May 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Aqua Color Theme Celebrates the Sequim Irrigation Festival “Mountains to Shore, Whatever You are Looking For”

May 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Aqua Color Theme Celebrates the Sequim Irrigation Festival “Mountains to Shore, Whatever You are Looking For”

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

May 3, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

www.sequimartwalk.com

The Sequim Irrigation Festival “where water is wealth” motto inspires the AQUA color theme celebrating cultivation and culture during the May 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim. 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 Art Walk.

For the Sequim Irrigation Festival besides wearing the color theme of Aqua, everyone is encouraged to consider “the rich history of irrigation in Sequim has given us the gift of sustainable life as we celebrate 129 years in 2024 with Mountains to Shore, Whatever You are Looking For.” Explore the creative and friendly events for all ages during the the two weeks of the festival at https://irrigationfestival.com/

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 May 3:

La Petite Maison Blanche at 213 E Washington St. is celebrating their 1st Anniversary Party during the Sequim Art Walk! Come by and enjoy Welly’s the best real fruit ice-cream from Port Angeles. La Petite Maison Blanche features uniquely curated gifts and festive treats throughout the shop and hear live music with Kate Lily.

At the Sequim Museum & Arts, 544 N. Sequim Avenue in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery, please visit Barb Falk’s exhibition “The Art of Tranquility”. Barb’s mixed media paintings are a delicate balance of warm and cool tones that bring calmness, peacefulness, and joy. She has a strong connection with the great outdoors being raised in a small rural area and a deep love of nature. Her 36 years of mixing painting medium and techniques reveal the contour, color, and composition flexibility and best features each medium has to offer.

The A. Milligan Art Studio & Gallery at 520 N. Sequim Ave features the Peninsula Fiber Artists “Small Treasures”. Wearable art, hand-felted pieces, art quilts and small sculptures by artists from around the area are among the 44 pieces of textile art that will be on exhibit in the Main Gallery. The “Small Treasures” show includes unique works by 15 members of the Peninsula Fiber Artists group. Participating artists are Lora Armstrong, Linda Carlson, Liisa Fagerlund and Marla Varner from Sequim; Evette Allerdings and Barbara Houshmand from Port Angeles; Larkin Van Horn from Port Hadlock; Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Pat Herkal, Kindy Kemp, Cynthia LeRouge, Debra E. Olson, Susan Sawatzky and Cathie Wier from Port Townsend; and Lori Goddard from Port Ludlow.

Come join us for some tasty bites and refreshments and take in this delightful show while visiting with friends and meet the artists who are happy to discuss their pieces with you. Also take a look into Anne Milligan’s Pastel Studio for a peek at her works in progress and see her finished pieces on display in the Digital Studio. The A. Milligan Art Gallery is located between the Olympic Theatre Arts Center and the Sequim Museum and Arts across from the Sequim High School.

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features an Evening with Gianna Andrews. Gianna’s art is inspired by her love for the natural world. When she isn’t out exploring nature, she is painting in her studio nestled between the mountains and the sea on the Olympic Peninsula. She shares, “Though my love of nature has been there since day one, I didn’t find art until I sustained a mountain biking accident resulting in a broken back. Confined to a hard plastic back brace for months, I spent my recovery at the easel, painting my favorite nature scenes instead of exploring them. Since then, painting has not only evolved into my biggest passion, but a thriving art career. By sharing my art and story with the world, I hope to inspire others to reach for their dreams while protecting the planet we call home.”

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features the “Blossoming Futures: A Garden of Possibilities” exhibition with Molly White and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula fundraising effort. What do kids and art have in common? Both need to be nurtured to grow.  With loving guidance, determination and patience, wonderful people and art emerge. Molly White is excited to be partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs. “As a retired teacher of young children, I love sharing the windows with The Boys & Girls Clubs,” states White, “Children are our future and I love and have always loved helping them grow into thoughtful, kind, problem solving adults. Art was always a big part of my instruction as well!” Molly still nurtures everything around her. Her animals, garden and grandson are now her benefactors. Her love of art and her subject matter comes through in the colorful whimsy and spirit seen in her paintings. She is a master in pastels, acrylics or oil.

The artists at Blue Whole Gallery will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of selected works to the Boys & Girls Clubs throughout May. The Boys & Girls Clubs provide essential services to children 18 and under. While in a safe and nurturing environment, the Clubs offer various programs during the summer that focus on child development as well as academic enrichment keeping kids on track for the next school year. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula is a great partner and mentor for our community’s children. Join the artists of Blue Whole Gallery in supporting their efforts during the month of May.

Pacific Mist Books at 122 West Washington Street hosts a book signing with local author Mary Oquendo, an education coach at Pawsitive Educational Training, and author of the sweet book, “A Spirited Life” which will be featured during the Sequim Art Walk. “A Spirited Life” chronicles the life of Spirit, Mary’s indomitable husky, as he navigates early health issues and becomes an instant sensation wherever he goes. 

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.

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 Reckless Dove!

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.

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.

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

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

Alder Wood Bistro at 139 W Alder St. has artisan wood-fired local, seasonal, organic food in the heart of Sequim.

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.

The River House Bakery & Cafe at 120 W. Bell Street hosts local artists with delicious food and bakery items.

Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Avenue is open until 7:00 PM and features talented artist Mahina Hawley.

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.

Please join our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk Thank you very much!

March 1 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Glows Green and Yellow Color Themed opening the Sequim Sunshine Festival

March 1 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Glows Green and Yellow Color Themed opening the Sequim Sunshine Festival

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

March 1, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Venues in Sequim WA

SequimArtWalk.com

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.

The March theme color is green with glowing lights to celebrate our Sequim sunshine even at night. Unearth an evening filled with green apparel and glow-in-the-dark adornment that hints of promising starts, spring sprouting, revitalized good fortune, and motivated anticipation. Green represents new ideas, wellness, youthful pursuits, generous support, nurturing natures, and eternal good spirits. You will discover newfangled art, sun inspired events, and imaginative folks supporting the option to decorate and dress in all shades of green while you stroll on the town with friends.

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.

The First Friday Art Walk Sequim creates cultural vitality that is financially sound for a population and improves the quality of life in a community. The hope is that Sequim will become a destination for creative pursuits and products. A thriving arts community benefits all businesses that in turn support artists, educators, and cultural institutions. Thank you for joining us on the Art Walk!

