Current Stroll Information


 First Friday Art Stroll Showings-December 7, 2018

Items of Interest: 



1. The Corner

, a brand new community hotspot, will be open for the Art Stroll! Stop by to say hello and hear about what they will be 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. Hippie Skin

is another brand new location at the Art Stroll! We are excited to have this stop join us every month. Find out about their new art installation, ESTEEM.

3.Bella Muse

will participate in their last art stroll in December. They will be closing the doors to their gallery. They will have all their artists work on sale throughout the month, so stop by to say goodbye and thank them for the years of beautiful art they have displayed on 25th Street.

4.  Follow Us

on our social media for the arts… IG: @ogden_arts  FB: @OgdenCityArts & @OgdensFirstFridayArtStroll

Gallery Happenings—

Art Box –

Art Box is delighted to feature harpist Alexandria Mackelprang for December’s First Friday Art Stroll. Alex has been playing the harp for 17 years. She graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and a minor in Zoology. Alex has had the opportunity to play with the Utah Symphony, the University of Arizona Symphony, Weber State Symphony, and the ensemble group Harp Fusion, where she soloed in the Brazilian Harp Festival in Rio De Janeiro. Alex currently serves as Chamber Orchestra Ogden’s harpist. She loves teaching harp, as well as playing, and enjoys performing with other local artists along with her sister Ciera in their ensemble duo “Resonate.” Make sure to stop by the Art Box for an evening of beautiful sounds - seasonal and otherwise.

Art Box is located at 215 Historic 25th Street.

Bella Muse Gallery –

This will be our last art stroll as we close the doors to our gallery. We will have all our artists work displayed and on sale during the holiday season.

Bella Muse Gallery, 101 Historic 25th St., Ogden, UT   Phone - 385-399-7969

Cuppa –

No information for December

Cuppa is located at 552 East 25th Street. Visit their website:

DaVinci Academy of Science and the Arts -

DaVinci Academy will be exhibiting works by our photography students along with ceramics by advanced students, Sophia Dochod, Althea Kallage, Jonathan Collins, Oakley Bevan, Kiaros Schofield, Sarah Johnson, Juan Raya, Kai Bowen, and Aiden Lepore.

DaVinci Academy of Science and the Arts - 2033 Grant Avenue, Ogden, UT 84401

The Eccles Community Art Center –

An Invitational exhibit of artists’ work will be on display in the Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden Main Gallery during December.  Invited artists include Allen Brockbank, Jake Songer, Steve Stauffer, Curtis Fuller and Joseph Deru.  The Carriage House Gallery will feature works accepted for the Petite Impression Competition.  Awards will be posted at the reception held on Friday, December 7, 2018, from 5-8 p.m. The exhibit continues through December 29, 2018.

Eccles Community Art Center is located at 2580 Jefferson Ave, Ogden

Gallery 25

Gallery 25 will feature the artwork of Doug Wride, Kris Wilson, Doug Wewie,r David Crowther and Jada Lilly. John Burrows/Wasatch Wild will be entertaining on the Street and refreshments will be provided.

Gallery 25 is located at 268 25th Street.                                                                                                                                       


allery at the Station, Union Station – No information for December

Union Station is located at 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden



rounds for Coffee - 25th Street –

Our featured artist will be Chelsea McGavin with Greenbean Market ❤️.

Grounds for Coffee - 111 Historic 25th Street

Grounds for Coffee on Harrison & 30th

Join us for Open Mic Night on the 1st & 3rd Friday of the month from 8 – 10 p.m. Show your work whether it is poetry, music or spoken word. Grounds for Coffee and KWCR, Weber State University’s school radio station will host the event. Their featured artists for the month is Wynter McBride.

Grounds for Coffee - 3005 Harrison Blvd. Ogden, UT

Harley and Bucks –

No information for December

Harley and Bucks is located at 2432 Washington Blvd.

Hippie Skin


ESTEEM.  A project by Hippie Skin.  

Hippie Skin is proud to announce the launch of their new art installation, ESTEEM, which aims to highlight the societal norms surrounding beauty by painting a vivid picture of real women in the community and the desires they have to feel beautiful despite their perceived limitations.  This month, photographer Taylor Lund is displaying five women from the local community who have bravely chosen to bare their insecurities for this project. Some samples include a successful career woman and mother who picks apart her physical appearance, a successful business owner who has battled her issues with self-esteem and gone on to create an organization that empowers women and three other incredible women sharing stories of their journey through insecurity with us. 

What makes this installation special is you.  We are opening our doors on November 2, to invite you to view the stories of these women.  As you view and ponder their journey, we will have a pen and paper on hand and encourage all to pen a written submission to these brave women, to remind them of what makes them beautiful.  As we raise funds to continue the project, each woman will be gifted these portraits and your letters of love, to have in her home and to serve as a reminder of their unassailable value.

