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Ogden's First Friday Art Stroll-October 7, 2022

Items of interest:

1. Follow them on IG: the_corner_ogden and on FB: TheCorner. They are open for the Art Stroll from 6 - 9 p.m. Get your map or info about local events, and restaurants in Ogden.

2. Follow Us - IG: ogden_arts  FB: OgdenCityArts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

September 29, 2022 – Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll is scheduled for October 7, 6-9 p.m.

Activity locations include Union Station, Historic 25th Street, and The Monarch. There are also stops at the Junction, on Washington Blvd., Eccles Art Center, and Weber State University.

Three new destinations will join the growing FFAS this month.  Hilton Garden Inn, located on 23rd Street, and Kiesel in The Junction will feature artist, Pat Weaver, showcasing her work for their opening event. The Hilton will also have bites to eat created by Executive Chef, Joshua Overturf, available at cost. Finally, Weber State University along with Union Art will feature a new exhibit inside the Shepherd Union Building.

Union Station will feature the Community Art Show, displaying the Fandom Exhibit. Each quarter Ogden City Arts rolls out a new exhibit for local artists of all ages to participate in.

A few pop-ups are happening that you do not want to miss at Youth Impact, Dumke Arts Plaza, and at Levi Art Studios.

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.

To learn about locations that participate in the monthly stroll and to get your map, stop by The Corner, the white building located on the corner of Washington and 25th Street. Follow the social media outlets listed below for further details of the events.

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 IG - Ogden_Arts / The_Corner_Ogden    FB – OgdenCityArts / TheCorner 


Pop-Up Event: 

    1. The Dumke Arts Plaza is open. Be sure to stop by and see the exhibit on display by Chakaia Booker.
    2. Weber Book Links is featuring a Railtown Reading at the Dumke Arts Plaza starting at 7 p.m. during the art stroll. There will be three featured guests, Melissa Salguero, Lin Flores, and Juan Morales.
    3. Ogden City Arts presents the Community Art Show, Fandom Exhibit which is on display inside Union Station. Local artists were awarded cash prizes earlier in the month at a private event.
    4. Youth Impact of Ogden is having a public event during the art stroll from 6-9 p.m. Check out the new murals at their facility by local artists, Leon Araujo (@Noise_Explosion) and Jared Rosser (@jaroh1) plus, art pieces created by kids in the program. Stop by at 2305 Grant Ave, Ogden.
    5. O-Town Flair is having a table set up at the Local Artisan Collective. You can get info about the art contest, enter the raffle for some amazing prizes and paint some rocks for free. Stop by at 2371 Kiesel Ave, Ogden.
    6. Levi Art Studios is having its Grand Opening with local vendors Grounded Soul Wellness and Love4FeltbyCharma joining. It’ll be from 5- 9 p.m. at 3544 Lincoln Ave Suite E, Ogden.

Gallery Happenings -    

Cara Koolmees Gallery – The colors are changing in our mountains reminding us that fall is here. This is the best time to change the art in your home, bringing in lots of rich colors. Come to the studio of Cara Koolmees and see lots of saturated watercolors and get ready for gift giving with 2023 calendars.

Cara Koolmees Gallery – 256 Historic 26th Street, Ogden

Eccles Community Art Center – The Eccles Art Center will be opening new exhibits in October.  The paintings of Mac Stevenson of North Ogden and the Windfall Wood art of Joe Deru of Ogden will be on display in the Main Gallery; in the Carriage House Gallery, the work of Paul Butler in the memorandum will be available for purchase.  A reception for the artists and community is scheduled during the First Friday Stroll, October 7, 2022, from 5 to 9 p.m. Exhibits continue through October 29, 2022. 

Mac Stevenson is known for his landscapes with brilliantly, colored skies and clouds, and they will be included in this exhibit. Stevenson exhibits locally in Gallery 25 on Ogden’s historic 25th street.  His work is represented nationally in galleries in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and New Buffalo, Michigan.

 Joe Deru with his Windfall Wood art turns a variety of wooden vessels into three-dimensional art forms with a satiny finish.  His bowls and vases often incorporate the blemishes, cracks, or holes of the wood along with its live edge to create unique works with radiant beauty.

 Paul Butler 1953 to 2022 was a local painter and photographer.  The quote that Paul’s sons wished to share is “I see art as admiring and enjoying the beauty around us.”  A selection of Paul’s works will be on display and available to purchase at the art center through the month of October.

 Paul Butler, Jr and Brett Butler invite you to join them in celebrating the life of their father, artist Paul Butler on October 8th from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Eccles Art Center.  A memory share will be held at 4:00 p.m. 

