Ogden Pride-goers at a past festival.
Photo provided, Ogden Pride
Guide to Ogden’s First Friday Art Walk
Enjoy a beautiful August night of live music, art shows and more at these downtown hotspots.
Ogden City’s Arts, Culture and Events is hosting DJ Space Bunny for this month’s Music Pop-Up from 6-8pm in front of The Corner, the little white kiosk on the corner of Washington Boulevard and 25th Street, which is also where you can pick up an Art Walk ticket. There will be more live music and art shows at several downtown locations, including Union Station, Historic 25th Street and The Monarch. There are also stops at The Junction, Washington Boulevard, Eccles Art Center and Weber State University.
Follow these social media pages for more details: Instagram (@Ogden_Arts / The_Corner_Ogden) and Facebook (OgdenCityArts / TheCorner / OgdensFirstFridayArtStroll).
SIGHTS TO SEE DURING YOUR WALK IN AUGUST
- Art Box, 455 25th St.: featured artist Lauren Buckhammer of Entomology Designs.
- The Bonneville, 221 25th St.: Debut Art Show with Elizabethology.
- The Corner, 2501 S. Washington Blvd.: Music pop-up with DJ Space Bunny (6-8 p.m.).
- Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave.: 48th Annual National Competitive Exhibition.
- Emmisoure Gallery, 2246 B Washington Blvd.: with Shelia P. Aardema.
- Gallery 25, 268 Historic 25th St.: Artist Barry Holmes and Street Jammin’ with John Burrows and Steve Wilson.
- Grounds for Coffee 25th Street, 111 25th St.: with McKayla Arts.
- Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave.: The Community Art Show’s Nature Exhibit and “In Our Family” – A Traveling Exhibit by the Family Diversity Projects.
- Dumke Arts Plaza, 2510 Washington Blvd.: Chakaia Booker exhibit.
- The Monarch, 455 25th St.: Open Studio Night with live music, beer and seltzer bar, 40 creative studios and more.
- “Van Sessions” at The Monarch, 455 25th St.: Live music podcast free and open to the public with Dave Quackenbush (7 p.m.) and Old Ghost (8 p.m.).
- The Local Artisan Collective at The Junction, 2371 Kiesel Ave.: with artist and local artisan Stephanie Howerton/Our Children’s Earth with classes, workshops and artist performances.
First Friday Art Stroll: Friday, August 5, 6-9pm, downtown, free, ogdencity.com/770/.
Ogden Pride Festival
Ogden Pride prepares to be SEEN.
The 8th annual Ogden Pride Festival this weekend will be the biggest yet, with events taking place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and a celebrity presenter.
OGDEN PRIDE WEEKEND 2022 LINEUP
The festival kicks off on Friday with Community Dinner & Drag Bingo at No Frills Diner on 25th Street at 6pm. The cost is $15 and gets you a spaghetti dinner and your first bingo card at this all-ages event.
Saturday’s event, A FUN Evening with Suzanne Westenhoefer, benefits the Ogden Pride Center. The 21-plus event takes place at Ogden’s Own Distillery Amphitheatre. Comedy with Westenhöfer, hors d’oeuvres, barge and silent auction. Tickets are $50 in advance on the Ogden Pride website or $65 at the box office.
Events begin at 11:00 am with a rally at the Ogden Amphitheater and Municipal Gardens, where Suzanne Westenhöfer will be the Mistress of Ceremonies.
The free festival lasts until 8 p.m. with specialty vendors, community resources, artists and food. Live entertainment includes Alter Egos, Bomba Marile, Tribal Love, No Clear Ending, Kory Edgewood, Shecock with a Vengeance, Ginger & the Gents, Katelynn Handy, Kat Furr and Zaza Historia Vandyke. Also enjoy Cheer Salt Lake, Imperial Rainbow Court, Karaoke with Kevan, Hot! Take burlesque and house dancing.
Friday 5-7 August, various locations, free (Sunday festival), ogdenpride.org