Ogden's First Friday Art Stroll is on April 1, but galleries aren't pulling April Fools' Day pranks -- they're offering serious exhibits.
The stroll starts at 6 p.m., and continues until 9 p.m., in downtown Ogden. The stroll is an opportunity to see new exhibits after galleries' usual hours. Many shops hosts receptions and the chance to meet the artists.
Most of the participating galleries are along Historic 25th Street, from Wall Avenue to Jefferson Avenue, making it possible to walk from shop to shop. There are a few more are on surrounding streets. Admission is free.
For more information, call 801-393-3866 or visit the Ogden Arts website, http://artsogden.org.
* Eccles Community Art Center hosts the annual Weber County Secondary Student Exhibition, with works by junior high and high school students from the Weber County School District.
"This is one of the favorites of our community -- they like to see what kids are doing," said Debra Muller, a spokeswoman for the art center. "Sometimes people even ask us to contact the students to see if they can buy a piece of art."
Photographs by Al Perry hang in the center's Carriage House Gallery. Perry, of Roy, started taking pictures while serving in the Vietnam War. Some of his images are part of museum displays at Hill Aerospace Museum. This show will include photographs of locomotives and ships.
Reception, 6-9 p.m. next Friday. The exhibit continues 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, through April 22, at 2580 Jefferson Ave., Ogden. 801-392-6935. Free.
* Ogden Arts is holding an Abstract Art Show. Local artists are invited to enter abstract paintings, drawings and mixed-media two-dimensional art. Cash prizes will be awarded. Entries may be submitted 2-6 p.m. Tuesday at Ogden Arts. There is a $5 fee per entry.
Reception, 6-9 p.m. next Friday in the street-level suites at 2484 Washington Blvd., Ogden. The show continues 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, through April. 801-393-3866. Free admission.
* Universe City is throwing a party that doubles as an art exhibit. "40 Years of Rock and Roll" celebrates the 40th birthday of Ogden resident Mike Correll, by showing off his collection of rock 'n' roll posters and memorabilia. Items include artistic promotional posters from such acts as The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix and Widespread Panic.
Reception, 5-8 p.m. next Friday at 2556 Washington Blvd., Ogden. The exhibit continues 5-8 p.m. Fridays, and 1-6 p.m. Saturdays, through April 16. Other hours by appointment. 801-458-8959. Free.