Hippie Skin is located at 2424 Wall Ave Ogden, UT

Kaffe Mercantile Downtown location –

We are featuring the work of artist Kim and Paul Harbath for the month of December. Paul and Kim Harbath have taken advantage of the amazing beauty of Utah, by hiking and walking many of the landmark treasures our state has to offer. What started out as getting out in the fresh air is considered “Nature Churching” to them.  All of the pictures shown in the December Art stroll are of images when that indescribable connection to the earth is experienced. The Harbath’s hope is to inspire others to get out and experience their own “Nature Church”. 

Enjoy the best coffee in Ogden as you enjoy the artists of Ogden. 

Kaffe Mercantile downtown location is located at 2276 Washington Blvd. Suite 101, Ogden, Utah.

Lucky Slice

James Riley is a student artist. He uses both digital and analogue photography. The work he does speaks about skateboarding, the oddity of human relationships and more.

Lucky Slice is located 200 25th St, Ogden, UT 84401

Myra Powell Gallery, Union Station –

No information for December

Union Station is located at 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden.

Nurture the Creative Mind –

We will have another Ogden 52 Exhibit with 52 photographers and 52 perspectives. We will also be hosting a book signing at the NCM space of two of our youth authors who just published their books.

Nurture the Creative Mind is located at South end of the Union Station - 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden.

Ogden Uncon Cosplay Gallery -

Ogden UnCon's Cosplay Gallery, features the work of cosplay artists Carpuscular Cosplay, Rebel Girls Cosplay, Laughing Dog Design, Clint Wilder, Escape Design FX, and Zach Pickard. 

Ogden UnCon is located at 2254 Washington Blvd.

Ogden First, Inc.’s PLATFORMS –

No information for December

PLATFORMS is 490 25th St. Ogden, UT

Rainy Day Emporium

- We are Friends 4 Life club from Roy High School. Our mission is to develop and grow friendships between high school students with disabilities and their peers without disabilities. We at the Rainy Day Emporium are so excited for the opportunity to participate in the First Friday Art Stroll. Our goal is to display different abilities in a creative outlet through art. We are raising money for our club through our work so we can continue to develop our skills and learn new techniques. We want the same things as our peers in earning money so we can find ways to grow and have fun. Being able to sell work that we have created with all of our different talents is a way for us to express ourselves freely. We hope that everyone will come and see us Friday, December 7th and continue to look for our work at The Rainy Day Emporium!!!

Rainy Day Emporium is located at 155 Historic 25th Street

RE/MAX Communi

ty – Valley 

 No information for December

Re/Max Community-Valley - 227 25th Street Ogden, UT

Shaw Gallery at Weber State University

The Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery at Weber State University is pleased to host the WSU Fall BFA Thesis Exhibition from November 30-December 14, 2018.  Students pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in the Department of Visual Art and Design at Weber State University exhibit their capstone work in a thesis exhibition prior to graduation.  The exhibition takes place twice a year, for both Fall and Spring graduates, and provides a valuable opportunity for students to showcase their best art and design work alongside their peers.  Gallery hours during the exhibition are Monday - Friday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon – 5 p.m.  Go to for more information. 

In addition to the BFA Thesis Reception, the public is invited to visit the Kimball Visual Arts Center atrium lobby December 7 from 5-9 p.m. to view the recently completed Migrating Mural, a month-long, site specific work by artist Jane Kim of InkDwell Studio.  Watch a time-lapse of the project here:

Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery - 3964 West Campus Drive, Department 2001, Ogden, Utah 84408

Shepherd Union Art Gallery –

No information for December

Shepherd Union Art Gallery near the Fireplace Lounge, 3910 W Campus Dr. Ogden, UT 84408

The Argo House –

"Solace" - new work by Utah favorite Darryl Erdmann at the Argo House for December 7.

The Argo House has retained local arts catalyst Scott Patria and AmpedARTS to curate quarterly, rotating exhibitions by local artists, to be featured quarterly in its first-floor gallery.

For its second exhibition, The Argo House and Mr. Patria present Darryl Erdmann: Solace, a collection of paintings from Mr. Erdmann, a popular Utah artist who has recently relocated to Weber County.  Solace will open Friday, December 7 with a reception for the artist from 6-9pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

With an emphasis on two-dimensional artwork, Darryl uses drawing and painting as a vehicle to explore the deep passion he has for space, color, line, and its relationship to our lives. He says, "Painting is an important part of responding to wisdom-filled magnets stuck to my mother’s Frigidaire... Fusing random and pre-conceived cognitions to give a purposeful visual dialogue... Making choices with lines similar to cartography to define paths of life and direction of recourse".

The paintings in this exhibition are a departure for Erdmann, who is known for more "lively and energetic gestural articulation" (source). He and his wife moved to Weber County to find a more quiet, open, and less complicated life. "I opened my studio in Plain City and at home. The drives by open fields, horses, and vistas have given me an environment and an opportunity to express myself".

