May 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Aqua Theme Makes a Splash Inspired by the Sequim Irrigation Festival

May 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Aqua Theme Makes a Splash Inspired by the Sequim Irrigation Festival

The Sequim Irrigation Festival’s “where water is wealth” inspires the AQUA color theme celebrating cultivation and culture during the May 3 Sequim Art Walk. The color aqua expresses responsible, sustainable elements of cool fresh water, abundant salty seas, renewing rain, and bright sunny skies. Art and music inspired by our natural resources, creativity, positive partnerships, and revolutionary ideas are included in the May First Friday Art Walk Sequim. From our inventive cultivating irrigation ditches that make our valley abundant to our future forward-thinking ideas are highlighted at the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair. Besides wearing the color theme of Aqua, everyone is encouraged to dress up in amusing and whimsical outfits for the Irrigation Festival’s “Callen Crazy Days”!

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 – 8 p.m. 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 May 3:

The Irrigation Festival Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair launches the First Friday Art Walk Sequim Patron Preview at the Sequim Civic Center Plaza at 152 West Cedar Street. 2019 will be the 29th year for the Arts and Crafts Fair that provides an opportunity for vendors to sell their handcrafted wares.

Delightful artists and craftpersons on the Sequim Civic Plaza.
Delightful artists and craftpersons on the Sequim Civic Plaza.

Come participate in the Community Creativity Activity to color small parts of the 2019 Irrigation Festival logo to make a giant logo mural that will be on display at Coastal. Bring your DIY reuse, recycle, repurpose creations to win prizes on Friday night or Saturday morning! Enter to win in the People’s Choice Awards in our 4 categories: Wearable, Functional, Decorative, and Kids 15 and under.

Lauralee of Phoenixx Fibers spinning to make new creations.

Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair vendors include 3D Wood Maps, Ansley Art & Images, Art to Suit You, Beyond Caricature, Creative Iron Works, CR Wearables, DJ’s Pens, Full Moon Rising Body Care Co., Generations Boutique, Gypsy Bound, hue are you?, I Found Treasurers, Lazy Soul, Lil’ Log Cabin Creations, Misty Hollow Woods, Moments in Time and Design, Inc., New Dungeness Light Station Assoc., Olympic Peninsula Authors, Paperwings Studio, Peninsula Friends of Animals, Phoenixx Fibers, Pop’s Sausage Grill, PNW Arts & Treats, Sassy Glass, Sativa Valley Essentials, Sequim Bee Farm, Sharray Originals, Snow Creek Leather, The Shepherd’s Fold, The Tangled Gourd, Tsunami Bat Company, Uniquely Designed Jewelry, Welfare for Animals Guild, and Your Old Silver.

 Your Old Silver was one of our winners in the Reuse Showcase last year and a vendor this year!
Your Old Silver was one of our winners in the Reuse Showcase last year and a vendor this year!

Recycle, Reuse and Repurpose are an underlying theme of the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair which will have creative demonstrations throughout Saturday and Sunday, as well as an Innovative Reuse Showcase and Contest you can enter on Friday night and Saturday morning. Enjoy entertainment and food as well on May 4-5! Details at IrrigationFestival.com

Throughout the town, artwork created by our local students for the 2019 Irrigation Festival Button Contest will be on display at several Sequim Merchants.

Sequim mayor and olla by Design2Scan3D
Sequim mayor and olla by Design2Scan3D

New Sequim Art Walk Venue! Design2Scan3D at 207 W Spruce St. which features Sequim featuring 3D printing, 3D scanning, and ceramics classes. Mayor Smith agreed to let them scan him and make him into a ceramic figurine atop an olla that they made together in the studio. Design2Scan3D plan to present this olla to the mayor and the City of Sequim in their studio to celebrate the Sequim Art Walk and the Irrigation Festival.

R&T Crystals and Beads Demonstration
R&T Crystals and Beads jewelry demonstration

R&T Crystals and Beads at 158 E Bell St. is having their 10 year anniversary celebration. Along with a sale, treats from Sequim Fresh Catering will be served.

