Art Scene Selections: Aug. 26-Sept. 3
Art in Bloom Reception
The public is invited to the Eccles Art Center’s annual Art in Bloom exhibit opening this Friday with a reception for the floral artists from 5-7 p.m. A $10 requested donation grants you entrance to be the first to see the floral creations and permanent botanicals displayed with the original work of Utah art they are inspired by, including the opportunity to bid and purchase a floral creation in an artful vase to take home. The exhibit continues with complimentary admission on Saturday during “The Queen of Aces” Art Festival and Fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday, 5-7 p.m.; Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave.; $10; ogden4arts.org.
The Queen of Aces Art Festival and Fundraiser
Get a chance to win one of your favorite art pieces at Eccles Art Center’s biggest annual fundraiser and art extravaganza of the year! Stop by anytime now through Saturday to see the featured artwork, valued from $400 to $5,000, and enter to win with a donation of $25 (minimum) for one opportunity ticket, or more — the higher the donation, the more tickets and chances to win. The free event includes the Summer Art Fair, the “Bucket to Vase” floral arranging classes (first come, first served), Art in Bloom exhibit, live artists, food trucks, musicians and more.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave,; free; ogden4arts.org.
Relax and chill on the Monarch patio again this Saturday with ice-cold craft brews and live tunes just east of the farmers market. This week’s amazing local musicians are Yudi Ko and Crimson Calamity. Inside, stroll through creative studios and specialty vendors including the popsicle bike, Dream Cycle, Cheryls Bagels, Salt Lake Syrups, The Basil Project, Stone Sense, Plant Kandy and more. There is always something new to experience at the Monarch Market & Beer Garden every Saturday.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., (live music until 3 p.m.); The Monarch, 455 25th St.; free; themonarchogden.com/monarch-market.
This year’s electrifying Ogden Twilight concert season continues this Saturday with Louis The Child, Washed Out and Rome in Silver. The show is sold out, but there are ample chances to win or purchase tickets from businesses and people around town. New this year is full bar service — beer, wine and cocktails inside the venue, curtailing long beer cash-only lines. Grab dinner and shop around from various food trucks and vendors, and expect incredible performances and big energy from the sold-out audiences. The official Ogden Twilight after-parties will be held at nearby bars, Alleged and Unspoken.
Saturday, 5 p.m.; Ogden Amphitheater, 343 E. 25th St.; $10; facebook.com/ogdentwilight.
Ogden Bizarre Market
Now with a new beer garden and the Rail City Troopers Music Concerts, Ogden Bizarre Market is the “Sunday Funday” place to be with family and friends. Every Sunday, The Monarch is filled with local artists, crafters, up-cyclers, vintage resellers, artisans, nonprofits and service providers, growing each week with connections, good energy and “all around Sunday morning magic.” Pop in to see the “King’s Mouth” exhibit by the Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne at Ogden Contemporary Arts and grab some good eats from the food trucks.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; The Monarch, 455 25th St.; free; facebook.com/indieogden.
Sound Bath Sunday
A sound bath with Nick Mann and company is just the soothing and blissful experience you need and deserve. The 90-minute guided meditation takes you on a journey through kaleidoscopic sounds, during which you will experience instruments you’ve probably never heard before — an orchestra of crystal singing bowls, Tibetan bowls, bells, chimes, gongs, didgeridoos, drums and more surrounds you. Feel directly impacted by each sound leaving a deep sense of peace and wellbeing.
Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.; The Lotus Cafe, Yoga Studio and Shop, 429 25th St.;$25; thelotuscafeyogastudioandshop.com.