Nine Rails Creative District Arts


Updates and latest events

The Nine Rails Creative District is thriving, even as our community continues to face the impact of a worldwide pandemic. Established by Ogden City and community partners, the district—between Grant and Madison Avenues from 24th to 26th Streets—is a place where exciting new opportunities are being created for the community to engage in art this fall and winter. The events calendar at The Monarch is packed full of family-friendly festivities… and designs for the new Nine Rails Arts Plaza are near completion!

What to See and Do
The Monarch Creatives are busy in their studios making one-of-a-kind art and hosting learning workshops. The community is always welcome to take a stroll through the beautiful, historic space.
• Art Box, inside The Monarch, is open daily—now including Sundays—where you can drop in to make a candle anytime!

Open Studio Nights at The Monarch are the BEST date nights!
Open Studio nights are in full swing, in conjunction with First Friday Art Stroll, with Creatives showcasing their recent art projects, Van Sessions live music broadcasts, and special live art performances. And there’s no setting more romantic than WB’s for a glass of wine and small bites before an enchanting stroll through the creative studios.

The Monarch Venues transformed the outside Upper Deck into an enchanting “under the stars” backdrop for the Indie Ogden Awards, and for weddings and other special events which can be continued safely in the elegant spaciousness of the Royal Room, The Atrium, or the Gist.

Craft Lake City is Back!
Be sure to save the date and grab your tickets for this hugely popular event, which is returning December 4 and 5 for its second appearance at The Monarch.

OCA’s New and Improved PLATFORMS Interactive Sculpture Park!
PLATFORMS, located in the Nine Rails Creative District, across from the Monarch on 25th Street, currently features PARAdbOXES by Lauren and James Argo—eight polycarbonate cubes programmed with touch and motion sensors. Each cube has its own pulsating light sequence that responds to interactivity. A wonderful place to take a family stroll in the evening.

OGden BIZarre Market
Come get wacky and weird at The Monarch every Sunday! Indie Ogden’s spicy re-invention of the popular Indoor Swap Meet brings even more local artists, crafters, up-cyclers, vintage resellers, artisans, non-profits, service providers and food trucks in a socially-distanced, masks-required environment. The entire Monarch building is utilized for the event with plenty of space to comfortably support those who have been hit hard during the pandemic.

Coming Soon…Tin Can Specialty Foods Market
on Saturday mornings inside The Monarch. Pickles, cured meats, coffee, olives and olive oils, cheeses…oh my! Follow on FB or Instagram @themonarchogden

OCA Soft Opening & Grand Opening in January
The new OCA Center, located inside The Monarch, will expand the active footprint of the building and provide another artistic outlet for Ogden’s Nine Rails Creative District. “We look forward to offering a high level of contemporary art programming by providing a facility that will engage with globally and nationally recognized artists and curators,” says OCA Executive Director Venessa Castagnoli. At the first look event, visitors will experience OCA’s two levels of gallery space, which includes future artist-in-residence studios and digital installation rooms. Learn more about the space, and you can support continued programming at “We are thrilled to bring the brilliance of Modern West Fine Art into OCA Center for our first-look exhibition,” says Castagnoli. “Modern West shares our desire to inspire and help our communities thrive through contemporary art.” Constructed, by Modern West, on display through December 27th, features the process-based work of Andrew Alba, Levi Jackson and Shalee Cooper, while celebrating the newly built art space that has long been anticipated by Ogden’s art community.

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