Special events for March 1:

The 5th annual Sequim Sunshine Festival starts on Friday with lots of interactive and sunny activities around town! Check out all happenings at https://www.visitsunnysequim.com/263/Sequim-Sunshine-Festival

For the Sequim Sunshine Festival at 5:10 PM, join us for the Jamestown S’Klallam Presentation: Tribal Member Mackenzie Grinnell tells the story of “Why it is Always Sunny in Sequim” on the Civic Center Plaza at Totem Pole at 152 W. Cedar Street. 

Explore the Interactive Light Experience by Ross A. Brown at the Garden Clubhouse at Pioneer Memorial Park at 387 East Washington Street for the Sunshine Festival. Join us for this custom-built interactive environment that blends art and science encouraging visitors to look at light as an artistic design element and the physical properties of light. 

From 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olympic Theatre Arts Gathering Hall at 414 N Sequim Avenue, enjoy a free concert by the Navy Band Northwest Popular Music Group’s 5-piece band.

Learn more about the 2024 Sunshine Festival Poster Artist from her bio on the festival webpage: Mary Lewis is a Pacific Northwestern woman, wife, and mother living in Sequim Washington. She loves nature and finds most of her inspiration in it. “I have been a lifelong creator, crafter and artist enjoying many mediums throughout the years. I am passionate about utilizing materials that would otherwise end up in the trash and turning them into something beautiful. 

“For the last few years, I have focused on using upcycled magazines as my principle medium. I incorporate techniques stemming from creating mosaics, stained glass, collage, and painting. Colors and patterns are cut out of magazines into pieces and glued together into a “mosaic.”

“As an upcycled magazine artist I chose to do somewhat of a direct representation of the Sunshine Festival and its most popular events, with the sun of course being the focal point.   Sunshine is something the entire community looks forward to seeing more of after a long winter.  

“One of the most popular events, the Sun Fun Color Run, is represented by shoe prints and brightly colored rays behind the sun. Not only do Color Run participants wear bright colors but they get color blasted along the running course. 

The music notes in the sky are a dual representation of live musical performances that take place throughout the day and the soundtrack of the drone show that happens once the sun goes down.”

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. has the “Here Come Spring!” with Marilyn Hiestand and John Bertholl. Blue Whole Gallery is very ready for spring. Enough with the cold, snowy, wet weather! Marilyn’s mediums range from watercolors to silk painting. Once a resident of Hawaii, Marilyn now enjoys having 4 seasons in her year and she loves spring. “With the hope of spring, I start thinking about flowers, greenery and blue sky.” Her display in March contains all of these, rendered in watercolor, collage and silk painting.

Spring is highly anticipated in Alaska, where John Bertholl spent over 60 years. When he moved to Sequim 10 years ago, he got “hooked” on working with driftwood. “I have experimented with resin and dyes. Combining the two processes, reveals the grain and form of the wood, producing a new and exciting art form.”

At the Sequim Museum & Arts, 544 N. Sequim Avenue in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery, visit the “Inspiration/Exploration” a traveling SAQA Exhibition. Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt: “a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.” 

Pacific Mist Books at 122 West Washington Street is hosting an evening of poetry readings with Jaiden Dokken! They will be selling their poetry zines and some other written goodies. Jaiden Dokken (they/them) is a writer, reader, ceramicist, stamp-carver, and illustrator. They are an Editor and Reader for Perennial Press and are currently serving as Clallam County’s first Poet Laureate. 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.

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

The A. Milligan Art Studio & Gallery at 520 N. Sequim Ave. will be featuring the artworks of Cat Stanfield and Pat Warner. Join us in the Main Gallery for some tasty bites and refreshments as you journey into the thoughts and moods of place and expression in the abstract works of our two featured artists. Cat 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 the 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 original mixed media abstract expressionism. 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.”

Pat Warner is an engineer by trade and an artist by heart. She is originally from Massachusetts, but now enjoys her home in Sequim. She also paints her abstracts in an expressionist manner, though her methods and results differ from her fellow exhibitor. 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. Pat says, “I’m influenced by the connections in nature; how colors, shapes and textures connect and how these all combine to make a connection with my viewer.”

While you’re visiting the gallery, you’re invited to take a look around the corner into Anne Milligan’s pastel studio to see what’s new on the easel this month; and view some of her finished pieces on display in the digital studio. 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.

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.

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.

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features local and regional gifts and treats from around the area. Check out their unique creations full of Pacific Northwest and Sequim pride.

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

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.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits.

La Petite Maison Blanche at 213 E Washington St. features pastel artist Susan Kuznitsky with uniquely curated gifts and festive treats throughout the shop.

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.

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.

Please join our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk Thank you very much!

National Wear Red Day by Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond

February 2 Red Themed First Friday Art Walk Sequim Full of Art and Heart

You need art to have heart! An evening filled with love, passionate pursues, red apparel, warm hearts, the virtues of fine wine, chocolate and sweet treats. February’s First Friday Art Walk Sequim embraces RED as the theme color that represents heartfelt forte, vehement affection, driven leadership, active endeavors, and intense jubilation. It is also National Wear Red Day to increase awareness of heart health. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to decorate and dress in all shades of red from blush to burgundy for the evening out on the town.

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.

Grab your map!

Special events for February 2:

“Get Your Ducks in a Row” by Susan Kuznitsky

La Petite Maison Blanche at 213 E Washington St. features pastel artist Susan Kuznitsky with uniquely curated gifts and festive treats throughout the shop.

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.

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. Owl Chrysalis Medicine performs 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Owl is a singer-song writer and is a bestselling self-help author. He will be singing and have his books available to purchase.  https://www.owlchrysalismedicine.com/

New Venue for the Art Walk! River House Bakery & Cafe at 120 W. Bell Street hosts local artist with delicious food and bakery items.

