Current Stroll Information
Ogden's First Friday Art Stroll-July 2, 2021
Items of interest:
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They are open for the Art Stroll from 6- 8 p.m. Get your map or info about local events, restaurants in Ogden.
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- Ogden City Arts has buskers playing music at pop-up spots on Historic 25th Street. For the June stroll on the corner of 25th Street and Grant listen to some music by Kielow, at The Corner they will have Yudi Ko and Lee Wilson at Union Station. Follow @Ogden_arts for more updates.
- Platforms has two new sculptures outside. Be sure to see them as stroll on Historic 25th Street. Read the info in the link…https://ogdencontemporaryarts.org/industrial-art-design-paradboxes/
- Do not forget to stop by and check out the murals created by Don Rimx. You can see them on Grant Street between 22nd and 24th Street.
- Four Sisters Furniture & Custom Framing shop will be open for the art stroll. Pop in and check out their artist of the month. They are at 101 25th Street in Ogden.
Events Are Back in Ogden Come stroll Fourth of July weekend
June 24, 2021 – Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll is scheduled for July 2, 6-9 p.m. Start your Fourth of July weekend off right with art, shopping, and live music.
There is something for everyone, visual arts, literary art, even live music! Ogden City Arts will be providing live music by Yudi Ko at The Corner, Kielow at the corner of 25th and Grant Ave and Lee Wilson playing at Union Station.
Stop by at The Corner, the small white kiosk located on the corner of Washington and 25th Street, to get your updated art stroll map. The new map will show all the participating art stroll locations. While there, you can purchase items made and designed by local Ogden artists.
As always, we encourage everyone to use the hashtag #OgdenSharesArt. Show the Ogden Arts Community what you have created. This virtual option provides an avenue to engage with other artists in Ogden and see what they are creating.
Activity locations range from Union Station all the way up Historic 25th Street to The Monarch. There are also activities at the Junction as well as the Eccles Art Center on Jefferson Ave. Follow the updated information on the social media outlets listed below for further details.
Cara Koolmees – Cara Koolmees has her gallery open for all to stop in. With the sweltering heat it is time for some beach pictures. Go by and enjoy summer art by Cara.
Cara Koolmees – 256 Historic 25th Street, Ogden
Eccles Community Art Center –The Ogden Pioneer Days, and The Eccles Art Center's Main Galleries will display accepted western themed works from resident Utah artists during the Ogden Pioneer Days - Traces of the West Competition. With accepted works by professional and amateur plein air artists featured in the center’s Carriage House Sales Gallery. These statewide competitions will open Friday, July 2nd and continue through Saturday, July 31, 2021. A reception for artists, and the public will be held in association with Ogden’s Art Stroll on Friday, July 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. Awards for both competitions will be posted at this reception.
The Ogden Pioneer Days—Traces of the West Statewide is competitive, open artists who presently reside in the state of Utah, and which choose to work within a western theme. Western themes include western landscapes, native Americans, cowboys, cowgirls, indigenous wildlife, and domestic animals. Original works in a variety of media will be represented. Reproduction prints and photographs will not be included in this exhibit. Many of the works accepted for this exhibit will look fantastic in a mountain cabin, farm or ranch house creating a splendid addition to your western art collection.
The Eccles Art Center’s Plein Air exhibit is competitive; open to artists, professionals, and amateurs, interested in creating works outdoors, on-site not in a studio. The exhibit will include original works painted between June 21st and 28th within the boundaries of Weber County. The Plein Air Competition boundaries were established for artists to capture the historic architecture of Ogden and explore with paint the natural beauty of Weber County. Patrons and art collectors are invited to view these freshly painted works or add one to their private collection.
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. For information, please call 801-392-6935, or on-line: www.ogden4arts.org.
Eccles Community Art Center- 2580 Jefferson Ave, Ogden
Gallery 25– Gallery 25 will be featuring art from Jerry Hancock for the July stroll. Stop in and check out his work along with the rest of the amazing artists featured on all three floors of the gallery.