Carol Wilhelm’s collage

Tracy Wealth Management at 149 W Washington St. hosts members of NOW (North Olympic Watercolorists) who are displaying their watercolors.  Participating artists are Carol Wilhelm, John Wilkinson, Jim Gift, Beverly Beighle, Rita Heywood, Roger Huntley, and Shirley Rudolf. 

Monica Gutierrez Quarto's print
Monica Gutierrez Quarto’s print

Pondicherri at 119 E Washington St. is hosting artist Monica Gutierrez Quarto. Her artwork ranges from paintings and monotypes to woodcuts. Nature is an obvious theme in her pieces with magic and whimsy mixed in. Monica hosts local workshops in Sequim and Port Angeles. Art Walk guests will receive special pricing on her upcoming workshops just in time for Mother’s Day! Sign up during Art Walk required. Monica states of her work, “Nature plays an integral role in all of my artwork, as does the interaction between human beings and wildlife. I’m attempting through art to help revive the soul and change the hearts of the people who have lost the balance with nature and have become numbed to its essential elements.”

Liisa Fagerlund fiber art
Liisa Fagerlund fiber art

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 W Cedar St. will host “Discoveries and Abstractions” with photographer Jerry Fagerlund and fiber artist Liisa Fagerlund. The photographs and collages represented in this exhibition reflect the wide range of environments Jerry and Liisa have experienced in their years together. Travel interests and career advancement gave them the opportunity to live and work in a number of different and fascinating places including Nigeria, Utah canyon country, France, New York, and the Pacific Northwest. Liisa is inspired by the natural world including the wonderful colors and patterns of landscape and the human environment. She began focusing on art after retirement to Sequim, taking classes in drawing and painting, employing sewing skills in creative ways to make art quilts, fabric collages, and wearable art. She benefits from the vision of her husband and his photography, learning to look and really see the world around her. Many of her collages are inspired by photographs he has taken.

"Dragonfly bowl" by Carol Janda
“Dragonfly Bowl” by Carol Janda
"Breaking Ground" by Stacey Martin-Lopez
“Breaking Ground” by Stacey Martin-Lopez

“Art in an Aqua Tone” exhibition at the Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features artists Carol Janda and Stacey Martin-Lopez. Carol Janda is known for her two and three dimension artwork. She will showcase her paintings including refreshing waterscapes and stoneware pottery with a touch of nature. Stacey Martin-Lopez will exhibit paintings, revealing her long-standing expertise in gouache. Her selection of pieces for the window also includes an aqua tone. Carol and Stacey, two veteran artists, are eager to talk about their art with art supporters of the community.  Stacey states, I prefer working with graphite and the vibrant colors of gouache as well as printmaking.” To learn even more, Carol Janda will offer Art Talk on Saturday, May 4, 1:00 to 3:00 in the gallery about her thoughts, techniques, ideology, and developing abstract images and the various types of abstract expressionism. 

Debbi Soderstrom, soprano, Julie Gonzales, alto, Mary Lowry, tenor, Mark Condran, baritone
Debbi Soderstrom, soprano, Julie Gonzales, alto, Mary Lowry, tenor, Mark Condran, baritone

If you have never heard a sax quartet, you owe it to yourself to check out the Saxologists in their upcoming performance at Olympic Theater Arts Gathering Hall starting at 5:30 PM at 414 N Sequim Avenue. The Sequim City Band Saxologists are a saxophone ensemble composed of members of the Sequim City Band. Current instrumentation includes a quartet of saxes – soprano, alto, tenor and baritone. The sound is both warm and edgy and the range of music covers everything from classical to pop, ragtime to smooth jazz. Each instrument has an opportunity to shine in solo melodic lines as well as blending into the overall sound of the quartet with full, rich ensemble moments. The Saxologists are community ambassadors for Sequim City Band. Performing in venues more intimate than those that can accommodate the entire band, they introduce young and old to the joy of live musical performance. First Friday at OTA is always free to the public, where the snack and beverage bar will be open.

