June 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Celebrates Inclusion with the White and Spectrum Color Theme

June 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Celebrates Inclusion with the White and Spectrum Color Theme

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

June 7

5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Venues in Sequim WA

www.sequimartwalk.com

June 7 Sequim Art Walk color theme is WHITE and the whole visible spectrum! White represents inclusive acceptance, optimistic opportunities, hope, open minds, pure and thoughtful actions, friendly impressions, and blank canvases that are receptive to any positive vision. Because white is actually all the colors of the rainbow, multi-color enchantment is in the air with blowing bubbles, the wearing of bright tie dyes and fairy wings, and spreading validating pixie dust is encouraged! It is a chance to dress in white and rainbow colors to be magical, shiny, and show off every color of the visible spectrum!

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 June 7:

New Venue on the Sequim Art Walk! Sofie’s Flowers is now at 127 W Washington St. and has joined the art walk in their new location downtown. They are having a grand re-opening earlier in the day at noon and hosting artist Natalie Martin. Come by and “meet the artist at the top of the scaffolding”!

Pacific Mist Books at 122 West Washington Street hosts author Christine Motokane and her book, “The Revolving Door: The Untold Story of Disability Support”. A novella of an autistic adult female who moves from a big city to a small town in Oregon. Her quest of finding an ideal support person is dotted with challenges and frustrations. Through innovative strategies, Fiona, the main character, eventually finds people who understand her and support her needs. It is the heart gripping story of Fiona and her family dealing with isolation and frustration. A must read for professionals or people dealing with autism. 

The A. Milligan Art Studio & Gallery at 520 N. Sequim Ave celebrates their One Year Anniversary! Visit with friends and artists while you enjoy some tasty bites, cool refreshments and yummy cake. While you’re here, enter the drawing to win an original pastel painting by artist and owner, Anne Milligan. you’re invited to take a look into Anne Milligan’s Pastel Studio for a peek at her works in progress and see her finished pieces on display in the Digital Studio. The gallery also features the Peninsula Fiber Artists “Small Treasures”. Wearable art, hand-felted pieces, art quilts and small sculptures by artists from around the area are among the 44 pieces of textile art that will be on exhibit in the Main Gallery. The “Small Treasures” show includes unique works by 15 members of the Peninsula Fiber Artists group. Participating artists are Lora Armstrong, Linda Carlson, Liisa Fagerlund and Marla Varner from Sequim; Evette Allerdings and Barbara Houshmand from Port Angeles; Larkin Van Horn from Port Hadlock; Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Pat Herkal, Kindy Kemp, Cynthia LeRouge, Debra E. Olson, Susan Sawatzky and Cathie Wier from Port Townsend; and Lori Goddard from Port Ludlow. The A. Milligan Art Gallery is located between the Olympic Theatre Arts Center and the Sequim Museum and Arts across from the Sequim High School.

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features an Evening with Whimsical Woods. Artists Val and Nancy Jackson create old log Bird houses, Gnome Homes, Bird feeders, Fairy Homes, and much more.

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. is celebrating 27 Wonderful Years! In the art industry, galleries are not known for their longevity. here in Sequim, the Blue Whole Galleryhas been doing business at the same location for 27 years. That is a long time in the art world. The gallery is a cooperative of 30 local artists representing many art mediums and 30 art styles. Ranging in age from 29 to 89, every member brings their unique view of art to the gallery. AND everything that happens in the business is taken care of by one of the members. As member and newly elected gallery president Janet Piccola stated, “We don’t just put paint on canvas, we paint the walls, scrub the floors and keep the books!” And gallery members, in addition to being committed to the gallery, are committed to giving back to the community that has supported the gallery for the past 27 years. During the past two years, members of the gallery have held 5 fundraising events on behalf of local nonprofits, with proceeds from the sale of selected items donated to those nonprofits. According to member John Bertholl, the most important part of being a member of the gallery is the artists community within the gallery. “All of us get along with each other. If someone is in need or has a problem, all of us are there for them, for whatever they need.” The members of Blue Whole see the gallery as their community and are grateful to the Clallam County community for their support.

La Petite Maison Blanche at 213 E Washington St. features uniquely curated gifts and festive treats throughout the shop along with original art.

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 Reckless Dove!

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.

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.

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

Over the Fence, a destination home and garden store, at 118 E. Washington St. is hosting one of their local makers.

Alder Wood Bistro at 139 W Alder St. has artisan wood-fired local, seasonal, organic food in the heart of Sequim.

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.

The River House Bakery & Cafe at 120 W. Bell Street hosts local artists with delicious food and bakery items.

Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Avenue is open until 7:00 PM and hosts a rotation of local artists.

Olympic Theater Arts 414 N Sequim Ave. presents “Monty Python’s Spamalot” at 7:00 PM. You can get your tickets at https://www.olympictheatrearts.org/team/monty-python’s-spamalot Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, “Monty Python’s Spamalot” retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful showgirls? The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and was followed by two successful West End runs. The outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight audiences as they search for the Holy Grail and “always look on the bright side of life.” *Contains Adult Humor

At the City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts at 5:00 to 7:00 PM the First Friday Open Music Jam. Bring your acoustic instrument and/or your voice and join us for an informal gathering of people who like to make music.

