Open Artist Calls

Ogden City is seeking submissions from artists of any kind to create art and designs for the Spike 150 Celebration.

On May 9-11, 2019, the City of Ogden will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the completion of the nation’s First Transcontinental Railroad. The City of Ogden invites artists and students to create and submit designs for a commemorative poster, and or an art design that will be wrapped on utility boxes around downtown Ogden.

On May 10, 1869, two railroads, the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads, joined in the desert of Promontory, Utah uniting East Coast with West Coast more than three thousand miles away. Similar to the first lunar landing one hundred years later, the completion of the railroad carried immense symbolism for the United States. However, it was more than an abstract symbol; it also physically transformed the nation and the State of Utah and in turn the City of Ogden.  

Over 150 years later, the Transcontinental Railroad and the railroading industry continues to play an essential part in the shaping of Ogden’s and Utah history. The railroad led to the socioeconomic diversity seen in Ogden from the 1870s up to today. Nine rails coming from all over the country to Ogden, exposed Ogden’s people to various cultures, ideas and industries forever changing the cultural and economic landscape of Ogden’s community and Utah.

Visionary artists are invited to be a part of the 150th anniversary by submitting artwork for consideration.


A $1,000 artist honorarium will be awarded for the winning commemorative poster design, and up to 10 artists will receive a $400 artist honorarium for the utility box project. 

Submissions are due March 1, 2019

For more information about each call please use the links below:

Utility Box Art Call

Spike 150 Commemorative Poster Contest 

Looking for a cool part time gig? Well look no further! Come work at The Corner as an Ogden Ambassador! 

Ogden City Arts, Culture and Events is hiring PT positions for ‘The Corner’

‘The Corner’ is a small information Kiosk/Café located on the corner of Historic 25th and Washington Blvd. It is an information hub for Arts, Events, Activities and Attractions in the Ogden/Weber area.

Ogden City is looking for “Ogden Ambassadors” to work at The Corner. Applicants must be available for shifts Monday – Saturday 10am to 7pm (up to 29 hrs. per week) and be genuinely excited about Ogden! Ogden Ambassador will provide information to locals and visitors about area attractions, events, and venues. Ambassadors should be familiar with the Ogden/Weber area, its landmarks, trails, dining and nightlife. Daily tasks will include use of computer for emailing, researching & calendaring events, running a point of sale system for tickets, retail sales, and food and beverage sales. Ambassadors are also responsible for food and beverage prep, facility and grounds daily cleaning, and maintenance.

Click here to fill out a brief questioner about your interest in being an ‘Ogden Ambassador’!

Ogden City Arts is generously supported in part by Weber County R.A.M.P. and Utah Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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