The Peninsula Taproom at 210 W. Washington St., Suite 4 offers up springtime brews and hand-crafted spirits at Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery at 209 S Sequim Ave. during the Sequim Art Walk.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts artist Carolyn Votaw and live music with “Hannah and Christian”. “Far Shores: New works by Carolyn Votaw” is an exhibition of monotype impressions of natural treasures collected from the far shores of the Olympic Peninsula and also features a selection of miniature linocut prints inspired by the Pacific Northwest through May. “Hannah and Christian” are a wife and husband duo with a mixture of songs from the 70-90s. Partner live music, art, and award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits at Wind Rose.

Visit the Olympic Peninsula Art Association’s Member Art Show, Sale, and Silent Auction at the Sequim Civic Center Chambers at 152 W Cedar St.

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 renne@uniqueasyou.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.

Please join our Facebook Page at Facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Thank you very much!

Inventive Blue Theme and New Venues to Visit for the September 7 Art Walk!

Inventive Blue Theme and New Venues to Visit for the September 7 Art Walk!

September 7 Art Walk Color Theme is BLUE! The color blue relates to imagination, creativity, thoughtful research, inventive inspiration, and reliable community-minded achievement. Lofty and ambitious blue can be dreamy, peaceful, and hopeful, yet it also is strong and honest full of productivity, responsibility, and constructing alliances. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of blue or representations of lofty and loyal aspirations as they enjoy an evening on the town with friends and family. There are three new venues for the First Friday Art Walk Sequim starting in September which include Sequim Community Makerspace Inventing Studio, Tracy Wealth Management, and Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery!

 

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 – 8 p.m. 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. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

 

Initiated in 2006, this encouraging and educational arts event is sponsored and produced by unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock.

 

Special events for September 7:

 

Benting wood flowers artwork by Brad Griffith at the Sequim Community Makerspace Inventing Studio
Benting wood artwork by Brad Griffith at the Sequim Community Makerspace Inventing Studio

 

New to the Art Walk! Sequim Community Makerspace Inventing Studio at 311 W Turnhere Road is own by wood bending designer and creator of Sequim Community Makerspace, Brad Griffith, who opens his inventing studio to the public for hands on activities and tours. Kids of all ages are welcome to explore and learn how to bend craft sticks, safely without steam of boiling. All family friendly activities. Please come and discover ten years of making wood bend, you will find art, toys, crafts, gifts, furniture and the new woodshop of the future. Also, the studio / home was Sequim’s first creamery “Dungeness-Sequim Cooperative Creamery” built in 1914 which also can be accessed via W Hendrickson Road across from the Sequim Middle School.

 

Michelle Fast Horse Beadwork at Tracy Wealth Management
Michelle Fast Horse Beadwork at Tracy Wealth Management

 

"Vintage Dream" by Amy Watts
“Vintage Dream” by Amy Watts

 

"when all is said and done" by Jan Kepley
“when all is said and done” by Jan Kepley

 

New to the Art Walk! Tracy Wealth Management at 149 West Washington St. is featuring Michelle Fast Horse Beads. Michelle was born and raised in Montana on the Northern Cheyenne reservation. She is a Native American/Europian who loves to read and laugh. Her parents inspired her in the importance of heritage in the artistry of beadwork and those rich traditions come alive with her brightly colored beadwork! Artist Amy Watts, who works at Tracy Wealth Management, will also have her mixed media artwork on display. You will find Jan Kepley’s photography too.

 

Evil Roy's Elixirs Distillery
Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery

New to the Art Walk! Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery at 209 S. Sequim Ave. produces distinct, craft liquors using mostly Washington grown raw ingredients. Learn all about the process with educational liquor tasting and mini-cocktails at Evil Roy’s.

 

Simply Black and White with Witta Priester and Linda Collins Chapman
Simply Black and White with Witta Priester and Linda Collins Chapman

 

The Sequim Museum and Arts presents “Simply Black and White” with photographs by Witta Priester and ceramics by Linda Collins Chapman at 175 W. Cedar St.

 

"Two Maltese" by Sally Cays
“Two Maltese” by Sally Cays

 

'Rainbow Bowl' by Debbie Cain
‘Rainbow Bowl’ by Debbie Cain

 

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents “Autumn Bloom” with artists of the month of September, gourd artist Debbie Cain and painter Sally Cays. Debbie and Sally, award-winning veteran artists and teachers, will showcase the gallery’s windows with unique pieces.

