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A season of holiday traditions begins at Eccles Art Center

By Deann Armes - Special to the Standard-Examiner | Nov 24, 2021
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Christmas 2020 at the Eccles Art Center.
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Christmas 2020 at the Eccles Art Center.
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"Dwelling in Thin Air" by Kristen Curry was the first-place winner of the Petite Impressions Competition December 2020.
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Unique holiday gifts by local artists for sale at the Eccles Art Center in December 2020.
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Serving trays, bowl and vases by artist Craig Haaser on display for holiday shopping in December 2020.
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The Eccles Art Center hosts the annual Family Holiday Traditions on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021.

The Eccles Art Center (EAC) hosts a wealth of warm holiday traditions each year for the community. Once again, the organization housed within a historic, Victorian-era mansion built in 1893 welcomes all for another round of art exhibits, workshops, holiday shopping and other festivities this December.

Art Exhibit Openings During First Friday Art Stroll

EAC displays accepted works from two statewide competitions throughout December; “Modern Abstracts” will be featured in the Main Gallery and work from the “Petite Impressions” competition will be on display in the Carriage House Gallery. A reception for the artists of these two exhibits will be held during Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll on Friday, Dec. 3, from 5-8 p.m. and they will remain on display all month long.

The call for submissions began in November for the two competitions and only original works were accepted. Stop by during the December Art Stroll to find out the winners and see all of the entered works on display.

Holiday Traditions

‘Tis the season for the annual Family Holiday Traditions at EAC happening on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 3-5 p.m. See the decorated tree covered in lights, art galleries and find unique holiday gifts in the Carriage House Gallery. Kids can get their picture with Santa and receive a holiday arts and crafts kit to take home with them. Family tickets are $20 and may be purchased at ogden4arts.org. The funds raised from this event aid EAC staff in providing art supplies and hands-on art lessons to elementary students in the Ogden City and Weber County schools.

The Carriage House Gallery at EAC will be open for holiday shopping on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. through Dec. 23. Purchases of $50 or more will include a complimentary EAC membership.

Classes & Workshops

Artist Pamela Murphy offers Fine Art I for ages 9-14 every Tuesday from 4-5:30 p.m. now through Dec. 29. Tuition is $120 including supplies. A Create a Bracelet workshop hosted by artist Jami Willson at ECAC is on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In this $27 workshop, recommended for ages 10 through adult, participants will learn to work with Tila Glass beads in three widths. The tuition fee includes supplies.

Stay updated about all upcoming arts classes and workshops and register at ogden4arts.org or call 801-392-6935.

EAC is a nonprofit organization “dedicated to a continued effort to stimulate interest, foster awareness and provide education in all visual and performing arts,” located at 2580 Jefferson Ave. in Ogden’s Nine Rails Creative District. Their regular hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The art exhibits are free and open to the public. For information about classes, workshops and events visit ogden4arts.org.


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