little brick building was built as the post office by Roy Johnson, grandfather of gallery owner Barbi Hayes

About Glacier Creek Preserve

MoonRise Gallery partners with Glacier Creek Preserve in promoting nature and the arts.

Glacier Creek Preserve is a UNO natural resource, restored tallgrass prairie system located at 14810 State St., Bennington NE. It is open to the public from dawn to dusk at no charge.

The priority of the Preserve is research and education for K-12 and metropolitan universities and colleges. It provides a complex of habitats involving restored prairie, crop land, wetlands, draws, and creeks; and is managed with prescribed burning to mirror fire’s role in historic tallgrass prairie systems.

Gallery Women

Barbi Hayes

Barbi Hayes has been many things in her life- including a trained biologist, environmental consultant, and renaissance naturalist– and will continue to be many more. Her background in biology has lead to an avid interest in the ongoing competition between the human species and the natural world. She is also a collector of deceased animals.

Barbi has a great love of books and art, as wall as the relationship between the two. She vehemently opposes the banning of books.

A strong supporter in all things minority, she believes in inclusivity, equality, and the healing power of the moon- all of which she has envisioned for the space of MoonRise Gallery.

“Outside the Garden of Eden, time does not stand still”

Gallery Women

Megan Thomas


Megan Thomas began working at MoonRise Gallery in July 2020. She earned a bachelor’s degree in studio art from the University of Nebraska in Omaha in 2005 and now keeps up her painting practice at home. Megan’s adventures between then and now include relocating to Northern California for a short time, co-owning Two Birds Bakery with friend and artist Trilety Wade, and working for a local jewelry retailer as their Diamond Librarian, wowza!

Megan loves the sound of rain and the feel of a season changing. She does not like loud noises and the feel of foam padding.

Megan maintains daily functions of the gallery and is the main point of contact for MoonRise showing artists.

2812 North Main Street
Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022

(402) 238-9861

Gallery Hours 

Wednesday 2pm-6pm

Thursday 2pm-6pm

Friday 2pm-6pm

Saturday 12pm-4pm

MoonRise Gallery

2812 North Main Street
Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022

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