At the Sequim Museum & Arts, 544 N. Sequim Avenue in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery, please visit Steve Vogel’s exhibit with many new oil paintings, focusing on local nautical themes and local historical sights. Stephen Vogel has been doing paintings since the mid 60’s and continued studying art at the University of Washington as an Art major. In 1980 Steve put off doing his art for more than 40 years while being employed as a Paramedic Firefighter and his last 15 years as Fire District #3’s Fire Chief retiring in 2015. Since April 2018, this will be his third art show, this show will be quite different from is past exhibits which displayed many black and white pen and ink drawings and Etchings. This past year, Vogel focused using color bringing life and light into his oil paintings. He will also exhibit some of his previous pictures from the Olympic Peninsula.

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.

Please join our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk Thank you very much!

Remember to please celebrate diversity year round and at Sequim Pride on June 29 at the Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market!

April 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Flourishes and Flocks with the Pink Theme and BirdQuest Matching Game

April 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Flourishes and Flocks with the Pink Theme and BirdQuest Matching Game

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

April 5, 2024 5:00 to 8:00 PM

Various Locations Around Sequim

April 5 Art Walk Color Theme is PINK! Spring flaunts hope and high spirits with the return of bright flowers and fluttering feathered friends as April’s First Friday Art Walk Sequim bursts with PINK as the theme color that represents congenial care, productive promises, encouragement, sweet delight, supportive strength, and kind, comforting assurance. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in all spring shades of pink from strong burgundy to soft blush for the evening out on the town. You might see some pink flamingos too!

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 April 5:

It’s time for BirdFest BirdQuest! You can play BirdFest-BirdQuest which runs through April and is sponsored by Sequim-Dungeness Chamber of Commerce Merchants’ Group. During the First Friday Art Walk, you can find these fine art feathered friends at several locations. BirdFest-BirdQuest: a fun free game for everyone that brings together high school students, merchants and the community to support the Olympic Bird Festival and encourages shopping local. Find and match the ceramic bird sculptures created by Sequim High School ceramics students to the business where they are hidden. Game cards available at and can be returned to each of the participating merchants and the Sequim Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center at 1192 E Washington St. https://olympicbirdfest.org/

At the Sequim Museum & Arts, 544 N. Sequim Avenue in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery, visit Phil Tauran’s “Moments of life” collection. Phil is a French photographer based in Sequim since 2011. “Moments of Life” is a sort of retrospective of his work as an artist in search of creativity and light. This study includes photos spanning a period of around ten years, including his latest creations. Interested from the beginning by the magic of black and white, Phil mainly developed his fascination for landscapes and in particular trees, and also street photography. Phil explains, “Everything I photograph, I do it in the moment, and these moments are precious to me, because sometimes they are impossible to reproduce. You only have one chance. As a photographer you must be ready: your mind, your soul and of course your eyes must work in harmony. This is the secret, and it is also valid for all artistic creations.”

The A. Milligan Art Studio & Gallery at 520 N. Sequim Ave features the artworks of Patricia Warner and Cat Stanfield. Patricia Warner is an engineer by trade and an artist by heart. She is originally from Massachusetts, but now enjoys her home in Sequim. She paints in an expressionist manner and 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. Patricia says, “I’m influenced by the connections in nature; the way colors, shapes and textures connect and how these all combine to make a connection with my viewer.”

Cat Stanfield 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 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 mixed media pieces in an abstract expressionism style. 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.” While you’re visiting the Gallery, have a look around the corner into Anne Milligan’s Pastel Studio to see what’s new on her easel this month. Anne’s painting style is described as impressionistic-realism and her paintings are a pleasant contrast and compliment to the imaginative abstracts in the Main Gallery. 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.

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents artwork by painter Mary Franchini and bead worker Jennifer Rose. Mary, whose art is her chosen work, presents pieces this month which highlight color and light. She states, “My pieces can be called many things, but fun, abstract or tempering chaos may describe what I do.” Daily she can be found in her happy place, her studio, creating with acrylics and mixed media.

Pink Wave by Jennifer Rose

Jennifer’s medium is bead work and her work is full of color and sparkle. Much of her inspiration comes from nature. Rose shares “I love incorporating themes from nature into my work.”  Bird shapes and feathers are often presented within her work. Each piece is exquisite and unique, displaying a high attention to detail.

Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Avenue is open until 7:00 PM and features talented artist Mahina Hawley. She shares, “I became a photographer in 2006 and specialize in high school senior, newborn, family, and individual/business portrait photography. I got my degree in studio art, with an emphasis in oil painting, which gives me a unique and artistic perspective on photography. I love to play with light and details, and my mind is constantly open to trying new and creative things.” Mahina Hawley was the 2023 Sunshine Festival featured artist.

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.

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

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.

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington St. is featuring artist Pat Reichner of Pacific Northwest Natural Designs. Explore his woodworking and his old-world craftsman style of bird sculptures. Forage features local and regional gifts and treats from around the area. Check out their unique creations full of Pacific Northwest and Sequim pride.

Pacific Mist Books at 122 West Washington Street is hosting Carol Pearson with Lizzie Betz Jewelry! Utilizing beautifully handcrafted pieces using semi-precious stones and a whole lot of talent. 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.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. features live music with Mixed Company from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. An energetic merging of guitar, bass and violin, blended into a wide range of genres, creating unique styles of folk, jazz, Irish, bluegrass and sweet classics from around the world. While at Wind Rose, enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits.

La Petite Maison Blanche at 213 E Washington St. features uniquely curated gifts and festive treats throughout the shop to keep you in the pink.

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.

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.

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.

Please join our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk Thank you very much!

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

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

SequimArtWalk.com

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.

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 https://www.visitsunnysequim.com/263/Sequim-Sunshine-Festival

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 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.

Please join our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk Thank you very much!

