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Ogden's First Friday Art Stroll- July 1, 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, restaurants in Ogden.

2. Follow Us - IG: ogden_arts  FB: OgdenCityArts & OgdensFirstFriday                                                                                                              Social Media:  IG - Ogden_Arts / The_Corner_Ogden    FB – OgdenCityArts / TheCorner / OgdensFirstFridayArtStroll



Sparks Are Flying in Ogden

Music, Food & Art

 June 23, 2022 – Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll is scheduled for July 1st, 6-9 p.m.

Activity locations range from Union Station, up Historic 25th Street to The Monarch. There are also stops at the Junction, on Washington Ave as well as the Eccles Art Center and at Weber State University.

Ogden City’s Arts, Culture, and Events team has its Music Pop-ups. Their third musical feature is Black Tie Affair. You can come out and listen to them on Friday night from 6-8 p.m. in front of Union Station. Plus, have a treat with the local food truck, Tropical Chaos. They will be selling their acai bowls while you enjoy the live music.

Union Station is featuring the new Community Art Show showcasing the Nature Exhibit. Stop in between 6-8 p.m. to vote for your Community Favorite. Each quarter Ogden City Arts features a new exhibit for local artists of all ages to participate in.

Ogden Contemporary Arts has its exhibit featuring Ya La’Ford. You can see the exhibit through July 24th.

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.



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. Ogden City Arts has music pop-ups continuing this month. Union Station will have music by Black Tie Affair from 6 -8 p.m. Local food truck, Tropical Chaos will also be on hand selling their acai bowls for the evening. Be sure to come out and enjoy some live music and delicious treats.
  3. The Community Art Show will have their Nature Show inside Union Station with voting from 6-8 p.m. for the Community Favorite. Be sure to stop in and check it out.

Gallery Happenings -    

Cara Koolmees Gallery – Come celebrate the fourth at the studio of Cara Koolmees on 256 Historic 25th Street. The pictures will get you feeling patriotic and will help you welcome summer.

Cara Koolmees Gallery – 256 Historic 25th Street, Ogden                                                                                                                                                                                  

Eccles Community Art Center –  The Ogden Pioneer Days, and The Eccles Art Center's Galleries will display accepted western-themed works from resident Utah artists during the Ogden Pioneer Days - Traces of the West Competition.  This statewide competition will open Friday, July 1st, and continue through Saturday, July 30, 2022. A reception for artists, and the public will be held in association with Ogden’s Art Stroll on Friday, July 1, from 5 to 9 p.m.  Awards for the competition 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 who 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 fit in a mountain cabin, farm, or ranch house creating a splendid addition to your western art 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 on major holidays including July 4, 2022. For information, please call 801-392-6935, or

Eccles Community Art Center - 2580 Jefferson Ave, Ogden

Emmisoure: During July's Art Stroll Emmisoure is featuring artwork by Doug Stephens. Stop in and meet the artist.

Emmisoure Art Gallery - 2246B Washington Blvd., Ogden

Gallery 25 –  We are so pleased to feature Jerry Hancock at Gallery 25 for the July Art Stroll.  Be sure to stop by our Street Jammin' was such a huge success in June during the car show we are going to do it again until the snow flies. John Burrows and Steve Wilson will be Street Jammin' for our customers/collectors & friends .. Seating is available ..

Gallery 25 - 268 25th Street, Ogden

Grounds for Coffee on 25th Street - Grounds for Coffee will feature music by Morgan Thomas. For more about his music go to his Instagram page @morganthomasmusic for more music videos.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Grounds for Coffee - 111 Historic 25th Street, Ogden

Ogden Contemporary Arts - Ya La’Ford – Survey: The West -  Exhibition runs through July 24th, 2022                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ya La’ford is a painter, installation artist, muralist, social practice artist, and educator from Bronx, New York. La’ford’s work has been featured in museums, public spaces, galleries, universities, stadiums, and significant private collections across the globe. Currently residing between Florida, Maine, and her Bronx birthplace, La’ford is a first-generation American who uses the power of art as a universal language to connect with vulnerable communities and her Jamaican heritage.                                                                                                                                                                         

La’ford was chosen from a series of outstanding applicants and selected by a committee, whose invited members are creative professionals from across the state. La’ford stood out for her impactful aesthetic and commitment to community engagement, which is centered around youth programming. Her community actions will further develop when she arrives in Ogden this spring, but she intends to engage in meaningful and transformative work with youth organizations and/or schools, while exploring the local culture and Utah’s unique geography – with emphasis on the west’s expansive night skies – for creative inspiration.                                                                                                                       

While La’ford’s experiences in Utah’s cultural and physical landscapes will impact the direction of her exhibition, her vision is to transform the Arts Garage at OCA Center with a multi-media show that utilizes interactive installation, painting, sculpture, and video. The work will reference the artist’s signature linear and cyclical geometric labyrinths that explore metaphysical relationships between light, sound, and space.

“This residency and engaging with the Utah community is so meaningful to me and my path to demonstrate the interconnectedness of humanity through my creation of art,” states the artist. “The Utah dark skies and our connection to the astrology of the universe, the inspiration found in the massiveness of our planetary growth, and the experimentation that OCA encourages will be exciting to share in the upcoming show.”

