Glitter and Gold Theme on December 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Glitter and Gold Theme on December 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

December 2 Art Walk Color Theme is GOLD and all that glitters! Gold is the color of our star Sol as we celebrate the Winter Solstice and the return of the sun during December. The bright, shiny color of gold represents rekindled optimism, kindhearted deeds, admiration, warm festivities, wealth, and lifelong relationships. As you enjoy an evening on the town with family, friends, and guests who join our welcoming community, you will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of gold or glittery interpretations of this festive time of year to celebrate illumination, harmony, and hope.

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.

Special events on December 2:

At 5:00 PM, City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Reception at the Sequim Civic Center, located at 152 W. Cedar Street. The holiday tree will be decorated with ornaments created by local 4th grade students on the theme of “What Sequim Means to Me.” Meet the Sugar Plum Fairy, her prince, and members of the Arabian and Spanish dancers, as the Sequim Ballet performs excerpts from their upcoming performance of the “Nutcracker.”

"West Coast Sea Glass Necklaces" by Mary Beth Beuke
“West Coast Sea Glass Necklaces” by Mary Beth Beuke
"lavender currents spectrum scarves" bye Renne Emiko Brock
“lavender currents spectrum scarves” bye Renne Emiko Brock
"Penny Lane Quilts Placemats" by Marla Varner
“Penny Lane Quilts Placemats” by Marla Varner
"Just Hanging Around" by Jean Wyatt
“Just Hanging Around” by Jean Wyatt

The Opulent Evening Art Show is a collaborative arts showcase and sale of extraordinary creations by artists Mary Beth Beuke of West Coast Sea Glass, Renne Emiko Brock of unique as you, Marla Varner of Penny Lane Quilts, and Jean Wyatt of J Wyatt Art at That Takes the Cake at 171 W Washington St. Discover quality treasures and gifts like accessories, art apparel, books, fine art, handmade journals, home décor, and sea glass jewelry. Mary Beth creates high quality, fine silver art-jewelry that features the world’s rarest sea glass pieces in every color and her book “The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass” has been on one of Amazon’s “best seller” lists. Renne produces goods and gear for the superhero in us all embracing the empowerment of brilliant hues, individualism, and acceptance. Marla stiches colorful, unique, quilted home decor items using quality materials, hand dyed fabrics, and expert craftsmanship. Jean makes colorful, acrylic paintings, colored pencil artwork, and handmade journals that are fun, whimsical, unusual, and often a little off-beat.

 

"Lost Footbridge" by Cindy Kern
“Lost Footbridge” by Cindy Kern

Sequim’s Sunshine Café hosts photographer Cindy Kern for the Art Walk at 135 W Washington St. Cindy was raised in rural Montana on a farm and ranch nestled beneath the Pryor Mountains. Now residing in Sequim, she loves to explore everything from the mountains to the ocean, with a camera always around her neck. She earned a BA in Film and Photography at Montana State University and a minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.

 

"Wonderful World" by Priscilla Patterson
“Wonderful World” by Priscilla Patterson

Singer and artist Priscilla Patterson is performing at Sequim Spice and Tea 139 W Washington St. And, Priscilla is showcasing songs from her new CD “Wonderful World!”

 

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 West Cedar St. has “Childhood Memories” an exhibition of children’s gifts for Christmas.

 

Find handmade gifts at Cedarbrook Lavender where you can learn how to use lavender in art and cooking at 134 1/2 W Washington St.

 

"Sequim Bay" by Deb Sterk
“Sequim Bay” by Deb Sterk
"Magi" by Nancy Lawrence
“Magi” by Nancy Lawrence

To celebrate the holiday season with the community, the Blue Whole Gallery offers the Annual Holiday Group Show at 129 W Washington St. The Gift Gallery has a selection of ornaments, jewelry, fiber art, fused glass, ceramics, paintings, photography, sculptures of wood, gourds and drift wood.

 

Olympic Theatre Arts welcomes the clarinet quartet “Toot Sweet” performing 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The group will be decked out in Victorian attire and will pay tribute to the holidays with seasonal and Christmas music. “Toot Sweet” includes 3 Bb clarinets, Nancy Peterson, Mark Holman, and Jan Proebstel, plus a bass clarinet, Vicky Blakesley. According to ensemble member Blakesley the performance will feature lively music from various styles and across several eras. “A dance theme will run throughout the evening, so you will be able tap your toes to a Joplin rag or a Strauss polka. Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N Sequim Ave. will open its doors at 5:00 p.m. with beverage and snack bar available.

 

The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 167 W Washington St. shines with up-cycled items for a new purpose with an artful twist. All of their creations are one of a kind items that are handmade and artists’ works are for sale in their shop.

"Salt Creek" by Irene Loghry
“Salt Creek” by Irene Loghry

Paintings and pastels by Irene Loghry are on display at 1st Security Bank at 114 S Sequim Ave. artist’s reception from 4:30 to 6:00 PM.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts Joy In Mudville, a rock/folk band out of Port Angeles, with Jason Mogi on Banjo, Kim Trenerry on guitar, and Paul Stehr-Green on bass. Along with this mixture of tunes from 60s and 70s, enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits.

