April 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Bursts and Blushes with a Spring Pink Theme

April 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Bursts and Blushes with a Spring Pink Theme

April 7 Art Walk Color Theme is PINK! Spring blooms with bright flowers and hopeful spirits as April’s First Friday Art Walk Sequim bursts with PINK as the theme color that represents supportive strength, comforting assurance, sweet delight, productive promises, and encouragement. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in all spring shades of pink from strong burgundy to soft blush for the evening out on the town.

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at SequimArtWalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

Initiated in 2006, this encouraging and educational arts event is sponsored and produced by unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock. If you would like to participate in the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, please contact Renne directly at renne@uniqueasyou.com or through Facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Special events for April 7:

It’s time for BirdFest BirdQuest! Come play this fun free game, a Sequim Merchant Group Event sponsored by Sequim-Dungeness Chamber of Commerce, taking place in 20 of Sequim’s Businesses and promoting the Olympic Peninsula BirdFest. Find the beautiful bird sculptures, created by Jake Reichner’s Sequim High School ceramic’s class and match them to the business that you find them in. Game cards available at each of the participating merchants. The Grand Prize is a “Birds Eye View of Sequim” plane ride to Port Townsend and back with Emily Westcott, plus one year’s membership to the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society.

Turn in your game cards at the Sequim Chamber at 1192 E. Washington St. by 4:00 PM on April 8, 2017. The drawing for the winner is April 9 at 1:00 PM at the Dungeness River Audubon Center in Railroad Bridge Park 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim, WA and need not to be present to win. Details about the Olympic BirdFest are at OlympicBirdFest.org BirdFest BirdQuest locations include Adagio Bean & Leaf at 981 E. Washington St., The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W. Washington St., Birds of a Feather Farm at 825 W. Washington St., Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W. Washington St., Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 ½ Washington St., Dungeness River Audubon Center at 2151 W. Hendrickson Rd., Fieldnotes at 123 Washington St., Forage Gifts & NW Treasures at 121 W. Washington St., Full Moon Candle at 609 W. Washington St. #13, Jose’s Famous Salsa at 126 E. Washington St., Local Yarn Shop at 213 E. Washington St., Olympic Lavender Co. at 120 W. Washington St., Pacific Pantry at 229 S. Sequim Ave., Purple Haze Lavender at 127 W. Washington St., Rusting Rooster at 154 E. Washington St., Sequim Spice & Tea at 139 W. Washington St., Solar City Boutique & Retreat at 135 W. Washington St., That Takes The Cake at 171 W. Washington St., and Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W. Washington St.
The 2016 National Avian Photographs exhibition awarded by the National Audubon Society is at the Sequim Civic Center at 152 West Cedar St. Sequim is the only location in the western states to host this amazing collection of photographs and meet the Grand Prize Winner, Bonnie Block, from Gig Harbor during from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Also, visit the Peeps Diorama Exhibit sponsored by Sequim’s City Arts Advisory Commission and vote for the “Peeples” Choice Award! The Peeps Diorama Exhibit is part of a national trend of art shows using the popular marshmallow candy to a create tableau or scene.

 

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.

"Big Mary 2" by Mary Franchini
“Big Mary 2” by Mary Franchini

 

"Lonicera Sempervirens" by Barbara Neswald
“Lonicera Sempervirens” by Barbara Neswald

 

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents “Just me! Plants and Animals” with featured 2 dimensional artist and art teacher Mary Franchini and 2 and 3 dimensional artist Barbara Neswald. Mary Franchini, contemporary artist, teacher and juror for regional shows, will include self-portraits.  Barbara Neswald, a recent transplant to the Peninsula from Philadelphia, will showcase plants and animals.  For years, Barbara has been known for her commitment to Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators.

 

"Elk" by Mary Howard
“Elk” by Mary Howard

 

Sequim’s Sunshine Café exhibits the art of Mary Leone Howard at 145 W Washington St. This exhibition includes a series of five, charcoal and graphite drawings of the Sequim Elk Herd. They were drawn as composites, from photos, taken by her husband and Mary, over a 10 year period, after they first arrived in Sequim in 2000.

Stan Green Quilt Exhibit
Stan Green Quilt Exhibit

The Museum and Arts Center features “Color and Texture: One Man’s Adventure in Quilt Making” an exhibition of Stan Green’s quilts at 175 W. Cedar St. The exhibition of quilts representing the progression of Stan’s styles over 16 plus years.

 

Painter Shirley Mercer art is on display at Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. and enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines with live music of duo Bread & Gravy featuring a dynamic vocalist/rhythm guitarist and a versatile pianist.

