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VIRTUAL First Friday Art Stroll-November 6, 2020

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                                                                 Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll Is Now Hybrid                                                                                           
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October 30, 2020 – Ogden’s Art Stroll will be held from 6–9 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2020, and is now running as a hybrid event. Attendees have the option to join in person, or they can participate virtually. Many art stroll locations are now sharing online or are open to the public using COVID-19 safe precautions and social distancing.

A great example of the hybrid system is The Local Artisan Collective. The Collective offers live virtual Facebook demos, and their location is open with artists outside and inside. Strollers will have opportunities to win prizes and watch live demonstrations by local artists. For November, the Collective’s featured artist is Mike Hurst from Hurst Handblown Glass. Attendees will have the chance to enter an auction to win one of three pieces that Mike has made special for the November art stroll.

Cara Koolmees Gallery, The Monarch, The Argo House, and Gallery 25 are a few of the art stroll stops that are open. From live music and exhibit openings to pumpkin decorating, attendees can see it all on this First Friday.

Ogden City Arts will virtually share the community’s art during the stroll hours. Anyone can participate!

Just post and share your artistic creations on Facebook and Instagram and be sure to use the hashtag #OgdenSharesArt. Short videos containing these shared images will be shown on Ogden City’s social media pages that evening between 6-9 p.m.
Check out the website link listed below for participating galleries and follow their websites for art stroll details!

Remember, be sure to use #OgdenSharesArt to have your art featured on the Ogden Arts page. Images and video clips will be shared on Friday, November 6, on Ogden’s social media outlets between 6–9 p.m.

Gallery Happenings:

 Cara Koolmees -

Stop by upstairs and get Cara Koolmees latest 2021 calendars for sale. Plus, see her art that she has available for you to purchase.

Cara Koolmees – 256 Historic 25th Street, Ogden


Eccles Community Art Center -  

During November 2020, the Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden will feature an exhibit of drawing, printmaking and paintings by Adrian Van Suchtelen of Logan, Utah and Shawn Skabelund of Flagstaff, Arizona.  The Carriage House Gallery will display a retrospective and sale of  Miss Jayne Blair’s artwork.  An artists’ reception in association with Ogden’s Art Stroll will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020 from 5 to 8 p.m.  Join us at the reception to view the creation of art by the EAC’s student scholarship holders.  Gallery exhibits continue through November 25, 2020. 

Van Suchtelen’s work in this exhibit will include his abstracted environmental works. Van Suchtelen holds a BFA and MFA degrees.  He joined the faculty at USU in 1967 where he was the graduate director and was in charge of drawing courses.  He also taught courses in painting, printmaking, and sculpture.  He has been a visiting professor conducting workshops at universities and art centers throughout the intermountain west. As a producing artist he has exhibited and won recognition in competitive shows, regionally and nationally.

Shawn Skabelund is an artist, independent curator and educator based in Flagstaff, Arizona.  He works with and in specific landscapes to reveal their complex issues, ecologies and cultural histories.  For nearly three decades, Skabelund has been known for site-specific installations. These projects have unfolded throughout the American est, from Bandelier National Monument New Mexico, to Wrangell Mountains Center, Alaska, and from Alma, Kansas to Joshua Tree, California.  Skabelund received his MFA in Drawing/Painting from the University of Iowa in 1990 and his BFA in Drawing from Utah state University in 1987.

The Carriage House Gallery will feature paintings created by Miss Jayne Blair of Ogden, Utah.  This eclectic exhibit will include works from her Christmas tree, Displace art and Taffy collections.  Miss Blair has donated her work to the Eccles Art Center to assist in the raising of funds for the center’s numerous youth related programs.

The Eccles Art Center staff is excited to have our visual arts scholarship holders participate in the November First Friday Art Stroll.  These young artists, Cameron Hubbard, Ryan Adams and Solene Songer will be creating and displaying works from their portfolio during the stroll.  For the past three years the Eccles Art Center has collected donations and presented scholarships to local visual art student’s during the center annual fundraiser.

The Eccles Art Center staff invites you to join us.  The Eccles Art Center’s Covid gallery hours are Weekday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The Eccles Art Center will be closed November 26 through 29, 2020. For more nformation about the center and its programs, please visit our website at

Eccles Community Art Center - 2580 Jefferson Ave, Ogden

Gallery 25 - 

Gallery 25 will feature the artists represented at Gallery 25. The theme is winter harvest thankfulness. Plus, live music outside by John Burrows of the Wasatch Wild band.
The variety of our theme shows is amazing, you won’t want to miss this show. Start your Christmas shopping at Gallery’s 25!  See you there!



