Sweet Chocolate and Harvest Brown Theme Color for November 4 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

November 4 Art Walk Color Theme is BROWN! Brown is the color of fall harvest and abundance, the turning of the leaves, sweet chocolate, and seasonal spicy treats. Brown represents steadfast alliances, community minded activities, solid assemblies, family trees with deep roots and supportive branches, and warm comforting homesteads. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of bountiful brown or representations of hearth and harvest as they enjoy an evening on the town with down to earth 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 5:00 – 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 November 4:

The 17th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival continues including the fiber arts exhibition “Interlaced Lore – Adventure, Fellowship, & Perseverance” at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave. During the Art Walk, many fiber artists will be selling their amazing works during our Fiber Arts Market along with some demonstrations of creativity. The North Olympic Shuttle and Spindle Guild will be there to also share about their over 40-year-old education organization which includes members that are fiber artists, fiber animal owners, beginners to advanced and the curious at heart.

“Interlaced Lore – Adventure, Fellowship, & Perseverance” artists include Lora Armstrong, Libby Ballard, Lynn Baritelle, Holly Bliss, Renne Emiko Brock, Donna Lee Dowdney, Liisa Fagerlund, Susanne Foster, Jennifer Harris, Estelle Jackson, Lee E. Johnson, Susan Kroll, Robin Nelson, Jennifer O’Brien, Betty Oppenheimer, Pauline Schultz, Peggy St. George, Marla Varner, Chandra Wu, and Jean Wyatt.

harvest scarf by Lee E. Johnson

This fiber arts exhibition embraces fantastical and very true stories of endurance and friendship through heroic efforts, tests and trials, collaborations, and leading by example. The treasured gift of creativity is within all who seek it. No map can guide you as you craft it yourself through valiant efforts, tests, and epic dye mix takes. Gather fabric stashes, skeins of yarn, courageous companions, and wise mentors to prepare for this everlasting journey of fiber art. What legends of dedication, commitment to bound connections, intertwined myths, and persistence weave stories within your art?

The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is an opportunity to experience positive inclusion, creative expression, encouraged education, the economic enterprise of art, and fostering fiber arts. Join us for this interactive fiber arts event connecting to the community with activities like a museum exhibition, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, hands-on experiences for children and adults, Fiber Arts Market of local artists’ work and fiber supplies, and information about local fiber activities, groups, businesses, and instructional resources.

Dungeness River by Jolene Sanborn
Cape Flattery Lighthouse by Julie Senf

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “Oh Beautiful for Spacious Skies!” with talented artists Jolene Sanborn and Julie Senf as they lead the celebration of the great Olympic Peninsula in beautiful autumn with their colorful paintings. These two ladies have much in common when it comes to what inspires them to paint. They are great friends having met 8 years ago. They chose to title their windows “Oh Beautiful for Spacious Sky” out of their love of the Peninsula and their deep concern for the political division in the country they both love so much.  One is deeply conservative, the other very liberal. They honor their differences, respect each other’s opinions and revel in the values they share…a mutual love of art, life, and our community.  Jolene was born in CO where she spent her summers in the mountains at a family ranch. Family vacations were spent camping and fishing. She moved to WA 45 years ago and spends as much time as she can outside and in the mountains. The views and scenery of the Peninsula feed her spirit and inspire her painting.  Julie was born in WA, and lived part of her early childhood in AK but has been living on the Peninsula for over 45 years.  She has been an avid outdoors person her whole life.  She loves the Peninsula with its grandeur and vistas.  It speaks to her soul, grounds her Christian beliefs, and inspires her art. So much diversity is here, in an all-inclusive and beautifully wrapped package she calls “theOP”.

Blessed book by Sue Young

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts artist Sue Young of A Sweet Haven with her handmade vintage book journals and stickers. Her new Mini Blessing Books and cute white sweater pumpkins will also be on sale. Sue Young is a resident of Sequim and loves to create with both paper and fabric.

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features a Sweet Evening of Chocolate. The Holiday Season brings delicious smells and flavors. Join Forage for a tasting of the season with our November sweets event featuring local and regional sweets and treats from around the area. 

“Sunrays (fractal)” by Dan Brewer

At the City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts the juried exhibition is “Solstice” in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery.

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.

"Discovery Trail" by Jan Kepley
“Discovery Trail” by Jan Kepley

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.

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.

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 renneemiko@gmail.com 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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Sweater Pumpkin by Sue Young