Current Stroll Information


First Friday Art Stroll Showings-July 5, 2019

Items of interest:


The Corner

, a community hot spot will continue to be open for the Art Stroll! Stop by to say hello and hear about what they are offering the community. The Corner is literally located at the South West corner of Washington and 25th Street.  You can pick up your map for the Art Stroll here.    2501 Washington Blvd. Follow them on IG: the_corner_ogden and on FB: TheCorner.

2.   Pop Up Event

at Jessie Jean’s Café, it all starts at 7 p.m. It is an Open Mic event for poetry, music and more. Come out and share your talents.

3. Ogden Food Truck Rally will be lined up at the Ogden Union Station. Stop by from 6-9 p.m. to see which trucks will be featured.

4. Follow Us -

IG: ogden_arts  FB: OgdenCityArts & OgdensFirstFridayArtStroll


Gallery Happenings -

Art Box

–  The Art Box is delighted to feature Seth Hadlock for July’s First Friday Art Stroll in conjunction with Pioneer Days! Seth was born and raised in Liberty, Utah, where he grew up watching his mother paint horses. After becoming interested in art at a young age, Seth went on to earn his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Weber State University. Seth has also spent his life working with animals and exploring the mountains, which are the main subjects of is work. His favorite medium is graphite and charcoal because it gives his art an older, antique look and because he can capture small details, like a horse's eyes or the stitching of a bridle. He focuses his art on realism and accurate detail.

Artist’s Statement: My art focuses on the rare simplicity of the ranching and old rodeo lifestyle that is rapidly disappearing in the shadows of development. Using mainly the blacks and whites of graphite and charcoal, I can draw attention to the simple details and vintage themes of my images. I want to hold onto this simple, yet detailed life and show it to the world. I realize the importance of noticing small details like the way the hair lays across the horse and the details of a used, old rope that most people don’t take the time to notice.

Not only do I get to use my art to help viewers recognize the beauty of the ranching lifestyle, I also get to use it to promote the exciting life of rodeo. With the help of my wife’s graphic design skills, I am able to represent local cowboys who have dedicated their lives to rodeo and bring their skills to life through art. The life of the true American cowboy is slowly fading away, but many of us are dedicated to keeping it alive. I’m proud to be part of that community.

Seth, along with his wife and two kids, works on a cattle ranch with his granddad, raises horses and cattle with his dad, is a horse trainer and competes as a steer wrestler in the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association. Seth spends his free time helping his kids learn to work with horses and compete in youth rodeo, creating art and serving on the Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo committee. You can see more of his work on or @SethHadlockArt on Facebook and Instagram. Stop into Art Box on Friday, July 5th between 6-9pm to meet Seth and see his intimate and beautiful work, which will remain on exhibit during the entire month of July.


Art Box - 215 Historic 25th Street, Ogden


Bliss Skincare Studio –  

Bliss Skincare Studio is proud to feature the work of Erica Lyon for the July Art Stroll. Erica’s artwork is a representation of her thoughts without words, travels in the vertical world, adventures to faraway places and those inward journeys of the heart and soul.

Ever since Erica could stand at an easel she has painted. She is inspired by childhood books with illustrations by Peter Parnal and the natural spaces in which we get to play.  The open, clean lines and bright colors draw you - the observer, into places that you hold in your heart. Her paintings are not only representations of places she goes, but represent what she loves about a particular area, captured onto paper, canvas or wood.

Erica takes what she learns as an artist and teaches it to her high school students through visual art. Daily, she is inspired by her students and challenged to improve her own art abilities. A cycle of knowledge takes place through this process of teaching and learning.

Erica has helped raise thousands of dollars by donating art to non-profits and causes that relate to what she loves in life: the Yosemite Climbing Association, Ogden Trails Network, Access Fund, and Salt Lake Climbers Alliance. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer, combining her love of travel and art while teaching art to Deaf students in Ghana.  In addition, she has raised four guide dogs, one of whom is the current classroom therapy dog.

Adventure - Erica has lived all over the Western half of the US and in West Africa. Climbing, paddle boarding, skiing, camping, and hiking with the love of her life, Tom and their dog, Griffin, is what feeds her soul.

