Nine Rails Creative District

The Dumke Arts Plaza is the newest addition to the epicenter of the Nine Rails Creative District. 

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Ogden City and other community partners have established the Nine Rails Creative District in Ogden, Utah. This district will create new opportunities for the community to engage with art in the public realm, and will support places and programs that encourage creative people to live and work in Ogden. The Nine Rails Creative District has been identified as the area between Grant and Madison Avenues, from 24th to 26th Streets. 

The name Nine Rails pays tribute to Ogden’s history as a railroad town, originally a major connection point on the Transcontinental Railroad and later, during World War II, a hub for nine different rail lines. “You can’t get anywhere without coming to Ogden” was a city slogan for a decade or more. The Nine Rails name is also symbolic of the Nine Muses from Greek mythology, with each muse representing a different form of artistic expression.

For more information, check out the complete project summary in English or in Spanish/en Espanol. You can also sign up for the Nine Rails Creative District Association e-mail newsletter. 

Share Your Ideas

We want to hear from you! Below are several items that you can review and comment on. 
To share your feedback with us, please use the Creative District Feedback Form


#wecreateogden is an opportunity to express your unique vision for a new Creative District in Ogden.  Share your ideas and your craft by tagging photos showing how you live, create, and engage with the community:

  • WHAT IF - Take a picture of an empty lot or run-down building and tell us what you think it could become.
  • I CREATE - Share with us what you, your friends, and neighbors are working on.
  • CREATIVE LIFE - How do you live creatively in the district?  What makes your neighborhood unique?

Post your photos to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #wecreateogden, and set your posts to public so that others can see your ideas.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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