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Ogden Art Scene: Your guide to First Friday Art Stroll and Ogden Pride weekend

By ACE Magazine staff - Special to the Standard-Examiner | Aug 5, 2022
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Ogden Pride-goers at a past festival.
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Guide to Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll

Enjoy a beautiful August night of live music, art shows and more in these downtown hot spots.

Ogden City’s Arts, Culture and Events presents DJ Space Bunny for this month’s Music Pop-Up from 6-8 p.m. in front of The Corner, the small white kiosk on the corner of Washington Boulevard and 25th Street, where you can also pick up an art stroll map. There will be more live music and art shows in several locations in the downtown area including Union Station, Historic 25th Street and The Monarch. There are also stops at The Junction, along Washington Boulevard, Eccles Art Center and Weber State University.

Follow these social media pages for more details: Instagram (@Ogden_Arts / The_Corner_Ogden) and Facebook (OgdenCityArts / TheCorner / OgdensFirstFridayArtStroll).


  • Art Box, 455 25th St.: featured artist Lauren Buckhammer from Entomology Designs.
  • The Bonneville, 221 25th St.: Debut art show with Elizabethology.
  • The Corner, 2501 S. Washington Blvd.: Music Pop-Up with DJ Space Bunny (6-8 p.m.).
  • Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave.: 48th Annual Statewide Competition Exhibit.
  • Emmisoure Gallery, 2246 B Washington Blvd.: featuring Shelia P. Aardema.
  • Gallery 25, 268 Historic 25th St.: artist Barry Holmes and Street Jammin’ with John Burrows and Steve Wilson.
  • Grounds for Coffee 25th Street, 111 25th St.: featuring McKayla Arts.
  • Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave.: The Community Art Show Nature Exhibit and “In Our Family” – A Traveling Exhibit from the Family Diversity Projects.
  • The Dumke Arts Plaza, 2510 Washington Blvd.: Chakaia Booker exhibit.
  • The Monarch, 455 25th St.: Open Studio Night with live music, beer and seltzer bar, 40 creative studios, and more.
  • “Van Sessions” at The Monarch, 455 25th St.: live music podcast free and open to the public with Dave Quackenbush (7 p.m.) and Old Ghost (8 p.m.).
  • The Local Artisan Collective at The Junction, 2371 Kiesel Ave.: featuring artist and Local Artisan owner Stephanie Howerton/Our Children’s Earth with classes, workshops and artist demos.

First-Friday-Art-Stroll: Friday, Aug. 5, 6-9 p.m., downtown locations, free, ogdencity.com/770/.

Ogden Pride Festival

Ogden Pride prepares to be SEEN.

The 8th annual Ogden Pride Festival this weekend will be the biggest one yet with events occurring Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and a celebrity emcee.



The festival begins on Friday with Community Dinner & Drag Bingo at No Frills Diner on 25th Street at 6 p.m. The cost is $15 and will get you a spaghetti dinner and your first Bingo card at this all ages event.


Saturday’s event, A FUNNYraising Evening with Suzanne Westenhoefer, benefits the Ogden Pride Center. The 21-plus event will be held at Ogden’s Own Distillery Amphitheater. Comedy with Westenhoefer, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and silent auction. Tickets are $50 in advance at the Ogden Pride website or $65 at the door.


Events kick off at 11 a.m. with a rally at the Ogden Amphitheater and Municipal Gardens, where Suzanne Westenhoefer will be the master of ceremonies.

The free festival continues until 8 p.m. with specialty vendors, community resources, artists and food. Live entertainment includes Alter Egos, Bomba Marile, Tribal Love, No Clear Ending, Kory Edgewood, Shecock with a Vengeance, Ginger & the Gents, Katelynn Handy, Kat Furr and Zaza Historia Vandyke. Also enjoy Cheer Salt Lake, Imperial Rainbow Court, Karaoke w/Kevan, Hot! Take Burlesque and Haus Dance.

Friday, August 5-7, various locations, free (Sunday festival), ogdenpride.org


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