Cars, live music, and art exhibitions take place throughout the city center and the creative district of Nine Rails during Ogden’s first Friday Art Walk. Events at art galleries, cafes, businesses, event venues – and Lucky Slice Pizza – start at 5:00 p.m.
To get started, stop by The Corner, the little white kiosk on the corner of Washington and 25th Street, for the new art walks map and take note of these upcoming events this Friday night.
Events of the artistic walk on the first Friday of October
25th Street Historic Auto Show 2021
Ogden Downtown Alliance is back with its annual auto show along historic 25th Street featuring over 300 hot rods! The Eccles Community Art Center will be hosting a new Plein Air quick draw contest onsite during the auto show. Works painted during the competition will be available for purchase, followed by a silent auction as the works are on display at the Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave., during the Art Walk on Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m.
Galerie 25, 268 25th St.
The art shown this month at Gallery 25 will be showcased by over 35 AP art students at Fremont High. Michelle Montierth, who is the owner / artist at Gallery 25, is their teacher and is delighted that they have this opportunity to show their work in a gallery. There will be many different styles and mediums of original art to see. Their work will be judged and prizes awarded to the winning students. Check out what they’ve been working on so far this year and vote for your favorite piece for the People’s Choice Award.
Gallery 51 at Ogden Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave.
The Community Art Show will be open inside Gallery 51 at Ogden Union Station and will feature work on the “Sustainable Planet”. A call for artists was open for two months and allowed creatives to submit their work for this quarterly Ogden Arts exhibition.
Lucky Slice Pizza, 207 25th St.
Lucky Slice Pizza presents LAMP: Live Art, Music and Pizza. The free event for all ages from 5 p.m. onwards includes a live mural by Reno artist Hannah Eddy at the historic 25th Street pizzeria, as well as live musical performances by local bands Comp and Compass Rose . There will also be gifts and prizes from Skullcandy.
Photo provided, Lindsay Huss
Grounds for cafe, 111 25th St.
The featured artist for October at one of Ogden’s favorite cafes is Chris Bodily, who will be in the house to sign his graphic novel. Stop by Grounds for Coffee on 25th Street to see more of his work.
La Bonneville, 221 25th St.
The Bonneville workspace, between Lucky Slice and Stella, hosts Lindsay Huss’s first solo art exhibition. You’ve probably seen his murals all over town: at Daily Rise, Roosters, the wall behind The Monarch on 25th and Adams… and more. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she produced a new series of autobiographical artwork, “Fractured,” which “explores the idea of the many facets of the human personality. In many ways, we fracture our personalities, depending on the situation. … Without studying ourselves and who we really are, we remain fractured. Huss has received several awards for her art: Indie Ogden’s Best Ogden Artist, Artist of the Year for Nurture the Creative Mind, the Mayor of Ogden’s Award for Visual Arts in 2019, and she is the face of Ogden First Friday Art Stroll on the Visit Ogden Website.
The Collective of Local Craftsmen, 2371 Kiesel Ave.
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The Collectif des artisans locales, an “art fair” all year round with works of art by more than 80 artisans, welcomes you to its artistic walk in-store and online, from 5 pm to 9 pm. Their star artist, David de LaurenceMade, will be doing CNC machining. and 3D printing demos. In addition, each purchase made during Art Stroll will receive as a bonus a free keychain made exclusively for Art Stroll by LaurenceMade and will allow you to win a free item! It also kicks off their 5th week of birthday party. Enter to win a gift card and discover the art classes they will have in store on their Facebook event page.
Wasatch Café, 2436 Grant Ave.
The star artist of Wasatch Roasting Co. is Travis Fehlberg (Instagram: art.ttflol). Born in Huntington, Utah, for Fehlberg, art has always been more than a hobby, it was life. Fehlberg enjoys exploring the intersection of religion and identity, past and present, and even healing and pain. Drawing inspiration from his own life and the lives of others, he sought to use his artistic practice to bring light, hope and new understanding to an often cruel and ruthless world. Outside, in the Origin-Alley Art Gallery, new works of art by Rich Ramos, Nezak, Jaroh and other local artists will be on display. Outdoor seating in the alley will be provided.
The Monarch, 455 25th St.
Open Studio Night at The Monarch is the city’s biggest party every first Friday with live music, food, hands-on art, workshops, exhibits, and a chance to browse over 40 creative studios . The October lineup includes Kseniya Thomas doing a live typography demonstration, and Elizabeth Robbins and Shanna Kunz finishing their still life and landscape painting workshop. Their students will present the work they did in the workshop during the art walk. Los Churros Del Norte, churros with homemade sauces, will be onsite and beer and brandies will be available to the crowd 21 and over at the Monarch beer garden.
Don’t miss Van Sessions, a live music podcast recording by The Banyan Collective, starting at 7 p.m. with Josaleigh Pollett and Fur Foxen at 8 p.m.
Ogden Contemporary Arts, 455 25th St.
The OCA Center hosts an exhibition (October 1 to November 27) of 24 contemporary Latin American and Latin American artists whose work addresses relevant themes in relation to social and racial justice. “Vida, Muerte, Justicia: Latin American & Latinx Art for the 21st Century” presents local, national and international perspectives across multiple disciplines including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, performance, digital art and more. “Vida, Muerte, Justicia” is a collaboration between Ogden Contemporary Arts, Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery at Weber State University, curator Jorge Rojas and associate curator Maria del Mar González-González. The exhibition will be open Friday at the OCA Center and WSU Shaw Gallery Project Space during the 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. art walk.
Art Box, 455 25th St.
Art Box will feature Laurie Harrower, a self-taught oil artist. Painting from his own photographs, Harrower has recently tapped into his unique vision and intuition, bringing much success and happiness to his work. She feels very lucky to be doing what she loves and to inspire others in the process.
Photo provided, Austin Luckett / Iron Pine Co.
Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave.
The Eccles Art Center will present and exhibit works from the Utah Watercolor Society and will display paintings by Wendy Dimick Smith in the Carriage House Sales Gallery from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Staff at the Art Center invite you to visit during the October Art Walk, then return during the month to enjoy paintings from their UWS and Wendy Dimick Smith exhibitions.
Find other art walk events for the first Friday in October at ogdencity.com/771/Current-Stroll-Information.