Erica M Lyon has lived in Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, California and West Africa. She attended Western Washington University earning a BA in Fine Art and later in life a Master’s in Education at Utah State University.  Erica currently lives in Ogden, UT working as a high school art teacher and professional artist. Her artwork is a representation of her thoughts without words, her travels in the vertical world, travels to faraway places and those inward travels of the heart and soul. Erica’s work has been featured in Alpinist, on The Access Fund’s Annual t-shirt (2010, 2011, & 2014), on Salt Lake City Climbers Alliance t-shirts (2012), and on the Yosemite Climbing Association t-shirts for the Face Lift in Yosemite (2012, 2013, & 2015).


Bliss Skincare Studio - 2422 Grant Avenue, Ogden

Cara Koolmees - 

With the arrival of summer Cara Koolmees will feature her beach pictures to celebrate the hot days.  A colorful reminder of how summer can be full of fun and relaxation will make you want to vacation here or far away. Visit her studio during the First Friday Art Stroll.

Cara Koolmees – 256 Historic 25th Street, Ogden

Cuppa – 

For July’s Art Stroll Cuppa will be featuring the art of local artist Chelsey Ott.

Cuppa - 552 East 25th Street, Ogden


Eccles Community Art Center –

  The Ogden Pioneer Days, and The Eccles Art Center's Main Galleries will exhibit works from Western themed artists during the Ogden Pioneer Days - Traces of the West. This invitational competition will open Friday, July 5 and continue through Saturday, July 27, 2019. A reception for artists, and the public will be held in association with Ogden’s Art Stroll on Friday, July 5, from 5 to 8 p.m.  Awards will be posted at this reception.

The Ogden Pioneer Days - Traces of the West is comprised of recent works with a Western theme.  This year categories are two -dimension and three-dimensional art.  The two-dimensional category will include drawing, painting and photography with the three-dimensional category includes sculpture.  Local artists throughout Utah as well as those from Arizona, and Idaho are participating.  Thirty-three artists have accepted an invitation to exhibit.  They include: Dianne Adams, Doug Adams, Ryan Adams, Gayle Allen, Dan Bauer, Erin Berrett, Allen Brockbank, Lori D Burchinal, Michael Calles, Bonnie Conrad, Susan Cramer Stein, Keith Dagley, Kelly Donovan, Ronald Glenn Driggs, James Fain, Brent Flory, Bonnie Frucci, Curt Fuller, Mike Gardner, Jerry Hancock, Tim Harmon, Stephen Henry, Susan A Johnson, Cara Koolmees, Don Miskin, Steve Stauffer, Nicole Taggart, Don Weller, Daren Wilding, and Larry C Winborg.

The Eccles Art Center’s regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The center is closed Sundays and major holidays including July 4th, Independence Day, and July 24th, Statehood Day. For information, please call 801-392-6935, or on-line:

2018 Best of Show: “Time to Call It a Day” artist: Don Weller of Oakley, Utah

Eccles Community Art Center - 2580 Jefferson Ave, Ogden

Gallery 25 – 

Gallery 25 will feature Susan Jordan as their artist. She’s been involved with art most of her professional career with the military and later teaching art in a Utah high school. She has been with Gallery 25 for almost four years and is one of our Board Member Artists who is varied in her art from representational to abstract to photography. 

She is also kind and caring and has opened her show to artists’ that accepted her theme of “America How Great” with red, white and blue. Support local artists as well as show your support for America and our great country by purchasing some original art to hang in your home. 

Most of our artists work to price their art so it’s easy to get into your home. In fact, readers of the Standard Examiner recently voted Gallery 25 as the best gallery in northern Utah. That comes from great art, great presentation, great variety and pricing that works for customers.

Gallery 25 - 268 25th Street, Ogden                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Grounds for Coffee on 25th St. - 

Grounds for Coffee on 25th will feature Hey Be Fab! as their July Artist. Stop by and check out the art.