Kitty Sterling Sterling

The Eighth Annual “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Sterling Reputation” Mystery Game with Silver Themed January 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

January 5 Art Walk Color Theme is SILVER with hints of black and white to celebrate the New Year filled with reflection, hope, and idealistic goals for the future. The sparkly color of silver represents shimmering thoughtfulness, honorable dedication, untarnished resilience, imaginative aspirations, revolutionary receptiveness, and aloft ideals. To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly color themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it.

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 January 5:

The Eighth Annual “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Sterling Reputation” Mystery Game is a fun-filled evening where visitors engage with suspects and collect clues about the suspects at various venues to solve the crime. Play the game for a chance to win a prize during the January 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim from 5:00 to 7:30 PM.

Our story is set on New Year’s Day 1986, something is afoot as revelers recover from a rocking celebration the night before as they attempt to describe the ruckus and prepare for a hopeful new year. The wildly popular Kitty Sterling Sterling of MTV groundbreaking edutainment specials has been catnapped for ransom, much like his legendary great, great, great grandmother Martini was in the 30’s. Big shoulder pads and extravagant bigger egos reveal fame and fortune are not everything.

Starting at 5:00 PM, moon walk or keep walking on sunshine down the sidewalk while visiting various Sequim First Friday Art Walk venues for clues. Mingle with the suspects in our mystery game and discover why they might have kidnapped the silver tabby Kitty Sterling Sterling. Visitors and sleuths to the “Whodunnit Downtown?” and First Friday Art Walk Sequim are encouraged to dress in the theme colors of silver, black, and white, as well as, in 80’s era attire, New Wave, Punk, and Hard Rock, Preppy, and “Goonies” and other adventure motivated costumes. It is not required, but dressing up makes the evening more fun, festive, and dialed up to 11.    

To play, pick up your game card at any of the participating venues at 5:00 PM. Fill out your game card, and enter it at “Whodunnit Headquarters” Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 154 W Washington Street, and then 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 the first game card drawn with the correct answer wins the prizes donated by Sequim friends and local businesses.

The Eighth Annual “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Sterling Reputation” Mystery Game is co-hosted by First Friday Art Walk Sequim and partnered with our Sequim Downtown Merchants. You will find clues at these venues: A. Milligan Art Studio & Gallery at 520 N. Sequim Ave., Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St., Cedarbrook Lavender & Herb Farm Gift Shop at 120 W Washington St., Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 154 W Washington St., La Petite Maison Blanc at 213 E Washington St., Pacific Mist Books at 122 W Washington St., Over the Fence at 118 E. Washington St., Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St., and Wild Goddess Brews-n-Bites at 145 E Washington St. Suite D.

You will find more details soon and a map at SequimArtWalk.com

Can you solve this compelling mystery game? You totally can! Fer sure, like totally! 

Thank you very much to our “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Sterling Reputation” Mystery Game Suspects which include Reid Lead (Kelly Phillips), Particulars Gild (Susan Baritelle), Awesome AG (Ericak Albers), Precious Troyounce (Sheri Whetstine), Ariana Troyounce (Julie Hembre), Memphis Spinzar (Susan Cates), Rupa Rupal (Caitlin Knapple), Stella Standard (Emily Westcott), and Sally Skyward (CaptainCrystal)!

New Venue for the Art Walk! River House Bakery & Cafe at 120 W. Bell Street to enjoy Kelli Ward of KW Photography. She shares, “I’ve been a hobby photographer for years now and as you’ll see, I have a variety of shots. My passion is with nature and landscape photography but I also love trying to get silhouettes with interesting backgrounds as well as animals. My dream is to be commissioned for specific landmark shots which send me into nature on a mission. I love hiking and trying to capture the essence of the Northwest whether that’s a full landscape shot or zooming in on the elements.”

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.

The A. Milligan Art Studio and Gallery at 520 N. Sequim Avenue hosts the Olympic Peninsula Art Association’s Members Show & Fundraiser shines on through January. During the opening reception in December, visitors to the Gallery voted for their favorite works of art in the “People’s Choice Awards.” Stop in to see the diverse works and various talents of the artist members of the OPAA, and see if your favorite work has been adorned with a winning ribbon! The proceeds from this fundraising event benefit the OPAA’s Art Scholarship Program. This year’s scholarship award recipients will also have their winning artworks on display in the Main Gallery. In the Pastel Studio, Anne has started working on her latest collection. You’re invited take a sneak peek around the corner and see what’s new on the easel this month. Come for some tasty bites and refreshments at this annual fundraising event and visit with friends and the artists from the OPAA. The Sequim Museum has graciously offered the designated parking area on the south side of their building for any overflow parking. Many thanks to the Museum for their generosity! The A. Milligan Art Gallery is located between the Olympic Theatre Arts Center and the Sequim Museum and Arts Center.

La Petite Maison Blanche at 213 E Washington St. features painter Lynne Fearman with uniquely curated gifts and festive treats throughout the shop.

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 with Mercy Buckets from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

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.

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.

At the City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, the Sequim Arts Commission presents “To Enlighten, focus on light and shadow” art exhibit on view in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery. The Sequim Arts Commission will also host an Open Music Jam on Friday, January 5 at the Sequim Civic Center from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Members of the public are invited to bring their acoustic instruments and/or voice and join in an informal gathering of people who like to make music. Chairs will be provided.

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. has “The Best Of…” as their artists display the favorites of each artist in both 2D and 3D art.

Over the Fence, a destination home and garden store, at 118 E. Washington St. showcases local makers.

