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Alexis Furlong

 First Friday Art Stroll Showings- April 6 , 2018

April’s Stroll has four exciting pop up events to take note of-

First- The Bigelow Hotel will be celebrating their grand re-opening along with The Monarch’s ground breaking ceremony!

 In 1927, Archie Bigelow unveiled the Bigelow Hotel and Garage. Over the years, the garage located at the corner of 25th and Ogden avenue has been occupied by a variety of automobile-related businesses until it was ultimately abandoned in 1993. Over Ninety years later these two grand buildings are again celebrating together. Let us introduce to you The Monarch building. The primary goal of the Project is to restore this architectural gem, following the strict guidelines published by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior. The restoration will greatly improve the appearance and usability of the building and is vital to achieve Ogden City’s goals to create a cohesive arts corridor, Nine Rails Creative District, (#ninerailsogden) connecting the Historic 25th Street and Jefferson historic districts in downtown Ogden.

The Monarch will be the epicenter of the “Nine Rails Creative District” and will be the future home to artisans, designers, and creatives of all types. The Monarch will offer restaurant, retail and event space, exhibit and collaborative space, and artisan and designer creative studios .

Come for the ground breaking ceremony for this fabulous building Friday April 6th at 4:00 P.M. at 455 25th Street in Ogden.

The Bigelow Hotel Grand Opening reception starts at 4:30 pm in The Daylight Room and will include the viewing of a beautiful Heath Satow Art Sculpture.  Guided tours of the new renovations will be given. Passports will be issued for attendees to participate in getting stamps from all the attractions. The passports may be redeemed for an item at the new Archie’s Bistro located in the Hotel. Speeches about both The Monarch and the Bigelow projects, along with Ogden City and Weber County representatives will be held in the Crystal Room at 6:30pm.

They will wrap up the celebration at Archie’s Bistro at 7:00pm.  This will be a great way to start off your art stroll.

Second-  Weber State University is kicking off their Civility Quest. A Weber State University and Ogden City challenge utilizing the theme of civility to positively impact the behaviors of participants through Civility Quest Cards, which have a friendly action on the back of each card. The Civility Quest is a fun and engaging challenge for participants to learn about and interact with others and their environment in civil ways. Participants join the challenge by collecting and completing the challenges located on the Civility Quest cards. Weber State will be set up to answer questions and hand out cards on the 200 block of Historic 25th Street during the art stroll.

Third- The Junior League has put together a powerful exhibition focusing on Human Trafficking.  This exhibit called "Unstoppable- Human Trafficking Survivor Stories" will feature the photographer/artist Hannah Dessel, and the personal stories of June Haskell, Suzie Skirvin, and Kim Kocherhans who will be speaking throughout the night.

Fourth- Van Sessions is back with LIVE musicians performing acoustics sets in a#TanVan down by the railroad tracks.

April 6th Line-Up!
Episode 2:

Default Minds

The Reverend and the Revelry

9PMJarom Eubanks

Van Sessions are held in the Union Station Plaza, 2501 Wall Ave.

Gallery Happenings

Art Box-

Art Box is so excited to feature folk artist Annie King for April’s Art Stroll.  Annie was born in Billings, Montana and lives in a country home in Utah surrounded by the love of her husband, two children, and many friends and extended family.  She is a loving and attentive animal-mom to four horses, two goats, six chickens, two ducks, and one dog.

Annie has the gift of deep connection with animals. Her work reflects this connection through tender and evocative portraiture of the animals she encounters.  She is a self-trained folk artist, using mixed media to provide intimate glimpses into the hearts and personalities of animals large and small.

Annie’s work is special and so very sweet, and we invite you to come see her amazing collection on Friday!

Art Box is located at 215 Historic 25th Street.

Bella Muse –

  Join us at Bella Muse Gallery in Ogden, Utah for a warm welcome to nationally recognized oil and watercolor artist Cindy Baron. Cindy was raised in South Bend, Indiana and currently resides in Rhode Island. Her art career started early with drawings, which eventually led her to a full time art career.
Associations include: signature member of the American Watercolor Society, signature member of Oil Painters of America, signature member of the American Impressionist Society and a member of the Salmagundi Club. Cindy has been published in Plein-Air Magazine, The Artist Magazine, Southwest Art, Art Connoisseur Coastal Life Magazine and more.

