March 1 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Glows Green and Yellow Color Themed opening the Sequim Sunshine Festival

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

March 1, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Venues in Sequim WA

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 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.

The March theme color is green with glowing lights to celebrate our Sequim sunshine even at night. Unearth an evening filled with green apparel and glow-in-the-dark adornment that hints of promising starts, spring sprouting, revitalized good fortune, and motivated anticipation. Green represents new ideas, wellness, youthful pursuits, generous support, nurturing natures, and eternal good spirits. You will discover newfangled art, sun inspired events, and imaginative folks supporting the option to decorate and dress in all shades of green while you stroll on the town with friends.

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.

The First Friday Art Walk Sequim creates cultural vitality that is financially sound for a population and improves the quality of life in a community. The hope is that Sequim will become a destination for creative pursuits and products. A thriving arts community benefits all businesses that in turn support artists, educators, and cultural institutions. Thank you for joining us on the Art Walk!

Special events for March 1:

The 5th annual Sequim Sunshine Festival starts on Friday with lots of interactive and sunny activities around town! Check out all happenings at

For the Sequim Sunshine Festival at 5:10 PM, join us for the Jamestown S’Klallam Presentation: Tribal Member Mackenzie Grinnell tells the story of “Why it is Always Sunny in Sequim” on the Civic Center Plaza at Totem Pole at 152 W. Cedar Street. 

Explore the Interactive Light Experience by Ross A. Brown at the Garden Clubhouse at Pioneer Memorial Park at 387 East Washington Street for the Sunshine Festival. Join us for this custom-built interactive environment that blends art and science encouraging visitors to look at light as an artistic design element and the physical properties of light. 

From 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olympic Theatre Arts Gathering Hall at 414 N Sequim Avenue, enjoy a free concert by the Navy Band Northwest Popular Music Group’s 5-piece band.

Learn more about the 2024 Sunshine Festival Poster Artist from her bio on the festival webpage: Mary Lewis is a Pacific Northwestern woman, wife, and mother living in Sequim Washington. She loves nature and finds most of her inspiration in it. “I have been a lifelong creator, crafter and artist enjoying many mediums throughout the years. I am passionate about utilizing materials that would otherwise end up in the trash and turning them into something beautiful. 

“For the last few years, I have focused on using upcycled magazines as my principle medium. I incorporate techniques stemming from creating mosaics, stained glass, collage, and painting. Colors and patterns are cut out of magazines into pieces and glued together into a “mosaic.”

“As an upcycled magazine artist I chose to do somewhat of a direct representation of the Sunshine Festival and its most popular events, with the sun of course being the focal point.   Sunshine is something the entire community looks forward to seeing more of after a long winter.  

“One of the most popular events, the Sun Fun Color Run, is represented by shoe prints and brightly colored rays behind the sun. Not only do Color Run participants wear bright colors but they get color blasted along the running course. 

The music notes in the sky are a dual representation of live musical performances that take place throughout the day and the soundtrack of the drone show that happens once the sun goes down.”

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. has the “Here Come Spring!” with Marilyn Hiestand and John Bertholl. Blue Whole Gallery is very ready for spring. Enough with the cold, snowy, wet weather! Marilyn’s mediums range from watercolors to silk painting. Once a resident of Hawaii, Marilyn now enjoys having 4 seasons in her year and she loves spring. “With the hope of spring, I start thinking about flowers, greenery and blue sky.” Her display in March contains all of these, rendered in watercolor, collage and silk painting.

Spring is highly anticipated in Alaska, where John Bertholl spent over 60 years. When he moved to Sequim 10 years ago, he got “hooked” on working with driftwood. “I have experimented with resin and dyes. Combining the two processes, reveals the grain and form of the wood, producing a new and exciting art form.”

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.” 

Pacific Mist Books at 122 West Washington Street is hosting an evening of poetry readings with Jaiden Dokken! They will be selling their poetry zines and some other written goodies. Jaiden Dokken (they/them) is a writer, reader, ceramicist, stamp-carver, and illustrator. They are an Editor and Reader for Perennial Press and are currently serving as Clallam County’s first Poet Laureate. Pacific Mist Books shares the love of reading and offers an eclectic mix of new and vintage books, cards, and gifts including local authors and artists.

River House Bakery & Cafe at 120 W. Bell Street hosts local artists with delicious food and bakery items. This month, the North Olympic Watercolor (NOW) collective presenting artists are Terri Adams, Gayle Brauner, Annette Clem, Connie Drysdale, James Gift, Shannon Goose, Marilyn Heistand, and Sue Rescigna. 

The A. Milligan Art Studio & Gallery at 520 N. Sequim Ave. will be featuring the artworks of Cat Stanfield and Pat Warner. Join us in the Main Gallery for some tasty bites and refreshments as you journey into the thoughts and moods of place and expression in the abstract works of our two featured artists. Cat has been an artist since childhood. She studied Fine Arts and Interior Design at the Design Institute of San Diego. Her work as a professional model with the Elite Model Agency took her to New York City and Paris, where she was immersed in the beautifully sophisticated world of high fashion and design; all of which influence the appealing modern aesthetic apparent in her current works. Her ‘SeaRenity” collection is a series of original mixed media abstract expressionism. Living close to the water in San Diego and now in the Pacific Northwest, Cat says of her collection, “I have a deep appreciation for the awe-inspiring beauty, vastness and energy of the ocean. Its power seems infinite and eternal.”

Pat Warner is an engineer by trade and an artist by heart. She is originally from Massachusetts, but now enjoys her home in Sequim. She also paints her abstracts in an expressionist manner, though her methods and results differ from her fellow exhibitor. Her self-immersed approach to painting involves layering, scraping, using various found tools and her fingers to manipulate her surfaces and materials. Her works are based on real and imagined landscapes and her creations have an organic, familiar feel. Pat says, “I’m influenced by the connections in nature; how colors, shapes and textures connect and how these all combine to make a connection with my viewer.”

While you’re visiting the gallery, you’re invited to take a look around the corner into Anne Milligan’s pastel studio to see what’s new on the easel this month; and view some of her finished pieces on display in the digital studio. The A. Milligan Art Gallery is across from the High School, between the Olympic Theatre Arts Center and the Sequim Museum and Arts Center. Many thanks to the Sequim Museum for graciously offering the designated parking area on the south side of their building for any overflow parking.

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.

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.

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.

Soup in the Alley at 138 W Washington features a rotation of local artists, live music, and treats.

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 OG!

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.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits.

La Petite Maison Blanche at 213 E Washington St. features pastel artist Susan Kuznitsky with uniquely curated gifts and festive treats throughout the shop.

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.

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 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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