“Kaleidoscope” by Sherri Whetstine

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. has the “All You Need Is Love (and a Kiln)” exhibition with glass artist Sheri Whetstine and ceramicist Terri Biondolino. Shari states, “I love how a solid, flat piece of glass can be transformed into a thing of beauty either by intent or chance, just using heat and time.” Since 2006, she has been exploring the possibilities kiln-formed glass offers, limited only by her imagination. A retired firefighter from southern California, she works with kilns that can reach 1,700 degrees. She can create for a desired effect, cutting pieces of glass and arranging them with a specific design in mind, or put random pieces together and let fate decide the outcome. There may be clean, precise lines and edges or organized chaos. “I love to tackle new ideas, try new techniques, and learn something new each day,” she said.

“Drama Llamas” by Terri Biondolino

Terri says, “I love using those same skills in my art, it helps balance out my techno-nerdy side.” She loves to work in colored clays using the methods of Nerikomi and marbleware. Marbleware creates purely random effects, whereas Nerikomi is a time-consuming method used to create a controlled pattern. When physical difficulties began limiting Biondolino’s ability to hold the small tools of fiber art, she found clay. By trial and error and creating a few specially designed tools, she was able to find unconventional ways to create her new love: ceramics. Terri and her husband settled in Sequim seven years ago. Her mother, a Port Angeles native, met her’s father while he was stationed at Ediz Hook, so in a way she has returned to her roots.

Pacific Mist Books at 122 West Washington Street shares the love of reading and offers an eclectic mix of new and vintage books, cards, and gifts including local authors and artists.

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features local and regional gifts and treats from around the area. Check out their unique creations full of Pacific Northwest and Sequim pride.

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 OC!

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.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits.

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

“J Pod” by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry

At the Sequim Museum & Arts, 544 N. Sequim Avenue in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery, visit the “Inspiration/Exploration” a traveling SAQA Exhibition. Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt: “a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.” 

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.

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

Harvest and Chocolate Brown Theme Color for November 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Harvest and Chocolate Brown Theme Color for November 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

November 3, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Venues in Sequim WA

www.SequimArtWalk.com

November 3 Art Walk Color Theme is BROWN! Brown is the color of fall harvest and abundance, the turning of the leaves, sweet chocolate, and seasonal spicy treats. Brown represents steadfast alliances, community minded activities, solid assemblies, family trees with deep roots and supportive branches, and warm comforting homesteads. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of bountiful brown or representations of hearth and harvest as they enjoy an evening on the town with down to earth 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 5:00 – 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 November 3:

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts author Rachel Fordham and her newest release, “The Letter Tree”! Described as “Romeo and Juliet meets You’ve Got Mail in 1920s New York”, “The Letter Tree” is a historical romance/mystery you won’t want to miss! Pacific Mist shares the love of reading and offers an eclectic mix of new and vintage books, cards, and gifts including local authors and artists.

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features a Sweet Evening of Chocolate. The Holiday Season brings delicious smells and flavors. Join Forage for a tasting of the season with our November sweets event featuring local and regional sweets and treats from around the area. 

For the Art Walk, visit Sofie’s Florist, Where Emotions Blossom!, pop-up Christmas store at 463 West Washington St. next door to Essence Coffee. For over three decades, Sofie’s Florist has been a cherished part of our community, delivering fresh, high-quality artistic floral designs. 

The 18th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival continues including the fiber arts exhibition “Spinning Sewn Stories – Promulgate, Piece, & Ply” at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave. During the Art Walk reception, many fiber artists and fiber arts advocates will be demonstrating their passion and artistry. On November 3 during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim and on November 25 for Small Business Saturday Fiber Arts Market, engage and support local fiber artists. The 2023 fiber arts exhibition artists include Lora Armstrong, Lynn Baritelle, Renne Emiko Brock, Sam Chonko, Liisa Fagerlund, Cary Bryer Fallert-Gentry, MarySue French, Lynn Gilles, Jennifer Harris, Estelle Jackson, Debra E. Olson, Sharle Osborne, Marla Varner, and Jean Wyatt.

“Spinning Sewn Stories – Promulgate, Piece, & Ply” is a juried fiber arts exhibition that includes the creative and pluck feats of artistic declarations that persevere over challenges and leap beyond barriers to be produced and shared. These crafty and cunning creations tempt fate and fortune to be made and demonstrate how the artist will not be deterred and knows no limits. Fiber artworks of reinforced tales and yarns are spun from momentous consequences, family ties, and patched experiences. The choices artists make, the colors, patterns, topics, and materials, are part of the destiny they design for themselves while outwardly influencing hearts and minds asserting their unique artistic message and championing imaginative expression.

Get a small sampling of art from Renne Emiko Brock, Jennifer Harris, and Jean Wyatt for the Strait from the Artists Studio Tour happening on the Second Weekend of this month, November 11 and 12.

About the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival:

The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival celebrates its 18th year which always starts the first full weekend in October in Sequim and various events and locations throughout autumn. The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is an opportunity to experience positive inclusion, creative expression, and the economic enterprise of art. Always encouraging genuine growth and artistic integrity, most activities are free to the public and all forms of fiber art are welcome. Join us for this interactive fiber arts event throughout autumn connecting to the community with activities like a museum exhibition, Fiber Arts Market of local artists’ work, and educational demonstrations of fiber processes. Excellent volunteers make this community event possible including several local fiber arts groups, artists, fiber friendly businesses, and educational organizations. We are grateful for their fostering natures and fiber arts talents.

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

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. has an exhibition of featured artists Katherine Loveland and Mike Middlestead. Katherine Loveland, an award-winning photographer with an eye for storytelling through nature, will exhibit her fine art photography. She is fascinated by the abstract in nature and, occasionally, in inorganic objects. When released from the distracting familiar, her awareness is free to respond at a deeper emotional and philosophic level. Loveland uses repetitions and variations of patterns, shapes, textures, and colors to produce tactile sculptural images. During her thirty years as a clinical psychologist, she frequently used the power of the image to enable patients to access deeper self-awareness. It is her hope that her images evoke similar responses in the viewer. Mike Middlestead is a gifted ceramic artist specializing in stoneware and earthenware pottery and sculptures. After 25 years of service in the U.S. Coast Guard, Mike returned to school to study environmental science. During an Introduction to Art class, he discovered ceramics and hasn’t looked back. Sculptural work has recently consumed most of Mike’s efforts, and his love for water and the environment is a focal point for his forms. A large installation piece called “Market Price” was purchased by the Peninsula College Foundation and can be found on permanent display at Peninsula College.

