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Ogden's First Friday Art Stroll- November 5, 2021

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Pop-Up Event:

  1. Gallery 51 inside of Ogden’s Union Station, a Community Art Show exhibit, Sustainable Planet is on display. Ogden Arts has a quarterly artist call with different categories that local creatives can submit their work.                                               



Gallery Happenings:

Alaskan Gold Connection –

During the month of November they have art from Stettler Photography. Plus, check out the amazing jewelry on display for purchase or ask about custom pieces.

Alaskan Gold Connection – Historic 25th Street, Ogden

Cara Koolmees Art Gallery

November is the month of giving thanks.  I can’t think of a better gift to give at thanksgiving than a calendar for next year.  Please visit Cara Koolmees at the November Gallery Stroll 256 Historic 25th Street and see more fall works of art.

Cara Koolmees Art Gallery – Historic 25th Street, Ogden

Eccles Community Art Center

 November exhibits at the Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, will feature the painting and bronze sculptures of David W Jackson in the main gallery and the creative collages and paintings of Steve Stones in the Carriage House Gallery.  A reception for the artists and an evening of holiday shopping is planned for Friday Art Stroll, November 5, 2021, from 5 to 8 p.m.  The exhibits continue through November 29, 2021.

David W Jackson is a multi-talented artist, who presently resides in Mountain Green, Utah.  Jackson’s work is diverse with the inclusion of a wide variety of subjects in his paintings.  Throughout the Intermountain West, he is known for his landscapes and wildlife works.  His monumental bronze sculptures may be seen at Weber State University and Fremont High School.  He will have a few smaller bronze works on display with his paintings.

Jackson was an art teacher at Bonneville High School in Ogden.  Recently he started mentoring his grandson.  Jackson will be including a few of the clay sculptures his grandson has completed in the exhibit.

Steve Stones is an Ogden native and Adjunct Professor of Art at Weber State University.  He states “My interest in painting lie in the deconstructing, appropriating and dismantling pop-culture, mass media images and symbols.  My attempt is to present these images inn a new context to change how the viewer normally views these symbols.  My sources include food packaging, advertising, comic book imagery, carnival banners, animated characters, and famous paintings.  I appropriate these images to communicate parody and humor in my work.  My process involves acrylic paint, collage, airbrush, and mixed media techniques.

We invite you to visit the Eccles Art Center and its galleries. Regular galleries hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The art center will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, November 25 through 28, 2021. For more information, call us at 801-392-6935 or visit:

Eccles Community Art Center- 2580 Jefferson Ave, Ogden

Gallery 25 -Gallery 25 has three floors of art displayed inside and for the stroll they will be having a 50% discount on several paintings just in time for Christmas and offer a convenient layaway plan. You don’t want to miss this deal. 

Gallery 25 - Historic 25th Street, Ogden

Grounds for Coffee on 25th Street – Grounds for Coffee on 25th Street is featuring Cindy Smith for the month of November. Here is a little bit of info about her. Cindy Smith is a local artist born and raised in Ogden.  She is a 65-year-old grandmother of 5.  She has always loved art and loves working in all mediums.  She calls painting her "therapy" because that's what makes her feel most happy.  She loves that her painting takes on a life of their own.  What she started out to paint is not always what ends up the canvas. She will paint anything, but nature and abandoned buildings are her favorite.

Grounds for Coffee on 25th Street – 111 Historic 25th Street, Ogden

Ogden Contemporary Arts

 Exhibition of Contemporary Latin American and Latinx Art Responds to Global Themes Relating to Life, Death and Justice at Ogden Contemporary Arts Center and Weber State University Ogden, UT (August 10, 2021): This Fall, OCA Center hosts an exhibition of twenty-four Latin American and Latinx contemporary artists whose work responds to relevant themes in relation to social and racial justice. The exhibited artists offer local, national and international perspectives through multiple disciplines including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, performance, digital art and more. Vida, Muerte, Justicia is a collaboration between Ogden Contemporary Arts, Weber State University Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities, curator Jorge Rojas and associate curator Maria del Mar González-González.

The exhibition opens on October 1st at OCA Center and the WSU Shaw Gallery Project Space during Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll from 6-9pm, with a VIP reception for OCA members from 4-6pm at OCA Center. Corresponding curatorial talks and programming will be held at WSU over the course of the exhibition. “Themes of life, death, and justice have been inextricably linked throughout history,” says Rojas, who is a Mexican artist, curator and educator based in Salt Lake City. “We’re looking at these concepts through the rich and complex lens of Latin American culture, which encompasses many countries, peoples and languages.” Rojas and González-González, assistant professor of global modern and contemporary art history at WSU, intentionally selected artists in various stages of their careers whose work responds to a number of current issues and movements including immigration reform, racial justice, femicide, Black Lives Matter and much more.