These works reflect those fields, and perhaps a slower, less-frenzied pace. Solid fields of color play host to deliberate shapes, lines, paths and structures, all of which remain subordinate to the larger plain, while yet constituting it.

Of this exhibition, Mr. Erdmann says, “Humans seem compelled to transform information to opinion and accusation. Our frenetic lives seem to omit the importance of open space, which is vital for us to coexist, grow and become self-realized. I feel the immediacy of abstract expression can become too noisy, and overbearing... I opted for the serenity and simplicity of more open space to hallmark this show. I am proposing that the open space in these works would help to remind us of peace, communication of who we are and lend understanding to our existence. It is my sincere hope that as you view the pieces in this show that you will be able to take a deep breath to slow down and transpose your hectic life with a little bit less stressful disposition."

Mr. Patria says he chose Mr. Erdmann as the first second artist in the rotation because he saw a great fit with The Argo House mission: “I think what’s happening at The Argo House is a fantastic, organic blending of generative talents, which will add to the creative energy in Ogden, and influence future projects and policies. In the same way, I think Darryl's works in this exhibition exhibit a very centering effect; these paintings to me communicate a sense of synergy - of disparate components working together to achieve unity - something larger than each can achieve individually. Everything about The Argo House is geared toward creative synergies … so it’s a natural fit.”

Mr. Erdmann will also give an Artist Talk at The Argo House on Wednesday, January 16 from 6-730pm as part of AmpedArts’ #AfterWorkWednesdays salon series.

Event link:

Partial proceeds from sales will be donated to AmpedARTS, an Ogden-based 501c3 organization whose mission is to advance, promote and uplift art, artists, performers and community.

About The Argo House

The Argo House is a group of evolving creative companies that strive to enhance culture through education, mentoring and collaboration. Individually our company’s exhibit success in an environment of commercial competition, while together, pursuing audacious, culturally significant projects that elevate the subjective and objective value of our community.

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The Argo House is located at 529 25th Street, Ogden, UT 84401

The Front Climbing Club –

There will be no events this evening.

The Front-Climbing Club at 225 20th St.

The Local Artisan Collective -

Welcome to December Art Stroll. We will be open for the Gallery Stroll on December 7th from 6 pm to 9 pm. 
Our featured artists this month are: Earl J TalbotSarah AbagulumSuzanne Law RubinMike HurstStephanie HowertonMindy Stevens BrownRene VenegasJenny Rawson de VenegasHollie McKeethCharity Judkins and Cally Rhoades.
Santa is Coming:
Come and visit Santa at The Local Artisan Collective. You can sit on Santa's lap and tell him what you want for Christmas. You can have your free picture with Santa taken by the talented Mindy Stevens Brown from Mindy’s Custom Vinyl. Pictures will be loaded to our Facebook page for you to have free access. She will also have 4x4 picture prints for purchase, $14, and metal ornaments with their pictures starting at $9.

Ornament Showcase:
Keep an eye out for this amazing first time event.

Classes and Demo's: 
Silver Ring from 6:00 to 7:30 by Rene Venegas from Galleon's Gold Jewelry. (Held in Classroom A)

Suzanne Law Rubin will be doing a painting demo from 7:30 to 9:00. (Held in Classroom A)

Mike Hurst from Hurst's Handblown Glass will be doing glassblowing demonstrations. (Held in Classroom A)

Live demos of our wood electrocution "Lichtenberg" art! Artist Charity Judkins and Cally Rhoades from Modern Elemental Ergon uses 2500 volts of electricity through the wood to create natural fractile patterns!

Highlighting Students Work:
Oops I Arted! - Homeschool Edition will be showcasing their artwork at this. They have been attending a 13 week Art series

Ben Lomond High School will display their student's art. They will have lanterns, pottery ornaments and winter drawings and paintings.  

The Collective is located at 2371 Kiesel Ave, Ogden.

Wasatch Roasting Company –

Wasatch Roasting Company is excited to feature the works of our December's artist, Erica Lyon.  Erica has lived in Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, California, West Africa, and now Ogden. She has a BA in Fine Art and 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. This show will feature all 50 National Park states, which took about two and a half years to finish the project. To see more of her work, follow her on Facebook @ericalyonart, Instagram at @ericamlyon or visit

For the stroll, we will serve hot and cold drinks from our full espresso bar and our nitro cold brew taps. We will also serve hot chocolate, teas, affogatos, nitro-floats, cheese/crackers, and non-coffee beverages.

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 is located at 2436 Grant Ave Ogden, Utah.

The Weber Center –

Nothing for December

The Weber Center is located at 2380 Washington Blvd. Ogden, Utah

Zucca Underground –

No information for December

Zucca Underground is located at 225 25th Street Ogden, UT   Website:

*This is a small listing of the many different galleries whom participate in the stroll each month. There is much more to be enjoyed during the stroll.
If the list shows no information given, that doesn't mean they are not participating in the stroll, be sure to stop by to see what they have in store for you! 

Printable map with locations for the Art Stroll