Held the first Friday of the month from 6-9 PM, Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll is abuzz year ‘round with exciting exhibit openings, artist receptions and live music of all genres in venues and in the streets.
The heart of Ogden is found in its rich cultural heritage and in its art. The face of the arts within this community is constantly evolving. This fact is evidenced through its many gallery exhibits, literary offerings, innumerable scheduled and impromptu live art performances, a growing collection of public art and a variety of cultural, film and arts festivals and markets.
Fridays are good nights for a city gallery stroll. Visit with local Utah artists, get some exercise while adding to your art collection. Enjoy the food, music, art, and festivities that downtown Utah cities have to offer.
On the 3rd Friday of each month galleries across Salt Lake will be open for the Gallery Stroll. A chance for the public to meet artists and browse the exciting and thriving visual arts market in Salt Lake City. The event, as always, is FREE.
Held the second Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 pm, Family Art Saturday invites children aged 5-12 and their adult companions to explore Art Center exhibitions and participate together in hands-on art making activities led by a trained educator. Projects are suitable for a wide variety of ages and abilities. They often host a yearly Valentine Activity. FREE.
Google Street View–Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
As Utah’s premier venue for contemporary art, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is alive with activity: exhibitions, films, conversations with artists, community projects, a new Locals Only Gallery, live performances, a cafe, an art shop–and more!
Utah Cache County Fair Exhibitors displaying everything from cows to crafts, pigeons to photography, and foods to fine arts, all from Cache County local talent. Winners in each category will move on to the Utah State Fair.
Burning Man is an eight-day-long annual festival that takes place in Black Rock City, a temporary city on the playa of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, 90 miles (150 km) north-northeast of Reno, ending on the American Labor Day holiday in September.
The event is described by organizers as an experiment in community, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance and takes its name from the ritual of burning a large wooden sculpture of a man on the sixth day.
Harmed, a body work by artist Stephanie Wilde (Boise, ID) is about the corporate greed of the few and its devastating effects on the many. She began this series of intimately detailed ink, acrylic and gold leaf works as a response to idle gossip in her backyard: a local corporate CEO misused his power in the mid 1990’s and the scandal made national headlines. Perplexed, Wilde wondered how this individual lost his moral compass. Considering the corporate downfall of companies since Wilde began this body of work, this is a question many of us find ourselves asking of today’s corporate leaders. Depicting the debauchery and excess of those in power as they control and manipulate circumstanced and others, Harmed is about loss: moral, financial and perhaps most disheartening, loss of faith in the corporate world.