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!

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 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.

Please join our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Glimmering Optimism with Gold Theme for December 1 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Glimmering Optimism with Gold Theme for December 1 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

December 1, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Venues in Sequim WA

SequimArtWalk.com

December 1 Sequim Art Walk Color Theme is GOLD and all that glimmers brightly with hope! Gold is the color of our star Sol as we celebrate the Winter Solstice and the return of the sun during December. The impressive, shiny color of gold represents rekindled optimism, superb festivities, admiration, prosperity, kindhearted deeds, and lifelong fellowships. 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 happiness, harmony, and hope. Ugly holiday sweaters are most welcome!

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 December 1:

While on the Art Walk, play Elk on a Shelf that is a scavenger hunt for kids ages 15 and under. Get your Game Cards at participating storefronts. Bring completed cards to drop off at any participating business location by January 2 by 5:00 PM and winners announced January 3. More details at https://www.facebook.com/chooselocalsequim

The A. Milligan Art Studio and Gallery at 520 N. Sequim Avenue hosts the Olympic Peninsula Art Association’s Members Show and Fundraiser. It promises to be an exciting evening! Visitors to the Gallery will have a chance to vote for their favorite works of art and the “People’s Choice Awards” will be presented to the winners that night during the reception.

A Silent Auction of various items from area businesses and individual donations will also be held during the Sequim Art Walk. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the OPAA’s Art Scholarship Program. This year’s scholarship reward recipients will also have their artworks on display. So, come join us for some tasty bites and refreshments at this annual fundraising event showcasing the diverse works and various talents of the artist members of the OPAA. The A. Milligan Art Gallery is located at 520 N. Sequim Avenue, between the Olympic Theatre Arts Center and the Sequim Museum and Arts Center.

La Petite Maison Blanche at 213 E Washington St. features painter Lynne Fearman with uniquely curated gifts and festive treats throughout the shop.

For the Art Walk, visit Sofie’s Florist Pop-Up Christmas store at 463 West Washington St. next door to Essence Coffee. For over three decades, Sofie’s Florist has been a cherished part of our community, delivering fresh, high-quality artistic floral designs. 

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features local and regional gifts and treats from around the area. Check out their unique gift boxes and fun gift items with Pacific Northwest and Sequim pride.

At the Sequim Museum & Arts, 544 N. Sequim Avenue in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery, explore the Olympic Driftwood Sculptors (ODS) with works from many of the club’s forty-five members. At the reception, in addition to many completed sculptures, ODS members will have a demonstration table featuring driftwood sculpture art-in-progress, as well as tools used to coax out the hidden beauty from the raw wood. Founded in 2008, with an initial membership of twelve, ODS is 501(C)(3). In addition to monthly meetings and classes, the group participates in several shows a year. During the shows, money raised from the sale of raw driftwood, members created hand crafted items, and the sale of tickets for the annual driftwood sculpture raffle goes toward the funding of a local scholarship or educational program. The Olympic Driftwood Sculptors meet the first Wednesday of every month at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Avenue, Sequim, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Additional information about the Olympic Driftwood Sculptors may be found at olympicdriftwoodsculptors.org

At the City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street from 5:00 to 6:00 PM, the Sequim Arts Commission invites the community to celebrate the 9th annual 4th-grade student holiday ornament display and tree lighting with Mayor Ferrell and the Sequim Arts Commission. All 4th grade students in the Sequim School District have been invited to create a holiday ornament inspired by the theme, “What Brings You Joy.” Light refreshments and joyous cheer will be aplenty. The City Arts Advisory Commission hosts the “Elemental; Fire, Water, Wood, Earth, Metal, Air” on view in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery.

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. has the “Rowed To Gold” exhibition ushering in the Holiday season by paying tribute to the premier screening of “Boys in the Boat” taking place December 8th in Sequim. “Rowed To Gold” features gallery member’s art around all things rowing and water “We were so moved by the efforts of our high school students to bring this event to Sequim, we just had to show our support!” said gallery member Barb Boerighter. “Boys in the Boat” tells the story of Joe Rantz of Sequim and his teammates who won the Olympic gold medal in rowing during the 1936 Olympics. Blue Whole Gallery members applaud Sequim High School students. Their civic pride and persistence in lobbying Hollywood were instrumental in bringing this event to Sequim.  The Gallery supports their fundraising effort to provide housing for Sequim’s homeless students. The Gallery will accept cash and check donations for the Joe Rantz House during December on behalf of Sunrise Rotary and The Interact Club. Proceeds from the sale of selected art will be donated by gallery artists to the Joe Rantz House. The annual Gift Gallery will once again be showcased in the main gallery for the entire month of December with an assortment of affordable, artistic gift ideas for sale.

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.

Locally Known Cowork at 112 W Washington St. features artists Emma Gockerell and Kelli Ward.

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. Kick off December and the Christmas season with a bountiful abundance of Nutcracker themed books and holiday cheer! Laurel Herrera of the Sequim Ballet, will be sharing her knowledge of the origins and transformation of the famous Nutcracker ballet, as well as homemade goodies! Stop by and celebrate with some Christmas cheer!!

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 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, Pat Reichner.

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.

Stroll over to the River House Bakery & Cafe at 120 W. Bell Street to enjoy the beautifully sumptuous colorful art of Barb Falk. Goodies Available.

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.

Please join our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Thank you very much!