The A. Milligan Art Studio and Gallery at 520 N. Sequim Avenue hosts guest Linda Tilley and enjoy some refreshments and treats while you have a look at the newest artworks that have been added to Linda’s exhibit. Linda primarily paints in oil and is drawn to paint “en plein air”, inspired by the energies of the world outside. She’s a gifted artist with a masterful use of color and ability to capture the mood and feel of the seasons and weather around us. Her most recent plein air outings have been to Marrowstone Island and John Wayne Marina. As you look at her paintings, you can almost taste the crisp salty air, and feel the dampness of the lifting fog on your skin. Her exhibit in the Main Gallery immerses you in the serene beauty of the natural world surrounding us. You’re sure to recognize familiar scenes from around our unique and beautiful Pacific Northwest. Linda is an award-winning artist who is continually learning and honing her skills. Her work has been juried into multiple regional shows and exhibitions; and her paintings are appreciated in private collections across the United States. While you’re at the gallery, you’re always welcomed to take a look into Anne Milligan’s working studio. Have a sneak preview of the new collection of small paintings in progress that Anne is creating for the Strait from the Artists Studio Tour happening on the Second Weekend of this month, November 11 and 12. Overflow parking is in the paved lot on the south side of the Museum.

La Petite Maison Blanche at 213 E Washington St. features artist Corinne Humphrey. Her vibrant paintings are inspired by former rescue mutts Rudy and Adobe. Like most dogs, they have much to teach us about life, love and silly exuberance if we’ll only listen. Corinne shares, “Anyone can teach their dog to sit, stay or speak, but did you ever stop to think about what your dog could teach you? ” If you haven’t strolled down to this new venue, it is worth the small walk with samples and contains local treats and uniquely curated gifts.

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.

At the City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts the opening reception of “Elemental; Fire, Water, Wood, Earth, Metal, Air” on view in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery. At the same time from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, the First Friday Open Music Jam happens. Bring your acoustic instrument and/or your voice and join us for an informal gathering of people who like to make music.

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 OC!

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.

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.

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.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits. At 6:00 PM, the Key City Ramblers are rockin’, bluesin’, singin’, and wailin’ just for you!

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.

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

Fiber Arts Festival and Orange Themed October 6 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Fiber Arts Festival and Orange Themed October 6 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

October 6, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Locations in Sequim

SequimArtWalk.com

October 6 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Color Theme is ORANGE! Orange is one of the brighter colors in fall as summer fades away. Orange is warm, spicy, energizing, appetizing, sweet, zesty, and inspires optimism and active participation. The hospitable hue of orange reminds us of cozy fires, snuggly seasonal sweaters, nesting and organizing, friendship made out of admirable interests, delightful sweets, encouraging teachers and mentors. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of orange or spicy fall colors 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 5:00 – 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 October 6:

The 18th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival continues including the fiber arts exhibition “Spinning Sewn Stories – Promulgate, Piece, & Ply” at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave. During the Art Walk reception, many fiber artists and fiber arts advocates will be demonstrating their passion and artistry. The 2023 fiber arts exhibition artists include Lora Armstrong, Lynn Baritelle, Renne Emiko Brock, Sam Chonko, Liisa Fagerlund, Cary Bryer Fallert-Gentry, MarySue French, Lynn Gilles, Jennifer Harris, Estelle Jackson, Debra E. Olson, Sharle Osborne, Marla Varner, and Jean Wyatt.

“Xes” by Marla Varner

“Spinning Sewn Stories – Promulgate, Piece, & Ply” is a juried fiber arts exhibition that includes the creative and pluck feats of artistic declarations that persevere over challenges and leap beyond barriers to be produced and shared. These crafty and cunning creations tempt fate and fortune to be made and demonstrate how the artist will not be deterred and knows no limits. Fiber artworks of reinforced tales and yarns are spun from momentous consequences, family ties, and patched experiences. The choices artists make, the colors, patterns, topics, and materials, are part of the destiny they design for themselves while outwardly influencing hearts and minds asserting their unique artistic message and championing imaginative expression.

“Patchwork Shroom” by Jennifer Harris

About the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival:

The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival celebrates its 18th year which always starts the first full weekend in October in Sequim and various events and locations throughout autumn. The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is an opportunity to experience positive inclusion, creative expression, and the economic enterprise of art. Always encouraging genuine growth and artistic integrity, most activities are free to the public and all forms of fiber art are welcome. Join us for this interactive fiber arts event throughout autumn connecting to the community with activities like a museum exhibition, Fiber Arts Market of local artists’ work, and educational demonstrations of fiber processes. Excellent volunteers make this community event possible including several local fiber arts groups, artists, fiber friendly businesses, and educational organizations. We are grateful for their fostering natures and fiber arts talents.

“Mega Carotene” by Liisa Fagerlund

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Event Dates:

The “Spinning Sewn Stories – Promulgate, Piece, & Ply” exhibition is a component of the 18th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival starting Oct 6-8, 2023 at the Sequim Museum & Arts location at 544 N Sequim Ave, Sequim WA 98382. The festival includes the First Friday Art Walk Sequim on October 6, 5:00 – 8:00 PM with fiber arts demonstrations and on Saturday, October 7, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM with an exhibition opening reception 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. On November 3 during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim and on November 25 for Small Business Saturday Fiber Arts Market, engage and support local fiber artists. Many autumn fiber arts events and exhibitions happen throughout the months of September, October, and November on the Olympic Peninsula that are partnerships with the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival.

New Venue for the Sequim Art Walk! Over the Fence, a destination home and garden store, at 118 E. Washington St. is hosting one of their local makers. Jack from Cupcake Candle Co. will be joining them with some of his yummy bath and body products and woodwick candles. https://overthefencehome.com/

“Snowy Owl 4” by Jeannine Chappell

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. has the exhibition “Baby It’s Cold Outside” as it partners with the Sequim Warming Center. Their artists recognize the need to support this worthwhile effort to provide a safe and warm environment for the people unhoused in our community or those outside during extreme cold weather events. By recognizing the Sequim Warming Center, the Blue Whole artists hope to bring awareness and understanding to their mission. Over the course of the 2022 – 2023 season, the Sequim Warming Center saw 506 total check-ins, with 102 unique clients. They anticipate more significant numbers this upcoming season than in previous years, with a projected expense of over $30,000. This includes staffing, utilities, and rental costs. The warming center also provides nonperishable food and beverages, clothing and blankets, internet service, and access for clients to connect with other outreach services and resources. Proceeds from the sale of select artwork throughout the month of October will be donated to support the Olympic Community Action Program’s Sequim Warming Center. Veteran artists Sheri Whetstine, glass artist, Janet Piccola, potter, and Jean Glaser, painter will curate the gallery windows with fine art related to “Baby It’s Cold Outside”.

