Let's Meet at The Monarch!
Gourmet Food Market
February 20th | 9am-1pm | Free
Something new! Something fun! The Gourmet Market will once again take place this Saturday at The Monarch from 9am-1pm! Come on down for this one-of-a-kind, COVID-safe shopping experience with over 15 quality artisan food makers.
Indie Ogden's Bizarre Market
February 21st | 11am-4pm | Free
Don’t miss the Ogden Bizarre Market every Sunday for finds from local artists, crafters, vintage resellers, artisans and upcyclers all under one roof in a socially-distanced, safe and FUN environment at The Monarch!
Please Join Us!
First Friday Art Stroll with Kara Jane Aina
March 5th | 6-9pm | Free
Kara Jane Aina was born and raised in New Brunswick, Canada. She attended art school at Mount Allison University in Canada then transferred to Brigham Young University in Utah where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree majoring in Intaglio and Lithography. She also received an Art Education K-12 teaching certification from Utah State University. She currently teaches art to grades 9-12 through a school in West Jordan, Utah. Although she loves teaching, pursuing her own creative instincts is her passion.
Kara Jane works primarily in watercolor and oil paints. Her work is inspired by connections and interactions she has with family, friends and nature. She paints florals, botanicals, abstracts, still life and surface design fabric for licensing. She enjoys having multiple projects on the go and alternating between them allowing the ideas to “percolate.” She has a deep love for a simple and clean aesthetic, dramatic watercolor washes, vintage fabrics, and the interplay of shape, pattern and color.
Kara Jane’s work can be found in local shows and markets, on her website, through minted.com, and on a variety of products featuring her artwork in collaborations with various companies.
Come Visit the Pop-Up Shop
Roe Roe Candle Co.
March 5th | 6-9pm
At Art Box we are happy to support young artists and entrepreneurs! We love being able to showcase young creative minds that exhibit it’s never too early to pursue your dreams. We invite you to come visit the pop-up shop of Roe Roe Candle Co. featuring handcrafted soy blend candles poured by monROE! Come meet and be inspired by this young creative who displays that you don't need a driver's license or high school diploma to transform your ideas into a promising businesses.
In the words of Monroe:
"My name is Monroe Gilbert. I am nine years old and I love to make candles. I started doing research on different waxes and fragrances, and convinced my mom to let me have a little business. I did not think it would have gone this far. I am very proud of myself (so are my mom and dad!). When I am not making candles, I am always dancing. I started competition dance when I was three, and currently dance for Utah Dance Academy. It is safe to say that between dance and candlemaking, I am always pretty busy!"
Kara Aina, Artist & Art Educator
Watercolor Basics Three Class Series
March 17th, 24th and 31st | 6:30-8pm | $115
This three-part course is the perfect entry point for beginners! Kara Aina will guide you through an enjoyable exploration of how to paint successfully with watercolors. She will start with layering methods and ways to take full advantage of the transparent nature of watercolors. She will also cover tips and techniques which will build from week to week culminating in two finished paintings! You will complete the guided exercises needed to create stunning abstracts, expressive florals and gestural landscapes. All materials will be provided and no experience is necessary.
Hear From Our Happy Guests!
I didn't know I would love taking an art class so much. I'm not great, but it was so much fun getting to try something new with my friends!
This was best birthday present ever. Getting to create and be with friends is all I wanted. I'll definitely be back!