Imaginative and Musical Blue for the September 1 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Imaginative and Musical Blue for the September 1 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

September 1, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Venues in Sequim WA

September 1 Sequim Art Walk Color Theme is BLUE! Blue is dreamy and imaginative like a night sky full of shooting stars or a cloudless day full of possibilities while also being reliable, sound, and willful. The honest hue of blue represents responsibility, loyal alliances, creative professionalism, and empowers peaceful ambitions. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of blue or representations of lofty and sublime aspirations as they enjoy an evening on the town with 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 September 1:

Merci Buckets

New Venue for the Sequim Art Walk! 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 with Merci Buckets (Guy, Jerry, and Tom) starting at 5:30 PM. https://wildgoddessbrewsnbites.com/

La Petite Maison Blanche at 213 E Washington St. features local artisans Ari and Leya of Alkemy Explorations. They specialize in essential oils and healing arts. If you haven’t strolled down to this new venue, it is worth the small walk with samples and contains local treats and uniquely curated gifts.

“Rise Like a Moon” by Jeannine Chappell

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. has the “These Artists Do It All!” exhibition in the front window with featured artists Jeannine Chappell, an Acrylic Painter and Writer, and Jolene Sanborn, a Water Color and Alcohol Ink Painter. From Abstract to Realism, large to small, collage and ink, these artists do it all! And they do mean all. In addition to actively producing art in their home studios, both are Blue Whole Gallery board members. Jeannine is the gallery secretary and Jolene is the president. Jeannine is also the author of two books which she has illustrated.

Jeannine has been a gallery member since 2017 when she moved to Sequim after 50 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is grateful to the Sequim art community and the gallery in particular for the support of her work, from digital animal paintings to abstract acrylics. In September, she will show her more recent abstract paintings. She shares, “I am retired from decades as an architectural designer, and my art gives a focus to my life.”

“Dungeness River” by Jolene Sanborn

Jolene joined the Blue Whole Gallery in 2020 and states, “I joined just as the gallery was opening back up from Covid closure. Sales were slow and most of the artists who had stayed in the gallery were glad to be open again, but nervous about how things would go. All went well and the gallery has been doing great ever since. It’s a wonderful and committed group of people. I’m honored to be a part of this community.” Jolene has lived in Washington for over 45 years. She loves the PNW which is reflected in her work. “I never met a mountain I didn’t want to paint!” Jolene participates in CERT and rolls her eyes when asked what else she does. Being president keeps her very busy.

Explore The Little Art School at 127 W Washington St. with featured artist Emma Gockerell.

From 5:30 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 145 W Washington St. has fabulous live music with OC!

“Robin Hill Windfall” by Michael C. Medler

The A. Milligan Art Studio and Gallery at 520 N. Sequim Avenue hosts Guest Artist Michael C. Medler a local photographer and poet. His stunning black and white photographs showcase his take on familiar scenes from around the area as he brings you into his experience of the places he’s stood. He says he found his inspiration for his art and photography, as well as his collections of poetry, from the deep woods and mountains of our Olympic Peninsula. His collections of poetry, “Boundary Points” and “Cresting the Salish” will also be available at the gallery. Anne Milligan’s Pastel Studio will be open with some works in progress and finished pieces on display there as well in the Digital Studio.

“Darkness Falls” by Sarah Hurt

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue features exhibition in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery of the Peninsula Art Friends. Peninsula ART Friends (PAF), a group of local artists who and create water-media and multi-layered collage art in Sequim. They invite the public to their second annual ART FAIRE on Saturday, September 2 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM in front of the Sequim Museum & Arts with pottery, floral silk paintings/scarves, fused glass/wire-wrapped jewelry, woodworking, original paintings/prints, sculptures, and miniatures.

At the City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts at 5:00 to 7:00 PM the First Friday Open Music Jam. Bring your acoustic instrument and/or your voice and join us for an informal gathering of people who like to make 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.

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.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits with local art and live music.

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

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street showcases local authors and artists along with an amazing collection of books, cards, and gifts.

Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop at 120 W Washington Street contains a plethora of lovely lavender products and unique local artists art and gifts.

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.

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.

Please join our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Thank you for your support!

water way landscape quilt with multicolored clouds and orange sun

Walking on Sunshine for August 4 Yellow Themed Sequim First Friday Art Walk

Fueled by motivating sunshine, the theme color for the August Sequim Art Walk is Yellow! Yellow shines brightly like the sun fueling our world with renewing energy and encourages clear, creative communication. The positive intensity of yellow represents expressive enthusiasm, joyful happiness, cheerful friendships, and empowers collective generosity, goodwill, and integrity. Everyone is encouraged to wear yellow or bright Aloha printed apparel during the Art Walk to celebrate our summer in Sequim! Like the song says, “I’m walking on Sunshine! Wow! Don’t it feel good!” and you can dance too on August 4!

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.

August 4, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Locations in Sequim

www.SequimArtWalk.com

Special events for August 4:

“Sequim Granary” by Norma Herbold

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue features exhibition in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery Peninsula Art Quilters, a subgroup of the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club, consists of two dozen local quilters who enjoy the intersection of art and quilting. They encourage creative participation in a variety of genres of art quilting.

“Granary” by Peggy St. George

Peninsula Art Quilters (PAQ) members meet monthly at A Stitch in Time Quilt Shoppe in Sequim. Members will be in attendance, and some will be demonstrating the unusual techniques used in their art quilts. Their August show will feature unique art quilts that were inspired by group challenges. Members pick themes then create art quilts in response to them. This year’s themes include a Lavender Challenge, Sequim Granary Challenge, Great Masters’ Challenge, Sheer Magic (using transparent materials), and a Shadow Challenge. Additional one-of-a-kind art quilts will also be presented in the museum exhibit.