The exhibited artists identify nationally as Mexican, Colombian, Chilean, Nicaraguan and Dominican, among others. Important conversations surrounding ethnic and gender identity within this community are also addressed, as artists in the show also self-identify as Chicano, Nuyorican, or Latinx. This group includes multiple international and museum-level exhibiting artists such as Harry Gamboa Jr., Guillermo Galindo, Tania Candiani and others. Prominent Utah artists include Andrew Alba, Nancy Rivera, Horacio Rodriguez, and Roots Art Kollective, who will paint a mural inside The Monarch as part of the exhibition. Latin American and Latino/Hispanic peoples make up the largest ethnic or racial minority in our country, as well as our local community, making this an especially significant exhibition for Utah and the art world at large. These artists have played a significant role in calling out social injustice on local, national and international levels, creating relevant work that inspires action and change. “As we look back on one of the most difficult years in recent history due to COVID-19 and global political and social uprising, this exhibition invites audiences to reflect on many of the issues that have taken center stage, as well as the movements that have united us to work toward justice,” says Rojas and González-González. “…By exploring connections between life, death, and justice, these artists and this exhibition aim to raise awareness, educate, build community, and inspire action, while providing space for reflection, mourning, and collective healing.” Vida, Muerte, Justicia extends from OCA Center to Weber State University, where Galindo and Candiani’s work will be exhibited at the WSU Shaw Gallery Project Space in the Kimball Visual Arts Building.

Curatorial talks and performances will also be held at WSU with the visiting artists, providing opportunities for students and community members to engage on the important topics brought forth through this exhibition. This theme extends to partner events throughout the community; please see additional information below for a full schedule of events and programming related to the exhibition.

Ogden Contemporary Arts - 455 25th Street, Ogden  

Shaw Gallery –

                                                                                                                                                                                    Biennial Faculty Exhibition - September 17 - November 13, 2021                                                                                                                    The Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery at Weber State University is pleased to host the 2021 Biennial Faculty Exhibition from Sept. 17- Nov. 13 in the Kimball Visual Arts Center. The exhibition features recent works by more than 30 artists teaching in the Department of Visual Art and Design with concentrations in ceramics, digital media, drawing, metals/jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and visual communications. 

The Biennial Faculty Exhibition provides a valuable opportunity for students to see just how the ideas discussed in the classroom are manifest in the studios of our faculty, and includes a wide range of media and artistic styles that reflect the breadth of art practices. These faculty members teach more than 3,500 students and mentor 300 art majors annually. They help develop art and design professionals with critical thinking skills through educational experiences based in history, theory and practice. The 2021 Biennial Faculty Exhibition is produced in collaboration with the Department of Visual Arts & Design.                                                                                                                                                                                              


Vida, Muerte, Justicia | Life, Death, Justice: Latin American and Latinx Art for the 21st Century

Presented as a satellite exhibit in conjunction with the main exhibition at OCA
October 1 - November 27, 2021

This Fall, OCA Center hosts an exhibition of twenty-four Latin
American and Latinx contemporary artists whose work responds to relevant themes in relation to social and racial justice. The exhibited artists offer local, national and international perspectives through multiple disciplines including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, performance, digital art and more. Vida, Muerte, Justicia is a collaboration between Ogden Contemporary Arts, Weber State University College of Arts & Humanities, curator Jorge Rojas and associate curator Maria del Mar González-González. 

The Bonneville

-  The Bonneville is featuring local artist from Ogden, Gillian Chapman aka " Boujee Hippie Art." Most of her body of work was done in the last year during or after manic episodes. Gillian gets inspiration from dreams she has, and looks up to artists such as Van Gogh who also lived with bipolar disorder, or manic depressive disorder. You can see different moods through her work. 

The Bonneville Space - 221 25th Street, Ogden

The Local Artisan Collective –  

Welcome to our Instore and Online Art Stroll on Friday, November 5th 2021! The store will be open for the Art Stroll from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. THAT IS RIGHT, YOU CAN FIND US IN PERSON AT THE STORE & ONLINE!

Who is ready to have fun together? WE ARE!!

FEATURED ARTIST: Crescents Bath and Body
Crescent Deru, was a master potter, a weaver and a textile artist. A brilliant artist through and through, she taught ceramics at Weber State University. Her hands, which were constantly in mud and water, became extraordinarily dry. Her hands became so dry that they would crack to the point of bleeding. Crescent needed a solution that would truly heal her hands. She needed something that would really work. After trying many commercial creams and lotions to no avail, Crescent, being the creative person that she was, decided to make her own formula. After many failed attempts, she crafted a formula that healed her hands and allowed her to work long hours with her hands in mud and clay.