 

Eileen Meyer
Eileen Meyer

 

Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar St. has live music with singer-songwriter Eileen Meyer along with locally roasted coffee, Northwest craft beer, wine, and cheese platter’s and charcuterie plates. Eileen Meyer is all about healing, transformation and sharing inspiration and wisdom in word and song. And while she has studied and graduated from a variety of energetic healing approaches, today she would say that she simply intuits her way through her own life and in working with others.

 

The Bag Ladies of Sequim upcycled art and apparel
The Bag Ladies of Sequim upcycled art and apparel

 

Find bold blues and other colors by local artists with handcrafted works and artful up-cycled items at The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington Street.

 

Whirling Dervish
Whirling Dervish

Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N. Sequim Ave. is showcasing Sufi Poetry and Whirling Dervish during the Art Walk. Dr. Ferhan Kayihan shares poetic selections from two of the great Sufi mystics, Yunus Emre and Omar Khayyam, in both Turkish and his own translations. As part of a cultural experience that reflects the journey of the soul for these masters we will also enjoy classical Sufi music in the background and witness a brief film of the Whirling Dervish Sema Ceremony. To deepen the experience, a practicing Northwest dervish has been invited to join us to offer the centuries old spiritual tradition of whirling, a repetition of turning around the heart mirroring the movements of the celestial spheres. Ferhan is a two year resident of Sequim, volunteers at OTA, and the study and translation of historic Sufi and Turkish poetry are among his recent passions. This Olympic Theatre Arts live event is free to the public and the snack and beverage bar will be open.

 

Enjoy local flavors and colors with the Sequim Farmers Market Vendors as part of the First Friday Art Walk located at Centennial Place on the northeast corner of Sequim Ave. and Washington St.

 

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 renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you!

Download your Sequim Art Walk Map! sequim-art-walk-map-2018-9

 

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.

 

Please join our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

 

Thank you very much!

The Sky is Not the Limit with the Expansive Blue Theme for the September 1 Art Walk

The Sky is Not the Limit with the Expansive Blue Theme for the September 1 Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

September 1, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

sequimartwalk.com

 

September 1 Art Walk Color Theme is BLUE! The sky is not the limit when it comes to creativity, inventiveness, and our community spirit. Blue can be dreamy, peaceful, and hopeful, yet it also is strong and honest full of professionalism, ambition, responsibility, and building alliances. Blue is inspiring and imaginative like a night sky full of shooting stars or a cloudless day full of possibilities while also being reliable, sound, and willful. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of blue or representations of lofty and loyal aspirations as they enjoy an evening on the town with friends and family.

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 – 8 p.m. 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. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

This encouraging and educational arts event is sponsored and produced by unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock.

 

Special events for September 1:

"Fly by Night" by Jan Kepley
“Fly by Night” by Jan Kepley

 

Jan Kepley’s thoughtful photographs are on display at Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Ave.

 

Habitat for Humanity CHAIR-ity - art chairs photo by Ernst
Habitat for Humanity CHAIR-ity – art chairs photo by Ernst

 

Visit the Habitat for Humanity’s Fundraiser “Room For One More – Create for CHAIR-ity” art chairs on display at various businesses including Sherry Scharschmidt at Blissies Bonetique, Mary Jendrucko at First Federal Bank, SHS Be the Change Club at U.S. Bank, Kevin James at Dungeness Kids Co., Cassidy Crew at Quality Inn, Beverly Pluth at Doodlebugs, Art Jam at Blue Whole Gallery, Raquel Lohrmann at Castell Insurance, Rotary Interact Club at Rainshadow Roasting Coffee, First Federal Bank at First Federal Bank, Jeanne Sliva at Solar City, SHS AP Art Class at First Federal Bank, Heidi Hansen at Brokers Group Real Estate, Craig Robinson at Olympic Lavender Company, Miriam Spreine at Solar City, Melissa Klein at Bonita’s Pet Supply, Anonymous at Habitat Store in Port Angeles, SHS Honor Society at Sequim School District Office, Taylor Prejean at Jace The Real Estate Company, and Blynn Hughes at That Takes the Cake. Be sure to vote for your communities People’s Choice Award.