“To Sea” by Linda Tilley

The A. Milligan Art Studio and Gallery at 520 N. Sequim Avenue hosts Guest Linda Tilley. Her exhibition in the main gallery immerses you in the serene beauty of the natural world that surrounds us. Painting primarily in oil, Linda says she is drawn to paint “en plein air”, inspired by the intensity of color, light, atmosphere and the energies of the world outside. She also uses the time she spends in nature to inform the works she creates when painting inside her studio. She’s traveled regionally and to Europe following her passion for plein air painting, continually learning and honing her skills to capture the experiences that she shares on her canvases. Over the years, this award-winning artist has had her work juried into multiple regional shows and exhibitions; and her paintings are hung in private collections across the United States. While you’re visiting the main gallery between the Olympic Theatre Arts Center and the Sequim Museum and Arts Center, take a look around the corner into Anne Milligan’s pastel studio for a sneak peek at her works in progress, and see her finished pieces on display in the digital studio.

La Petite Maison Blanche at 213 E Washington St. features artist Corinne Humphrey. Her vibrant paintings are inspired by former rescue mutts Rudy and Adobe. Like most dogs, they have much to teach us about life, love and silly exuberance if we’ll only listen. Corinne shares, “Anyone can teach their dog to sit, stay or speak, but did you ever stop to think about what your dog could teach you? ” If you haven’t strolled down to this new venue, it is worth the small walk with samples and contains local treats and uniquely curated gifts.

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.

“The Circle of PanchaMahaBhoota” by Tami Wall

At the City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts the opening reception of “Elemental; Fire, Water, Wood, Earth, Metal, Air” on view in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery. At the same time from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, the First Friday Open Music Jam happens. Bring your acoustic instrument and/or your voice and join us for an informal gathering of people who like to make music.

Pacific Mist Books at 122 West Washington Street shares the love of reading and offers an eclectic mix of new and vintage books, cards, and gifts including local authors and artists.

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 OC!

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features local artists and inspired gifts by our state and the Olympic Peninsula.

Dawn & Steve at Rainshadow

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.

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.

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.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits.

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.

Please join our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk Thank you very much!

water way landscape quilt with multicolored clouds and orange sun

Walking on Sunshine for August 4 Yellow Themed Sequim First Friday Art Walk

Fueled by motivating sunshine, the theme color for the August Sequim Art Walk is Yellow! Yellow shines brightly like the sun fueling our world with renewing energy and encourages clear, creative communication. The positive intensity of yellow represents expressive enthusiasm, joyful happiness, cheerful friendships, and empowers collective generosity, goodwill, and integrity. Everyone is encouraged to wear yellow or bright Aloha printed apparel during the Art Walk to celebrate our summer in Sequim! Like the song says, “I’m walking on Sunshine! Wow! Don’t it feel good!” and you can dance too on August 4!

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.

August 4, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Locations in Sequim

www.SequimArtWalk.com

Special events for August 4:

“Sequim Granary” by Norma Herbold

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue features exhibition in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery Peninsula Art Quilters, a subgroup of the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club, consists of two dozen local quilters who enjoy the intersection of art and quilting. They encourage creative participation in a variety of genres of art quilting.

“Granary” by Peggy St. George

Peninsula Art Quilters (PAQ) members meet monthly at A Stitch in Time Quilt Shoppe in Sequim. Members will be in attendance, and some will be demonstrating the unusual techniques used in their art quilts. Their August show will feature unique art quilts that were inspired by group challenges. Members pick themes then create art quilts in response to them. This year’s themes include a Lavender Challenge, Sequim Granary Challenge, Great Masters’ Challenge, Sheer Magic (using transparent materials), and a Shadow Challenge. Additional one-of-a-kind art quilts will also be presented in the museum exhibit.

From 5:00 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St., join the Habitat Clallam Art Auction where you will be able to bid on over 20 unique and amazing items such as the ones pictured. All proceeds from the auction help support our programs providing affordable housing right here in our community.

At Centennial Place Park on the northeast corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts outdoors at 5:00 to 7:00 PM the First Friday Music Jam. They request that you bring your own chair to participate and enjoy the music.

Anne Milligan in her studio

The A. Milligan Art Studio and Gallery at 520 N. Sequim Avenue hosts Guest Artist Michael C. Medler a local photographer and poet. He owns many cameras and shoots using a variety of films, which he artfully processes himself. His stunning black and white photo collection, “Sequim Backroads”, will be on display in the Main Gallery and available for purchase; as well as his two collections of poetry, “Boundary Points” and “Cresting the Salish”. Anne Milligan’s Pastel Studio will be open with some works in progress and finished pieces on display there as well in the Digital Studio.

“Blue Mood Rising” by John Bertholl

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. has the “Catching the Drift of Nature” Art Exhibit with John Bertholl and Doc Pangborn. Both John and Doc take their inspiration from nature and the wonders of the Olympic Peninsula. John lived most of his life in Juneau, Alaska. He caught the creative bug later in life after retirement when taking a driftwood art class. John walks along beaches now noticing shapes and curves hidden in the wood he hadn’t seen before, seeing faces, foxes, fish, and more. He then began to experiment with finishes and fell in love with resin, sealing the wood so it could be in or out. Next, he discovered dyes,” Wow! Color changed everything.” When working on his pieces John becomes so excited by his art he even forgets to eat the cookies his wife bakes for him. He says the pieces appear to be moving which is why he started his company, Driftwood in Motion. John mounts his pieces in many creative ways on rocks, glass, wood, and even a mirror. Friends bring him unusual pieces of wood and he is available for commissioned pieces.