Crescent’s daughter, Carol Jean Ortega has been a resident of Plain City Utah for over 50 years. She taught elementary school for thirty years and has been retired since 1999. Just before Carol retired, Her daughter called and asked if she still had “Grandma’s” old formula for hand créme because her hands were dry and cracked.” She said that she had tried various commercial products, but nothing was working. She remembered how good grandma Crescent’s hand créme had been, and after some time searching Carol found the recipe on a 3×5 card in Crescent’s original handwriting.

As luck would have it, a visiting friend was also having problems with severely dry skin. Carol shared some of Crescent’s créme with her. The créme did like it was created to do and healed her hands, and her friend fell in love. The two collaborated and decided that the world should have access to this amazing créme, and a business soon followed. Generations later, Carol, and her grandchildren are at the helm. The grandchildren share a vision and a dream. Their goal is to spread the word about these superior products and share them with the world.

Crescent’s creativity and determination set a tone that still rings true in our company today. There is always a better way of doing something and at Crescent’s Bath and Body, we have found a better way. By eliminating commercial additives like petroleum and formaldehyde, and using the highest quality ingredients, we are able to create unique, high quality products that simply work!


-Artists will be going live, talking with each other in this group, sharing art tips, showing you all their new items and more. Tune in to catch them.


Take an Upcycled Silver Spoon Ring Class. Find out more information:

Stay tuned for more information on the Pottery Class!


Find our items in our store located at 2371 Kiesel Ave, Ogden, Utah 84401 in the Heart of Downtown Ogden on the South End of the Junction in the Creative Nine Rails District and online at

We are also open Monday 12 to 3:30 and Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00 to 7:00. We will also be open to 9:00 on the first Friday of the month with Art Stroll.

The Local Artisan Collective - 2371 Kiesel Ave, Ogden

The Monarch

- It’s First Friday again and the corner of 25th & Ogden is the essential stop. Now featuring a Beer Garden, Open Studio Night at The Monarch offers live music, food, hands-on art, workshops, exhibits, and a chance to walk through over 40 creative studios to meet the artists; it’s the best date night and family-friendly outing in town on a Friday night. Start at WB’s for the finest craft cocktails and small plates in town. Then, catch Van Sessions, FREE live music performances from the Tan Van, where local musicians share their stories about the songs.
  •  Thomas Printers: Stop by her studio for a lovely live letterpress.
  • Art Box:  Please join us for the exhibition of local award-winning artist Rose Wambsganss! Rose creates intense but playful black and white drawings utilizing the ancient creative-meditative process of Zentangle. Rose is a CSU-P graduate, and continues her education through local classes. Her fine-line artwork can take 10-80 hours to complete. Original artwork, numbered prints, cards and bookmarks will be available for purchase at Art Box.
  • Van Sessions: Live Music & Audience with Van Sessions by The Banyan Collective podcast recorded.

7 p.m. – Compass Rose
8 p.m. –
 Congo & Co.                                                                                                            

  •  Ogden Contemporary Arts: see listing Ogden Contemporary Arts above for details 

The Monarch- 455 25th Street

Union Station

 -  Union Station has a new exhibit, Native American Expression: The Power of Art in Finding Identity and Self-Expression for November's Art Stroll. Featured works by Dine artists, Nathan and Steve Harrison of Utah.

  • Gallery 51 inside  Ogden’s Union Station, a Community Art Show exhibit, Sustainable Planet will be on display. Ogden Arts has a quarterly artist call with different categories that local creatives can submit their work. 
Union Station - 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden

Wasatch Roasting Company - 

Wasatch Roasting Company is excited to feature the works of our November's artist, Devon Hoxer!

Devon Hoxer is an Ogden Valley native, raised in Liberty, Utah. A former art and English student at Weber State University, she especially enjoys figure drawing, painting, and multimedia pieces. Her primary project for the past few years has been a persistent exploration of the self portrait. Resulting pieces investigate embodiment, home, identity, and spirituality. Her style is rough around the edges, with heavy-handed lines. Many paintings demonstrate varied hands-on techniques: canvases smeared, fingerprints dancing, drumming across landscapes. Her other interests include riding her bike uphill for hours, making coffee and espresso drinks, writing and reading poetry, fiction, and memoirs, and studying linguistics at the University of Utah.

Outside, in Origin-Alley Art Gallery, we will display new artwork from Rich Ramos, Nezak, Jaroh and other local artists. We will provide outdoor seating in the alley during the stroll.

Wasatch Roasting Company - 2436 Grant Ave, Ogden


Printable map with locations for the Art Stroll