April 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Flourishes and Flocks with the Pink Theme and BirdQuest Matching Game

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

April 5, 2024 5:00 to 8:00 PM

Various Locations Around Sequim

April 5 Art Walk Color Theme is PINK! Spring flaunts hope and high spirits with the return of bright flowers and fluttering feathered friends as April’s First Friday Art Walk Sequim bursts with PINK as the theme color that represents congenial care, productive promises, encouragement, sweet delight, supportive strength, and kind, comforting assurance. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in all spring shades of pink from strong burgundy to soft blush for the evening out on the town. You might see some pink flamingos too!

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Visit online at SequimArtWalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art.

Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

Special events for April 5:

It’s time for BirdFest BirdQuest! You can play BirdFest-BirdQuest which runs through April and is sponsored by Sequim-Dungeness Chamber of Commerce Merchants’ Group. During the First Friday Art Walk, you can find these fine art feathered friends at several locations. BirdFest-BirdQuest: a fun free game for everyone that brings together high school students, merchants and the community to support the Olympic Bird Festival and encourages shopping local. Find and match the ceramic bird sculptures created by Sequim High School ceramics students to the business where they are hidden. Game cards available at and can be returned to each of the participating merchants and the Sequim Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center at 1192 E Washington St. https://olympicbirdfest.org/

At the Sequim Museum & Arts, 544 N. Sequim Avenue in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery, visit Phil Tauran’s “Moments of life” collection. Phil is a French photographer based in Sequim since 2011. “Moments of Life” is a sort of retrospective of his work as an artist in search of creativity and light. This study includes photos spanning a period of around ten years, including his latest creations. Interested from the beginning by the magic of black and white, Phil mainly developed his fascination for landscapes and in particular trees, and also street photography. Phil explains, “Everything I photograph, I do it in the moment, and these moments are precious to me, because sometimes they are impossible to reproduce. You only have one chance. As a photographer you must be ready: your mind, your soul and of course your eyes must work in harmony. This is the secret, and it is also valid for all artistic creations.”

The A. Milligan Art Studio & Gallery at 520 N. Sequim Ave features the artworks of Patricia Warner and Cat Stanfield. Patricia Warner is an engineer by trade and an artist by heart. She is originally from Massachusetts, but now enjoys her home in Sequim. She paints in an expressionist manner and her self-immersed approach to painting involves layering, scraping, using various found tools and her fingers to manipulate her surfaces and materials. Her works are based on real and imagined landscapes and her creations have an organic, familiar feel. Patricia says, “I’m influenced by the connections in nature; the way colors, shapes and textures connect and how these all combine to make a connection with my viewer.”

Cat Stanfield has been an artist since childhood. She studied Fine Arts and Interior Design at the Design Institute of San Diego. Her work as a professional model with Elite Model Agency took her to New York City and Paris, where she was immersed in the beautifully sophisticated world of high fashion and design; all of which influence the appealing modern aesthetic apparent in her current works. Her ‘SeaRenity” collection is a series of mixed media pieces in an abstract expressionism style. Living close to the water in San Diego and now in the Pacific Northwest, Cat says of her collection, “I have a deep appreciation for the awe-inspiring beauty, vastness and energy of the ocean. Its power seems infinite and eternal.” While you’re visiting the Gallery, have a look around the corner into Anne Milligan’s Pastel Studio to see what’s new on her easel this month. Anne’s painting style is described as impressionistic-realism and her paintings are a pleasant contrast and compliment to the imaginative abstracts in the Main Gallery. The A. Milligan Art Gallery is across from the High School, between the Olympic Theatre Arts Center and the Sequim Museum and Arts Center. Many thanks to the Sequim Museum for graciously offering the designated parking area on the south side of their building for any overflow parking.

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents artwork by painter Mary Franchini and bead worker Jennifer Rose. Mary, whose art is her chosen work, presents pieces this month which highlight color and light. She states, “My pieces can be called many things, but fun, abstract or tempering chaos may describe what I do.” Daily she can be found in her happy place, her studio, creating with acrylics and mixed media.

Pink Wave by Jennifer Rose

Jennifer’s medium is bead work and her work is full of color and sparkle. Much of her inspiration comes from nature. Rose shares “I love incorporating themes from nature into my work.”  Bird shapes and feathers are often presented within her work. Each piece is exquisite and unique, displaying a high attention to detail.

Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Avenue is open until 7:00 PM and features talented artist Mahina Hawley. She shares, “I became a photographer in 2006 and specialize in high school senior, newborn, family, and individual/business portrait photography. I got my degree in studio art, with an emphasis in oil painting, which gives me a unique and artistic perspective on photography. I love to play with light and details, and my mind is constantly open to trying new and creative things.” Mahina Hawley was the 2023 Sunshine Festival featured artist.

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing your favorite songs with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Some dancing is encouraged too.

The River House Bakery & Cafe at 120 W. Bell Street hosts local artist with delicious food and bakery items. This month the North Olympic Watercolor collective, North Olympic Watercolorist (NOW), presenting artists are Terri Adams, Gayle Brauner, Annette Clem, Connie Drysdale, James Gift, Shannon Goose, Marilyn Hiestand, and Sue Rescigna.

Wild Goddess Brews-n-Bites at 145 E Washington Street Suite D has small bites, salads, dips, and boards. Have a comfy seat and enjoy a wide selection of beverages along with delightful live music.

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington St. is featuring artist Pat Reichner of Pacific Northwest Natural Designs. Explore his woodworking and his old-world craftsman style of bird sculptures. Forage features local and regional gifts and treats from around the area. Check out their unique creations full of Pacific Northwest and Sequim pride.

Pacific Mist Books at 122 West Washington Street is hosting Carol Pearson with Lizzie Betz Jewelry! Utilizing beautifully handcrafted pieces using semi-precious stones and a whole lot of talent. Pacific Mist Books shares the love of reading and offers an eclectic mix of new and vintage books, cards, and gifts including local authors and artists.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. features live music with Mixed Company from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. An energetic merging of guitar, bass and violin, blended into a wide range of genres, creating unique styles of folk, jazz, Irish, bluegrass and sweet classics from around the world. While at Wind Rose, enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits.

La Petite Maison Blanche at 213 E Washington St. features uniquely curated gifts and festive treats throughout the shop to keep you in the pink.

From 5:30 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. has fabulous live music with OG!

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. has unique art including glass, pottery, illustration, and photography of local artists. You can also find artful, creative tea blends, colorful and fun teapots and cups, and cheerful culinary gifts.

Over the Fence, a destination home and garden store, at 118 E. Washington St. is hosting one of their local makers.

Locally created gifts don Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop at 120 W Washington Street has delightful farm fresh lavender creations, treats, and inspired vintage décor items.

Soup in the Alley at 138 W Washington features a rotation of local artists, live music, and treats.

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or renneemiko@gmail.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you for your support!

To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. January is silver, February is red, March is green, April is pink, May is aqua, June is white, July is purple, August is yellow, September is blue, October is orange, November is brown, and December is gold.

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