The visions of a square-eyed artist

Plans for the plaza at the corner of 25th Street include places to eat and gather.

BY LORIE BUCKLEY

The other day I read a quote by Jonathan Swift that said, “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.”

I don’t usually spend my days reading quotes by 17th-century essayists. I do have a life you know. I find that it’s hard to have vision when all you can see is the dust piling up on your furniture as you spend your days jumping from zoom meeting to zoom meeting. I am starting to think that my “vision” will be permanently skewed into the shape of my laptop.

The vision I am thinking of relates to an empty dirt lot found in Downtown Ogden. Right now, all you can see is dirt, rocks, and an old brick wall in disrepair. Not much to look at, but with a bit of vision, the sky is the limit as to what it could become.

Did you know that Ogden City, along with some wonderful community partners, has been working on a big vision for that little dirt lot?

Located at the southwest corner of 25th Street and Ogden Ave., the new unnamed arts-based plaza will be home to all sorts of arts events. Everything from intimate concerts and live performances to film screenings and art installations. The plaza will also be a space for everyday gatherings – a place to eat lunch, meet a friend and bring your family.

Want to know more? Visit ninerailsplaza.com to explore the vision for this project. You can even add some of your vision.

I feel like a kid on Christmas; I can’t wait for you all to see what this vision will be turned into. Maybe seeing this in person will help me with my poor laptop-shaped eyes.

Great, just great. Pretty soon you all will be calling me square eyes, but my square-eyed view of the arts plaza will be beautiful.

Want to know more? Visit ninerailsplaza.com to explore the vision for this project. You can even add some of your vision.

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