Gallery 25 - 268 25th Street, Ogden
Grounds for Coffee on 25th Street - Grounds for Coffee on 25th Street will feature art from Vanessa Colunga. Stop in during the stroll to see her work.
Grounds for Coffee on 25th Street - 111 25th Street, Ogden
Ogden Contemporary Arts
–Stop by at Ogden Contemporary Arts to get a sneak peek of what is to come for the new exhibit Social Undistance. https://ogdencontemporaryarts.org/social-undistance/
Ogden Contemporary Arts - 455 25th Street, Ogden
Rainy Day Emporium -During July's Art Stroll, Rainy Day Emporium will feature two artists, Jocelyn Cortes and Tori Fowler. Read their short bios below.
My name is Jocelyn, art has been a huge outlet for me my entire life. I have always felt a need to express myself if it is through poetry, drawing or martial arts and I encourage you to do the same. Much love Ogden. - Tori FowlerRainy Day Emporium - 155 Historic 25th Street, Ogden
The Argo House -Check out the info below about the new exhibit at The Argo House.
Carper Contemporary Presents Exhibition of Abstract Paintings by Ogden Valley Artist Oonju Chun
(May 1, 2021) Carper Contemporary’s spring exhibition for Oonju Chun features a selection of abstract paintings by the Eden, Utah artist that allow for a release from societal tension with free-flowing movement, color, and form devoid of underlying narratives or statements. A collection of approximately eight paintings will be on display at 529 25th Street from May 15th to July 24th.
“I am not trying to be understood as an artist,” says Chun. “When I walk up to a blank canvas, what happens is a spontaneous visual reaction with each stroke of line or color.” Chun’s process aligns with that of the Abstract Expressionists, particularly Joan Mitchell and other women artists of the movement, as she values immediacy, spontaneity, and pure emotion when painting. Chun’s heritage is another profound influence for her work; she has lived in the United States for over 40 years but remains strongly rooted in her Korean identity. “While I identify with the quiet minimalistic sensibilities of Eastern aesthetics, I am always drawn to the rawness of particular Western art. My work inherently merges these two influences,” she states.
The co-mingling of cultural aesthetics, honest abstraction, and raw emotion present in Chun’s paintings provide a space for relief and universal connection in a time when stress and anxiety run high. Can we all get along? is a liberating body of work for both artist and viewer.
Oonju Chun completed her BFA in Painting & Drawing at the University of Utah in 1981; she has exhibited her work across the state of Utah as well as in Virginia and New Mexico.
The Argo House - 529 25th Street, Ogden
The Local Artisan Collective– The Local Artisan Collective has lots of fun stuff happening! Check out their outline below. Welcome to our Instore and Online Art Stroll on Friday, July 2nd, 2021! The store will be open for the Art Stroll from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. THAT IS RIGHT, YOU CAN FIND US IN PERSON AT THE STORE & ONLINE! Who is ready to have fun together? WE ARE!!
Realove with Wrylee and Katelynn
Hello! REALOVE is founded by Wrylee Padilla and Katelynn Carter. We make handmade ceramics. We are currently students at Weber State and have a passion for ceramics. They will be demonstrating wheel throwing techniques out in front of the store.
-6:15 to 6:30: Stephanie and Lance Howerton will show new lamp pieces being built by Our Children's Earth and other artist.
-7:00 to 7:30: Wrylee and Katelynn from Realove will show you a pottery demo!
INSTAGRAM ONLINE ART STROLL LIVE:
-5:00 to 5:15: Stephanie and Lance Howerton from Our Children's Earth will show new lamp pieces being built,
-5:15 to 5:30: Jenny Venegas from Aunt GG's will be doing a tour of the store!
-5:30 to 5:45: Wrylee and Katelynn will show you a pottery demo!
CLASSES and HAPPENINGS:
-6:00 to 9:00: Pottery demo out in front of the store with Wrylee and Katelynn.