Bella Muse Gallery, 101 Historic 25th St., Ogden, UT  385-399-7969

Cuppa- At Cuppa we are featuring art and music by Morgan Thomas.  

Morgan is an American session guitarist, singer and songwriter, who is inspired by classic rock and folk artists, such as Cat Stevens, Jethro Tull, America, and Pink Floyd. He uses an eclectic mix of folk and jazz inspired instrumental passages, combined with deep poetic lyrics, seamlessly bending genres into satisfying compositions.

Cuppa is located at 552 East 25th Street. Visit their website:

The Eccles Community Art Center-

Selected art work created by the secondary students  in Ogden City & Weber County School District will be featured at the Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden in the main and second floor galleries during April 2018.  The work of the students from Ogden City Schools will be on exhibit  April 4 through 14, 2018 with the work of the Weber School District students will be displayed April  18 through 28, 2018.  Works from the DaVinci Academy will be displayed all month in the dining room.  A reception in association with Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll is scheduled for Friday, April 6, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m.   Ogden School District student awards will be presented April 10, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m..  Weber School District student awards will be presented April 24, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m..  The Carriage House Gallery will exhibit and Invitational exhibit with works by a variety of Northern Utah artists.

 The Secondary  Student Competitions brings selected works from local Junior High and High Schools to the Eccles Community Art Center.  The Ogden City and Weber County School District staff provide judging and awards for the competition.  A best of show is presented to a work by both a Junior High and High School students with first, second, third and honorable mention awards presented in a variety of other categories.  These exhibits are popular with the art center patrons and members of the community.

 The staff of the Eccles Community Art Center invites you to visit these exhibits throughout the month of April.  Regular gallery hours are weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  For information call us at 801-392-6935 or visit our web site at

Eccles Community Art Center is located at 2580 Jefferson Ave, Ogden

Gallery 25-

  Mac Stevenson, a member artist at Gallery 25 will be the featured artist for April. Mac is one of the founding artist of Gallery 25

Gallery 25 is located at 268 25th Street.

Gallery at the Station, Union Station-

   This month will be featuring artwork from The Palette Club of Ogden inside Gallery at the Station. The Club will be celebrating 75 years as an organization and this exhibit will be a special celebration of that accomplishment. Union Station is located at 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden

Grounds for Coffee- 25th Street-

No information for April

Grounds for Coffee on Harrison & 30th-

Will be featuring the talented Robert Lee Michaux during the April Stroll.

Harley and Bucks- Harley and Bucks will be featuring Sky Dodds for the Art Stroll. Sky has been in the pursuit of art since early childhood. She has received numerous rewards through her efforts. Sky attended DSU where she was taught by renowned artist Del Parson. She graduated at the top of her class as Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors Degree emphasis in Painting and Drawing. Sky hopes to continue this pattern of success moving forward. Currently Sky teaches paint nights and teaches Art at Central Davis Junior High and does commission based work. she feels much of her success in art is to be attributed to those who helped support and cultivate her talent. She is grateful for those who have been supportive on this journey of pursuing her passion.

Harley and Bucks will be offering drinks and hors d’oeuvres during the stroll, and is located at 2432 Washington Blvd.

Jeffrey Favero Gallery-

No information for April.

Jeffrey Favero Gallery is located at: 3586 Brinker Ave. Ogden Utah.

Kaffe Mercantile Downtown location-

 No information given for April.

Kaffe Mercantile’s downtown location is located at: 2276 Washington Blvd. Suite 101, Ogden Utah

Myra Powell Gallery, Union Station-

 The Myra Powell Gallery will continue the new exhibit on WWII artifacts and the role of propaganda during war time.

Union Station is located at 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden.

Nurture the Creative Mind-

No information given for April.

Nurture the Creative Mind is located at South end of the Union Station- 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden.


Ars Visualis is pleased to present the exhibition:  "Radical Botanical" by Alexis Furlong. She has something to say about #ConsumerCulture and its impact on the #environment.

Check out her latest drawings and installation in this insightful exhibition!

FB Event link:

6 - 9 p.m.

