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Ogden Art Scene: Beets & Beats and Blues & Brews

Beets & Beats 2022 This Saturday, Farmers Market Ogden hosts its fifth annual Beets & Beats, an artist "paint-off" starting at 10 a.m. at the Ogden Municipal Gardens. Participating artists have two hours to paint their own visual representation of the market and unique ...

New colorful walls celebrate Ogden

Ogden, with its unique history, incredible mountain and river landscapes, and a community that works to create the colorful town it is, celebrates this magical combination with the many murals that grace walls throughout the city. This summer, a few more murals have gone up at local ...

A look inside the winning art pieces of ‘Traces of the West’

When artist Theresa Otteson began painting a new Western-themed series, she thought it would be difficult to find material. But she didn’t have to look far. “I found that traces of the ‘old West’ are all around us, in rodeos, ranches, ghost towns and people who love the feel of ...

Spoken word artist Wynter Storm brings message of unity, healing to Ogden

Utah poet and published author Wynter Storm is bringing positive change to the Utah community through the power of words. In 2020, Storm co-founded the organization UBLAC, the Utah Black Artists Collective. According to its website, UBLAC has a mission to inspire the Black community “through ...

Review of ‘Survey: The West’ by Ya La’ford at Ogden Contemporary Arts

At Ogden Contemporary Arts (OCA), which just received the Utah Cultural Alliance's 2022 Utah Exceptional Cultural Contribution Award, "Survey: The West" is an exhibit composed of Ya La’ford’s signature geometric design and ethnography. La’ford is an internationally recognized painter, ...

Ogden Art Scene: Western art and horses set the stage for Ogden Pioneer Days

TRACES OF THE WEST COMPETITION EXHIBIT In celebration of Ogden Pioneer Days, Eccles Art Center presents the annual “Traces of the West” art competition, open to Western-themed works — Western landscapes, indigenous wildlife, Indigenous Americans, etc. — from Utah artists in a variety ...

Ogden announces Angelika Brewer as new poet laureate

Ogden City announced Angelika Brewer as the city’s new poet laureate last week. Her two-year tenure began on July 1 which included a live performance during "Van Sessions," a monthly live music podcast, during First Friday Art Stroll. Ogden City sought its first poet laureate in 2016 after ...

Cara Koolmees paints the colors of Ogden from 25th Street studio

During this month’s First Friday Art Stroll, watercolor artist and gallery owner Cara Koolmees invites the community to visit her studio on 256 Historic 25th Street from 6-9 p.m. When you step inside Koolmees’s studio, you step inside the colorful world of Ogden. Her paintings of Ogden, ...