Honored to be at the Monarch’s grand opening. Hats off to Thaine Fisher, his family, and team for propelling Ogden into the future. The Monarch is a collaborative environment where artists, creative businesses and makers of all types can connect, inspire and create together in the heart of Ogden’s Nine Rails Creative District.
Imagine my delight when Weber State University announced that the BFA Program will be expanding to The Monarch with Visual Art & Design Studios. Many of the elements of Union Industrial Co-Working have been lost over time but WSU off-campus studios lives on!
Ogden City’s vision includes 15,000 square feet.
• PRIMARY AREAS could include: wood shop, metal shop, textiles studio, offices, reception, electronic lab, conference room, advanced manufacturing, classroom, storage, and more.
• KEY EQUIPMENT could include wood lathe, sander, plasma cutters, band saw, 3d printers, 3d scanner, table saw, drill press, embroidery machine, sewing machine, vinyl cutter, laser cutter, and more.
Original plans for Ogden’s maker space, “The Market” have resurfaced as part of the Nine Rails Creative District (#ninerailsogden). The maker space will still be housed in the 90 year old parking structure of the iconic Bigelow Hotel, to be named The Monarch.
After a $14 million revamp The Monarch will be the centerpiece of a developing arts and cultural district downtown. It is planned to house restaurant, retail, event space, creative studios, and The Market maker space.
According to Brandon Cooper, deputy director of Ogden City Community and Economic Development the makerspace proposed for Ogden will have 12 interconnected shops, including 3D printing, welding, textiles, fabrication, wood working, digital media and electronics.
Business Consulting Group is partnering with Union Creative Agency for the 2018 Art + Action Series.
Last year inaugurated Union Creative Agency’s successful Art + Action series of lectures and workshops designed to promote and elevate creative awareness, opportunities, and education in the Ogden area.
This year’s Topics will relate to employment/jobs in the creative fields and starting/growing your creative business.
Presenters will include a mix of local and out of the area experts and practitioners. If you would like to be notified as this year’s calendar solidifies please e mail email@example.com or use the contact form.
Recently Bob had the opportunity to work with 20 collage age students from Mali, Cameroon, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sudan at Chico State helping the students craft business based solutions to social and economic problems encountered in their home countries.
The students’ trips were paid by the U.S. State Department through the Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders. After a month in Chico and the San Francisco Bay area the students with their leader, Chico State Professor Julie Indvik, traveled to the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City and then on to the University of Missouri. The program was a great success and has been renewed for the next two years.
Business Consulting Group & Union Creative Agency have partnered with Ogden City to develop and implement “The Market”, a collaborative open access art and fabrication facility that provides space, technology and community. Located on 25th street in a circa 1929 historic warehouse “The Market will assist creative entrepreneurs to create exciting innovative businesses.
Members will have access to several specialized shops including wood, electronics, metal, textiles, digital media and technology and 3d printing.