Gallery 25 - 268 25th Street, Ogden         

The Local Artisan Collective- 

 The Local Artisan Collective will be  ONLINE and IN PERSON on November 6th 2020 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Who is ready to have fun together?  The Local Artisan Collective is! Join them in this fun Art Stroll on their Art Stroll Online Group:  Artists will be going live, talking with each other in this group, sharing art tips, playing games, doing giveaways and more. We will be featuring Mike Hurst and his amazing items that will be for sale.


Mike Hurst from Hurst's Handblown Glass.

Mike is an Ogden, Utah based lampworker who specializes in Christmas Ornaments, unique pendants, jewelry, marbles and more. He began working with glass in January of 1994. Since that time he has passionately studied and practiced the 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 strange and macabre. Halloween and Christmas are his favorite holidays, which is noticeable in his work. His Christmas Ornaments, Octopus and Evil Eyes have become some of his most popular items and his signature pieces. 

Mike and his work will be featured in the 2020 Lifetime Christmas movie “The Christmas Edition” that will be released 11/15/20 on Lifetime. He has been featured in Glassline magazine, Lammaga magazine (Japan) and a number of other publications.

Mike Hurst will also be Auctioning off 3 very special pieces.  Stay tuned to learn more. The Auction will start on Friday at 6:00 and end on Sunday at 9:00 pm MST. Find his auction items in our Art Stroll group:

Find his 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


Find them at the store doing Demos:

-6:00 to 9:00:  Mike Hurst will be doing Glassblowing Demonstrations.

-6:00 to 9:00:  Heather Musante will be doing Watercolor Demonstations.  Come and see what she will be making!

-6:00 to 9:00: Earl Talbot will be in the store doing leatherworking demo on a duffle bag, wallet and purse!

-7:00: Silversmithing classes with Rene Venegas from Galleon's Gold Jewelry.  For more information:

Facebook LIVE:

6:00 to 6:30: Mike Hurst from Hurst Handblown Glass will be showing us his Glassblowing and more.

6:30 to 7:00:  Rene Venegas and Jenny Rawson de Venegas from Galleon's Gold Jewelry will showcase how to do silversmithing!

7:00 to 7:15: FREE Art Activity with Stephanie Howerton from Our Children's Earth!  Stop by the store after November 4th to pick up your Art Kit then tune in to see how to create it! 

7:15 to 7:45:  Mike Hurst from Hurst Handblown Glass will be closing out the night by showing us his Glassblowing and more.

Instagram Online Art Stroll LIVE with Stephanie:

5:00 to 5:30: We will start the night off talking with Mike Hurst from Hurst Handblown Glass.  Watch as he does glassblowing and tells us about his amazing glass items.

5:30 to 5:45: Stephanie from Our Children's Earth will show everyone how to do the FREE Art Activity.  Pick up your free art bag in the store after November 4th.


-Handblown Ornaments from Hurst Handblown Glass.

-An Ornament by Galleon's Gold Jewelry.

-Come talk to Earl in the store to try and win a $10 Gift Certificate. 

Find our artist items on our website at or if you see an item you like let us know and we will send you an invoice from the shop and the artist will ship it to you.  We are also open Monday and Wednesday  from 12:00 to 3:30 and Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 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 –

   Doors open at 6 p.m. Reserve your spot now. The event is free, but following state guidelines, six people will be allowed in every ten minutes. Reserve your spot  here, but if you’re having trouble, just stop by and we’ll fit you in! Masks are required. 

  • Ogden Contemporary Arts -  On November 6th, Ogden Contemporary Arts will host a free “first look” event for its new Art Center in the historic Monarch building, located at 455 25th Street in downtown Ogden. For its inaugural exhibition, OCA has invited Modern West Fine Art of Salt Lake City to guest curate a show in an effort to link Northern Utah’s art communities, while continuing its mission to elevate the efforts of artists and arts professionals in the wider Wasatch region. Constructed, on display through December 27th, features the process-based work of Andrew Alba, Levi Jackson and Shalee Cooper, while celebrating the newly built art space that has long been anticipated by Ogden’s art community. The exhibition will open from 6-9pm for Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll with a special VIP welcome reception starting at 5pm. Community members are invited to RSVP to this free event at in order to limit capacity in the gallery.                                                                                                                               
  • Also, I would like to personally to get the very first look at Ogden's newest Art Center.                                                                             Come enjoy a few beverages and take a tour of the OCA Center and enjoy our very first exhibition.                                                                       Please RSVP here…                                                  Follow their social media page for up to date information about upcoming shows. (ogdencontemporaryarts)
The Monarch – 455 25th Street, Ogden



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