 

Set in the 50’s, mark your calendar for the Annual Whodunnit Downtown “The Case of the Silver Lining Secret Formula” during the January 6, 2017 First Friday Art Walk!

 

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.

 

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 renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media on the Art Walk, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities.

 

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First Friday Art Walk Sequim

December 2, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

SequimArtWalk.com

Opulent Evening Art Show

Gleeful Gold Theme on December 4 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Gleeful Gold Theme on December 4 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

December 4, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

www.sequimartwalk.com

 

December 4 Art Walk Color Theme is GOLD! Gold is the color of our star Sol as we celebrate the Winter Solstice and the return of the sun during December. The bright, shiny color of gold represents rekindled optimism, lifelong relationships, kindhearted deeds, wealth, adoration, and warm gatherings. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of gold or interpretations of this festive time of year to celebrate harmony, illumination, and hope as they enjoy an evening on the town with family, friends, and guests who join our welcoming community.

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 on December 4:

 

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be strolling the sidewalks to share holiday cheer!

New Venue on the Art Walk Mia Bella filled with several local artists.
New Venue on the Art Walk Mia Bella filled with several local artists.
watercolor by George Zien
watercolor by George Zien

New Venue on the Art Walk! Mia Bella at 130A N 3rd Ave. has joined the Art Walk showcasing gift giving artwork by George Zien, Pat Gordon, Pam Kauffman, Pricilla Patterson, J.P. Lee, and Yeti ranging from water color, acrylic, ink work and metal work. Start the season of festivities at Mia Bella with holiday refreshments and handmade goodies!

 

New Venue on the Art Walk! Olympic Lavender Co. at 120 W Washington St. has their grand opening for their new downtown shop during the Art Walk. They are an USDA Certified Organic lavender farm, make all of their own products, and an “Olympic Lavender Heritage Farm” that is 20 year old.

 

Art Walk finale reception for Gallery on the Walls which showcases Sally Cays and Patricia Taynton at 128 E Washington St. inside the Sequim Vision Center. Gallery on the Walls has been an excellent venue with stunning works by Sally and Patricia with creative gifts and artwork.

 

Live Rock, Blues, and original music with Jake Reichner with award winning artfully crafted wines at Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St.

by Marielle Snyder
by Marielle Snyder

Spun into gift giving gold! Discover art and gifts created by the hands and hearts of local fiber artists at the Museum & Arts Center at 175 W Cedar St. Find something for yourself or an one-of-a-kind present of fine art, wearable art, accessories, housewares, yarn, fleece, and fuzzy fun.

Hart’s Fine Books at 161 W Washington St. welcomes author Jonathan Evison 5 to 6:15 p.m., signing his latest novel “This is Your Life, Harriet Chance!” Evison’s novels “All About Lulu”, “West of Here” set around the Elwha Dam, and “The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving”, soon to be a film starring Paul Rudd, are also in stock for purchase and signing. Later in the evening on the baby grand from 6 to 8 p.m., Burke Garrett brings verve to selections from the years when Harriet Chance would have been in her prime. Burke Garrett started his first band in 1955 at age 16.  He continued to refine the “Burke Garrett Orchestra” for nearly 15 years, travelling throughout the NW territory playing swing music, blues and jazz. After a career ranging from concert promotion to resort marketing, he now devotes his time to playing and singing the classic evergreen songs from the Great American Songbook.

Rhapsody by Brian Buntain
Rhapsody by Brian Buntain
Karin Anderson preparing the Gift Gallery at Blue Whole Gallery
Karin Anderson preparing the Gift Gallery at Blue Whole Gallery

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents their “Annual Holiday Group Show” filled with a wonderful selection of original art and unique gifts. Choose from paintings, photographs, ceramics, pottery, fused glass, Holiday cards and ornaments, jewelry, fiber art, sculpture of wood, drift wood, gourd, mixed media, and more created by Blue Whole Gallery artists.

 

A Dropped Stitch at 136 S 2nd Ave. showcases local fiber artists and instructors in a shop full of amazing fiber, yarn, and classes for holiday gifts and a lifetime of creative enjoyment.

chair by Craig Robinson
chair by Craig Robinson

Enjoy Craig Robinson’s delightful hand painted furniture and artwork at Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. and try a sample of their seasonal teas.

 

Todd Fisher’s playful and vibrant artwork is on display at Rainshadow Roasting Company and enjoy local micro-roasted coffee and art at 157 W Cedar St.

 

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

 

Inspire art in the young with creative toys at Dungeness Kids Co. at 163 W. Washington St.

 

The City of Sequim CAAC hosts a tree lighting event 4 to 6 p.m. at the City Hall Civic Center at 152 W Cedar St.

 

Enjoy these venues during the First Friday Art Walk including Olympic Theatre Arts (OTA) at 414 N. Sequim Ave., R&T Crystals and Beads at 158 E Bell St., 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., Fieldnotes at 123 E Washington St., Local Yarn Shop at 213 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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