The exhibition will open with a reception for the artist on Friday, April 6th  from 6-9pm, coinciding with Ogden City Arts' First Friday Art Stroll. The reception is free and open to the public.

The exhibition may also be viewed from 9am-5pm M-F through April 30th, with Saturdays by chance or appointment.

About the presenter:  Ars Visualis, formerly known as Whitespace, is a social enterprise that produces and produces events, programs, and exhibitions for the purpose of developing artist-audience relationships in north central Utah. 

officeEvolution is located at 221 Historic 25th St. in downtown Ogden.

Ogden First, Inc’s PANES-

 No info for April.

PANES is located at 2444 Washington Blvd.

Pandemonium Gifts & Gallery-

No info for April.

Pandemonium is located at 155 Historic 25th Street.

RE/MAX Community-Valley-  

RE/MAX C.V. is thrilled to feature a musician from Ogden for Arpri'ls art stroll. Stop by from 6-9 of wine, refreshments and live music from one Ogden's very own, Dave Quackenbush! 

Dave Quackenbush is a classically trained vocalist turned singer/songwriter, who has been living and playing in the Ogden area for the past 10 years. He plays a wide range of music including classics and throwbacks. If you happen to catch a show, you will probably hear him cover a song by Adele, Rihanna or Beyonce, as Dave has an wide vocal range. His original music can be simple yet beautiful while others are more complex and incorporate looping a Cajon drum, vocals and guitar. Dave is an artist you won't want to miss!

RE/MAX is located at 227 25th Street Suite B, Ogden UT. 

Shaw Gallery at Weber State University-

The Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery will continue to present a solo exhibition by Fahamu Pecou, entitled DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance, from February 23rd- April 7th, 2018. Fahamu Pecou is an Atlanta-based visual artist and scholar whose works combine observations on hip-hop, fine art and popular culture. Pecou is profoundly involved in exploring the state of Black existence – life and death – in his work. In the midst of the endemic and pervasive threat of violence that is often a fact of life for young black men the artist asks, “Under looming threat of death, how might we inspire life? Through what mechanisms could we resist the psychological violence and despair inspired by the threat of violence and usher in hope?” Or how might art serve as a “space of resistance?”

            DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance serves as one artist’s action in opposition to these overwhelming societal forces, seeking instead to elevate and re-contextualize Black life and death. Through performance, painting, drawing and video Pecou reframes our view. He incorporates references from the West African religion Yoruba and Ifa rituals. In addition, Pecou integrates African cultural retentions found in hip-hop and the philosophy of Négritude, and through this, he shapes a story that seeks to affirm life via an understanding of the balance between life and death. This exhibit is born out of Pecou’s research and scholarship as a Ph.D. student at Emory University.  Pecou’s work is featured in noted private and public national and international collections including; Smithsonian National Museum of African American Art and Culture, Societe Generale (Paris), Nasher Museum at Duke University, The High Museum of Art, Paul R. Jones Collection, Clark Atlanta University Art Collection and Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia.Shaw gallery is located at: 3964 Campus Drive, Ogden Utah.

Shepherd Union Art Gallery-

Nothing for April.

Location:   Shepherd Union Art Gallery near the Fireplace Lounge, 3910 W Campus Dr. Ogden, UT 84408

The Egyptian Theater Foundation-

No info for April

The Front Climbing Club-

No info for April

We will of course have climbing, along with drinks and snacks for all patrons.

hors d'oeuvres • drinks • climbing • art • DJ

Note: make sure to fill out a waiver here to save time:

See you there! The Front Climbing Club at 225 20th St.

The Local Artisan Collective-

Welcome to April Art Stroll. We will be open late for the Gallery Stroll on Friday April 6th from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Our featured artists this month is : Mike Hurst from Hurst's Handblown Glass
Mike is an Ogden, Utah base lampworker, who specializes in unique pendants, jewelry, marbles and more. He began working with glass in January of 1994. Since that time he has passionately studied and practiced the art, always striving to perfect his techniques and learn something new. In addition to lampworking, Mike has experience with glass fusing, glass etching and neon sign making.

Mike’s work is inspired by nature’s beauty, pop culture, the strange and macabre. Halloween is his favorite holiday, which is noticeable in his work. Hurst’s evil eye jewelry has become some of his most popular items and his signature pieces.

