Celebrate Fiber Art and Fall for October 2 First Friday Art Walk with Orange Color Theme

"Sunshine on Sequim" by Pat Oden
“Sunshine on Sequim” by Pat Oden

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

October 2, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA



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-Richmond / unique as you. The Art Walk celebrates its ninth-year anniversary this month of fostering creative and artistic ideals while supporting local businesses, including artists as enterprises, to create cultural vitality that is financially beneficial, intrinsically responsible, and improves the quality of life in our community. With collaborative contribution and the encouragement of our community, the Art Walk continues to grow and prosper. It is has always been free for businesses and artists of all media to participate and free to the public to enjoy.


October 2 Art Walk Color Theme is ORANGE! Orange is full of energy and inspires active participation and encouragement. The warm hue of orange reminds us toasty fires, nesting and organizing, seasonal sweaters, friendship made out of admirable interests, delightful zesty sweets, supportive teachers and mentors. The Tenth Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival launches during the Art Walk! You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of orange or sugar and spice smiles as they enjoy an evening on the town with friends and family.

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

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


Special events for October 2:

"Hawaiian Fractal" by Liisa Fagerlund
“Hawaiian Fractal” by Liisa Fagerlund

“Fostered Fiber – Remembrance, Remnants & Mentors” is the theme for the 2015 North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Juried Exhibition at the Museum & Arts Center at 175 West Cedar St. Downtown Sequim. This year the exhibition theme is about expressing the dedication to cloth, cherished memories, and mentorship with gifts of knowledge and kindness, while cultivating interest in generations to come in the practice of fiber arts creation and sharing of abundance. From first attempts to work with thread, yarn, and fleece to refined finished objects of art, the fiber works that tell stories of fostering learning and living are desired.

The “Fostered Fiber – Remembrance, Remnants & Mentors” exhibition includes Judy Anderson, Aleta Lynn Baritelle, Catherine Bilyard, Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, Kathleen Dwyer, Season D. Evans, Liisa Fagerlund, Janette L. Finfrock, Susanne F. Foster, Muff Fregia, MarySue French, Janet Green, Stan Green, Pamela Hastings, Isamar L. Heras, Beth A. Hutmacher, Celeste Kardonsky Dybeck, Susan S. Kroll, Mary Liebsch, Cathy MacGregor, Donna L. McMillen, Mikie M. Morris, Kathryn Myers, Serena Mylchreest, Sherry Nagel, Susan Nylander, Pat Oden, Judy Ramos, Cheryl Reed, Marilyn Reinarz, Susanne Scott, Nora Shapiro, Gloria Skovronsky, Kerry Smith, Marielle Snyder, Peggy St. George, Jenny Stice, Marla Varner, and Mary Ellen Wells.

"Contentment" by Muff Fregia
“Contentment” by Muff Fregia


The Laff Pack Clowns will be bringing smiles and creating joy on the art walk, you can find them about town and enjoy bits of magic and balloon artistry. They do wonderful events for charity, children, nursing homes, and the elderly.

Marina Shipova and Noel Price with the books of Sadko Baba Yaga and the Murom Wood
Marina Shipova and Noel Price with the books of Sadko Baba Yaga and the Murom Wood

Hart’s Fine Books presents book signing event with Marina Shipova and Noel Price with the books of Sadko Baba Yaga and the Murom Wood at 161 W Washington St. These beautifully illustrated stories are English translations of ancient folk tales based upon historical events and geographical locations from their Russian Folk Portal series. They have been researched and restored to their proper place in space and time, preserving an element of magic and fantasy. Free to public with live music and refreshments.

"Girl and Lamb" by Richard Jesse Watson
“Girl and Lamb” by Richard Jesse Watson

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents guest artist, Richard Jesse Watson. Acclaimed artist, Richard Jesse Watson, exhibits work at Blue Whole Gallery in October. His paintings hang in museums, corporate and private collections internationally. The paintings represented in this exhibit span two ends of a continuum, refined realism and untethered abstraction.


Local Yarn Shop at 213 E Washington St. hosts Chick Dixon Band and a demonstration of Portuguese knitting.


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


Savor culture at Rainshadow Roasting Company and enjoy local micro-roasted coffee and art at 157 W Cedar St.


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


That Takes the Cake inspires sweetness with colorful cupcakes that are art at 171 W Washington St.


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


Discover colorful bento boxes and excellent creative toys at Dungeness Kids Co. at 163 W. Washington St.


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


Enjoy these venues during the First Friday Art Walk including Alder Wood Bistro at 139 W Alder St., Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 1/2 W Washington St., Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Ave., Nourish at 1345 S Sequim Ave. South of HY101, Heather Creek at 122 W Washington St., Galare Thai at 120 W Bell, Solar City’s Tesa Boutique & Tanning Retreat at 135 W Washington St., Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N. Sequim Ave., 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


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