Events

Special Events during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim!

Upcoming Special Events for 2017

January First Friday Art Walk Sequim presents a “Whodunnit Downtown” Mystery Game

April First Friday Art Walk Sequim includes the BirdFest BirdQuest as part of the Olympic Peninsula BirdFest

May First Friday Art Walk Sequim is part of the Sequim Irrigation Festival and Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair

October First Friday Art Walk Sequim is the launch of the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival

Irrigation Festival Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair

May 5 – 7, 2017

First Friday Art Walk Patron Preview, Friday, May 5, 5 – 8pm

Saturday, May 6, 10am – 5pm

Sunday, May 7, 10am – 4pm

Cedar Street at the Sequim Civic Plaza


Come join us for shopping, food, Photo Ops, entertainment, demonstrations, and FUN at the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair starting with the First Friday Art Walk Patron Preview, Friday, May 5, 5 – 8pm and continuing Saturday, May 6, 10am – 5pm and Sunday, May 7, 10am – 4pm on Cedar Street at the Sequim Civic Plaza!

 

“Reuse, Recycle and Repurpose” are an underlying theme of the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair during the Irrigation Festival. There will be demonstrations throughout Saturday and Sunday, as well as an Innovative Reuse Showcase and Contest. Local vendors, as well as, those from around the region make this event a mainstay of the Irrigation Festival. In addition to the arts and crafts vendors, enjoy a selection from our food vendors and enjoy our main stage entertainment. Don’t miss these activities during this engaging, leisurely event.

Contact: Co-Directors Renne Emiko Brock and Jean Wyatt at wyattj@nikola.com or call 360-477-3750

 

Our 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. Learn from our nonprofits including New Dungeness Light Station Association, Save the Olympic Peninsula, Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics, Washington Veterans Home, WDVA, and Welfare for Animals Guild (WAG) And, enjoy creative food offerings from Athena’s Gyros, Aloha Smoothies, Maggie Mays Espresso & Outfitter, Sequim Valley Products, and Thrive Vegan Café

 

Entertainment Schedule

 Friday, May 5

5-7 pm Peninsula College Vocal Jazz Ensemble

 

Saturday, May 6

9:30 am Kids Parade, Awards

9:45-10:00 am Operetta Performance – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

10-10:50 am Bread and Gravy

11-11:50 am Olympic Mountain Cloggers

12-12:50 pm Dennis Blair

1-2:50 pm Soul Machine

3-5 pm Locos Only

 

Sunday, May 7

10-10:50 am Jim Basnight Solo

11-12:50 pm The Olympic Express

1-2:50 pm Just in Tyme

3-4 pm Sequim High School Jazz Ensemble

 

Creative activities with a focus on Reuse, Recycle and Repurpose

 

Innovative Reuse Showcase and Contest: Bring your DIY reuse, recycle, repurpose creations to win prizes! Deliver your entries on Friday, May 5 between 12 and 8 pm. Contest winners are announced Sunday afternoon. Inquiries: 360-461-3950

JustAskKelly@olypen.com Details at website!

 

Demonstrations Saturday, May 6

11 am-1 pm Royce Rotmark, “Driftwood Sculpturing: Beginning to End”

2-4 pm Sequim Rocks – Paint, hide, and discover original painted rocks

 

Demonstrations Sunday, May 7

12-2 pm Craig Robinson with Habitat for Humanity

2-4 pm Around Again repurposed lights and mattress coil projects

 

Kids Creativity Activity on Sunday

10am – 4 pm Color the 2017 Irrigation Festival logo on a postcard.

11-1 pm Peninsula Scribes members are on hand to calligraphically write an address you provide on a kid colored envelope.

1-3 pm Join the Air Affaire, Sequim Valley FlyIn and EAA crew to learn about flying. Make paper airplanes, balsa wood gliders and fly our course.

 

NOFAF-poster-2016

Past Special Events during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim

May 6 – 8, 2016 Irrigation Festival Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair on Cedar Street at the Sequim Civic Plaza

Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair at Sequims's Irrigation Festival

April 1 First Friday Art Walk Sequim includes the BirdFest BirdQuest as part of the Olympic Peninsula BirdFest

“2016 BirdFest-BirdQuest Poster” by Debra J. Faustini
“2016 BirdFest-BirdQuest Poster” by Debra J. Faustini

Play BirdFest-BirdQuest by finding the birds created by Jake Reichner’s Sequim High School ceramics class, in Sequim’s downtown businesses, during First Friday Art Walk 5:00-8:00 PM. Pink is April’s First Friday Art Walk theme color, so wearing pink is encouraged. At 8:00 PM the Grand Prize drawing of the correct BirdFest-BirdQuest game card and the announcement of the top three vote-getters for People’s Choice awards will take place at That Takes the Cake. You need not be present to win. Then the students’ sculptures will be on display at BirdFest Central inside the Dungeness River Audubon Center until the afternoon of April 17th.
Organized by the Sequim Merchants group, The Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of CommerceFirst Friday Art Walk Sequim and OlympicBirdFest.org

BirdFest-BirdQuest Participating businesses:
1. Blue Hole Gallery, at 129 W. Washington St.
2. Cedarbrook Lavender, at 134 1/2 Washington St.
3. Fieldnotes, at 123 Washington St.
4. Fudd’s Fish & Chips, at 173 W. Washington St.
5. Hart’s Fine Books, at 161 W. Washington St.
6. Heather Creek, at 122 W. Washington St.
7. Olympic Lavender, at 120 W. Washington St.
8. Purple Haze Lavender, at 127 W. Washington St.
9. Rusting Rooster, at 154 E. Washington St.
10. Solar City Boutique +, at 135 W. Washington St.
11. That Takes The Cake, at 171 W. Washington St.
12. Wind Rose Cellars, at 143 W. Washington St.

During the month of April at Sunshine Café:
Come marvel at the display of the Olympic Peninsula Art Association’s Student Show art pieces. These are the ones who received awards from Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society for “BIRD ART” and from the Dungeness River Audubon Center for “CONNECTIONS WITH NATURE”.
Location: Sequim Sunshine Café 145 W. Washington Street
Hours: 7:00 AM -3:00 PM Wednesday through Sunday

 

January First Friday Art Walk Sequim presents a “Whodunnit Downtown” Mystery Game

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!

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.

Get the secret password via our Facebook Page on January 5 to learn more about the mystery suspects at http://sequimartwalk.com/events/clues/

 

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is always the first weekend in October

Tenth Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival in Sequim WA is October 2, 3 & 4, 2015. Join us for this interactive fiber arts event connecting to the community with activities like a museum exhibition, workshops, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, hands-on projects with children and adults, Fiber Arts Market of local artists work and fiber supplies, lecture, and information about local fiber activities, groups, businesses, and instructional resources.

 

3rd Annual Whodunnit Downtown? “The Curious Case of the Kidnapped Cat”

"Whodunnit Downtown?" Where is Martini the cat?

Whodunnit Characters

“Wing It On!” Fairy Wings Workshop for June First Friday Art Walk

"Wing It On!" Fairy Wing Workshop

BirdFest BirdQuest

BirdFest BirdQuest