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Guide to Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll: A sparkling July art stroll kicks off the holiday weekend

By Deann Armes - Special to the Standard-Examiner | Jul 1, 2022

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"First Cut" by Doug Stephens, featured artist at Emmisoure Gallery.

For this month’s First Friday Art Stroll, Ogden City Arts presents its third Music Pop- ups, Black Tie Affair, and Tropical Chaos local food truck at the Union Station along with new art shows, activities, live music, and more in locations all over town on Friday from 6-9 p.m.

Here’s a guide for your stroll from Union Station, up Historic 25th Street to the Junction, along Washington Avenue, inside The Monarch, Eccles Art Center and Weber State University.

For complete event details, get your map at The Corner, the white building located on the corner of Washington Boulevard and 25th Street, and follow these social media outlets for more details: Istagram (@Ogden_Arts / The_Corner_Ogden) and Facebook (@OgdenCityArts / TheCorner / OgdensFirstFridayArtStroll).


  • Art Box, 455 25th St.: featured artist Pamela Beach.
  • The Bonneville, 221 25th St.: Syncrenicitous & ODDRAW Art Show with art, local catering and performers.
  • Cara Koolmees Gallery, 256 Historic 25th St.: Watercolor prints that will get you feeling patriotic and will help you welcome summer.
  • Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave.: Ogden Pioneer Days “Traces of the West” Art Competition exhibit opening with awards announcements, from 5-9 p.m.
  • Emmisoure Gallery, 2246 B Washington Blvd.: featuring award-winning oil painter, life-long Ogden citizen, and former Ogden City Council member Doug Stephens.
  • Gallery 25, 268 Historic 25th St.: featuring artist Jerry Hancock and Street Jammin’ with John Burrows and Steve Wilson.
  • Grounds for Coffee 25th Street, 111 25th St.: featuring music by Morgan Thomas. See Instagram page @morganthomasmusic to see music videos.
  • Ogden Contemporary Arts, 455 25th St.: “Survey: The West” exhibit by current resident artist Ya La’Ford: a painter, installation artist, muralist, social practice artist, and educator from Bronx, New York.
  • Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave.: The Community Art Show Nature Exhibit, “In Our Family” Traveling Exhibit from the Family Diversity Projects, music pop up Black Tie Affair and Tropical Chaos food truck.
  • The Dumke Arts Plaza, 2510 E 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 Christian Scheller (7 p.m.) and The Proper Way (8 p.m.).
  • The Local Artisan Collective at The Junction, 2371 Kiesel Ave.: The Little Artisan’s Market (artist from K-12th grade) featured artist FalkenCraft, various classes and artist demos.
  • Wasatch Roasting Company, 2346 Grant Ave.: featured multidisciplinary artist Audrey Smith with her newest, abstract minimalist paintings inspired by meditation and traditional meditation paintings. New artwork from Rich Ramos, Nezak, Jaroh, and other local artists inside Origin-Alley Art Gallery.


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