 

"New Life" by Cindy Fullwiler
“New Life” by Cindy Fullwiler

 

The Sequim Museum and Arts presents “Olym-PIX, a Photographic Exhibition” by the Olympic Peaks Camera Club at 175 W. Cedar St. The club’s mission is to promote interest and enhance skill in photography among friends.

 

"Silent Sobs and Me" by David Tinsley
“Silent Sobs and Me” by David Tinsley

 

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents featured artists Bridget Baker a 2D artist and David Tinsley a sculptor with “Fantasies and Fabrications”. They will jointly create exciting windows with unique pieces, taking viewers to the world of fantasies and fabrications.

 

The Bag Ladies of Sequim upcycled art and apparel
The Bag Ladies of Sequim upcycled art and apparel

 

Find bold blues and other colors by local artists with handcrafted works and artful up-cycled items at The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington Street.

 

Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N. Sequim Ave. has an original, new musical based on the award-winning picture book called “Strictly No Elephants”. The book and lyrics are by Lisa Mantchev and Glenn Dallas with music and lyrics by Linda Dowdell and directed by Lisa Mantchev, Linda Dowdell, Bonne Smith, Danny Willis.

 

Color themes for First Friday Art Walk Sequim

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.

 

Please join our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

 

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 renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you!

 

September 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Boldly Go in Blue Theme

September 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Boldly Go in Blue Theme

September 2, 5 – 8 PM

Various Locations in Sequim

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 – 8 p.m. Visit online at www.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. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

The September 2 Art Walk Color Theme is BLUE! Blue is inspiring and imaginative like an open sky filled with starry possibilities. To quote Star Trek’s Starfleet Academy’s motto, “Ex astris, scientia” – “From the stars, knowledge.” This September celebrates Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary reminding us all to go boldly and to work together for a positive future. Blue is strong and honest full of professionalism, ambition, responsibility, and building alliances, while it can be dreamy, peaceful, and hopeful. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of blue or representations of lofty and loyal aspirations as they enjoy an evening on the town with friends and family.

This encouraging and educational arts event is sponsored and produced by unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock.

Special events for September 2:

The Bag Ladies of Sequim upcycled art and apparel
The Bag Ladies of Sequim upcycled art and apparel

New Venue for the Art Walk! The Bag Ladies of Sequim is now open at 167 W Washington St. next to Emerald Grill with up-cycled items for a new purpose with an artful twist. They create colorful usable items from old wool blankets and garments that have otherwise seen their last days. All of their creations are one of a kind items that are handmade. Each item has a unique combination of felting, hand dying, beading, embroidering and appliqueing. Several other artists’ works are for sale in their shop.

"Gulls in Cloud Swoosh" by Jan Kepley
“Gulls in Cloud Swoosh” by Jan Kepley

Jan Kepley’s thoughtful photographs are on display at 1st Security Bank at 114 S Sequim Ave. through December and will have a reception until 6 PM on Friday.

Dennis Blair Performing
Dennis Blair Performing

Dennis Blair is performing at the Olympic Theater Arts at 414 N Sequim Ave. from 6 to 8 PM. Dennis Blair has been singing and performing with his twelve-string guitar in restaurants and clubs and at private parties and non-profit events since he was 13. Over the years his play list has featured rock, folk, country, and standards from the ‘40s through the ‘70s. “I have three criteria for playing a song,” he said. “I have to like it; I have to play and sing it well; and my listeners have to enjoy it.” Dennis had eight years of piano lessons as a kid, but was bored by them, so he taught himself to play the guitar and transferred all of that musical knowledge to the instrument he really likes. “The truth is that I don’t like to dance, so I entertain in self-defense,” he joked. Since Dennis and his wife, Sherry Wright, retired to the Peninsula in 2011, Dennis has performed mostly at local assisted living facilities, but a recent Christmas gift of studio time at Jeremy Cays Productions prompted him to make a demo CD and explore other venues like First Friday Art Walk.