“Margie’s Lavender Farm” by Doc Pangborn

Doc has been a creator for decades building custom furniture and cabinetry in the Atlanta area. When visiting family on the Olympic Peninsula he and his wife found it to be an amazing place and love now calling Sequim their home. Recently Doc has been painting more florals and mountain scenes exploring the use of palette knives and the spontaneity of texture he gets with them. Painting clouds has become an integral part of his paintings as they drift forming over the mountains, marine layer, or the water. Doc said, “I was overwhelmed by the variety of subjects for new paintings. Snowcapped mountains are 10 miles to the south with elk, cougar, deer, and amazing views from the peaks; The Strait of San Juan de Fuca and the Salish Sea are five miles to the north, with all the sea life orcas, sea lions, ducks, salmon, sea stars, and the views of everchanging water and clouds. What struck me most was the vastness of the views, such a wonderful place for an artist to live.”

Emma Gockerell pointillism

Locally Known Cowork at 112 W Washington St. features artist Emma Gockerell. Emma shares, I am a local face painter and artist. I love pointillism and adding every dot by hand in every piece of artwork I create. A mom of four and a veteran. Happy to be local in Sequim.”

The Olympic Theatre Arts Center at 414 N. Sequim Ave. at 7:00 PM, come and see the beloved tale of Robin Hood come to life once again with Olympic Theatre Arts’ Young Thespians in the comedic retelling – “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood.”  It sure is hard to be humble when you’re a swashbuckling, egocentric super-hero. But our gallant guy-in-green tries his best as he swaggers through The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood, a frantically funny, Monty Pythonesque retelling of the classic. This time around, the legendary hero, in his never-ending quest to aid the needy, encounters such an eclectic cast of characters that you’ve got an irreverent jaunt through Sherwood Forest you won’t soon forget! Running in August for just two weekends only, make sure to get your tickets soon at OlympicTheatreArts.org with Adults at $20 and Students at $15.

“Kayak” by Diane-Fatzinger

Pacific Mist Books at 122 West Washington Street is hosting local poet Dianne Lynn Knox and her newest collection of poems, “Red Hot Pepper” and local artist Diane Fatzinger of Sticks ‘N Stones Designs with her delightful Wee Pebble Art! 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.

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.

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.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits with local art and live music.

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

Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop at 120 W Washington Street contains a plethora of lovely lavender products and unique local artists art and gifts.

“Peace by the Pond” by Mary B. Truly

At 5:00 PM during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, La Petite Maison Blanche at 213 E Washington St. will have their celebratory Ribbon Cutting with the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce. La Petite Maison Blanche is featuring artwork and children’s books by artist and author Mary B. Truly. If you haven’t strolled down to this new venue, it is worth the small walk with samples and contains local treats and gifts. https://lapetite-sequim.com/

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.

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 for your support!

2023 Sequim Sunshine Festival Poster by Mahina Hawley

March 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Glows with Sunny Imagination for the GREEN Color Theme Evening

March 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Glows with Sunny Imagination for the GREEN Color Theme Evening

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.

The March theme color is green with glowing lights to celebrate our Sequim sunshine even at night. Unearth an evening filled with green apparel and glow-in-the-dark adornment that hints of promising starts, spring sprouting, revitalized good fortune, and motivated anticipation. Green represents new ideas, wellness, youthful pursuits, generous support, nurturing natures, and eternal good spirits. You will discover newfangled art, sun inspired events, and imaginative folks supporting the option to decorate and dress in all shades of green while you stroll on the town with friends.

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.

The Sequim Art Walk creates cultural vitality that is financially sound for a population and improves the quality of life in a community. The hope is that Sequim will become a destination for creative pursuits and products. A thriving arts community benefits all businesses that in turn support artists, educators, and cultural institutions.

Special events for March 3:

Sequim Sunshine Festival Poster by Mahina Hawley

For the Sequim Sunshine Festival at 5:10 PM, join us for the Jamestown S’Klallam Presentation: Tribal Member Mackenzie Grinnell tells the story of “Why it is Always Sunny in Sequim” on the Civic Center Plaza at Totem Pole at 152 W. Cedar Street. 

The City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts the “Let’s Explore Color” Art Exhibition at the Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street. 

Interactive Light Experience by Ross A. Brown

Explore the Interactive Light Experience by Ross A. Brown at the Garden Clubhouse at Pioneer Memorial Park at 387 East Washington Street for the Sunshine Festival. Join us for this custom-built interactive environment that blends art and science encouraging visitors to look at light as an artistic design element and the physical properties of light. Art and science share a similar path of exploration, but with different intentions. Artist Ross Brown hopes this installation will instruct and also create wonder at the power of light to inform our lives. Ross shares, “Living here in the ’Blue Hole/Rain Shadow’ have you ever wondered what is ’light’?  Most of us accept that it is and get on with our lives. This exhibit is intended to invite the viewer to experience light as a form of artistic expression as well as talk about ’what is light’. As the viewer, you will be able to interact with and manipulate the light to see and feel the extraordinary power of these electromagnetic waves we call light.”

From 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olympic Theatre Arts Gathering Hall at 414 N Sequim Avenue, enjoy a free concert by the Navy Band Northwest Popular Music Group’s 5-piece band.

Window onto the World by Jeannine Chappell

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “Home Is Where The Art Is” which is a cooperative partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County.

From My Deck by Mary Franchini

During the month of March artists at Blue Whole Gallery will donate the proceeds from the sale of selected artwork to the Habitat for Humanity mission.

Oh! Give me a Home by Hank Iszley

Check out the artwork as well as meet some of the Habitat for Humanity volunteers and employees. Come celebrate to honor and support their commitment to a wonderful and worthwhile mission. Habitat for Humanity: Through shelter we empower. Janet Piccola, a veteran artist, will curate the exhibit.  

Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue will have their quilt collection in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery and check out the history exhibitions to learn more about our local “The Boys in the Boat”.

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.

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.

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts local artists and authors.

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.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits.

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

Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County Sequim Habitat Boutique Store is at 154 W Washington St. often with live music.

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.

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 renneemiko@gmail.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities.

Thank you very much! https://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Glimmering with Gold Theme for December 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Glimmering with Gold Theme for December 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

December 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Color Theme is GOLD and all that glimmers brightly from 5:00 to 8:00 PM!