Grounds for Coffee - 111 Historic 25th Street, Ogden


Grounds for Coffee on Harrison & 30th –

 Grounds for Coffee on 30th will have feature art work from Faith Baily.
Grounds for Coffee - 3005 Harrison Blvd, Ogden

Hippie Skin –

No info given

Hippie Skin - 2424 Wall Avenue, Ogden

Kaffe Mercantile (Downtown location) – 

No info given

Kaffe Mercantile downtown - 2276 Washington Blvd. Suite 101, Ogden

Lucky Slice –  

No info given

Lucky Slice - 200 25th St, Ogden

Ogden UnCon Cosplay Gallery – 

No info given

Ogden UnCon - 2254 Washington Blvd., Ogden


Ogden First, Inc.’s PLATFORMS – 

 For the July Art Stroll O1ARTS will feature a new exhibit. As an arts organization with a social mission, O1ARTS believes in Freedom of Expression (i.e., Speech), and is committed to bringing the Ogden community #ArtsWithPurpose. 

For July and August, O1ARTS has partnered with For Freedoms, a national arts organization, to bring Four|For Freedoms,  a tightly-curated subset of the 50 State Billboard Initiative, to our PLATFORMS art site, at 25th & Adams Ave. The exhibition will continue through August 31.

The exhibition, which includes works by nationally recognized artists such as Hank Willis Thomas (also a founder of For Freedoms), Sanford Biggers, Paula Crown and others, opens at 6pm on Friday July 5, in conjunction with Ogden City Arts’ First Friday Art Stroll.

Our partnership with For Freedoms uses art to deepen public discussions on civic issues and core values, and to advocate for equality, dialogue, and civic participation. Like ForFreedoms, we believe citizenship is defined not by ideology, but by participation. Or in our case, #ARTicipation. 

The exhibition is rooted in a 1941 speech by Franklin Roosevelt, in which he declared that four essential human freedoms - Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, Freedom From Want and Freedom From Fear- should extend to any person, anywhere in the world.

For Freedoms is a platform for creative civic engagement and discourse, inspired by Norman Rockwell’s paintings depicting Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms. The exhibition contains contemporary revisitations of that historic series of works, more accurately reflecting the diversity of today’s America.

The artworks on display address Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms in ways relevant today … by exhorting us to vote (Freedom of Speech) or calling attention to the environment (Freedom from Fear?) mental health issues, immigration and more.

Once again, we invite community members to #ARTicipate, by using the supplied sharpies to add their input - what do YOU seek Freedom OF or FROM?

Featured Artwork Images:

Hank Willis Thomas, “They Are Us Is Them”

Eric Gottesman, “Where Do We Go From Here?” 

For Freedoms, “Four Freedoms 1 (Rosario)”

Sample Community ARTicipation panel  

PLATFORMS - 490 25th Street, Ogden

Rainy Day Emporium – 

Rainy Day Emporium will have featured artist Meemer Millard Maxwell. (Miranda) 

Her Bio: Based in Syracuse Utah, Marinda has been working as an artist since 2008. She works mostly with oils but has been known to try almost anything once or twice. Marinda keeps her etsy shop, Elements of Magik, stocked with paintings done on lazy days, but enjoys the challenge of commission pieces more. Besides painting, she also works with wire and crystals, making fantastic jewelry such as crowns and bracelets. When she is not working on jewelry or painting, you can find her onstage or backstage as an actor, director, or stage manager.

Stop by and see her work during the First Friday Art Stroll.

Rainy Day Emporium - 155 Historic 25th Street, Ogden 


Shaw Gallery at Weber State University – 

 The Shaw Gallery will be closed for programming during the summer months. They will reopen for their fall show on September 13.
Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery- 3964 West Campus Drive, Department 2001, Ogden

The Argo House –  

For June, July, and August at the Argo House they are featuring Suzanne Storer's work. Her show is called "Who We Are.” 

Artist Statement: "I create sculpture for the wall in very high relief that portrays the human qualities of everyday people making their way through life. I've found that our oh-so-human aspects exist in our uniqueness. Therefore, it is important that each sculpture bears a strong likeness physically or psychologically to the person I'm sculpting. 

Orienting my work to the wall facilitates the use of form, line and color within the same work. I especially enjoy the creation of sculptures where portions of the figure that are in 2 dimensions evolve into 3 dimensions.

Most sculptures begin as drawings from life from a point of view that creates an interesting shape. Some are blind contour drawings that are quite psychological. It's wonderful to be able to study and draw another person for an extended period of time. It's best when I have an emotional response to the model.