"The Red Pitcher" by Lynne Armstrong
“The Red Pitcher” by Lynne Armstrong

"What, I love fishing season" by Steve Wry
“What, I love fishing season” by Steve Wry

“Harvest time of art” exhibit opens at Blue Whole Gallery featuring painter Lynne Armstrong and Steve Wry a ceramic artist at 129 W Washington St. Elegant paintings with familiar themes and whimsical figures will take you to a journey of the world of fine art filled with joy.

“Happiness Is” by Witta Priester
“Happiness Is” by Witta Priester

The Museum and Arts Center features present Part II of “Happiness Is” which is photographic exhibition by Witta Priester and ceramic and glass works by Jeff Becker at 175 W. Cedar St. For Part II, new artwork will be on display including 3 Palouse panoramas by photographer Roy Kropp.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts live music with Jen Tal and the HuZBand and artist Mike Pace with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits.

"HELLO! IT'S SEQUIM." by Ryoko Toyama on Sunday, Sept 4
“HELLO! IT’S SEQUIM.” by Ryoko Toyama on Sunday, Sept 4

Special Event!

“HELLO! IT’S SEQUIM.” by Ryoko Toyama at the Gallery at the Fifth at 500 W Hendrickson Road on Sunday, September 4, 1-3 pm. 

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 renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you!

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.

Some venues are on summer vacation and other Sequim Art Walk venues open on September 2 include Alder Wood Bistro at 139 W Alder St., Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W. Washington St., Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St., Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 1/2 W Washington St., Local Yarn Shop at 213 E Washington St., Heather Creek at 122 W Washington St., Bell Street Bakery at 175 W Bell St., Dungeness Kids Co. at 990 E Washington St., That Takes The Cake at 171 W Washington St., Galare Thai at 120 W Bell St., Solar City’s Tesa Boutique & Tanning Retreat at 135 W Washington St., Fieldnotes at 123 E Washington St., Pacific Pantry 229 S Sequim Ave., Olympic Lavender Co. at 120 W Washington St., The Rusting Rooster at 154 E Washington St., and Kaboom Salon & Boutique at 168 E Bell St.

Thank you for your support!

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North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is always the first weekend in October
North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is always the first weekend in October details at FiberArtsFestival.org

Looking ahead for October! CALL FOR ARTISTS “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers”

A juried fiber arts exhibition vindicating the volume and importance of all fiber in its many forms while reflecting on textiles, tales, and talent through enlightenment, abundance, accumulation, and perception. Conspicuous consumption or considerate consequences, creators convey cloth’s transformation from meaningless mass into something that matters. Seasoned or newer creations, open to all fiber arts media.

Online Entries only at Submittable: https://uniqueasyou.submittable.com/submit

Entry Deadline: September 4, 2016 at 9 PM

Inspirational Blue for the September 4 Art Walk!

Inspirational Blue for the September 4 Art Walk!

First Friday Art Walk Sequim, September 4, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

September 4 Art Walk Color Theme is BLUE! Shifting from summer to autumn, September brings earlier, cooler evenings that motivate creativity and collecting friends to enjoy community events. Blue is inspiring and imaginative like a night sky full of shooting stars or a cloudless day full of possibilities while also being reliable, sound, and willful. Blue can be dreamy, peaceful, and hopeful, yet it also is strong and honest full of professionalism, ambition, responsibility, and building alliances. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of blue or representations of lofty and loyal aspirations as they enjoy an evening on the town with friends and family.

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 – 8 p.m. Visit online at www.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. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

This encouraging and educational arts event is sponsored and produced by unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond.

Special events for September 4:

In the lobby of the Sequim Civic Center is a reception of the first rotating art exhibit based on the theme “What Sequim Means to Me” at 152 W. Cedar Street.