 

Discovery Bay Pirates
Discovery Bay Pirates

Olympic Theatre Arts presents the Discovery Bay Pirates Reunion at 414 N. Sequim Ave. Fans have missed Discovery Bay Pirates since this popular Peninsula group disbanded in 2015, ending its long history of Irish pub songs, sea shanties, and other folk music. During the Art Walk, this great quartet will reassemble for a reunion performance at Olympic Theater Arts in Sequim from 5:30-7:00. Admission is free. After the Pirates finish, starting at 7:30, Olympic Theatre Arts will stage its current production of “Over the River and Through the Woods”.

 

pink crystals and beads
pink crystals and beads

 

Lovely jewelry demonstrations with Paulette Hill and Gail Mclain at R&T Crystals and Beads at 158 E Bell St. that includes homemade cookies from Sequim Fresh Catering and a sale on creative goods at the store to inspire your creativity.

 

Natural Light Photography by Jan Kepley
Natural Light Photography by Jan Kepley

Lamb Farm Kitchen at 272 W. Bell St, behind the Oak Table, presents Jan Kepley and his photography. Jan Kepley has been working in the arts of music, writing, painting, natural sound recording, photography and food creation for most of his life.

"Iris Queen" by Carol Wilhelm
“Iris Queen” by Carol Wilhelm

At the Gallery at 5th Avenue presents “No Limits” exhibition with a personal motto of “You don’t know you can’t do it until you try it!” artist Carol Wilhelm experiments with new subjects, new techniques, and new styles. Carol has had a lifelong interest in all forms of art, enjoying a wide variety of arts and crafts mediums including stained glass, silk painting, rug-making, knitting, crochet, sewing, collage and driftwood sculpture to name a few.  Painting with North Olympic Watercolorists, her primary focus is watercolor but the gallery will also display one-of-a-kind Nuno-felted scarves, wall panels and table runners.

 

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you for your support!

 

April is Pink
April 2012 – Art Walk Color Theme was PINK!

 

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

 

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Thank you very much!

Pirate Peggy Preston is “Whodunnit Downtown?”

Pirate Peggy Preston is “Whodunnit Downtown?”

Pirate Peggy Preston
Pirate Peggy Preston, rookie sailor to Silverbeard and cousin of Philomena Logan

“Whodunnit Downtown?” It was Pirate Peggy Preston! That’s who traveled back in time and stole Captain C.R. Silverbeard’s Chrome Key for his silver treasure chest to help her cousin! She was the red lipstick wearing student of Professor Hattie Hallmark. That pair of heirloom earrings from her distant cousin let her go through the Wells’ time portal and bring pirates to Sequim.

Kelly Olson of Sequim picked her and won the big prize! Thank you everyone for playing tonight!

Fourth Annual "Whodunnit Downtown? - The Case of the Chrome Key" suspects
Fourth Annual “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Chrome Key” suspects
Silver with Black and White Color Theme for January 8 Sequim Art Walk and Fourth Annual “Whodunnit Downtown?” Mystery Game

Silver with Black and White Color Theme for January 8 Sequim Art Walk and Fourth Annual “Whodunnit Downtown?” Mystery Game

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

January 8, 5 – 8 p.m.

(Yes, it is the second Friday just this month.)

Various Venues in Sequim WA

SequimArtWalk.com

 

January 8 Art Walk Color Theme is SILVER with hints of black and white to celebrate the New Year filled with hope, reflection, and idealistic goals for the future. The sparkly color of silver represents shimmering mindfulness, untarnished resilience, imaginative aspirations, revolutionary receptiveness, honorable dedication, and skyward modernism. To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly color themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it.

 

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at SequimArtWalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

 

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

 

Special events for January 8:

Poster for Forth Annual "Whodunnit Downtown?"

The Sequim-Dungness Valley Chamber Merchant Group and First Friday Art Walk Sequim presents the Fourth Annual “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Chrome Key” Mystery Game for a fun-filled evening as we step back in time into the 1940’s to collect the clues about the suspects who have fallen through time travel gateways and solve the crime to win a big prize.

 

The story is set in 1946, the Atomic Age emerged and by chance temporal portals through time and alternative universes opened in Sequim. Pirate Captain C. R. Silverbeard’s locked silver chest was found in a farmhouse overlooking the City of Sequim and Strait of Juan De Fuca. The chest from the past became a shiny curio on display at a local spice and tea shop. The treasure chest can only be opened by Silverbeard’s Chrome Key stolen from him in 1776. Treasure hunting adventurers and pirates from the present, past, and Neo-Victorian times will gather in Sequim this January 8th evening to reveal who stole the Chrome Key that unlocks this pirate plunder.