Some sculptures are based upon photographs. The work titled “Homeless in Liberty Park" was of a gentleman relaxing in Ogden’s downtown park popular with people who have no fixed residences. They were most gracious in modeling for me. This eventually led to the creation of a sculptural assemblage now on the wall at Lantern House, our shelter for people with no other fixed address. In an ongoing series titled "Young American Male", one of which is displayed here, 3 different men appear to be taking their time finding their way through life. Perhaps this is a reasonable strategy in trying to negotiate our current culture where so much information bombards us and enlightened guidance can go unrecognized or be so hard to find. The man on the platter “Red Eric” seems perplexed, Why the deer-in-the-headlight look? Or is it just my imagination?

The model for "Pretty Boy" was accompanied by an assistant who tended to him when he took a break every 30 minutes from posing.  I got the impression that he was accustomed to be the center of attention. I've observed that that can be a mixed blessing - thus I made his crown of thorns in barbed wire."

The Argo House - 529 25th Street, Ogden

The Bigelow Hotel -

 No info given

The Bigelow Hotel – 2510 Washington Blvd., Ogden

The Cupcake Shoppe and Bakery

 - For the July Art Stroll, The Cupcake Shoppe and Bakery will be host beautiful paintings from those attending the Watercolor Cupcake Shoppe Paint Off class. It will be happening at The Local Artisan Collective in Ogden.They will be using their cupcakes as the subject.

The Cupcake Shoppe and Bakery - 2352 Kiesel Road, Ogden

The Diamond Room – 

The Diamond Room will feature musician Rick Odell singing the classics. They will showcase art from fluid artist Lexie Dawn Silk, who will also give a demonstration. 

Diamond Room - 115 Historic 25th Street, Ogden

The Front Climbing Club –

  As part of Ogden's First Friday Art Stroll, they will feature a new local artist.
Join Ogden’s Front Climbing Club for July's First Friday to enjoy art from Kelsey Williams, music by
The Reverend and the Revelry, hor d'oeuvres, and climbing.

If you can't make it to First Friday, don't fret - Kelsey's art will be up on our walls for the remainder of the month!

The Front-Climbing Club - 225 20th Street, Ogden

The Local Artisan Collective –

 Their featured artist for July is Melinda Brimhall Greenwood. She began making jewelry while taking a jewelry class her senior year in high school. Since that time, she has continuously been drawn towards jewelry and beads to channel her creativity. Melinda finds inspiration in natural settings, whether it be a desert scene, the colors of autumn leaves, a sunset or layers of strata. She works with glass, metal, pearls, stones and beads in all shapes, sizes and forms. Her love of the outdoors is one reason why she enjoys working with natural stones. Melinda has also revived vintage jewelry by dismantling and reusing beads and components, transforming the outdated into modern pieces current with today’s trends. Three of Melinda’s jewelry creations were published (under her maiden name of Brimhall) in Bead Trends magazine. May/June 2008: Simply Turquoise (pg. 32) and Timeless Wedding (pg. 36) January 2009: Pretty in Purple (pg. 88) Melinda has a Master of Public Administration and has worked most of her career in state, county and local government. Melinda and her husband Eric, live in Harrisville and have two Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, Flynn and Fig. They enjoy spending time in the outdoors hiking, biking, camping and skiing. Find her new jewelry and wonderful pieces in the front of the store.

Guest Artist: Steve D. Stones is a native of Ogden, Utah. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration at Weber State University in 1996. He went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting at Utah State University in 2000. He has been teaching in the Department of Visual Art & Design at Weber State University as an adjunct instructor of art for 19 years.

Artist's Statement: My interests in painting lie in deconstructing, appropriating and dismantling pop-culture and mass media images and symbols. My attempt is to present these images in a new context in order to change how the viewer normally views these symbols. My sources include food packaging, advertising, comic book imagery, carnival banners, animated characters and famous paintings. I appropriate these images to communicate parody and humor in my work. My process involves acrylic paint, collage, airbrush and mixed media techniques. You can find his incredible art in Classroom B.