Gold is the color of our star Sol as we celebrate the Winter Solstice and the return of the sun during December. The impressive, shiny color of gold represents superb festivities, admiration, prosperity, rekindled optimism, kindhearted deeds, and lifelong fellowships. As you enjoy an evening on the town with family, friends, and guests who join our welcoming community, you will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of gold or glittery interpretations of this festive time of year to celebrate happiness, harmony, and hope.

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 on December 2:

Juan de Fuca Harmony will be singing Christmas songs and carols around downtown. Juan de Fuca Harmony (formerly the Olympic Peninsula Men’s Chorus) recently became a mixed group and changed the chorus’s name to be welcoming to both women and men. The chorus has been gathering and singing around the Peninsula since 1983. The group is always looking for men and women who like to sing. The group is open to anyone who has an interest in learning to sing a cappella 4-part harmony regardless of age or prior singing experience. Juan de Fuca Harmony rehearses Tuesday evenings in the Sunland Golf Club Ballroom from 6:30pm – 8:30 PM. If you are interested, you can come by, listen, and see what they are about. For more into visit www.juandefucaharmony.org

“Peace” by Ryoko Toyama

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “All I Want for Christmas is…” Welcoming the holiday season, members of the gallery will fill the December windows with their wish-list artwork, from realistic to romantic with a touch of humor and joyous spirit. Barbara (Barb) Boerigter, a founding member, is busy curating this end-of-the-year group show, assisted by veteran artists, Janet Piccola and Mary Franchini. In addition, the annual Gift Gallery with a special holiday display is showcased in the main galley for December.

“That Vase!” by Mary Franchini

Barbara Boerigter states, “‘What are you going to do with THAT?’ My husband has asked me this when I’d bring home another ‘dumpster’ treasure and put it in my studio—which is overflowing with stuff! The answer, as I’d shake my head, would be ‘I don’t know’. And there it would sit with all the other stuff in a found object sculptor’s treasure chest. There are no boundaries when working with existing objects and this means lateral thinking, no literal. Finding beauty in discarded things that have had a previous life gives me great satisfaction. And I can sometimes give them another one.” 

“action-packed superheroes” by Renne Emiko Brock

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts Sequim artists Renne Emiko Brock, Diane Fatzinger, and Jean Wyatt. Renne Emiko Brock of “hue are you?” encourages, educates, and empowers people with color. Her book, “action-packed superheroes: your guide to revealing and utilizing your superpowers”, combines her lifetime of research and artmaking into a creative system to inspire people through color theory, transformative lessons, and confidence to articulate your passion to be your best self. Learn to use color communication, creativity, integrity, and fortitude because your intent and your action is how people appreciate you. Along with her book, Renne will have colorful superhero scarves / capes and gifts for the superhero in us all.

“Kayaking” by Diane Fazinger

Diane Fatzinger of Sticks ‘n Stones will have her original handmade art created using pebbles, driftwood, twigs, ferns, shells, and seaglass. Diane shares, “I like simplicity and I try to carry that over into my art. All my items are original and made with one-of-a-kind pieces hand-picked and hand-placed by me.”

delightful gifts by Jean Wyatt

Jean Wyatt of J Wyatt Art loves color and has a whimsical/story like style. She likes to create art that makes her smile and happy when looked at. It is meant to be colorful, fun, whimsical, unusual and often a little off beat. In recent years Jean has become immersed in the making of books, journals and boxes – unique gifts perfect for family, friends or a special treat for yourself. 

“Clay Pots of Morocco” by Anne Milligan

Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue hosts the Olympic Peninsula Art Association Members’ Art Show in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery. The annual Members’ Art Show & Sale runs December and January and demonstrates both the variety of media interests and the diversity in artistic talents of OPAA’s membership. Olympic Peninsula Art Association, OPAA (formerly Sequim Arts) is a nonprofit art organization located on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State since 1969. OPAA provides a forum where artists encourage each other and promote the understanding and appreciation of art for the benefit of members and the community by means of meetings, exhibits, demonstrations, newsletter, and various other educational programs.

At 5:00 PM, City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Reception at the Sequim Civic Center, located at 152 W. Cedar Street. The holiday tree will be decorated with ornaments created by local 4th grade students and there will be a reading some of the messages the 4th graders have written about “what brings them joy”.

Don Hancock by “Kaleidoscope Art

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. This month, Cedarbrook hosts artist Don Hancock and you can delight in his “Kaleidoscope Art” mesmerizing acrylic poured, fluid, abstract art.

New Venue on the Sequim Art Walk! Check out Christmas Collections by Sofie’s at 123 E Washington Street. It is full of holiday décor and look for our Elk on a Shelf Game here and all over Sequim!

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.

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features amazing gift giving ideas that share how amazing our neck of the woods is. Forage is full of local artists and creations including tasty treats.

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.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits.

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 or performing artist, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities.

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 for your support!

Art Beat Small Business Saturday Sales and Events on November 26, 2022 11 AM – 3 PM hosted by the Sequim pARTners

Art Beat Small Business Saturday Sales and Events on November 26, 2022 11 AM – 3 PM hosted by the Sequim pARTners

Celebrate creativity and collaboration with Art Beat Small Business Saturday by supporting local artists and Arts organizations you love! Enjoy artistic demonstrations, performances, and direct sales with artists on Saturday, November 26 in Sequim WA during our Hometown Holidays!

Art Beat Events on Saturday, November 26, 2022

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Gift Gallery and artists demonstrations at the Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St.

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Artists Market with Sea Glass Artists Mary Beth Beuke, and Fiber Artists Lynn Baritelle, Holly Bliss, Renne Emiko Brock, Jennifer Harris, Robin Nelson, and members of the North Olympic Shuttle and Spindle Guild during the Fiber Arts Festival “Interlaced Lore – Adventure, Fellowship, & Perseverance” exhibition final day at Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue. Enjoy fiber arts demonstrations and learn more about local artist groups too.

Throughout the day Artists of the Olympic Peninsula Art Association will be promoting their upcoming Members’ Art Show and members of the Sequim City Arts Advisory Commission events and projects around town.