 

Adventure around the Art Walk venues to mingle with the suspects in our mystery game and discover why they might have Captain C. R. Silverbeard’s Chrome Key starting at 5 PM. You can solve this crime that crosses time and space by finding clues at these local businesses: A Dropped Stitch at 136 S 2nd Ave., Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St., BrokersGroup Real Estate at 219 W Washington St., Cedarbrook Lavender Farm Shop at 134 1/2 W Washington St., Hart’s Fine Books 161 W Washington St., Local Yarn Shop at 213 E Washington St., Mia Bella at 130A N 3rd Ave., Museum & Arts Center at 175 W Cedar St., Olympic Lavender Co. at 120 W Washington St., Purple Haze Lavender Shop at 127 W Washington St., R & T Crystals ‘n’ Beads at 158 E Bell St., Sequim Spice and Tea 139 W Washington St., Solar City at 135 W Washington St., That Takes the Cake at 171 W Washington St., and Wind Rose Winery at 143 W Washington St.

 

Can you solve this mystery? Fill out your game card, enter it at Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St., and be part of the prize drawing for the correct answer at 7:30 PM. No purchase necessary. Must be 21+ to win. Need not be present to win. Winner drawn by random and prizes donated by local Sequim Businesses. The first game card drawn with the correct answer wins the big prize of treasured and educational experiences including a Two Night Stay at the Seaview Vacation Rental from Cedarbrook Lavender and Herb Farm, One Cake Decorating Class from That Takes The Cake, A Knitting Class from A Dropped Stitch, Two tickets + T-Shirts to Purple Haze Daze from Purple Haze Lavender Farm, 30 Minute One-On-One Class with MacTraders, “Sequim~Dungeness Valley” by Katherine Vollenweider from the Museum & Arts Center, sea glass earrings of historic cobalt blue in sterling silver from West Coast Sea Glass, and more!

Two Night Stay at the Seaview Vacation Rental from Cedarbrook Lavender and Herb Farm
The Big Prize includes a Two Night Stay at the Seaview Vacation Rental from Cedarbrook Lavender and Herb Farm

 

Sea glass earrings of historic cobalt blue in sterling silver from West Coast Sea Glass
Sea glass earrings of historic cobalt blue in sterling silver from West Coast Sea Glass

Visitors and sleuths to the “Whodunnit Downtown?” and Sequim Art Walk are encouraged to dress in our themed colors of silver, black, and white, as well as, in 40’s era, steampunk, or in pirate garb. It is not required, but dressing up makes the evening more fun and festive.

 

A new Three Dimensional Sculpture Exhibit presented by the City Arts Advisory Commission is in the Sequim Civic Center lobby at 152 W Cedar St. The exhibit includes 19 pieces of artwork in a variety of medium that were created by 12 local artists.

“Sequim~Dungeness Valley” by Katherine Vollenweider
“Sequim~Dungeness Valley” by Katherine Vollenweider

Museum & Arts Center at 175 W Cedar St. has a special preview and book signing with author Katherine Vollenweider for her book “Sequim~Dungeness Valley” with all proceeds being donated to the Sequim Museum.

"Good Night John Boy" by Joyce Volmut
“Good Night John Boy” by Joyce Volmut
"Game Show" by Karin Anderson
“Game Show” by Karin Anderson

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. opens the New Year with a special group show of wood artisans titled “Woodn’t It Be Amazing!” Carved, turned, painted and reclaimed wood is the highlight of this show.  Karin Anderson and Bud Bowling demonstrate a touch of whimsy in their recycled wood assemblage; Christian Speidel, creates out of this world, highly polished orbs, while Carl Baker focuses on unique heritage; Joyce Volmut invites viewers to her exquisitely detailed world of birds; David Tinsley’s human sized driftwood sculpture comes to life; while Debbie Cain’s carved gourd art delivers delicate images of nature.  Together, these seven wood artisans will showcase original pieces in the gallery’s front windows, capturing the beauty and versatility of wood and connecting the community to trees and plants, symbols of our Pacific Northwest.

 

Live Celtic folk music with Mary Tulin with award winning artfully crafted wines at Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St.

 

A Dropped Stitch at 136 S 2nd Ave. you learn something new at their free drop in knitting and felting classes during the Art Walk! A Dropped Stitch showcases local fiber artists and instructors in a shop full of amazing fiber, yarn, and classes for gifts and a lifetime of creative enjoyment.