Showcasing Students Work:

We are thrilled to have The Little Artisan's Market during the Art Stroll for July. This will be a Market set up for Little Artisan's from Kindergarten to 12th Grade during the Art Stroll. They will get to sell the amazing items that they make to the public on July 5th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. This will be out in front of the store. Find more information about it here:

Demonstrations & Classes:

Rene Venegas from Galleon's Gold Jewelry will be teaching a Silver Ring class. This will be in Classroom A. Find out more information:

Come and get delicious goodies to celebrate the Art Stroll.


The Local Artisan Collective - 2371 Kiesel Ave, Ogden. 


The Monarch –

  For art stroll Van Sessions will continue with the Banyan Collective, play live music and host their podcast from 7-9 p.m.

The Monarch – 251- 499 25th Street, Ogden

Union Station –

Locations at the Union Station below

Gallery at the Station, Union Station –

 For the July Art Stroll, Gallery at the Station will continue their exhibits of The Natural World.

The Natural World: Three Women and Three Artistic Visions will highlight elements of the natural world. Through the artwork in the exhibition visitors will engage with themes of natural or geographical objects, environments, wildlife not altered by man. Artwork ranges from realism to impressionism.

The Natural World: Three Women and Three Artistic Visions is curated by Beck Espinoza and features the work of Paulette Johnson, Michelle Montierth, and Ms. Espinoza. The exhibition will be on display at the Union Station's Gallery at the Station through July 2019.

Union Station - 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden

Myra Powell Gallery, Union Station –

Not Open

Nurture the Creative Mind –

 No info given

Nurture the Creative Mind - 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden – (South end of the Union Station)

Waffle Love Ogden - 

 Waffle Love will feature artwork from Paige Young received her BFA from Utah State University, completing a dual emphasis in both Secondary Art Education and Drawing/Painting. She spent some time working as an art teacher, specifically with students in grades 3-9, before recently relocating to Ogden to start a family. Paige enjoys portraiture and finds the face to be both challenging and interesting as subject matter. Working in oil, acrylic and watercolor, she enjoys mixing two dimensional and three-dimensional elements to create an engaging image.

Waffle Love Ogden – 109 25th Street, Ogden


Wasatch Roasting Company –

 Wasatch Roasting Company is excited to feature the works of our July's artist, Clayton Rich! 
Clayton is a photographer and focuses on film photography. He is born and raised in Ogden and graduated from Ogden High School. While hiking one day, Clayton was trying to take pictures with his phone, but he wasn’t satisfied. When he got back into town, he asked his dad if he could use his old 35mm film camera. He took that camera, cleaned it, and started shooting film while hiking. 

When visiting his family in Arkansas, his grandpa got his film cameras out to show Clayton, such as his grandpa’s camera from high school. These cameras included an old Yashica dual lens camera, a Yashica Electra 35 and a Kodak Pony. Clayton was offered the cameras to take home. This started a passion for all things film photography.

Outside, in Origin-Alley Art Gallery, we will display new artwork from Rich Ramos, Nezak, Jaroh and other local artists. We will provide outdoor seating in the alley as well as live music during the stroll.

Wasatch Roasting Company - 2436 Grant Ave., Ogden

Zucca Underground – 

Join Zucca Underground as they feature artwork from Sonia Pentz. Read about her background below.

Many times, I asked myself why I kept going back to memories of my life in Uruguay and my answer has always been the same: because it was there that I was the most creative. When lack of means forces inhabitants of underdeveloped countries to solve problems using what is available, we are confronted with a phenomenon. As creativity surpasses availability and materials acquire a new and creative use it is called a Tradition of Resourcefulness. My work is based on Resourcefulness, a phenomenon in which an object or in these art projects, a group of objects, acquires a new and extraordinary function. "Sweet Darling" and "Honey Bunches" projects were a personal and intimate dialogues between my past tradition of Resourcefulness and my present need to bring back this necessary tradition. "Sweet Darling" honors my female ancestors. They are the ones who taught me to give everyone and everything a second chance by transforming not memorable objects into extraordinary through creativity. "Honey Bunches" honors my nine children who I'm trying to teach by example, since they were babes, to follow this tradition of Resourcefulness.

For more information about Sonia go to


Zucca Underground - 225 25th Street, Ogden     



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