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.
Special events for February 2:
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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