 We invite you to visit the Eccles Art Center and our galleries. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission is complimentary. For information, please contact the art center staff at 801-392-6935 or visit the art center’s website at

Eccles Community Art Center - 2580 Jefferson Ave, Ogden  

Emmisoure Art Gallery: Emmisoure Art Gallery is featuring artwork by Chrystal Dawn. "Chrystal Dawn is inspired by our natural world and the folklore that helped shape us. She digs into our oldest beliefs and finds the hidden language inside of each of us that connects us to our natural world." 

Emmisoure Art Gallery - 2246B Washington Blvd., Ogden

Gallery 25 – Gallery 25 will be featuring the work of artists BJ Jensen and Madelynn Mutter and we will be Street Jammin” to the beat of John Burrows and Steve Wilson. Sidewalk seating is available for our collectors and friends.

Gallery 25 – 268 Historic 25th Street, Ogden

Hilton Garden Inn – A new art stroll stop that you don’t want to miss out on. They will feature work by Pat Weaver. 

Bio: Pat Weaver is a self-taught artist who lives in Bear Lake, Utah. She specializes in colorful and vast types of artworks, ranging from landscape, floral, abstract, and even murals. Along with her artistry, she is a Librarian, teacher, student of USU, and a loving mother of three. She commissions works of art for a wide range of admirers and teaches art classes to large groups around Bear Lake. “Painting brings me peace and offers me a place to express myself on the beauty of the world. It is also extremely rewarding to teach others that they can create works of art as well.” Plus, stroll by The Garden Grille & Lounge and taste our “Culinary Art” featuring Executive Chef Joshua Overturf and try our Jump Lump Crab Cakes & Signature Cocktail … Pineapples in the Garden (at cost) 

 Hilton Garden Inn – 2271 Washington Blvd., Ogden 

Ogden Contemporary Arts – The exhibition runs from August 12th — October 16th | OCA Center

This August, Ogden Contemporary Arts presents Ideal Home, featuring distinct bodies of work by multidisciplinary artists Elizabeth Alexander (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) and Kasey Lou Lindley (Salt Lake City, Utah). Together, the artists’ work represents unique processes in paper, collage, and installation art, with connecting concepts that reflect on the idealism of home and environment in past and present-day America.

Elizabeth Alexander’s Objects of Desire explores the American idealism of home and the ways in which domestic perfection is at odds with the reality of humanity. Her installations utilize nostalgic, home-related objects that were once coveted symbols of success such as wallpaper, porcelain ware, and distinct furniture pieces in ways that insert chaotic beauty into spaces of domestic harmony. Her work unpacks the social, cultural, and psychological implications of American idealism around domesticity, success, and safety, representing home as a space that “serves both as a projection of our ideal self and one that houses our darkest and brightest moments.”

The ideal American home also includes its exterior environment, which Kasey Lou Lindley addresses with her body of work, Future Gardens. Current drought conditions in Utah and the west are challenging our societal obsession with manicured lawns and residential green space. Lindley’s watercolor paintings, digital collages, and immersive video installation represent an ideal future for American gardens and landscapes, centered around imagery of drought-tolerant foliage from Utah and around the world. Lindley’s work examines place-based environmental issues with an optimistic lens while begging the question: what can humans do to be more responsible stewards of our local landscapes and earthly home?                                                                                                                                                  

Shaw Gallery – Buster Simpson's Constructs for the Anthropocene 

September 2 - November 5, 2022

The Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery at Weber State University is pleased to present Constructs for the Anthropocene, a solo exhibition by renowned Seattle-based American sculptor and environmental artist, Buster Simpson. Thirty-one years ago, Buster lectured at Weber State University and now he's returning to campus for this compelling and timely exhibition.

"Constructs for the Anthropocene is a compilation of studio and public art projects addressing some of the prime concerns of climate disruption. The selected constructs are examples of ecological and social actions, intended as suggested approaches for mitigating climate change effects through publicly cited art, in what could be considered an ecological call to arms.

The exhibition presents a wide range of tactics for addressing pressing issues such as sea rise, migrating species, planet acidification, sequestration of greenhouse gases, potable water supplies, sustainable energy, and climate equity.

Creative thinkers are well equipped to engage with complex issues and communicate the urgency of human impact on our planet. The Anthropocene Epoch is of our making and will require us all to transition creatively to an adaptive future that is both life-sustaining and poetic." - Buster Simpson, August 2022
Please join us for a visiting artist lecture on Tuesday, October 18th at 6 p.m. The artist will be in attendance.

Shaw Gallery at Weber State University – 3964 W Campus Dr, Ogden

Shepard Union Gallery – A new art stroll stop at Weber State is featuring an exhibit from 10/7-10/26. They will have an opening reception on October 7th from 6-9 p.m.                                                                                                   

Conflux: Blind Date - An exhibition of Sculpture and Time-based work by students from the University of Utah and Weber State University. This is the first meeting of a collaborative exhibition series between the sculpture programs intending to form meaningful relationships and unite our sculpture communities.

