OGDEN — The city’s First Friday Art Stroll for the month of April, scheduled for Friday evening, will leave the cold of winter behind, with fresh exhibits featuring paintings of gardens, displays of artificial flowers and other springtime features.
The monthly art stroll is held from 6-9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month at various venues in and around downtown Ogden. Maps for the art stroll are available at The Corner, a community hotspot on the southwest corner of Washington Boulevard and Historic 25th Street. Admission is free.
For more information on the First Friday Art Stroll, visit www.ogdencity.com/770/first-friday-art-stroll or call 801-629-8718.
Among galleries and businesses hosting events at this month’s First Friday Art Stroll are:
Art Box, 215 Historic 25th St. — Works by oil painter Nancy Andruk Olson, featuring gardens in the style of impressionism. www.artboxogden.com, 801-675-1078.
Bliss Skincare Studio, 2422 Grant Ave. — Featured work by Kristy Nishijima, the creator of Abby’s Impressions custom jewelry. www.skinbybliss.com, 801-317-4060.
Cara Koolmees Gallery, 256 Historic 25th St. — This month, pictures of rabbits welcome in the spring. www.carakoolmees.com, 801-540-2299.
Cuppa, 552 25th St. — Exhibit of “Dream Painting” by artist Niki Muth. www.facebook.com/cuppaogden, 385-298-5744.
Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave. — Selected art work by secondary students in Ogden and Weber school districts opens with a reception, 5-7 p.m. Friday. In the Carriage house: Works by various Northern Utah artists. ogden4arts.org, 801-392-6935.
Gallery 25, 268 25th St. — Gallery founder Mac Stevenson is the featured artist for April. www.gallery25utah.com, 801-334-9881.
Grounds for Coffee, 111 Historic 25th St. — Jan Moyes is this month’s featured artist. Also, Richard Ramos painting a mural, live, for the shop’s 10th anniversary. www.facebook.com/25thGFC, 801-392-7370.
Grounds for Coffee, 3005 Harrison Blvd. — Steve McNeil is the featured artist for the month. www.facebook.com/gfcharrison, 801-621-3014.
Hippie Skin, 2424 Wall Ave. — Landscape photographer Roxie Crouch will be showing her work. hippieskin.com, 801-200-3797.
Kaffe Mercantile, 2276 Washington Blvd., Suite 101 — Photography by Kacey Peckenpaugh. Also, works by artist Jason Asleson, who uses paint, music and photography to explore “inner and outer landscapes.” www.kaffemercantile.com, 385-298-5678.
Ogden UnCon Cosplay Gallery, 2254 Washington Blvd. — Go to The Corner at Washington Boulevard and Historic 25th Street, dressed in cosplay inspired by your favorite characters and get your photo taken. Most Instagram likes will win VIP weekend pass to Ogden UnCon. www.ogdenuncon.com.
Ogden First Inc.’s PLATFORMS, 490 25th St. — In-person voting takes place 5:30-7:30 p.m. for mural competition. ogdenfirst.org.
Rainy Day Emporium, 155 Historic 25th St. — Featured artist is Sterling Cornia, who creates miniature hats, faerie gardens in bottles/bowls, Wiccan beard oils, jewelry and decoupage art boxes. www.rainydayemporium.com, 801-721-5115.
Shaw Gallery at Weber State University, 3484 Harrison Blvd. — Finals days of Yasuaki Onishi’s solo exhibition “Reverse of Volume.” weber-edu-dova.org/shawgallery, 801-626-6420.
The Argo House, 529 Historic 25th St. — “Milky Silky Soft & Pretty” works by Michelle Montrose Larsen, exploring the intersections between food, sex and the human body. theargohouse.co, 801-349-2746.
The Bigelow Hotel, 2510 Washington Blvd. — Historical architect photography by Austin Brook Luckett. bigelowhotelogden.com, 801-627-1900.
The Cupcake Shoppe and Bakery, 2352 Kiesel Ave. — Artist Hollie McKeeth displays her designs. www.facebook.com/thecupcakeshoppeandbakery, 801-546-8252.
The Diamond Room, 115 Historic 25th St. — Holly Morphet showcases her stamp art, and Rick Odell sings. www.thediamondroomutah.com, 801-392-3232.
The Front Climbing Club, 225 20th St. — Featured artist this month is Aaron Babbitt. frontogden.com, 801-393-7625.
The Local Artisan Collective, 2371 Kiesel Ave. — This month’s featured art will be watercolors by Heather Musante. Also: Ember Hollinger from Felt! By Ember creates dolls; Jill Braucher from Sew Hip Designs does custom embroidery on stuffed bunnies, elephants and more; Rachael Roberts Bush from Sweater Toys does hand-sewing on monsters; Oscar Amaya will display his metal art; Earl J. Talbot will be doing a leather-working demonstration; and Sarah Abagulum from Ogden’s Art Club will conduct a free children’s art activity. www.localartisancollective.com, 801-399-2787.
The Monarch, 455 Historic 25th St. — The Banyan Collective Van Sessions returns with live music recorded out of a retro van. Dharma Cuana at 7 p.m., Dave Garofalo at 8 p.m. www.facebook.com/TheMonarchOgden, 801-823-3320.
Union Station’s art galleries, 2501 Wall Ave. — “Exploration: Contemporary Textile and Ceramic Art” on display in Gallery at the Station; “Ceramics: Material Methods” is shown in Myra Powell Gallery; and “People of Color Co Lab” is displayed in Nurture the Creative Mind. theunionstation.org, 801-629-8680.
Waffle Love Ogden, 109 Historic 25th St. — Exhibit involving artificial flowers. www.facebook.com/waffleloveogden, 801-923-3588.
Wasatch Roasting Company, 2436 Grant Ave. — Works by visual artist McKenna Powell will be featured. Powell will also perform her music, at 6 p.m. In the outside Origin-Alley Art Gallery, new artwork by Rich Ramos, Nezak, Jaroh and other local artists will be displayed. www.wasatchroasting.com, 801-689-2626.
Zucca Underground, 225 25th St. — This month’s featured artists are Reade Glockner and Rick Danger. www.myzucca.com, 801-475-7077.