 

Hart’s Fine Books presents Trent LaCour on piano at 161 W Washington St.

 

Cedarbrook Lavender Shop at 134 1/2 W Washington St. celebrates the New Year with everything in the shop 15% off with treats and hot tea.

 

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 Demonstration
R&T Crystals and Beads jewelry demonstration

R&T Crystals and Beads has fine jewelry demonstrations from Paulette Hill and Gail McLain at 158 E Bell St.

 

Local Yarn Shop at 213 E Washington St. has live music with the Chip Dixon Band and a Navajo spindle spinning demonstration.

 

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. displays Craig Robinson’s delightful hand painted furniture and try a sample of their seasonal teas and spice mixes.

 

Olympic Lavender Co. at 120 W Washington St. is featuring TERRI JONES Watercolors and their own USDA Certified Organic lavender farm products.

 

That Takes the Cake creates colorful and unique cupcakes and cakes that are works of art at 171 W Washington St.

 

Inspire art in the young with creative books, supplies, and toys at Dungeness Kids Co. at 163 W. Washington St.

 

Enjoy these venues during the First Friday Art Walk including Olympic Theatre Arts (OTA) at 414 N. Sequim Ave., Alder Wood Bistro at 139 W Alder St., Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Ave., Nourish at 1345 S Sequim Ave. South of HY101, Heather Creek at 122 W Washington St., Rainshadow Roasting Company at 157 W Cedar St., Galare Thai at 120 W Bell, Solar City’s Tesa Boutique & Tanning Retreat at 135 W Washington St., Fieldnotes at 123 E Washington St., and Sequim’s Sunshine Café at 145 W Washington St.
To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. ­January is silver, February is red, March is green, April is pink, May is aqua, June is white, July is purple, August is yellow, September is blue, October is orange, November is brown, and December is gold.

 

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

 

Please like our Facebook Page

http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

 

Save the Date! “Whodunnit Downtown?” Mystery Game is January 8, 2016!

Save the Date! “Whodunnit Downtown?” Mystery Game is January 8, 2016!

2016 "Whodunnit Downtown?" Mystery Game Preview Poster
January 8, 2016 “Whodunnit Downtown?” Mystery Game Preview Poster

Silver Themed First Friday Art Walk Sequim and “Whodunnit Downtown?” – The Case of the Chrome Key Mystery Game on January 8, 2016

Collect the clues about the suspects who have fallen through time travel gateways to solve the Mystery Game “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Chrome Key” on January 8, 2016 during the Sequim Art Walk. Due to the First Friday Art Walk Sequim falling on New Year’s Day, the Art Walk has been shifted to January 8 for this month only.

The story is in 1946, the Atomic Age emerged and by chance temporal portals through time and alternative universes opened in Sequim. Pirate Captain C. R. Silverbeard’s locked silver chest was found in a farmhouse overlooking the City of Sequim and Strait of Juan De Fuca. The chest from the past became a shiny curio on display at a local spice and tea shop. The treasure chest can only be opened by Silverbeard’s Chrome Key stolen from him in 1776. Treasure hunting adventurers and pirates from the present, past, and Neo-Victorian times will gather in Sequim this January 8th evening to reveal who stole the Chrome Key that unlocks this pirate plunder.

Adventure around the Art Walk venues to mingle with the suspects in our mystery game and discover why they might have Captain C. R. Silverbeard’s Chrome Key starting at 5 PM. You can solve this crime that crosses time and space. Fill out your game card, enter it at Sequim Spice and Tea at 121 W Washington St., and be part of the prize drawing for the correct answer at 7:30 PM. The first game card with the correct answer wins the big prize of treasured and educational experiences including a Seaview Vacation Rental Stay from Cedarbrook Lavender and Herb Farm. Visitors and sleuths to the Sequim Art Walk are encouraged to dress in our themed colors of silver, black, and white, as well as, in 40’s era, steampunk, or in pirate garb. It is not required, but dressing up makes the evening more fun and festive.

The Sequim-Dungness Valley Chamber Merchant Group and First Friday Art Walk Sequim Presents this fun-filled evening as we step back in time into the 1940’s and search for the answer to the question, “Whodunnit Downtown?”

2015 "Whodunnit Downtown?" Suspects and Art Walk Creator from "The Curious Case of the Kidnapped Cat" at Hart's Fine Books
2015 “Whodunnit Downtown?” Suspects and Art Walk Creator from “The Curious Case of the Kidnapped Cat” at Hart’s Fine Books

2016 case of the chrome key pattern