Shepard Union Gallery - Union Art Gallery 3910 W. Campus Dr, Ogden

The Bonneville – The Bonneville is featuring " The Art of Healing" a collaborative and engaging art show featuring local Utah artists and the art that healed them. Also, open for viewing during business hours through the month of October.

The Bonneville – 221 Historic 25th Street, Ogden 

The Local Artisan Collective -   Welcome to our In-store and Online Art Stroll on Friday, October 7th, 2022! The store will be open late for the Art Stroll from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm; with the store being open until 10 pm for shopping. THAT IS RIGHT, YOU CAN FIND US IN PERSON AT THE STORE & ONLINE!

Who is ready to have fun together? WE ARE!! 

FEATURED ARTIST BIO: Mike Hurst from Hurst Handblown Glass is an Ogden, Utah-based lampworker, who specializes in unique pendants, marbles, Christmas Ornaments, and more.

He began working with glass in January of 1994. Since that time, he has passionately studied and practiced art, always striving to perfect his techniques and learn something new. In addition to lampworking, Mike has experience with glass fusing, glass etching, and, neon sign making.

Mike’s work is inspired by nature’s beauty, pop culture, the and strange and macabre. Halloween and Christmas are his favorite holidays, which is noticeable in his work. Mike’s Christmas Ornaments and Octopus pendants have become some of his most popular items and his signature pieces.

Mike and his work were featured in the 2020 Lifetime Christmas movie “The Christmas Edition” starring Marie Osmond, Rob Mayes, Carly Hughes and directed by Peter Sullivan. He has also been featured in Glass Line magazine, The Flow magazine, LAMMAGA magazine (Japan) and, numerous local publications.

Find him in his studio space doing demos throughout the evening and featuring his array of work, including his popular Christmas ornaments. 

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-6:00 to 9:00: Mike Hurst from Hurst Handblown Glass will be doing demos throughout the evening and featuring his array of work, including his popular Christmas ornaments. 

-6:00 to 9:00: Christina Charbonneau from Crema will be doing live block printing of her spider design on t-shirts customers bring in, or blank tees you can buy on site. Find her in front of the store. 

-6:00 to 9:00: Stephanie and Lance Howerton from Our Children's Earth will have a Community Art Project that is a hand dyed mandala flag that they made with Izzy from Untidy Venus.  Everyone will be invited to write on it "How Art Helps to Heal". This will be displayed during the Flag Art Installation on October 15th. 

-6:00 to 9:00: Stop in the store for a chance to win an awesome set of 5 goodies from Family Freeze Dried!  They are so delicious. 

- 6:30-8:30 pm Rene Venegas, our 16th generation silversmith, of Galleon's Gold Jewelry will be teaching the silver ring/band class. This is a great class for date night and ladies' night out. The class is $40 which includes all materials and tools. No experience is needed. The fun will be in Classroom A.  For more information see: 

-6:00 to 9:00:  You know that face painting is so FUN!   Abbie Devers from Paint Kits to Gogh will be doing face painting out in front of the store so stop by to get your face painted for only $5! 

-6:00 to 9:00: Rachel Wheeler from Vulture Vixen's will be set up outside doing a demo of jewelry making and maybe a glimpse into their bone cleaning process!

-6:00 to 9:00: Jeanne Ganske from Jute by Jeanne has some awesome plans for the night!  As a teacher, arts and crafts were one of her favorite subjects to teach and she's so excited to share some Halloween crafts at the Art Stroll. Stop by and make a string mummy or tassel ghost keychain or both!!!

-6:00 to 9:00: We are excited to have students from Greenwood Charter school be part of the Art Stroll.  Their students have been exploring the natural world and making discoveries through art expeditions. There will be mosaic tree stickers created by kindergarteners and colorful frog prints featuring artwork from 3rd graders. Find them set up in front of the store.

-6:00 to 9:00: Stop by the Local Artisan Collective during Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll Oct 7th. We have info about O-Town Flair Art Contest, enter the raffle for some amazing prizes and paint some rocks for free. 😁

-6:00 to 9:00: Stop in to win a gift bag from Crescents Bath and Body.  It is the cutest HallHalloween-themed with a bath bomb caldron! 

-6:00 to 9:00: David Laurence from Laurence Made will be out in front of the store with his 3D printer!  Stop by to see what he is making. 

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-Artists will be going live, talking with -each other in this group, sharing art tips, showing you all their new items, and more.   Tune in to catch them.  

-Mike Hurst from Hurst Handblown Glass, Stephanie and Lance Howerton from Our Children's Earth, Rene and Jenny Venegas from Galleon's Gold Jewelry, Abbie Devers from Paint Kits to Gogh, and Rachel Wheeler from Vulture Vixen's will be doing live videos. 

