Aqua Color Themed May 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Celebrates Culture and Cultivation during the Sequim Irrigation Festival

Aqua Color Themed May 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Celebrates Culture and Cultivation during the Sequim Irrigation Festival

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

May 5, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

The Sequim Irrigation Festival’s “where water is wealth” inspires the AQUA color theme celebrating cultivation and culture during the May 5 Sequim Art Walk. The color aqua expresses responsible, sustainable elements of cool fresh water, abundant salty seas, renewing rain, and 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, including Sequim’s aeronautical emphasis, for the Irrigation Festival’s “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 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.

Special events for May 5:

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. 2017 will be the 27th year for the Arts and Crafts Fair that provides an opportunity for vendors to sell their handcrafted wares. Artists include 3D Wood Maps, Cherokee Beach Creations, Creative Aarts, Creative Iron Works, LLC, DJ’s Pens, Enanimals, Fresh Hats, From Flat Tire to Evening Attire, Heart to Heart-Designs by Suzi, Howard’s Creations, hue are you?, Lil’ Log Cabin Creations, Mickey’s Unique Designs, Moments in Time and Design, Inc, New Dungeness Nursery, Paperwings Studio, Peninsula College, Phoenixx Fibers, Sandy Tweed, Sassy Glass, Sharray Originals, She Who Sews, The Bag Ladies of Sequim WA, The Best Soap Company, The Jake Hose Company, Transister Sister, Uniquely Designed Jewelry, Vicki Wickell Watercolors, and Wildflower Botanical.

Ribbon Cable Earrings by Transister
Ribbon Cable Earrings by Transister

 

"Heron Moon" by Sandy Tweed
“Heron Moon” by Sandy Tweed

 

"Salmon" by Creative Iron Works
“Salmon” by Creative Iron Works

 

Heidi Hansen Reuse Dog closeup – 2016 Innovative Reuse Showcase & Contest Winner

Recycle, Reuse and Repurpose are an underlying theme of the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair which will have demonstrations throughout Saturday and Sunday, as well as an Innovative Reuse Showcase and Contest you can enter on Friday night. Details at IrrigationFestival.com

 

Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair at the Sequim Civic Plaza on Cedar Street and Sequim Avenue
Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair at the Sequim Civic Plaza on Cedar Street and Sequim Avenue

 

Music starts at 5 p.m. at the Sequim Civic Center with Peninsula College Vocal Jazz Ensemble which is led by director Elaine Gardner-Morales with Al Harris on the piano.

 

Throughout the town, artwork created by our local students for the 2017 Irrigation Festival Button Contest will be on display at several Sequim Merchants.

 

The Olympic Lavender Company at 120 W Washington St. is hosting artist Steve Bemis.

 

The Museum and Arts Center features the “Sequim Irrigation Festival” exhibition at 175 W. Cedar St.

 

"Tranquility" by Carol Janda
“Tranquility” by Carol Janda

 

"Dungeness Bay" by Ken Dvorak
“Dungeness Bay” by Ken Dvorak

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. featured artists Carol Janda who is a painter, potter, and teacher and photographer Ken Dvorak.

 

Burke Garrett at Olympic Theatre Arts on May 5
Burke Garrett at Olympic Theatre Arts on May 5

Devoting his time to playing and singing classic songs from the Great American Songbook, Burke Garrett will start at 5:30 at the Olympic Theatre Arts Center located at 414 N. Sequim Ave. “I cover the popular songs from the early to mid-20th century,” Garrett says about his one-man show. “I talk about composers, lyricists and the history relating to song writing in the 20th century.”  Free to the public.

 

A 2016 Reuse Contest Winner - The Bag Ladies of Sequim
A 2016 Reuse Contest Winner – The Bag Ladies of Sequim

New Location! Find spring colors and fresh styles of artful up-cycled items at The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington Street. 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 now facing Washington Street.

 

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.

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 at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com

 

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

2017 Innovative Reuse Showcase and Contest at the Irrigation Festival Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair

2017 Innovative Reuse Showcase and Contest at the Irrigation Festival Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair

Innovative Reuse Showcase and Contest
A 2016 Innovative Arts and Crafts Reuse Contest Winner – Reuse Dog by Heidi Hansen

Innovative Reuse Showcase and Contest! Enter your DIY Reuse, Recycle, and Repurpose creations to win prizes!
Vote for the People’s Choice Awards in these 4 categories:
– Wearable
– Functional
– Decorative
– Kids 15 and under

Deliver your entries on Friday, May 5 between 12 and 8 pm. Contest winners are announced Sunday afternoon.

Inquiries: 360-461-3950 or JustAskKelly@olypen.com

Details at Irrigation Festival website!

Thanks to our Reuse Showcase and Contest sponsor Kitsap Bank!

