Cruise through Ogden from Wall to Jefferson this First Friday Art Stroll
Cars, live music and art shows are happening all over downtown and the Nine Rails Creative District during Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll. Events at art galleries, coffee shops, businesses, event venues — and Lucky Slice Pizza — begin at 5 p.m.
To start, stop by The Corner, the small white kiosk on the corner of Washington and 25th Street, for the new art stroll map and take note of these events coming this Friday night.
October First Friday Art Stroll events
Historic 25th Street Car Show 2021
Ogden Downtown Alliance is back with its annual car show along Historic 25th Street featuring over 300 hot rods! Eccles Community Art Center will be hosting a new on-site Plein Air Quick Draw Competition during the car show. The works painted during the competition will be available to purchase, followed by a silent auction as the works are placed on exhibit at the Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave., during the art stroll on Friday from 5-9 p.m.
Gallery 25, 268 25th St.
This month’s featured art at Gallery 25 will be presented by over 35 AP art students at Fremont High. Michelle Montierth, who is an owner/artist at Gallery 25, is their teacher and is so excited for them to have this opportunity to show their work in a gallery. There will be many different styles and mediums of original art to see. Their work will be judged and prizes awarded to the winning students. Go in and see what they have been working on so far this year, and vote for your favorite piece for the “People’s Choice Award.”
Gallery 51 at Ogden’s Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave.
The Community Art Show exhibit will be open inside Gallery 51 at Ogden’s Union Station featuring work about “Sustainable Planet.” A call for artists was open for two months and gave creatives an opportunity to submit their work for this quarterly exhibit by Ogden Arts.
Lucky Slice Pizza, 207 25th St.
Lucky Slice Pizza presents L.A.M.P: Live Art, Music and Pizza. The free, all-ages event starting at 5 p.m. features a live mural painting by Reno-based artist Hannah Eddy at the pizzeria on Historic 25th Street, along with live music performances by local bands Comp and Compass Rose. There will also be giveaways and prizes from Skullcandy.
Photo supplied, Lindsay Huss
Grounds for Coffee, 111 25th St.
The featured artist for October in one of Ogden’s favorite coffee shops is Chris Bodily, who will be in the house signing his graphic novel. Stop by the 25th Street location of Grounds for Coffee to see more of his work.
The Bonneville, 221 25th St.
The Bonneville workspace, between Lucky Slice and Stella’s, hosts Lindsay Huss’ debut solo art show. You’ve probably seen her murals all over town: at Daily Rise, Roosters, the wall behind The Monarch on 25th and Adams … and more. She completed a new series of autobiographical artwork, “Fractured,” during the COVID-19 pandemic that “explores the idea of the many facets of human personalities. In many ways, we fracture our personalities, depending on the situation. … Without studying ourselves and who we truly are, we remain fractured.” Huss has received multiple awards for her art: Indie Ogden’s Best Ogden Artist, Artist of the Year for Nurture the Creative Mind, the Ogden Mayor’s award for Visual Arts in 2019, and she is the face of the Ogden First Friday Art Stroll on the Visit Ogden website.
The Local Artisan Collective, 2371 Kiesel Ave.
Deann Armes, Special to the Standard-Examiner
The Local Artisan Collective, a year-round “art fair” with artwork by over 80 artisans, welcomes you to their in-store and online Art Stroll, from 5-9 p.m. Their featured artist, David from LaurenceMade, will be doing CNC machining and 3D printing demos. In addition, every purchase made during the Art Stroll will receive a bonus free keychain made exclusively for the Art Stroll by LaurenceMade and will be entered to win a free item! This also kicks off their 5th Birthday Party Week. Enter to win a gift card and check out the art classes they’ll have going on in the store on their Facebook event page.
Wasatch Coffee, 2436 Grant Ave.
Wasatch Roasting Co.’s featured artist is Travis Fehlberg (Instagram: art.ttflol). Born in Huntington, Utah, to Fehlberg art was always more than a hobby, it was life. Fehlberg loves exploring the intersection of religion and identity, past and the present, and even healing and pain. Drawing from his own life, and that of others, he has sought to use his artistic practice to bring light, hope and new understanding to an often cruel and unforgiving world. Outside, in Origin-Alley Art Gallery, new artwork from Rich Ramos, Nezak, Jaroh and other local artists will be displayed. Outdoor seating in the alley will be provided.
The Monarch, 455 25th St.
Open Studio Night at The Monarch is the biggest party in town every First Friday with live music, food, hands-on art, workshops, exhibits and a chance to walk through over 40 creative studios. The October lineup includes Kseniya Thomas doing a live letterpress demo, and Elizabeth Robbins and Shanna Kunz finishing up their Still Life and Landscape painting workshop. Their students will be showcasing their work that they did in the workshop during the Art Stroll. Los Churros Del Norte, churros with homemade dipping sauces, will be on site and beer and seltzers available for the 21-and-over crowd at the Monarch beer garden.
Don’t miss Van Sessions, a live music podcast recording by The Banyan Collective, starting at 7 p.m. with Josaleigh Pollett and Fur Foxen at 8 p.m.
Ogden Contemporary Arts, 455 25th St.
OCA Center hosts an exhibition (Oct. 1 through Nov. 27) of 24 Latin American and Latinx contemporary artists whose work responds to relevant themes in relation to social and racial justice. “Vida, Muerte, Justicia: Latin American & Latinx Art for the 21st Century” features local, national and international perspectives through multiple disciplines including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, performance, digital art and more. “Vida, Muerte, Justicia” is a collaboration between Ogden Contemporary Arts, Weber State University’s Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery, curator Jorge Rojas and associate curator Maria del Mar González-González. The exhibition will be open on Friday at OCA Center and the WSU Shaw Gallery Project Space during the Art Stroll from 6-9 p.m.
Art Box, 455 25th St.
Art Box will feature Laurie Harrower, a self-taught oil artist. Painting from her own photographs, Harrower has recently been tapping into her unique vision and intuition, bringing much success and happiness in her work. She feels very fortunate to be doing what she loves and inspiring others in the process.
Photo supplied, Austin Luckett/Iron Pine Co.
Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave.
The Eccles Art Center will present and exhibit works by the Utah Watercolor Society and is featuring the paintings of Wendy Dimick Smith in the Carriage House Sales Gallery from 5-8 p.m. The Art Center staff invites you to visit during the October Art Stroll, then return during the month to enjoy the paintings in its UWS and Wendy Dimick Smith exhibits.
Find more October First Friday Art Stroll events at ogdencity.com/771/Current-Stroll-Information.