13 Happenings at First Friday Art Stroll (August)

First Friday is here, and we are in the thick of this summer heat. Thankfully, the festivities start as the temps start to drop and you can enjoy all the delicious air conditioning downtown Ogden has to offer.  Oh and wine! Did I mention there’s wine?  Well, I assure you there is wine a plenty to complement the art you’re about to see.  Check out these 13 awesome happenings you can drop in to get your art on this month.


Don’t forget about Coffee with OPD! Talk to local cops about anything and everything!

First Friday Psychic Fling

Psychic Mediums—Channeling
Angel Readings
Intuitive Consultants—Reiki and Pranic Healing
Tarot and Oracle Cards—Palm Readings
Past Lives—Spirit Guides
Aura Photography—Energy Readings

Eccles Community Art Center 42nd Annual Competition

The Ogden Pioneer Days – Traces of the West is comprised of recent works with a Western theme by artist throughout the United States.  This year categories are two -dimension and three dimensional art.  The two dimensional category will include: drawing, painting, photography with the three dimensional category will include sculpture and high end western gear.  Local artists as well as those from Arizona, Montana and Oklahoma are participating.  Artists which have accepted the invitation to exhibit include: Allen Brockbank, Keith Dagley, Shawn Didyoung, Barbara Summers Edwards, Glen Edwards, Jim Fain, Brent Flory, Bonnie Frucci, Mike Gardner, Jerry Hancock, George Handrahan, Tim Harmon, HR Kaiser, Cara Koolmees, Elizabeth Robbins, John Steele, Don Weller, Daren Wilding, and Jeff Wolf.

Music on the Plaza with Artisan Collective

Music on the Plaza is a wonderful chance to get out in The Junction and listen to great music every week. This year we are partnering with them to provide fun activities or artist demo’s every week. The Plaza is located in the grassy area next to Sonora Grill and Iggy’s.  August 4th: You are not going to want to miss seeing Mike Hurst from Hurst’s Handblown Glass demonstrating his glassblowing lampwork for everyone. Music on the plaza will have Caleb Wendt playing music this week

Pandemonium Gallery Grand First Friday

Join Manuel and I for our Grand First Friday! We will be re-opening the doors of Pandemonium Gifts & Gallery! We will have new art by Chris Bodily, Vanessa Colunga, Michelle Larsen, Manuel Garcia (also 1/2 owner!!) and snazzy jewelry by Rainy Day Emporium! Come check out what’s new in your favorite gallery!

Booked on 25th Presents Local Author Sarah Boucher and Jo

First Friday Art Stroll Book Signing Featuring Sarah & Jo

First Friday at The Parlour

Join us for coffee, conversation, and gorgeous abstract paintings by local artist Lindsea Garside as part of August’s First Friday Art Stroll!

Lindsea Garside is an artist from Ogden, UT. She has been painting and involved in art her whole life, but discovered her love for abstract only a few years ago. She has fallen hard for abstract art and loves how freeing it is. She uses acrylic paint manipulated by different forms of air, water, chemicals, and tools to create her pieces.

Lorie Buckie & Origin-Alley at Wasatch Coffee Roaster

Wasatch Roasting Company is excited to feature the works of our August’s artist, Lorie Buckley. Lorie is an abstract painter who works mainly with acrylics. Her work is a focus on mapping of the meditative mind. Her paintings are large pieces that are layered with color and lines. Lorie also works as the Arts Coordinator for Ogden City where she advocates for the arts on the daily.We will serve from hot and cold drinks from our full espresso bar and our nitro cold brew taps. We’ll also serve hot chocolates, teas, affogatos, nitro-floats, cheese/crackers, and non-coffee beverages.Outside, in Origin-Alley Art Gallery, we will continue to showcase the works of Rich Ramos, along with other local artists. We will provide outdoor seating in the alley as well as live music from Adonis Divad Jordan(Igama) from 7-9 during the stroll.

Doug the Human at Lavender Vinyl

Can’t believe it’s First Friday of August already! We will haveDougthehuman in the store as our performer this month. Music gets started around six and is FREE admission. Come out and support local music and arts culture. You can also catch us The Front Climbing Club (Ogden, UT) spinnin records from 6-9.

Funk N Dive Music

Seasonsapphire releases their EP. Mountains of Mirrors and Salduro to kick things off

Kitfox on the Roof of Alleged

ronted by young talent Emilee Holgate, Kitfox is an upcoming dreamy desert pop band. Her innate ability to combine atmospheric acoustic guitar patterns with heartfelt lyrics comprises the heart and soul of each song. The band usually emphasizes acoustic guitar played by Holgate, drums courtesy of Nate Dukatz, Thomas Lundquist on bass, piano and synth from Devon Smith, and the ethereal baritone guitar sounds of Conor Flynn.Influences:Sufjan Stevens, Death Cab for Cutie, Whitley, Civil Wars, Tegan and Sara, Andrew Belle, Bon Iver. Free Admission prior to 10 PM

Peter and the Starcatcher

How did a little orphan Peter become Peter Pan? Experience the story before the legend in this wildly theatrical adventure of marauding pirates and unlikely heroes. Based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is a story for all ages, but especially those who do not wish to grow up.

Ogden’s Platforms

In support of the Letterworks International Lettering Arts Conference, O1ARTS is pleased to continue the unique multi-disciplinary arts experience, CALLIGRAFFITI:Poetry by Ogden-area poets will be transcribed by street artists Josh Pohlman and Jeremy Little and displayed at PLATFORMS. Live Poetry readings starting at 7:30pm.

Calligraffiti is an art form that combines calligraphy, typography, and graffiti. It can be classified as both abstract expressionism and abstract vandalism.

Calligraffiti can be defined as a visual art that attempts to communicate a larger message through writing that has been aesthetically altered in the effort of moving beyond the literal meaning. Simply put, it is the conscious effort of making a word or group of words into a visual composition. As such it is meant to be both an aesthetic experience and provocative art—mixing tradition and precision with modern unbridled self-expression. – Wikipedia

From Lead artist Josh Pohlman:“My objective for the project at PLATFORMS is to cultivate the ingenuitive DIY style of various graffiti writers from the Ogden area to delve into an immersive new style dubbed “calligraffiti”, which blurs the lines between elegant flowing complex letter structures of calligraphy and the playful Bubbly Lettering of graffiti using a broad array of different mediums from pen and ink to decoupage and aerosol paint. I’d like to present the viewers with a series of pieces that challenge their views of what has been a somewhat taboo art culture: graffiti.” www.ogdenfirst.org Platforms is located on the corner of Adams Ave and 25th Street.

First Friday at the Front

First Friday at The Front is here again! There will be hors’ devours, lavender vinyl, and Sydnee Evans, owner of Good Vibes Jewelry will be here displaying some of her art, from jewlery, to tee shirts, to amazing outdoor photography!Come check out Sydnee’s jewelry and art while snagging some snacks and sends 😉 !

Mikaela is a transplant from Portland, fell in love with Ogden her first day in town and created Indie Ogden the next week. She enjoys outdoor adventures with her 2 kiddos and making a mess crafting. You can find her at a local cafe or cycling around town with her family.