A 2016 Reuse Contest Winner - The Bag Ladies of Sequim
A 2016 Reuse Contest Winner – The Bag Ladies of Sequim
Aqua Themed May 6 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Celebrates Cultivation, Culture, and Sequim’s Irrigation Festival

Aqua Themed May 6 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Celebrates Cultivation, Culture, and Sequim’s Irrigation Festival

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

May 6, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

The Sequim Irrigation Festival’s “where water is wealth” inspires the AQUA color theme celebrating cultivation and culture during the May 6 Sequim Art Walk. The color aqua expresses responsible, sustainable elements of cool fresh water, abundant salty seas, renewing rain, and sunny skies. Art and music inspired by our natural resources, Steampunk creativity, positive partnerships, and revolutionary ideas are included in the May First Friday Art Walk Sequim. Sounds of our cultivating irrigation ditches are blended with guitar and music boxes for “Propagation” performance and 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, including Steampunk, for the Irrigation Festival’s “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 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 May 6:

Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair at Sequims's Irrigation Festival

The Irrigation Festival Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair launches the First Friday Art Walk Sequim Patron Preview for the first time at the Sequim Civic Center Plaza at 152 West Cedar Street.  2016 will be the 26th year for the Arts and Crafts Fair that provides an opportunity for vendors to sell their handcrafted wares. Artists include 3D Wood Maps, All American Signs, ArtShack, Creative Iron Works, DJ’s Pens, Enanimals, Fresh Hats, Hair by Lindsey, Heart to Heart Designs, Lil’ Log Cabin Creations, Mickey’s Unique Design, New Dungeness Nursery, Peninsula College Welding, Penny Lane Quilt, Phoenixx Fiber, Rainforest Essentials, Sandy Tweed, Sharray Originals, The Jake Hose Company, Two Geminis, unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, West Coast Sea Glass, Western Wood Works, and Zoey Wolfe Photography. Recycle, Reuse and Repurpose are an underlying theme of the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair which will have demonstrations throughout Saturday and Sunday, as well as an Innovative Reuse Showcase and Contest which can be entered Friday night. Details at IrrigationFestival.com

music performance “Propagation” by Alan B. Brock-Richmond
music performance “Propagation” by Alan B. Brock-Richmond

Music starts at 6 p.m. at the Sequim Civic Center with ‘Propagation’ by Alan B. Brock-Richmond an experimental improvisational ambient drone noise concert developed to premiere in celebration of the 121st Sequim Irrigation Festival. Inspired by early sound pioneers, Futurist ideals and aesthetics such as The Art of Noises manifesto and Intonarumori instruments of Luigi Russolo, and novelty music boxes of the Victorian Era, this work is an exploration of mechanical and electronic sound looping with emphasis on modulating tones, complex complimentary and contrasting harmonics, nuanced resonances, and textured reverberation, centered around a sculptural chambered music box instrument with original composition, electric guitar with bows, effects, and loop pedals, and field recordings including local irrigation canals and agricultural machinery. audioeins.com

Throughout the town, artwork created by our local students for the Irrigation Festival Button Contest will be on display at several Sequim Merchants. The Olympic Lavender Company at 120 W Washington St. is showcasing 2016 Irrigation Button Winner Raquel and their Steampunk themed window dressing.

The Museum and Arts Center features the “Sequim Irrigation Festival” exhibition which is a mix of festival history and variety of local artists at 175 W. Cedar St.

Mia Bella at 130A N 3rd Ave. features art by George Zien, Pat Gordon, Pam Kauffman, Pricilla Patterson, Brim Leal, J.P Lee, and Josh ‘Yeti” Wright.

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

"Coffee Please" by Margo Hankel
“Coffee Please” by Margo Hankel
"Silent Sobs" by David Tinsley
“Silent Sobs” by David Tinsley

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. featured artists watercolorist Margo Hankel and sculptor David Tinsley. They will showcase unique work in the front windows throughout May.

Erica McClain at Wind Rose Cellars
Erica McClain at Wind Rose Cellars

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts pen and ink artist Erica McClain and music by “Joy in Mudville” who play a mixture of Americana, folk and rock with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits.

"Boat Mast Rainbows" by Jan Kepley
“Boat Mast Rainbows” by Jan Kepley

Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Ave. is exhibiting photography by Jan Kepley. Jan will have his thoughtful Resonance Cards available too.

artwork by Linda Silvas
artwork by Linda Silvas

Returning Venue for the Art Walk! Bell Street Bakery is back at 175 W Bell St. and will be showcasing artist Linda Silvas and Dotti Holland.

Jake Reichner will play from 5:30-7:30 p.m.at the Olympic Theatre Arts Center located at 414 N. Sequim Ave. Reichner grew up in Sequim and has been playing guitar and writing his own music since high school. According to Reichner, his work is inspired by everyday life. It is reflective and introspective and blends both rhythmic and percussive songs with melodic ballads. Free to the public.

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-Richmond 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.

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