From 5:00 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St., join the Habitat Clallam Art Auction where you will be able to bid on over 20 unique and amazing items such as the ones pictured. All proceeds from the auction help support our programs providing affordable housing right here in our community.

At Centennial Place Park on the northeast corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts outdoors at 5:00 to 7:00 PM the First Friday Music Jam. They request that you bring your own chair to participate and enjoy the music.

Anne Milligan in her studio

The A. Milligan Art Studio and Gallery at 520 N. Sequim Avenue hosts Guest Artist Michael C. Medler a local photographer and poet. He owns many cameras and shoots using a variety of films, which he artfully processes himself. His stunning black and white photo collection, “Sequim Backroads”, will be on display in the Main Gallery and available for purchase; as well as his two collections of poetry, “Boundary Points” and “Cresting the Salish”. Anne Milligan’s Pastel Studio will be open with some works in progress and finished pieces on display there as well in the Digital Studio.

“Blue Mood Rising” by John Bertholl

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. has the “Catching the Drift of Nature” Art Exhibit with John Bertholl and Doc Pangborn. Both John and Doc take their inspiration from nature and the wonders of the Olympic Peninsula. John lived most of his life in Juneau, Alaska. He caught the creative bug later in life after retirement when taking a driftwood art class. John walks along beaches now noticing shapes and curves hidden in the wood he hadn’t seen before, seeing faces, foxes, fish, and more. He then began to experiment with finishes and fell in love with resin, sealing the wood so it could be in or out. Next, he discovered dyes,” Wow! Color changed everything.” When working on his pieces John becomes so excited by his art he even forgets to eat the cookies his wife bakes for him. He says the pieces appear to be moving which is why he started his company, Driftwood in Motion. John mounts his pieces in many creative ways on rocks, glass, wood, and even a mirror. Friends bring him unusual pieces of wood and he is available for commissioned pieces.

“Margie’s Lavender Farm” by Doc Pangborn

Doc has been a creator for decades building custom furniture and cabinetry in the Atlanta area. When visiting family on the Olympic Peninsula he and his wife found it to be an amazing place and love now calling Sequim their home. Recently Doc has been painting more florals and mountain scenes exploring the use of palette knives and the spontaneity of texture he gets with them. Painting clouds has become an integral part of his paintings as they drift forming over the mountains, marine layer, or the water. Doc said, “I was overwhelmed by the variety of subjects for new paintings. Snowcapped mountains are 10 miles to the south with elk, cougar, deer, and amazing views from the peaks; The Strait of San Juan de Fuca and the Salish Sea are five miles to the north, with all the sea life orcas, sea lions, ducks, salmon, sea stars, and the views of everchanging water and clouds. What struck me most was the vastness of the views, such a wonderful place for an artist to live.”

Emma Gockerell pointillism

Locally Known Cowork at 112 W Washington St. features artist Emma Gockerell. Emma shares, I am a local face painter and artist. I love pointillism and adding every dot by hand in every piece of artwork I create. A mom of four and a veteran. Happy to be local in Sequim.”

The Olympic Theatre Arts Center at 414 N. Sequim Ave. at 7:00 PM, come and see the beloved tale of Robin Hood come to life once again with Olympic Theatre Arts’ Young Thespians in the comedic retelling – “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood.”  It sure is hard to be humble when you’re a swashbuckling, egocentric super-hero. But our gallant guy-in-green tries his best as he swaggers through The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood, a frantically funny, Monty Pythonesque retelling of the classic. This time around, the legendary hero, in his never-ending quest to aid the needy, encounters such an eclectic cast of characters that you’ve got an irreverent jaunt through Sherwood Forest you won’t soon forget! Running in August for just two weekends only, make sure to get your tickets soon at OlympicTheatreArts.org with Adults at $20 and Students at $15.

“Kayak” by Diane-Fatzinger

Pacific Mist Books at 122 West Washington Street is hosting local poet Dianne Lynn Knox and her newest collection of poems, “Red Hot Pepper” and local artist Diane Fatzinger of Sticks ‘N Stones Designs with her delightful Wee Pebble Art! 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.

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.

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.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits with local art and live music.

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

Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop at 120 W Washington Street contains a plethora of lovely lavender products and unique local artists art and gifts.

“Peace by the Pond” by Mary B. Truly

At 5:00 PM during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, La Petite Maison Blanche at 213 E Washington St. will have their celebratory Ribbon Cutting with the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce. La Petite Maison Blanche is featuring artwork and children’s books by artist and author Mary B. Truly. If you haven’t strolled down to this new venue, it is worth the small walk with samples and contains local treats and gifts. https://lapetite-sequim.com/

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.

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.

Please join our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Thank you for your support!

Lavender plants in bloom

July 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Flourishing with Purple Color Theme

First Friday Art Walk Sequim
July 7, 2023, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Various Venues in Sequim WA
SequimArtWalk.com

July 7 Sequim Art Walk Color Theme is PURPLE! Purple is the color of Sequim’s famous lavender blooms and the color purple represents thoughtfulness, cultivated dignity, mesmerizing potential, magical camaraderie, supportive spiritual significance, and impressive extravagance. Those sweet lavender flowers come in purple, violet, mauve, orchid, lilac, indigo, amethyst, plum, pink, and even white. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in tints and shades of purple as they enjoy a festive night on the town with friends and fellow Sequimmers preparing for Sequim Lavender Weekend later in the month. Come out and celebrate what makes Sequim so special!

