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Ogden Art Scene: Here comes one of Ogden’s biggest weekends

By ACE staff - Special to the Standard-Examiner | Jun 3, 2022
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Ogden Music Festival 2021 at Fort Buenaventura.
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Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll + 20th Anniversary Historic 25th Street Car Show

First Friday nights in Ogden are not for “Netflix and chill” if you love local art and live music, and this month there’s even more happening with the 20th annual Historic 25th Street Car Show and events all over downtown and the Nine Rails Creative District. Get out and enjoy the magic on the streets and all the hot spots (listed below).

Follow these social media outlets for more details: IG @Ogden_Arts / The_Corner_Ogden, FB @OgdenCityArts / TheCorner / OgdensFirstFridayArtStroll.


  • Ogden City Art’s Music Pop-Up: Sleep-Walker, indie rock, 6-8 p.m., at The Corner Shop, 25th & Washington Boulevard
  • The 20th Historic 25th Street Car Show, presented by Ogden Downtown Alliance, 5-9 p.m.
  • Art Box, 455 25th Street: featured artist Pamela Beach
  • Brookey Bakes, 290 Historic 25th Street: artist “Jade NeedleninjaH”
  • The Bonneville, 221 25th Street: The Rino Show with live music, other local artists, local treats
  • Cara Koolmees Gallery, 256 Historic 25th Street: Prints available.
  • The Diamond Room, 131 25th Street: featured artist Kenneth Cassar and live music
  • Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue: “Colors of Pride” exhibit opening and reception
  • Gallery 25, 268 Historic 25th Street: featured artist Mike Gardner
  • Grounds for Coffee 25th Street, 111 25th Street: featured artist Noelle Perry
  • Ogden Contemporary Arts, 455 25th Street: Ya La’Ford – “Survey: The West ” Opening Reception
  • Ogden Union Station, 2501 Wall Avenue: Ogden Tattoo Convention (tickets sold separately)
  • The Dumke Arts Plaza: exhibit on display by Chakaia Booker
  • Open Studio Night + Tombstone Shadow Concert ($10) at The Monarch, 455 25th Street: beer and seltzer bar, 40 creative studios, and more
  • The Local Artisan Collective at The Junction, 2371 Kiesel Avenue : featuring artist Emery Young, various classes and artist demos
  • Wasatch Roasting Company, 2346 Grant Avenue: featured artist Austyn Victoria

Friday, June 3, 6-9 p.m., various locations downtown and WSU, free, ogdencity.com/770/First-Friday-Art-Stroll

14th Annual Ogden Music Festival

OFOAM (Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music) presents the Ogden Music Festival this weekend at Weber County’s historic Fort Buenaventura. Once again, the three-day weekend music festival will have on-site camping, music workshops, kids’ activities, and more with another diverse lineup of big-name artists that represent a wide range of music genres including bluegrass, Americana, blues, folk, and mariachi.

This year’s lineup includes Sam Bush, Amy Helm, The Travelin’ McCourys, The Grateful Ball, Flor De Toloache, The Brothers Comatose, Missy Raines & Allegheny, Carolyn Wonderland, AJ Lee and Blue Summit, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, Big Richard, Stillhouse Junkies, The Proper Way, and David Burchfield & The Fire Guild. “Tweeners,” seasoned local artists, will play between the main acts.

Another draw for festival-goers from all over Utah and out-of-state visitors is the on-site camping, workshops, late-night campground jams, art vendors, and some of the best local food and beverages. Fans can perform alongside their favorite mainstage artist at the Jam Camp.

Friday, June 3-Sunday, June 5, Fort Buenaventura, $45/per day, $ 99-weekend pass, $25 on Sunday, Free for kids 16 and under, camping passes available, ofoam.org

Ogden Tattoo Convention

This weekend, Skin It Tattoo presents Ogden’s first tattoo convention to build community.

“We are doing a tattoo convention and everyone is invited,” says Skin It Tattoo owner Jack Knowlden. A tattoo convention in Ogden had been a discussion for years, but the decision to finally start it came quickly. “Ogden is big enough and we have enough shops,” Knowlden says, “Let’s just do our own.”

Knowlden planned the Ogden Tattoo Convention with the idea of “building community.” He expresses that he wants the local tattoo shops to support one another, build each other up, and create communities of artists, but he also wants to support as many locals as possible. “Keeping it localized creates a massive network for the city and brings everyone together.”

The tattoo convention will host local vendors alongside the tattoo artists. There will be 33 awards presented throughout the weekend convention, giving local tattoo artists a great chance to add an award to their wall. Knowlden even included a “most unique” award, because “there are some styles that don’t usually have a category to win an award in.”

Friday, June 3-Sunday, June 5, Ogden Union Station, 2501 Wall Avenue, $10/$20 weekend pass, free ages 12 and under, ogdentattooconvention.com


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