Ogden Contemporary Arts – 455 25th Street, Ogden

The Bonneville - The Bonneville is featuring Syncrenicitous and ODDRAW for the July Art Show. 

A little bit about Syncrenictious: Syncrenicitous  (b. 1987, Ogden, USA ) is a painter, photographer, illustrator, media artist, and mixed media artist who lives and works in Ogden. They work in these media because they love spreading art. They are inspired by the visual artist Keith Haring because prolific simple designs. They are also inspired by the writer Charles Bukowski because raw unfiltered style. 

The Bonneville – 221 Historic 25th Street, Ogden 

The Local Artisan Collective -  Welcome to our In-store and Online Art Stroll on Friday, July 1st, 2022! The store will be open late for the Art Stroll from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.


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

 FEATURED ARTIST BIO: Summer from FalkenCraft

FalkenCraft started in February 2021 with a local Ogden, UT market that ran weekly. Indie Ogden’s Bizarre Market was the birthplace for this creative streak, and we hope it continues to keep growing as it has. Summer (They/She) works hard every day to create art that is full of sunshine, glitter, and love. 

Summer also teaches resin classes at The Local Artisan Collective.  Find her by the Featured Artists Window.  She will have brand new pieces of art that have never been seen before!   She will be giving out a free button when you stop in to see her.



-6:00 to 9:00: Summer will be showcasing her art, stickers, buttons, home décor, and earrings tonight. She has brand new art pieces she will be showcasing during the Art Stroll. Summer will also be giving away buttons that you can make yourself.  Stop by to say hi.  She will be set up by the Featured Artist Window.

-6:00 to 9:00: We are excited to announce our Yearly Little Artisan's Market is back.

This will be a Market set up for Little Artisans from Kindergarten to 12th Grade.   We have 20 amazing artists that will be participating this year. They will get to sell the amazing items that they make to the public on July 1st from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (during July Art Stroll). This will be located at The Local Artisan Collective (2371 Kiesel Ave, Ogden).  Find out  more information here: 

-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 copper bowl class. This is one of our newer classes that has become a fast favorite. Students will take a flat piece of copper and turn it into a bowl, complete with a base and two handles. The class is $50 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: Find Rose from Art by Rose doing a fantastic art demo.  We can't wait to see what she will be making!  Find her by her amazing shelves on the south end of the store. 

-6:00 to 9:00:  Find Abbie Devers from Paint Kits ToGogh doing an incredible art demo.   Do you think she will be drawing her hand-drawn art kits or another piece of original art?   Find her creating by the register. 

6:00 to 8:15: Watch Steve Stones do a painting demo.  We can’t wait to see what he makes this month!!   Find him in Classroom B.


JOIN US ONLINE for INSTAGRAM LIVE at 6:00 & FACEBOOK LIVE throughout the day on our group page: 

-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. 

-Stephanie and  Lance Howerton from Our Children's Earth will be doing interviews with our Little Artisans and Artist on Instagram and Facebook. 


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 9:00 pm 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. Featuring a Beer Garden, Open Studio Night at The Monarch offers 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, nonalcoholic cocktails, and small plates in town. Then have a seat and listen to a double set with The Proper Way and Van Sessions from 7-9 p.m.

Art Box -  The Art Box is so excited to have the return of Pamela Beach and her new line of work for July's First Friday! Pamela studied at BYU Provo where she graduated in 2001 with a BFA, with an emphasis in painting. While there, she spent two months in Europe with the Visual Arts Department, visiting major museums and painting in small towns along the way. She also studied in New York, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia. 

After graduation, she had two solo shows in galleries in Salt Lake and Bountiful and participated in a few group shows. She has taken a professional break for the past 14 years to focus on raising her six children, but never really let her artistic practice die.

With children a little older, Pamela is painting again, and finding her own narrative a necessary part of the artistic landscape of Utah. We hope you can join us, meet Pamela, and learn more about her creative process!

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 Nature Exhibit up. During the art stroll from 6-8 p.m. stop in to see the exhibit and vote for the Community Choice Award. The winner will be announced at a private event for all the artists that are part of the art exhibit. Come out and show your support to local artists and vote for your favorite. 

Gallery at the Station: In Our Family - A Traveling Exhibit from the Family Diversity Projects                                                                       In Our Family introduces families representing a breadth of diversity and family configurations including adoptive and foster families; divorced and stepfamilies; single-parent households; multiracial families; families facing chronic illness and death; families living with mental and physical disabilities; lesbian and gay-parented families; interfaith families; multigenerational households; and immigrant families. Designed for audiences of all ages—from early childhood to adults—In Our Family challenges stereotypes and helps dismantle prejudice by celebrating and affirming differences of all kinds. The positive and realistic photographs, along with the candid interviews with family members of all ages, affirm an inclusive and expansive vision of family life today.

Ogden Union Station: 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden

Wasatch Roasting Company - Wasatch Roasting Company is excited to feature the works of our July artist, Audrey Smith!                     About the artist: Audrey Smith is a multidisciplinary artist with a background in painting, film, and music. Her paintings have been displayed in museum shows and national juried exhibitions and her music recorded by Grammy-award-winning artists. She will be showing her newest, abstract minimalist paintings inspired by meditation and traditional meditation paintings.

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