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 July 7:

New Venues for the Art Walk!

La Petite Maison Blanc at 213 E Washington St. has joined the Sequim Art Walk encouraging you to meander in and browse as they feature “Paintings of the Peninsula” by W. Jason Situ. During the Art Walk stroll a little farther to La Petite Maison Blanc as they are offering 20% off all Pantry items and free samples available all over the store.

“Queen Mabe” by Lauren Blair Churchill

The A. Milligan Art Studio and Gallery at 520 N. Sequim Avenue invites you to join them for refreshments and snacks as you enjoy the work of featured local artist, Lauren Blair Churchill. Her exhibit at the gallery is a trip through time, featuring her fanciful abstracts through the years to the present. A lifelong artist, Lauren is experienced in a variety of mediums. She earned her Visual Arts degree in 1989 from Eastern Connecticut State University. In 2020, she moved to Sequim from Connecticut, where she was an active member in a host of local artist organizations. Staying true to form, she is currently an active member in various art communities and organizations and serves locally on the board of the OPAA. Lauren says, ”Art is a way of life for me and the act of creating is my spiritual practice. I take inspiration from the world around me, especially nature. I’m continually inspired by the creative efforts of my fellow artists, and I’m excited to be living in such a beautiful place on the Olympic Peninsula.” Anne Milligan in her working studio also has her digital and pastel paintings will be on exhibit and for sale in this historic and charming 123-year-old bungalow. Come check out one of the oldest, but newest venues on the Sequim Art Walk, across from the high school and between the Olympic Theatre Arts Center the Sequim Museum and Arts Center.

“Time for Lavender in Sequim” by Judy Larimore

Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue will have “A Photographic Journey” which is a new Olympic Peaks Camera Club exhibition of different photographs from their June showing in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery. Olympic Peaks Camera Club’s (OPCC) mission is to connect, educate, and support photographers from beginner to professional all across the North Olympic Peninsula, including Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend and surrounding areas. OPCC provides everyone who joins an opportunity to explore the art and craft of photography. They provide multiple activities each month for members to learn and practice photographic skills. https://www.olympicpeakscameraclub.org/ The exhibition of 15 artists runs from June 28 to June 29, 2023.

Locally Known Cowork at 112 W Washington St. features artist Emma Gockerell. Emma shares, I am a local face painter and artist. I love pointillism and adding every dot by hand in every piece of artwork I create. A mom of four and a veteran. Happy to be local in Sequim.”

“Breaking Through” by Carol Janda
“Purple Delight” by Marilynn Hiestand

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. has “Creativity Comes in Many Forms” art exhibit featuring artists Carol Janda, who works include watercolors, oils, and clay, and Marilynn Hiestand, who works include silk art, watercolor, collage, and fiber art.

Carol shares, “Everything about art interests me! It is constantly changing…materials, methods and society, likes and dislikes, young or old, any place, any media, something for everyone. I work in several media – watercolor, oils, and clay. Clay was my first media. I grew up in a “brickyard” town in Western Maryland so playing with clay was a natural choice. I didn’t think of it as art then but one thing leads to another… wet clay is like wet paint, fun to mess with. I like processes, materials, creating things, different materials, and studying what other artists do, make, and think. Over the years I have used my education as a substitute teacher for the school systems and have taught watercolor classes for Peninsula College. I have painted and sculpted many realistic pieces but have found exploring abstract or non-representational work exciting and challenging. The Elements and Principles of Design are an excellent guide to studying, learning, and exploring the various aspects of all types of ART.”

Marilynn states, “If I had to use three words to describe what I would like viewers to take away from my paintings, they would be connection, empathy, and awe. Using nature as my inspiration, I create silk paintings, collages, watercolors, and other art creations. I was born in August of 1949 in Arkansas City, Kansas. Every summer our family took vacations camping in Colorado. I learned from my Mom’s love of nature and art to appreciate the beauty around us and to want to create some of that in my art. Watercolor was my Mom’s passion and now is mine as well. But it took many years for me to realize this. I spent my young and middle years creating fabric and fibers. In the last year, I have returned to watercolors. My watercolors mostly portray animals and flowers. This display, paired with the beautiful jewelry of Kathy Shreiner, showcases a variety of art forms that I enjoy doing.”

The Olympic Theatre Arts Center at 414 N. Sequim Ave. has a “Lavender Melodrama -Lavender Lawlessness or This Buds for You!” performance on July 7 at 7:30 PM. Written and directed by OTA’s Executive Director, David Herbelin, the purpose of this show is pure entertainment. Tickets are $20 and $15 for Students, ticket information is at https://www.olympictheatrearts.org/. Cheer the Hero, boo the Villain and sigh for the damsel in distress in this hilarious, over-the-top melodrama based on the mythical history of the Pacific Northwest and Sequim, which is considered the Lavender Capital of the World. This is sure to become a new annual tradition getting more convoluted year after year as the myths live on. Filled with music and mayhem this action packed, suspense-filled tale is a laugh a minute. Supported by the local lavender community, the Gathering Hall will act as an information center to learn more about the local farms and industry.  Your lavender experience isn’t complete without watching and being a part of the Melodrama!

“Satchmo” by Molly Omann

At the Sequim Civic Center in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery at 152 W Cedar St., the City of Sequim Arts Advisory Commission hosts the opening reception of “Music; The Art of Arranging Sound” and First Friday Open Music Jam from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  The exhibit consists of nine pieces by eight artists and will be on exhibit July 7 – September 25. For the Open Music Jam, bring your acoustic instrument and/or your voice and join us for an informal gathering of people who like to make music. Chairs will be provided.

