Cars, live music, and art shows are all over downtown and the Nine Rails Creative District during Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll. Events in art galleries, cafes, businesses, venues – and Lucky Slice Pizza – start at 5 p.m.
First, head to The Corner, the little white kiosk on the corner of Washington and 25th Street to get the new map for the art walk, and keep an eye out for these events this Friday night.
October First Friday Art Stroll Events
Historic 25th Street Car Show 2021
The Ogden Downtown Alliance is back with their annual auto show along Historic 25th Street featuring over 300 Hot Rods! The Eccles Community Art Center will host a new Plein Air Quick Draw competition on site during the auto show. The works painted during the competition will be available for purchase, followed by a silent auction, while the works will be on display at the Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave., during the Art Walk on Friday from 5pm to 9pm
Gallery 25, 268 25th St.
Gallery 25 art showcased this month is featured by over 35 AP art students from Fremont High. Michelle Montierth, owner / artist of Galerie 25, is your teacher and is very happy that you have this opportunity to show your work in a gallery. Many different styles and media of original art will be on display. Your work will be evaluated and the winners will be awarded. Go in and see 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 Ogdens Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave.
The Community Art Show exhibition will be on view in Galerie 51 in Ogden’s Union Station with works on the topic of âSustainable Planetâ. A Call for Artists was open for two months, giving creatives the opportunity 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 starting at 5:00 p.m. features a live mural by Reno-based artist Hannah Eddy in the pizzeria on Historic 25th Street, as well as live music performances by local bands Comp and Compass Rose. There will also be giveaways and awards from Skullcandy.
Photo delivered, Lindsay Huss
Coffee grounds, 111 25th St.
The artist featured at one of Ogden’s favorite cafes in October is Chris Bodily, who will be in the house to sign his graphic novel. Visit Grounds for Coffee on 25th Street to see more of his work.
The Bonneville, 221 25th St.
Lindsay Huss’ first solo art exhibition takes place in the Bonneville Workspace between Lucky Slice and Stella’s. You’ve probably seen their murals all over town: Daily Rise, Roosters, the wall behind The Monarch on the 25th, and Adams … and more. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she completed a new series of autobiographical works of art, âFractured,â which âexplores the idea of ââthe many facets of human personalities. We break our personality in many ways, depending on the situation. … Without studying ourselves and studying who we really are, we stay broken. âHuss has received several awards for her art: Indie Ogden’s best Ogden artist, Artist of the Year for Nurture the Creative Mind, the Ogden Mayor Award for Fine arts in 2019 and she is the face of the Ogden First Friday Art Stroll on the Visit Ogden website.
The local artisan collective, 2371 Kiesel Ave.
Deann Armes, Special to the Standard Examiner
The Local Artisan Collective, a year-round âart fairâ with works of art by over 80 artisans, welcomes you from 5 to 9 p.m. to your Art Stroll in store and online. Your featured artist, David from LaurenceMade, will perform CNC machining and 3D printing demos. In addition, every purchase made during the Art Stroll will receive a free bonus key ring, made exclusively for the Art Stroll by LaurenceMade, and will participate in a free item! This is also the start of her 5th birthday party week. Enter to win a gift certificate and check out the art classes they have in store on their Facebook event page.
Wasatch Coffee, 2436 Grant Avenue.
The well-known artist from Wasatch Roasting Co. is Travis Fehlberg (Instagram: art.ttflol). Born in Huntington, Utah, Fehlberg’s art has always been more than a hobby, it was life. Fehlberg loves exploring the intersection of religion and identity, past and present, and even healing and pain. From his own life and that of others, he has tried to use his artistic practice to bring light, hope and new understanding into an often cruel and irreconcilable world. Outside, in the Origin-Alley Art Gallery, new artwork by Rich Ramos, Nezak, Jaroh and other local artists is on display. Outdoor seating in the alley will be provided.
The monarch, 455 25th St.
The Open Studio Night at The Monarch is the biggest party in town every first Friday with live music, food, hands-on art, workshops, exhibitions and a stroll through over 40 creative studios. The October lineup includes Kseniya Thomas with a live letterpress demo, and Elizabeth Robbins and Shanna Kunz finish their still life and landscape painting workshop. During the Art Stroll, your students will present their work from the workshop. Los Churros Del Norte, churros with homemade dipping sauces, will be on site and there will be beer and seltzer for the 21-year-olds in the Monarch beer garden.
Don’t miss Van Sessions, a live music podcast recording by The Banyan Collective, from 7pm with Josaleigh Pollett and Fur Foxen at 8pm
Ogden Contemporary Arts, 455 25th St.
The OCA Center hosts an exhibition (October 1 through November 27) by 24 Latin American and Latin American contemporary artists whose work addresses relevant issues relating to social and racial justice. “Vida, Muerte, Justicia: Latin American & Latinx Art for the 21st Century” offers local, national and international perspectives through multiple disciplines, including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, performance, digital art and more. âVida, Muerte, Justiciaâ is a collaboration between Ogden Contemporary Arts, the Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery at Weber State University, curator Jorge Rojas and associate curator Maria del Mar GonzÃ¡lez-GonzÃ¡lez. The exhibition is open on Friday at the OCA Center and the WSU Shaw Gallery Project Space during Art Stroll from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Art box, 455 25th St.
Art Box will feature Laurie Harrower, a self-taught oil artist. Harrower paints from her own photographs and has lately used her unique vision and intuition to bring a lot of success and joy into her work. She is very fortunate to do what she loves and inspire others in the process.
Photo provided Austin Luckett / Iron Pine Co.
Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave.
The Eccles Art Center will showcase and display works from the Utah Watercolor Society and display Wendy Dimick Smith paintings in the Carriage House Sales Gallery from 5pm to 8pm during the month to enjoy the paintings in the UWS and Wendy Dimick Smith exhibitions.
More Art Stroll events on the first Friday in October can be found at ogdencity.com/771/Current-Stroll-Information.