OGDEN -- April's First Friday Art Stroll has it all -- from realistic landscapes to abstracts and sculptures, by professional and amateur artists. There will even be short films and popcorn.
The First Friday Art Stroll starts at 6 p.m. Friday in downtown Ogden, with receptions marking the opening of new exhibits. Most of the participating galleries and shops are along Historic 25th Street, from Wall Avenue to Washington Boulevard, making it possible to walk from one exhibit to the next. There are a few more venues participating in the stroll, spread throughout the city.
Many of the galleries stay open until 9 p.m. and give lovers of art the opportunity to check out the new works and meet the artists who created them. Some provide live music and light refreshments.
Admission is free.
For more information about the stroll, call 801-393-3866.
* Ogden Arts hosts the Ogden Camera Club's annual print show during April. Members of the club have submitted their best images to compete in four categories: Wildlife, Scenic, People and Open. Last year's show boasted 75 images by 23 photographers, but organizers expect more this year because membership has grown.
The Ogden Camera Club is a mix of amateur and professional photographers who meet at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Bonneville High School to improve their skills. Visitors are welcome.
Reception, 5-9 p.m. Friday, April 6 in the street-level suites at 2484 Washington Blvd., Ogden. The show continues 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, through April. 801-393-3866. Free.
* Eccles Community Art Center is the venue for the annual Weber School District Arts Show and Competition. Artwork on display comes from five high schools and nine junior high schools, with each selecting their best for the show. The competition will be judged by a professional artist, and awards will be presented April 19. (The junior high awards ceremony starts at 6 p.m. that day, followed by a 6:30 p.m. presentation of high school awards.)
The Eccles Community Art Center also features a display of paintings by Terrece Beesley in the Carriage House Gallery during April. Beesley, of Layton, grew up on a potato farm, then earned a degree in painting and textile design at Utah State University. She's worked in product design, publishing and computer animation, but now concentrates on creating whimsical watercolor paintings.
Reception, 5-9 p.m. Friday, April 6. The show continues 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, through April 28, at 2580 Jefferson Ave., Ogden. 801-392-6935. Free.
* Union Station is showing abstract paintings by Shirlee Hancock Nelson of North Ogden, impressionist landscapes by Rachel Pettit of Tooele, and turned wood by John Brasher of Spring Glen, during the month of April.
Reception, 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 6, at 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden. The exhibit continues 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, through May 2. 801-393-9890. Free.
* Art House Cinema 502 is joining the First Friday Art Stroll in April, with a selection of films produced by Weber State University students. The films are a mixture of documentaries, art films and shorts. Fresh popcorn will be available.
Open 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 6, at 158 25th St., Ogden. 801-917-4502. Free.