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John Ford, Production Manager for Craft Lake City, Ana Valdemoros from Argentina’s Best Empanadas and Angela Brown pose during the 2019 Craft Lake City First Holiday Market at the Monarch in Ogden. The third annual Craft Lake City Holiday Market is now a two-day affair, this Friday, December 3, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, December 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Photo provided, Mark Barkiple
Open Studio Night takes place in conjunction with the Craft Lake City Holiday Market this Friday, December 3, 2021, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $ 5 in advance or $ 7 at the door and include admission to the holiday market.
Christmas 2020 at the Eccles Art Center, whose holiday season begins this Friday, December 3, 2021, with art exhibitions in December during Ogden’s first Friday Art Walk.
Photo provided, Eccles Art Center
This rendering from Sasaki Associates shows the planned Dumke Arts Plaza, which will open on Friday, December 3, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. during Ogden’s first Friday Art Walk.
Image provided, Ogden City
The Lark & ââSpur quintet will perform on Monday, December 6, 2021 at Peery’s Egyptian Theater as part of the Excellence in the Community series.
Onstage Ogden’s Downtown Series features the acclaimed Thalea String Quartet at the Monarch on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
The third annual Craft Lake City Holiday Market in Ogden
The Craft Lake City Holiday Market, which takes place every year on the first weekend of December, returns to the Monarch in Ogden’s Nine Rails Creative District with double the fun for its third year. It went from a one-day event to a two-day, in-person event, with over 100 Utah-based artisans, artisan foodies, local food trucks, and vintage vendors. The holiday market draws attendees from Salt Lake and Weber counties, with a mix of artisans from both regions represented at the market. A local holiday shopping spot in a beautiful historic space, the Holiday Market is also a festive experience for friends and family. Free photos with Santa, a toy drive for LGBTQ + families in need organized by Project Rainbow, an opportunity drawing (bring a toy to participate) for gifts from the artisans of Craft Lake City, a cash bar offering local beer and spirits, food trucks – Cupbop, Lucky Slice, the world’s best corn dogs – and a variety of artisanal foodies. Additionally, The Market includes over 30 in-house design studios, the Art Box gift shop, and WB’s Eatery.
Friday 5 pm-10pm and Saturday 10 am-4pm; The Monarch, 455 25th St.; $ 7 / $ 5 up front; craftlakecity.com/holiday-market-2021.
Open Studio Evening
The December Open Studio Night this Friday has a festive bonus. In conjunction with the third annual Craft Lake City Holiday Market, there will be an even bigger party in Ogden at the Monarch during the first Friday Art Walk. In addition to over 30 in-house design studios, the Art Box gift shop, and WB’s Eatery, Craft Lake City brings together over 100 artisans, artisan foodies, local food trucks and vintage vendors for a night of holiday shopping from select from Utah’s Best Artists and Creators. Come hungry – there will be a cash bar featuring local beer and spirits, food trucks including Cupbop, Lucky Slice and the world’s best corn dogs, and a variety of artisanal foodies. Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the door for this special event and include admission to both Open Studio Night and the Craft Lake City Holiday Market.
Friday, 5 pm-10pm; The Monarch, 455 25th St.; $ 7 / $ 5 up front; facebook.com/TheMonarchOgden.
Opening of the Eccles Art Center exhibition
The Eccles Art Center annually hosts a host of warm holiday traditions for the community, and the historic Victorian-era mansion, built in 1893, hosts all for another round of its annual art exhibitions, workshops, holiday shopping and other festivities in December – and it all starts this Friday. A new art exhibition inaugurated at the EAC will showcase accepted works from two state-wide competitions throughout December: “Modern Abstracts” will be presented in the Main Gallery and works from the Petite competition. Prints will be on display in the Carriage House Gallery. The public is invited to an opening reception for the artists of these two exhibitions, which will be held on Friday during Ogden’s first Friday Art Walk. The exhibitions will remain on display throughout the month. Stop by to discover the winners and see all of the entered works on display.
Friday, 5 pm-8pm; Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave .; free; ogden4arts.org.
Opening of Dumke Arts Plaza
The community is invited to the grand opening celebration at Dumke Arts Plaza, located at the corner of 25th Street and Ogden Avenue, in the heart of the creative district of Nine Rails. The new plaza is an arts-focused community space, vibrant outdoor gallery, and intimate performance venue designed to inspire creativity, elevate diverse perspectives, and anchor Ogden as a contemporary art hub. The square will feature major art installations as well as community arts programming ranging from small concerts and dance performances to video art. It will be a space to engage with art in all its forms, but also a daily gathering place – to share a lunch with a friend or enjoy a family visit. The opening event, held during Ogden’s first Friday Art Walk, will premiere the square’s inaugural exhibition: a selection of works by internationally renowned American sculptor Chakaia Booker, curated by Weber State University. The âBeaconâ, a permanent sculptural piece that extends from the plaza to 25th Street, will also be on display. Guest speakers will deliver brief remarks at 6:15 p.m. and performances will take place throughout the evening.
Friday, 6 pm-9pm; Dumke Arts Plaza, 445 25th St.; free; ogdencity.com/DumkeArtsPlaza.
Lark & ââSpur: traditional and modern songs
Excellence in the Community, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit that introduces the public to Utah’s best musicians and dancers, continues its series of free performing arts events at Peery’s Egyptian Theater with a Christmas concert Monday. Lark & ââSpur started as a duo: Jeff Whiteley (guitar, vocals) and Lori Decker (mandolin, vocals), who were street musicians in Paris, Munich and other European cities. Now quintet with mandolin, double bass, woodwind and percussion, the band’s jazz standards, medieval French folk songs and more have millions of views on YouTube and sold-out shows. This holiday concert will be a mix of traditional and modern Christmas carols.
Monday, 7:30 p.m .; Peery Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd .; free; ogdenpet.com/events.
Thalea String Quartet
Onstage Ogden’s Downtown Series presents the highly acclaimed Thalea String Quartet at the Monarch this holiday season: âWith a repertoire as diverse as its members and just as exuberant, Thalea connects with audiences on a musical, emotional and amateurish level. string quartet. Thalea String Quartet formed in 2014 at the Zephyr International Chamber Music Festival in Courmayeur, Italy, and has given recitals across Europe, China, the United States and Canada – including appearances at Carnegie Hall – winning prestigious residences and numerous awards. And you can see them in Ogden this week for a special concert in the Royal Hall of the Monarch.
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; The Monarch, 455 25th St.; $ 25 / $ 10 students and children under 12; onstageogden.org.