West Coast Sea Glass jewelry by Mary Beth Beuke
felted stitched gift card holders by Robin Nelson
Jennifer Harris demonstrating needle felting

Partners include Blue Whole Gallery, First Friday Art Walk Sequim, North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival, Olympic Arts Theatre, Olympic Peninsula Art Association, Sequim City Arts Advisory Commission, Sequim Museum & Arts, and many more are welcome!

The Sequim pARTners meet every month to share plans and experiences to build connections, collaborative opportunities, and comradery between cooperative Arts nonprofits, educational groups, and creative businesses to support and further all of their collective goals and quality of life for our local community together.

Demonstrating interwoven and united connections in the Arts with several heART beats, Sequim pARTners logo by Renne Emiko Brock. It symbolizes our collaboration of different groups, the circles representing the importance of individuals along with the larger community, and plenty of capital As for Arts!

Small Business Saturday is an opportunity to support neighborhood enterprises with unique shopping experiences that contribute to our local economy. Look for the hashtag #ShopSmall and signage of participating businesses.

Choose Local Sequim When you purchase from locally owned businesses, more money stays in our community, providing better services and a more unique place to live. https://www.facebook.com/chooselocalsequim

Sequim Home Town Holidays at Centennial Place on the corner of Sequim Ave and Washington St. Each year Santa comes to downtown Sequim via horse-drawn carriage, historic tractor, or antique fire truck! Families can have their pictures taken with the man in red!

The festivities also mark “Small Business Saturday” and the local merchants will be enticing you to their shops to find all sorts of great gifts, stocking stuffers, hold raffles/contests as well as offer some refreshments! The evening will culminate in a tree-lighting ceremony where you can enter the “number of lights” contest where you might win a gift certificate to spend at a local business that night! Immediately after, there will be a lighted tractor parade organized by the Sequim Museum & Arts.

scarves by Renne Emiko Brock
Sweater Pumpkin by Sue Young

Sweet Chocolate and Harvest Brown Theme Color for November 4 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

November 4 Art Walk Color Theme is BROWN! Brown is the color of fall harvest and abundance, the turning of the leaves, sweet chocolate, and seasonal spicy treats. Brown represents steadfast alliances, community minded activities, solid assemblies, family trees with deep roots and supportive branches, and warm comforting homesteads. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of bountiful brown or representations of hearth and harvest as they enjoy an evening on the town with down to earth 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 5:00 – 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 November 4:

The 17th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival continues including the fiber arts exhibition “Interlaced Lore – Adventure, Fellowship, & Perseverance” at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave. During the Art Walk, many fiber artists will be selling their amazing works during our Fiber Arts Market along with some demonstrations of creativity. The North Olympic Shuttle and Spindle Guild will be there to also share about their over 40-year-old education organization which includes members that are fiber artists, fiber animal owners, beginners to advanced and the curious at heart.

“Interlaced Lore – Adventure, Fellowship, & Perseverance” artists include Lora Armstrong, Libby Ballard, Lynn Baritelle, Holly Bliss, Renne Emiko Brock, Donna Lee Dowdney, Liisa Fagerlund, Susanne Foster, Jennifer Harris, Estelle Jackson, Lee E. Johnson, Susan Kroll, Robin Nelson, Jennifer O’Brien, Betty Oppenheimer, Pauline Schultz, Peggy St. George, Marla Varner, Chandra Wu, and Jean Wyatt.

harvest scarf by Lee E. Johnson

This fiber arts exhibition embraces fantastical and very true stories of endurance and friendship through heroic efforts, tests and trials, collaborations, and leading by example. The treasured gift of creativity is within all who seek it. No map can guide you as you craft it yourself through valiant efforts, tests, and epic dye mix takes. Gather fabric stashes, skeins of yarn, courageous companions, and wise mentors to prepare for this everlasting journey of fiber art. What legends of dedication, commitment to bound connections, intertwined myths, and persistence weave stories within your art?

The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is an opportunity to experience positive inclusion, creative expression, encouraged education, the economic enterprise of art, and fostering fiber arts. Join us for this interactive fiber arts event connecting to the community with activities like a museum exhibition, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, hands-on experiences for children and adults, Fiber Arts Market of local artists’ work and fiber supplies, and information about local fiber activities, groups, businesses, and instructional resources.

Dungeness River by Jolene Sanborn
Cape Flattery Lighthouse by Julie Senf

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “Oh Beautiful for Spacious Skies!” with talented artists Jolene Sanborn and Julie Senf as they lead the celebration of the great Olympic Peninsula in beautiful autumn with their colorful paintings. These two ladies have much in common when it comes to what inspires them to paint. They are great friends having met 8 years ago. They chose to title their windows “Oh Beautiful for Spacious Sky” out of their love of the Peninsula and their deep concern for the political division in the country they both love so much.  One is deeply conservative, the other very liberal. They honor their differences, respect each other’s opinions and revel in the values they share…a mutual love of art, life, and our community.  Jolene was born in CO where she spent her summers in the mountains at a family ranch. Family vacations were spent camping and fishing. She moved to WA 45 years ago and spends as much time as she can outside and in the mountains. The views and scenery of the Peninsula feed her spirit and inspire her painting.  Julie was born in WA, and lived part of her early childhood in AK but has been living on the Peninsula for over 45 years.  She has been an avid outdoors person her whole life.  She loves the Peninsula with its grandeur and vistas.  It speaks to her soul, grounds her Christian beliefs, and inspires her art. So much diversity is here, in an all-inclusive and beautifully wrapped package she calls “theOP”.

Blessed book by Sue Young

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts artist Sue Young of A Sweet Haven with her handmade vintage book journals and stickers. Her new Mini Blessing Books and cute white sweater pumpkins will also be on sale. Sue Young is a resident of Sequim and loves to create with both paper and fabric.

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features a Sweet Evening of Chocolate. The Holiday Season brings delicious smells and flavors. Join Forage for a tasting of the season with our November sweets event featuring local and regional sweets and treats from around the area. 

“Sunrays (fractal)” by Dan Brewer

At the City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts the juried exhibition is “Solstice” in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery.

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.

"Discovery Trail" by Jan Kepley
“Discovery Trail” by Jan Kepley

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.

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.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits.

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.

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

Sweater Pumpkin by Sue Young