Mike has been featured in Glass Line magazine, LAMMAGA magazine (Japan) and numerous local publications.

6:00 to 7:00: Paper Claw Origami class with Phoenix Howerton. This is a fun hands on class of learning the skill of origami paper claws. You can pick from a variety of colors to create your claws or you can use white paper. You can also color designs on your claws to make them cool for you. 

This class is $5 and includes all materials needed to create 10 claws (one for each finger on your hand). The first person that signs up for this class gets to keep the claws in the Facebook event picture as a bonus!

7:00 to 9:00: Silver Earrings with Rene Venegas from Galleon's Gold Jewelry

Check out the Junior League of Ogden table with Heather Haskett to learn more about the Junior League of Ogden’s event.

Candice Lya Ortiz from Gaia Henna will be doing a Spring Henna Special for small single hand designs starting at $5.

Al Perry will be showing his amazing photography out in front of the store. We love seeing what new photography he has. 

Book Signing: 
Heather Green will be holding a book signing with her books My Best Friend and Matters of the Heart. These are two new books in the store that you will want to check out. 

Highlighting Schools:
Anchored Roots Montessori School will be showcasing art from their school. We can't wait to see what these talented children bring in. 

FREE Art Activity:
Come and make recycled t-shirt bracelets to celebrate Earth Day with us during the Art Stroll! All ages are welcome!

 The Collective is located at 2371 Kiesel Ave, Ogden.

The Union Station-

  The Union Station will be will be featuring artwork from The Palette Club of Ogden inside Gallery at the Station. The Club will be celebrating 75 years as an organization and this exhibit will be a special celebration of that accomplishment.

Utah Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum-

  The Utah Cowboy And Western Museum will not hold an event during April but the museum will be open.

Utah Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum is located in the Union Station at 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden

Wasatch Roasting Company-


Wasatch Roasting Company is excited to feature the works of our April artist, Anna Oswald, a textile and macramé artist. 

For the stroll, we will serve 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 showcase artwork from Rich Ramos, Nezak, Jaroh, and other local artists. We will provide outdoor seating in the alley as well as live music from IGAMA Sounds during the stroll. 

Wasatch Roasting Company is located at 2436 Grant Ave.

The Weber Center-

Will be featuring Oonju Chun. If you missed seeing Oonju for March #FFAS, here's your chance!!

A SECOND reception for the artist. Please come!

Solo painting exhibit "Unconscious Images" by Oonju Chun.

"My images are devoid of any conceptual consideration or meaning. One can say it is less complicated, rather, quite simple in its essence. I cannot explain the meaning of my work because I do not impose any. I think that is why it works better at striking certain ‘raw’ emotions. The emotional response is direct and immediate. It goes from my eyes directly to my heart. It does not require mental interpretation. If a viewer feels the similar emotional sensibilities as I do, then, my paintings have spoken to them. At the end, the works are not about meaning or formal elements. All art forms evoke emotion and those emotions are subjective. They are subjective upon one’s own life experiences, cultural experiences,
visual experiences, emotional sensibilities, etc. My paintings become what each viewer gets out of it.
I am not a conceptual painter but a spontaneous, reactionary painter. When I paint, it is a purely spontaneous visual response to lines, colors and composition. I am not thinking on a conceptual level and I love that. It is liberating and exhilarating. Quite simply put, this is art that is linear and without alternate construct, recognizing only itself, a mirror reflection, art that is for its own sake, purpose and utility."

This exhibit of Weber County artists is sponsored by Weber County and AMPED_Arts

The Weber Center is located at 2380 Washington Blvd.

Zucca Underground-

  For the April Art Stroll Zucca is teaming up with the Junior League of Ogden. The Junior League has put together a powerful exhibition focusing on Human Trafficking.  This exhibit called "Unstoppable- Human Trafficking Survivor Stories" will feature the photographer/artist Hannah Dessel, and the personal stories of June Haskell, Suzie Skirvin, and Kim Kocherhans who will be speaking throughout the night.

Zucca Underground is located at: 225 25th Street.  Website:


*This is a small listing of the many different galleries whom participate in the stroll each month. There is much more to be enjoyed during the stroll. 

Printable map with locations for the Art Stroll