First Friday Art Stroll for May brings plenty of art, artists to Ogden

First Friday Art Stroll for May brings plenty of art, artists to Ogden

OGDEN — It’s once again time to go strolling for art.

The city’s monthly First Friday Art Stroll is planned for Friday evening, featuring exhibits throughout the downtown area and elsewhere in the city.

Ogden’s monthly art stroll is scheduled for 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.

This month, a pop-up event with comedy improv from The Comedy Loft! begins at 6 p.m. on the grass area near The Corner.

For more information on the First Friday Art Stroll, visit 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. — Exhibit of paintings by Holly Thompson, of Liberty., 801-675-1078.

Bliss Skincare Studio, 2422 Grant Ave. — Acrylic abstracts, pencils and chalk sketches by 88-year-old artist Richard Bowman., 801-317-4060.

Cara Koolmees Gallery, 256 Historic 25th St. — Closed for the May art stroll., 801-540-2299.

Cuppa, 552 25th St. — No info this month., 385-298-5744.

DaVinci Academy of Science and the Arts, 2033 Grant Ave. — Final stroll for the school year, with visual arts by graduating students Mason Evenhuis, Alejandro Martinez, Aunika Woodbury, Paige Iddings, Steven Rimmasch, Jackson Stull, Gavin Lepore, Jacob Robinson and Cache Stegen., 801-409-0700.

Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave. — Utah Watercolor Society’s Spring Salon, and an exhibit of recycled works created by Utahns ages 12 to 21, open with a reception , 5-8 p.m. Friday., 801-392-6935.

Gallery 25, 268 25th St. — New work from Keith Dabb. Also, work by Mike Gardner, Jerry Hancock and Deena Millecam., 801-334-9881.

Grounds for Coffee, 111 Historic 25th St. — Works by Amy Wangsgaard., 801-392-7370.

Grounds for Coffee, 3005 Harrison Blvd. — Art works by Marcus Poldore., 801-621-3014.

Hippie Skin, 2424 Wall Ave. — Works by Ogden-based photographer Karina Koot., 801-200-3797.

Kaffe Mercantile, 2276 Washington Blvd., Suite 101 — Pando Art Collective will present the show “Icon” during May., 385-298-5678.

Ogden UnCon Cosplay Gallery, 2254 Washington Blvd. — No info provided.

Ogden First Inc.’s PLATFORMS, 490 25th St. — Check out the new murals behind The Monarch building. Winners of the #ARTicipate mural contest are “Electric West” by Lindsay Huss, “Bees” by Jessica Ritter, and “Grow Where You Are” by Emily Munk.

Rainy Day Emporium, 155 Historic 25th St. — Special guest is local artist Jennifer Jones, who will be signing copies of her “Ghosts of Ogden, Brigham City and Logan” book., 801-721-5115.

Shaw Gallery at Weber State University, 3484 Harrison Blvd. — Closed for the summer, reopens 9/13/19., 801-626-6420.

The Argo House, 529 Historic 25th St. — Final month of the “Milky Silky Soft & Pretty” works by Michelle Montrose Larsen, exploring the intersections between food, sex and the human body., 801-349-2746.

The Bigelow Hotel, 2510 Washington Blvd. — No info provided., 801-627-1900.

The Cupcake Shoppe and Bakery, 2352 Kiesel Ave. — Work from Vintage Gathering Aprons., 801-546-8252.

The Diamond Room, 115 Historic 25th St. — Art by Holly Morphet, music from Rick Odell., 801-392-3232.

The Front Climbing Club, 225 20th St. — No info provided., 801-393-7625.

The Local Artisan Collective, 2371 Kiesel Ave. — This month’s featured artist is Ogden native Sarah Abagulum, a visual art teacher. Also on display, the Oops I Arted Homeschool and Afterschool art. Plus demonstrations/classes on Rene Venegas’ copper cuff bracelets, Shannon Banks’ crocheting, Suzanne Rubin’s mixed media painting., 801-399-2787.

The Monarch, 455 Historic 25th St. — The Banyan Collective Van Sessions continue 7-9 p.m. with live music and a podcast recorded out of a retro van., 801-823-3320.

Union Station’s art galleries, 2501 Wall Ave. — Spike 150th Art poster winners, as well as historical photographs, in Gallery at the Station; Private train art collections in Myra Powell Gallery; and “People of Color Co Lab” display continues in Nurture the Creative Mind., 801-629-8680.

Waffle Love Ogden, 109 Historic 25th St. — The artist Brandy exhibits works detailing the nature of humans in their emotions, society and life., 801-923-3588.

Wasatch Roasting Company, 2436 Grant Ave. — Works by artist Ed Venture, described as “the Art Director for a television reality show by day, and an experimental artist/insomniac by witching hour.” In the outdoor Origin-Alley Art Gallery, new artwork by Rich Ramos, Nezak, Jaroh and other local artists continue to be displayed., 801-689-2626.

Zucca Underground, 225 25th St. — Work by Sarah Gowe and Chris Bodily., 801-475-7077.

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