About Us

Confeti 4, groupWelcome to Ogden City’s Arts, Culture, and Events Division. Whether you are visiting Ogden for the first time, or are a lifelong resident, our team is here to help you find, participate, or plan your unique Ogden experience. We take pride in the exceptional management of Ogden City Arts, Ogden City Events, and the Ogden Amphitheater.

Ogden City Arts Coordinator, Lorie Buckley works closely with the Ogden City Arts Advisory Committee to produce annual events such as Mayors Awards in the Arts, Arts on the Town, Ogden International, and our monthly First Friday Art Stroll. They are responsible for Ogden City Arts Grants, Public Art Installations and many other arts related programs. They are an excellent resource for connecting you with artists, galleries, programs, venues and events.

Ogden City Events Coordinator, Ashley Bockwoldt is here to make coordinating your Special Event as seamless as possible. By working closely with you through the process of your Special Event Application we strive to ensure that each event, big or small is safe and successful. Ashley works closely with all city departments as well as many outside agencies to successfully coordinate and calendar over 200 events annually that use our public venues, parks, trails and roads. We partner, produce or co-produce many of Ogden’s signature events such as Ogden Twilight, Farmers Market, Witchstock, Harvest Moon, and the Ogden Marathon. We work closely with the CVB and the GOAL Foundation to attract and support world class events like Xterra, Tour of Utah, and the USA Cycling Championships.

Ogden Amphitheater Coordinator, Derek Williamson strives to offer each guest a first class experience when visiting the Ogden Amphitheater. Whether you are an event producer, a performing artist, or a guest in the audience we assure that you will feel at home. With over 90 events each year ranging from major concerts to private weddings, Derek and the rest of this talented team will help make your event a success. From prepping back stage green rooms, to delivering high end sound and lighting production, we do it all. The Ogden Amphitheater team produces many signature events and welcomes artists to apply through our online artist application. We embrace diverse community programming and encourage everyone to consider utilizing this gem of a venue when planning their next event.

Ogden City Marketing & Communications Coordinator for Arts & Events, Regina Esparza works closely with the ACE team. She helps feature events happening in Ogden. Her continuous efforts with local businesses through social media helps bring a greater presence in the community with all the work that the Ace department works on. Not only their department but numerous events happening in Ogden such as the Ogden Marathon, Cinco de Mayo Festival, Yeti Bash and the Martin Luther King Breakfast / March to name a few. She works with Lorie in the Arts Department on the monthly Ogden City Arts Advisory Committee meetings along with events such as the Mayor's Awards, Arts on the Town and the Art Stroll. When she is not working in the office you can see her taking photos at local events.

This is just a brief introduction to our remarkable Ogden City Arts, Culture, and Events staff. I invite you to visit each of the links above to find out more details about our programs, and reach out to our staff to discover what this amazing team has to offer.


Christy McBride, Division Manager