Cara Koolmees

Art by Cara Koolmees will be featured during the June First Friday Art Stroll in downtown Ogden this week.

OGDEN — It’s going to be a busy weekend, and the city’s monthly First Friday Art Stroll will add to the excitement, featuring exhibits throughout the downtown area and elsewhere in the city.

Ogden’s monthly art stroll is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month at various venues in and around downtown Ogden. Maps for the art stroll are available at The Corner, a community hotspot on the southwest corner of Washington Boulevard and Historic 25th Street. Admission is free.

A pop-up event inside Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave., will feature a Meet the Artists night with the creators of the book “Trains: Transformation and Triumph.” The Ogden Food Truck Rally will also be a part of the festivities.

For more information on the First Friday Art Stroll, visit www.ogdencity.com/770/first-friday-art-stroll or call 801-629-8718.

Among galleries and businesses hosting events at this month’s First Friday Art Stroll are:

Art Box, 215 Historic 25th St. — Ogden artist Laurie Kemp will be featured. www.artboxogden.com, 801-675-1078.

Bliss Skincare Studio, 2422 Grant Ave. — www.skinbybliss.com, 801-317-4060.

Cara Koolmees Gallery, 256 Historic 25th St. — Koolmees spring-themed pictures are featured. www.carakoolmees.com, 801-540-2299.

Cuppa, 552 25th St. — No info this month. www.facebook.com/cuppaogden, 385-298-5744.

DaVinci Academy of Science and the Arts, 2033 Grant Ave. — www.davinciacademy.org, 801-409-0700.

Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave. — “En Plein Air” and themed photographs on display, with a recepetion 5-8 p.m. Friday. ogden4arts.org, 801-392-6935.

Gallery 25, 268 25th St. — Oil paintings, alcohol inks and graphite illustrations by Keith Dagley. Also, work by Stephen Henry and Scott Hamilton. www.gallery25utah.com, 801-334-9881.

Grounds for Coffee, 111 Historic 25th St. — Paintings by Wesley. www.facebook.com/25thGFC, 801-392-7370.

Grounds for Coffee, 3005 Harrison Blvd. — Artwork by Carole Nylander. www.facebook.com/gfcharrison, 801-621-3014.

Hippie Skin, 2424 Wall Ave. — hippieskin.com, 801-200-3797.

Kaffe Mercantile, 2276 Washington Blvd., Suite 101 — www.kaffemercantile.com, 385-298-5678.

Lucky Slice Pizza, 200 25th St. — Work by photographer Chase Burch. www.thelucklyslice.com, 801-627-2229.

Ogden UnCon Cosplay Gallery, 2254 Washington Blvd. — The convention is in full swing, includes UnCon Pops Concert at 7 p.m. in the Ogden Amphitheater, 343 Historic 25th St. (Wear cosplay costume.) www.ogdenuncon.com.

Ogden First Inc.’s PLATFORMS, 490 25th St. — “A Stack of Forms” by JP Orquiz, with an artist’s reception. ogdenfirst.org.

Rainy Day Emporium, 155 Historic 25th St. — Andrew Shorts is the featured artist for June. www.rainydayemporium.com, 801-721-5115.

Shaw Gallery at Weber State University, 3484 Harrison Blvd. — Closed for the summer, reopens 9/13/19. weber-edu-dova.org/shawgallery, 801-626-6420.

The Argo House, 529 Historic 25th St. — “Who We Are” by artist Suzanne Storer. theargohouse.co, 801-349-2746.

The Bigelow Hotel, 2510 Washington Blvd. — No info provided. bigelowhotelogden.com, 801-627-1900.

The Cupcake Shoppe and Bakery, 2352 Kiesel Ave. — Featuring Brandi Bruce, who crochets “bakery items” out of yarn. www.facebook.com/thecupcakeshoppeandbakery, 801-546-8252.

The Diamond Room, 115 Historic 25th St. — Art by Holly Morphet. www.thediamondroomutah.com, 801-392-3232.

The Front Climbing Club, 225 20th St. — No info provided. frontogden.com, 801-393-7625.

The Local Artisan Collective, 2371 Kiesel Ave. — Works by a variety of artists featured during the June stroll. www.localartisancollective.com, 801-399-2787.

The Monarch, 455 Historic 25th St. — The Banyan Collective Van Sessions continue 7-9 p.m. with live music and a podcast recorded out of a retro van. www.facebook.com/TheMonarchOgden, 801-823-3320.

Union Station’s art galleries, 2501 Wall Ave. — “The Natural World: Three Women and Three Artistic Visions” in Gallery at the Station; no exhibits in Myra Powell Gallery; and Patio Paint Party at Nurture the Creative Mind. theunionstation.org, 801-629-8680.

Waffle Love Ogden, 109 Historic 25th St. — www.facebook.com/waffleloveogden, 801-923-3588.

Wasatch Roasting Company, 2436 Grant Ave. — Artworks by Michelle Stevens are featured in June. In the outdoor Origin-Alley Art Gallery, new artwork by Rich Ramos, Nezak, Jaroh and other local artists continue to be displayed. www.wasatchroasting.com, 801-689-2626.

Zucca Underground, 225 25th St. — Works by Sky Dodds and Vien Voraotsady. www.myzucca.com, 801-475-7077.

Standard-Examiner staff

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