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 Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00 to 7:00.  We will also be open late until 10:00 pm on the first Friday of the month with Art Stroll.                                                                                                                  

The Local Artisan Collective - 2371 Kiesel Ave, Ogden. 

The Monarch – Join us for our Open Studio Night in October! Featuring a Beer Garden, Open Studio Night at The Monarch offers a chance to walk through over 40 creative studios to meet the artists. Start at WB’s for the finest craft cocktails and small plates in town. Meet all our new artists and their beautiful works. Mingle with other fans and check out Van Sessions with David Burchfield and The Fire Guid at 7, and Pompe and Honey at 8. 

Harmony's Unique Creations in studio 24 will be open for a create-your-own resin project.

Ninth Muse academy Studios 27 & 28 will be celebrating their Grand Opening and Fourth Anniversary! Come dressed up to decorate your teacup, eat a cupcake and celebrate your UnBirthday.  

7:30 pm-9:00 pm. First Come, First Serve. 

Spiritually Boujee in Studio 31 invites you to stop in for a Mindfulness/meditation safe space where you can relax and give yourself an extra 5 min of mindfulness with some tea- all donation based. 

Van Sessions – Van Sessions is an award-winning live-audience Banyan Collective podcast recorded with assistance from an Ogden City Arts grant. A huge thank you to the Monarch Building in the heart of Ogden's Nine Rails Creative District for hosting this monthly event.

7 pm – The Fire Guid
 8 pm - Pompe and Honey

Art Box - Art Box is so excited to have the return of self-taught artist Cathy Cartwright for Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll but showcasing a new medium to Cathy – doll making. In her debut show entitled “The Sin Eater's Lament,” Cathy will be sharing the amazing and intricate work of her most-recent labor of love and understanding Relics of Grief and Grace Dolls.

For the last 35 years, Cathy has explored and experimented with glass, fiber, and textiles. Each new exploration was a journey that brought her to places she didn't expect. Recently, as the pandemic raged on, Cathy knew that she needed to transform her personal loss, grief, longing, and fear – she could no longer sit with it, unattended and alone.

Over the years, Cathy flirted with the idea of making dolls, but it was transient and brief. However, this time, as she deepened her practice, she found doll-making comforting: the repetition of sewing, felting, and draping was meditative. The process was thought-provoking where she encountered silence, the unknown, and memories. She began to see dolls as a bridge to understand the inexplicable; a way to honor traditions and celebrate change. These dolls have helped her to walk with grief and find solace along the way.

Each doll that Cathy creates is needle felted on a wire armature with hand-dyed and hand-sewn clothing. Then the dolls are finished with 3d printed skulls and taxidermy animal feet and tails.

We hope you can join us in person to see the entire collection of these captivating and fascinating works of art!

Art Box - 455 Historic 25th Street, Ogden 

Ogden Contemporary Arts – see their listing

The Monarch - 455 25th Street, Ogden

Ogden Union Station: 

In the Lobby of Union Station - The Community Art Show has its new Fandom Art Exhibit up. Stop in between 6-8 p.m. to see the exhibit and vote for the Community Favorite. This is a quarterly event started by Ogden City Arts to give local creatives an opportunity to showcase their work. 

Gallery at the Station:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Myra Powell Art Collection                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Museums at Union Station are proud to present Myra Powell: Life and Works. Featuring Myra Powell’s paintings in many styles and mediums, this exhibit explores the impact of Ogden artist Myra Powell (1895-1983) on the Utah art community. Reflect on women’s experiences and ingenuity as you experience the ways Myra Powell mastered watercolor and propelled non-objective art in Utah in the mid-twentieth century. The expressive beauty and imagination of her work are sure to inspire!

“People would enjoy this non-objective art more if they would allow themselves to…If they would just let the aesthetic thing in every picture speak to them, then I think this would engage them first; then they would go on trying to find out why the artist painted it that way…So many people have built up a terrific animosity toward modern art. But they should open their minds and figure the artists who do this are really responsible, intelligent people and wouldn’t be doing it unless there was something interesting there.”

-Myra Powell, as quoted in “Art for Art’s Sake, Of Course—but a Sale Helps, Too!” Standard-Examiner, 27 April 1952

Ogden Union Station: 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden

Wasatch Roasting Company – Wasatch Roasting Company is excited to feature the works of our October artist, Sylvia Spiro! 
About the artist: "Sylvia Spiro is a Utah-based professional fine art portrait photographer. She specializes in underwater fine art photography and loves to collaborate with clients and other artists to create fine art portraits that incorporate nature and/or water. She has a bachelor's degree in Economics and International Area Studies, as well as a bachelor's degree in Professional Photography. You can find her on her Instagram page @sylviaspirophoto or at her website:". 
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 during the stroll. 

Wasatch Roasting Company - 2436 Grant Ave, Ogden

Printable map with locations for the Art Stroll