Moonlight Madness by Ryoko Toyama

Twin wolf thunder drum by Debbie Cain
Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. has “Autumn light” featuring artists Debbie Cain, gourd artist, and Ryoko Toyama, painter. They will showcase unique work in the front windows, celebrating the season of harvest. Debbie and Ryoko create from what they see, feel and imagine, taking viewers to the world of fine arts filled with joy. Ryoko expresses about her work, “Painting is my active response to the world, past and present.  I create my feelings and thoughts in painting. Inspiration comes from visible objects or concepts, animated or lifeless. My creative process begins with the end in mind.  However, my work often takes its own course, producing the unexpected in a magical transition.”  Cain explains, “I did my first gourd art about ten years ago and was totally captivated to explore the possibilities on this new 3d canvas.  I have painted, embellished with enlace, embedded stones and add any natural materials such as pine needles.  I enjoy doing custom work such as pet and people portraits.”

Bubbles by Jan Kepley
Hart’s Fine Books has photographs and cards by Jan Kepley and Trent LaCour playing on the baby grand at 161 W Washington St.

Singing No Batteries RequiredSequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System featuring color pencil artist Vana Arnold and No Batteries Required will be performing at 6:30pm at 630 N Sequim Ave. No Batteries Required is made up of members of the Olympic Peninsula Men’s Chorus, the local Barbershop Harmony Society Chapter. Bud Davies (baritone), Jim Muldowney (bass), Rich Wyatt (tenor), and Rich Johnston (lead) bring a wealth of experience and musicality to their performances. From their website: “The quartet No Batteries Required was formed in the spring of 2011 and has been touring the Peninsula since looking for Bigfoot and someone to sing to.” Vana Arnold is a Sequim artist who works mainly with colored pencil.  From a young age she has loved to draw and gets her inspiration from her passion for the great outdoors.  Her detailed and colorful drawings bring animals to life before your eyes.  When she’s not drawing she is out enjoying life on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula. Art is on display between September 3 and December 1.

R&T Crystals and Beads in blue

R&T Crystals and Beads will have glittery jewelry demonstrations from Paulette Hill and Gail McLain at 158 E Bell St.

A Dropped Stitch at 136 S 2nd Ave. and full of shades of blue in fiber and yarn with classes for a lifetime of creative enjoyment.

Dungeness Kids Co. at 990 E Washington St. will host Sharon Ross with her one of a kind doll clothes. These unique outfits are handcrafted for American Girl dolls and make special gifts.

Gallery on the Walls showcases Sally Cays and Patricia Taynton at 128 E Washington St. inside the Sequim Vision Center.

Always delight in live music and fresh art with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits at Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St.

That Takes the Cake exhibits creativity with award winning cakes that are art at 171 W Washington St.

Discover the back-to-school goodies in blue and all colors at Dungeness Kids Co. at 163 W. Washington St.

Enjoy Craig Robinson’s artwork at Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. and try a sample of their unique teas and salts.

Gallery on the Walls showcases Sally Cays and Patricia Taynton at 128 E Washington St. inside the Sequim Vision Center.

Explore Rich Taylor’s work at Rainshadow Roasting Company and enjoy local micro-roasted coffee at 157 W Cedar St.

Always delight in live music and fresh art with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits at Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St.

At 7:30 PM, Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N. Sequim Ave. has two one-act comedies by Tom Stoppard and directed by Lily Carignan. “The Real Inspector Hound” is a case of mistaken identity when two critics are assigned to a murder mystery play. “Fifteen Minute Hamlet” is Shakespeare’s Hamlet performed within the length of 15 minutes. Sit down, hold on, and keep up with this hilarious fast-paced version of everyone’s favorite tragedy.

The Museum and Arts Center at 175 W. Cedar St. presents “One Hundred Years & Counting” an exhibit celebrating 100 years of Sequim Masonic Lodge #213. During the Art Walk, John Majors will be signing his new book “Freemasons in the Sequim-Dungeness Area 1915-2015.”

Enjoy these Sunny Sequim venues during the First Friday Art Walk including Alder Wood Bistro at 139 W Alder St., Local Yarn Shop at 213 E Washington St., Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 1/2 W Washington St., Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Ave., Nourish at 1345 S Sequim Ave. South of HY101, Heather Creek at 122 W Washington St., Galare Thai at 120 W Bell, Solar City’s Tesa Boutique & Tanning Retreat at 135 W Washington St., and Fieldnotes at 123 E Washington St.

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.

Thank you for your support and if you want to learn more or find out how you can participate on the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, please contact Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com

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