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Exhibit at Dumke Arts Plaza to be highlighted during First Friday Art Stroll

By Rob Nielsen - | Apr 5, 2023

Photo Supplied, Ogden City Arts, Culture, and Events

A display from the January 2023 First Friday Art Stroll is shown in this undated photo.

With construction still underway in downtown Ogden, April’s First Friday Art Stroll is set to include the Dumke Arts Plaza as a centerpiece.

“The Dumke Arts Plaza is having their season kickoff just because of all of the construction happening right now on 25th (Street) and around The Monarch,” said Regina Esparza, marketing & communications coordinator for Ogden City Arts, Culture & Events. “There hasn’t been much happening there, so we wanted to kind of showcase the area and let people know it’s open.”

The Dumke Arts Plaza will play host to a new exhibit, curated by Weber State University, featuring the works of Utah artists Michael Whiting and Tyrone Davies. Representatives from WSU and Ogden City Arts will discuss the project beginning at 6 p.m.

“Then at 6:30, there will be live music and dancing happening about every 20-30 minutes through 9 p.m,” Esparza said. However, Esparza said the display will not be the only highlight of the evening’s activities.

“We have a pop-up event happening at Fiction in Ogden,” she said. “They are a new location and they are going to feature a local artist — Emily Cook — and then have a DJ there playing live music.”

April’s First Friday Art Stroll is set for 6-9 p.m. on Friday in downtown Ogden. Locations include Union Station, Historic 25th Street, The Monarch and the Junction.

“It looks like the weather will be amazing compared to what we’ve been getting,” Esparza said. “We’re praying for clear skies and that way, the event will go smoothly without any hiccups. We have music, art and a new exhibit, which is also exciting. Our team is very excited for all the fun that is to come.”


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