Copper Cuff Bracelet Class with Rene Venegas from $30/person or $55/ for 2 people.
Find our items in our store located at 2371 Kiesel Ave, Ogden, Utah 84401 in the Heart of Downtown Ogden on the South End of the Junction in the Creative Nine Rails District and online at
We are also open Monday 12 to 3:30 and Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00 to 7:00. We will also be open to 9:00 on the first Friday of the month with Art Stroll.
The Local Artisan Collective - 2371 Kiesel Ave, Ogden.
The Monarch-It’s First Friday again and the corner of 25th & Ogden is the essential stop. Now featuring a Beer Garden, Open Studio Night at The Monarch offers live music, food, hands-on art, workshops, exhibits, and a chance to walk through over 40 creative studios to meet the artists: it’s the best date night and family-friendly outing in town on a Friday night. Start at WB’s for the finest craft cocktails and small plates in town. Then, catch Van Sessions, FREE live music performances from the Tan Van, where local musicians share their stories about the songs.
- Giveaways, Contests, and Discounts at various studios
- Dakine Grindz Food Truck
Family friendly, socially distanced fun! Masks required. https://themonarchogden.com/local-artists.
- WB’s Eatery: Dinner, and Drinks at WB's
- Art Box - During July’s art stroll The Art Box will feature work by Salt Lake City artist based, Heather Olsen. She began her art endeavors at a very young age and her passion for creating grew as she did. She studied with various professional artists at the Bridge and Hein Art Academies and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Utah. From figures to still life, landscapes to animals, Heather is interested in the human condition and emotional aspect of our existence and portraying the soul of every living thing. As a lifelong animal lover, animals often appear in much of her work. Heather’s paintings are rooted in realism due to her classical training, but passionately creates her art with expressionistic brushstrokes and heavy application of paint. The use of vivid color and texture in each piece captures the emotional aspect of each subject. For this exhibition, Heather will be featuring a collection of various animals that the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah treats and saves and will also be donating part of her proceeds from the sale of her work to this amazing cause.
- Van Sessions:
- Live Music & Audience with Van Sessions by The Banyan Collective podcast recorded. You are not going to want to miss July's Van Sessions live-audience Banyan Collective podcast. You will notice they have added a 9 p.m. session to July’s schedule.
7 p.m. - Cory Mon
8 p.m. - The Proper Way
9 p.m. - Brue (Sammy Brue’s new band)
Ogden Contemporary Arts: see listing Ogden Contemporary Arts above for details
The Monarch- 455 25th Street
Union Station - Union Station has a new exhibit at Gallery at the Station. Junctions City’s Backyard: Sightseeing in Our National Parks Exhibit Open House. Join them as they celebrate the opening of their newest exhibition, " Junctions City’s Backyard: Sightseeing in Our National Parks." For the artists featured Junction City, making photography, artifacts, artworks, and much more that reflects the history, arts and culture of travel and tourism in Utah.
Join for brief remarks from Museum staff and a look into the exhibition. This exhibition will be up until July 31. Featuring the artwork of Bessann Swanson and John Clark.Union Station - 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden
For the month of July Kiki Coquette will be the Featured Artist in the upstairs gallery at the Waffle Love Ogden location on 25th Street. Come out to the opening reception for July’s stroll.
Waffle Love -
Kiki Coquette is a multidisciplinary artist from Ogden, Utah. Performance art and dance are her mediums of choice but recently she has been into writing, painting, sketching, collages, floral design, and other crafty projects. She also enjoys fashion, vintage everything, photography, community collaboration, & #OgdenIconic locations. Living for the gram: @Kiki_Coquette
She is excited to showcase and sell her visual arts for the first time and hopes you can stop by for the reception or anytime in July and show some local love!
You can catch Kiki at the reception making custom collages or collage kits for you to take to-go. She will have vintage magazines and all the supplies so you can make your own for only $5.00.
Waffle Love -109 25th Street, Ogden