First Friday Art Stroll

Spray painted murals by Ogden area artists line the walls outside of Wasatch Roasting Company in Downtown Ogden on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. The outdoor Origin-Alley Art Gallery is part of Ogden's First Friday Art Stroll.

OGDEN — If January's exhibits are any indication, 2019 will be a good year for the arts.

This year's inaugural First Friday Art Stroll will involve a dozen venues displaying everything from highly abstract works to the realism of photography. In addition, two student art competitions will be shown at Ogden galleries.

The stroll is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, in and around downtown Ogden.

Among the galleries hosting art stroll events this month are:

Art Box, 215 Historic 25th St. — Featured artist is Melissa Flattery, who began pursuing art full time after retiring from the Air Force. Flattery will exhibit contemporary abstract pieces with vibrant colors and an organic flow. Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments. www.artboxogden.com, 801-675-1078

DaVinci Academy of Science and the Arts, 2033 Grant Ave. — The Bi-annual Student Art Competition will be on display, featuring ceramics, drawing and painting by junior high and high school art students. Awards will be posted at the stroll, and visitors are invited to vote for the people's choice award. www.davinciacademy.org, 801-409-0700

Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave. — Exhibit of work from the Northern Utah High School Seniors Competition in the Main Gallery. Continuation of the Petite Impressions Competition in the Carriage House Gallery. www.ogden4arts.org, 801-392-6935

Gallery 25, 268 25th St. — Utah artist Jeff Hepworth featured. Refreshments will be served during the stroll. www.gallery25utah.com, 801-334-9881

Grounds for Coffee, 111 Historic 25th St. — Featured artist is Richard Ramos. www.facebook.com/25thGFC/, 801-392-7370

Grounds for Coffee, 3005 Harrison Blvd. — Featuring works by Kimberly Riggs. www.facebook.com/gfcharrison, 801-621-3014

Hippie Skin, 2424 Wall Ave. — Ogden native and Riverdale resident Case Grimley displays his landscape and nightscape photographs of Ogden and the surrounding area. hippieskin.com, 801-200-3797

Rainy Day Emporium, 155 Historic 25th St. — The featured artist for January is Rachel Aaron with Poisonberry Art Studio. A huge passion of her and her art is animals and the environment. www.facebook.com/RainyDayEmporium, 801-721-5115

The Argo House, 529 25th St. — Darryl Erdman's art exhibit remains up for January. www.theargohouse.co, 801-349-2746

The Diamond Room, 115 Historic 25th St. — This month's art stroll features refreshments and Rick Odell singing classic songs. www.thediamondroomutah.com, 801-392-3232.

Wasatch Roasting Company, 2436 Grant Ave. — Works by Lindsay Huss, who teaches high school art. Hot and cold drinks will be available, as well as cheese and crackers. In the outdoor Origin-Alley Art Gallery, new art from Rich Ramos, Nezak, Jaroh and other local artist will be on display.

Zucca Underground, 225 25th St. — Zia Hassan/Creative Wanderingz will be the featured artist for January, telling stories through illustrations. myzucca.com, 801-475-7077

Contact Mark Saal at 801-625-4272, or msaal@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @Saalman. Friend him on Facebook at facebook.com/MarkSaal.

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