OGDEN — The big news for the November First Friday Art Stroll? Free weed!
Well, milkweed, actually. O1|PLATFORMS is offering free native milkweed seed packets — while supplies last — at The Monarch building on Friday evening. The giveaway is in conjunction with the Migrating Mural project that has brought the image of monarch butterflies to the site. Planting native milkweed species helps provided much-needed habitat for the declining butterfly.
Planned for 6-9 p.m. Friday, the November art stroll includes exhibit openings, artist receptions and a smattering of live music and refreshments.
New this month is The Corner, a community hotspot at the southwest corner of Washington Boulevard and Historic 25th Street. Maps for the art stroll are available here.
Also new to the art stroll this month is Hippie Skin, at 2424 Wall Ave., which is featuring a photographic exhibit dealing with women facing and overcoming their insecurities.
And finally, Van Sessions returns with its fall season of live musical performances from the Tan Van. Epicenter for the music will be the parking area just east of The Monarch building, 455 25th St.
Among the galleries hosting art stroll events this month:
Art Box, 215 Historic 25th St. — Glass and fiber art by self-taught artist Cathy Cartwright. She creates fused glass jewelry, plates and sculptures, including fused glass roll-ups which are made using both glassblowing and fusing techniques. www.artboxogden.com, 801-675-1078
DaVinci Academy of Science and the Arts, 2033 Grant Ave. — Work by advanced painting and drawing students Stella Ferro, Annalyn Hatch, Kaitlyn Kinsella and Rachel Love. Also, ceramic and sculptural work by advanced students Henry Rimmasch, Bronson Bowler, Logan Nickisch, Kaityn Robinson-Hanchett, Christina Alarcon, Sirr Ledesma and Ethan Gerena. www.davinciacademy.org, 801-409-0700
Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave. — Main Gallery features “Relative Truth,” with artwork by Collin Noortmann Chandler, Mark Seawell and Chris Miller. Carriage House Gallery displays photographs by Steven and Camille Cain. Reception and evening of holiday shopping, 5-8 p.m., with music by Shannon Roberts, Weber State University director of bands. www.ogden4arts.org, 801-392-6935
Gallery 25, 268 25th St. — Featured artists are Kris Wilson, Cara Koomes, Doug Weiwer, Doug Wride, Wendy Anderson, Jada Lilly and David Crowther. Reception with refreshments and musical entertainment by John Burrows from the Wasatch Wild band. www.gallery25utah.com, 801-334-9881
Grounds for Coffee, 3005 Harrison Blvd. — Open Mic Night, 8-10 p.m. first and third Friday, with poetry, music or spoken word. Featured artists for the month are Trevor and Tina Southam. www.facebook.com/gfcharrison, 801-621-3014
Hippie Skin, 2424 Wall Ave. — New art installation, ESTEEM, highlighting societal norms surrounding beauty. This month, photographer Taylor Lund shows five local women who bare their insecurities for this project. hippieskin.com, 801-200-3797
Lucky Slice, 200 Historic 25th St. — Featured artist is Wynter McBride, a student, artist and outdoor enthusiast from Ogden. Her inspirations come from surrealism, non-objective art and abstract art. www.theluckyslice.com, 801-627-2229
Ogden First, Inc.’s PLATFORMS, 490 25th St. — Kaleidoscope exhibit continues through mid-November. Free native milkweed seed packets will be distributed, while supplies last, 6-9 p.m. Friday at the butterfly mural at The Monarch building. Planting native milkweed species helps provide habitat for the monarch butterfly. ogdenfirst.org, 801-810-2898
Rainy Day Emporium, 155 Historic 25th St. — Featured artist is Andrew Shorts from Wyze Spray Art. The 22-year-old's choice of medium is a can of spray paint on everything from concrete walls to canvas; he also produces hand-drawn/hand-cut stencil pieces. www.facebook.com/RainyDayEmporium, 801-721-5115
RE/MAX Community–Valley, 227 Historic 25th St. Featured artist is Carly Carn, a self-taught painter who works in acrylic, oil, watercolors and drawings. www.facebook.com/RemaxCommunityValley, 801-745-4600
Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery at Weber State University, 3848 Harrison Blvd. — The 2018 Biennial Faculty Exhibition runs through Nov. 10, featuring recent art by nearly 30 artists teaching in the department of visual art and design with concentrations in ceramics, digital media, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, performance and graphic design. Art stroll hours are 5-9 p.m. weber-edu-dova.org/shawgallery, 801-626-6420
The Argo House, 529 25th St. — "Jaxsen Layton: Fluid Cognition" continues with its collection of paintings, drawings, and prints. Art stroll hours are 6-8 p.m. Friday. www.theargohouse.co, 801-349-2746
The Front Climbing Club, 225 20th St. — Local art by Kirsty Gemma, live music from Rachel Woods and Jonny Carver, small bites and climbing. frontogden.com, 801-393-7625
The Local Artisan Collective, 2371 Kiesel Ave. — Featured artist for the month is Celia J Kent. Also, classes include "Copper Cuff Bracelet" at 6 p.m., "Make and Take Shabby Chic Pumpkins" at 6:30 p.m., "Clay Fairy House, Make and Take" at 7:45 p.m.; live demos of wood electrocution "Lichtenberg" art. South Ogden Junior High School art students also exhibit. www.localartisancollective.com, 801-399-2787
Zucca Underground, 225 25th St. — Work from Erica Lyon, including a new acrylic series about snow and a mountain bike series of local trails in Ogden in watercolor and pen. myzucca.com, 801-475-7077