|Ogden First’s WALLS project is designed to unite artists and neighborhoods through a collaborative process, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. It strives to be community revitalizer and placemaker, with a diverse representation of local, national, and international artists – encompassing everything from old school graffiti to the latest techniques and technologies.
Importantly, our process empowers artists; we provide creative humans with the training and tools to seize their own future. We provide resources and opportunity. They create places for reflection and celebration.
This project will make Ogden neighborhoods more attractive, instill a sense of pride, provide employment for local artists in their own field, combat graffiti in neighborhoods, and engage young people in the beautification of their own communities.
A Utility Box Project, is envisioned as a second phase and extension of O1 | WALLS. The Utility Box Project is designed to enhance neighborhoods by adding works of art by local artists and students to public infrastructure that is often targeted by vandalism. The wrapped boxes are intended to enhance neighborhood and community identity, turn ordinary spaces into community landmarks, and promote community dialogue.
In this program, Ogden artists are selected through a competitive process to create an artwork design that is reproduced as a vinyl wrap and applied to signal & utility boxes throughout the city.
Interested in applying as an artist? Have a building you’d like to commission a mural for?