Dawn & Steve

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.

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.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits with local art and live music.

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

Pacific Mist Books at 122 West Washington Street offers an eclectic mix of new and vintage books, cards, and gifts including local authors and artists.

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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June 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Dazzles with White and Spectrum Color Theme

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

June 2, 2023, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Venues in Sequim WA

www.SequimArtWalk.com

June 2 Art Walk color theme is WHITE and the whole visible spectrum! White represents inclusive acceptance, hope, open minds, pure and thoughtful actions, friendly impressions, and blank canvases that are receptive to any positive vision. Because white is actually all the colors of the rainbow, multi-color enchantment is in the air with blowing bubbles, the wearing of fairy wings, and spreading glittery pixie dust is encouraged! It is a chance to dress in white and rainbow colors, be magical, shiny, and show off every color of the visible spectrum! Bright tye-dyes are perfect!

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 June 2:

New Venue for the Art Walk!

Anne Milligan in Pastel Studio

The A. Milligan Art Studio and Gallery at 520 N. Sequim Avenue welcomes you to enjoy refreshments and light treats at the “Opening Preview” as you visit with artist Anne Milligan in her working studio and soon-to-be-open Art Gallery. Her digital and pastel paintings will be on exhibit and for sale in this historic and charming 123-year-old bungalow.

Spring Blooms in Italy by A. Milligan

Anne says, “There are many similarities between pastel and digital painting. Each has it’s own challenges and appeal, but there is nothing like the feeling of holding that pastel stick of pure pigment in your hand and being totally immersed in the mess of the process” Come check out one of the oldest, but newest venues on the Sequim Art Walk, across from the high school and between the Olympic Theatre Arts Center the Sequim Museum and Arts Center.

Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue will have “A Photographic Journey” which is Olympic Peaks Camera Club exhibition in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery.  Olympic Peaks Camera Club’s (OPCC) mission is to connect, educate, and support photographers from beginner to professional all across the North Olympic Peninsula, including Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend and surrounding areas.  OPCC provides everyone who joins an opportunity to explore the art and craft of photography. They provide multiple activities each month for members to learn and practice photographic skills. The exhibition of 12 artists runs from May 31 to June 24, 2023.  

Mindy in Flowers by Jean Wyatt

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features artist Jean Wyatt of J Wyatt Art, with her colorful works in acrylic, pencil, and various media. Jean states, “I like to create art that make me smile and happy when I look at it. My art is meant to be fun…often a little off-beat.”

Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop at 120 W Washington Street is hosting talented glass artist Susan Zarit. Susan originally began her career as a French and History teacher. She then transitioned into advocacy for non-profits. Her passion, however, has always been in glass art and helping others. She now spends her time creating art. Her award-winning work has been sold nation-wide, as well as internationally. She makes custom stained and fused glass art. Proceeds from each sale benefit local charities.

Picture This by Marilyn Evans

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. has “Picture This #26” as the Blue Whole Gallery was born 26 years ago in Sequim. The name comes from pilots flying over the area, referring to it as the blue hole in the clouds. It was changed, by our founders, to The Blue Whole Gallery in order to highlight the inclusion of many diverse art forms on display in the gallery. It began with just 14 artists and by the end of the first year, there were over 40. The Blue Whole Gallery is a co-op gallery with about 30 members. Members pay dues, work in the gallery and share in the different jobs the gallery requires. The Blue Whole benefits not only the members but also our community. The Gallery provides venues for other art forms such as the Olympic Peninsula Authors event, Writer’s Read, where the local authors share their work with the community on a monthly basis. We highlight student artists each month and provide a scholarship to a local student each year. The Blue Whole also supports local non-profits by partnering with them in their fundraising activities. Coming up with a theme for our 26th anniversary fell to long time member, Mary Franchini, who agreed to take on the roll as curator of the event. “When I said I would curate the group show”, Franchini said, “I had to come up with a theme. Thankfully, our lovely friend and volunteer Karen Teig came to my rescue! Karen found the 26th wedding anniversary is dubbed the Picture Anniversary. How perfect is that for an art gallery! This theme gives every member the opportunity to show the community one of their favorite pieces of work.”

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street is hosting a “Jump Into Summer Reading” sale, where I’ll have a variety of used children’s & young adult books for sale.

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!

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.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. has live music with Cherrywood from 6 to 8 PM! This acoustic duo of Bob and Verna Allen, Cherrywood Music will do some acoustic classics, and acoustic versions of classic rock and country songs. There is sing along too! You know Bob of Black Diamond Junction. Also 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.

The City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts the “Digital Origins; Artistic Expression Through Technology” art exhibition at the Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street. You can also discover the Sequim Irrigation Festival Community Art Project on display where the 128th festival logo has been colorized by community members in an amazing collaboration.

Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N Sequim Avenue has the play “The Nerd” at 7:00 PM. Ticket information is at https://www.olympictheatrearts.org/ The hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his thirty-fourth birthday party. However, Rick’s awkward manner and inappropriate behavior throw the occasion into shambles.

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 renneemiko@gmail.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities.

Thank you very much for your support!

May 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Aqua Color Themed Celebrates Culture and Cultivation during the Start of the Sequim Irrigation Festival

May 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Aqua Color Themed Celebrates Culture and Cultivation during the Start of the Sequim Irrigation Festival

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

May 5, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

www.sequimartwalk.com

The Sequim Irrigation Festival’s “Where water is wealth” inspires the AQUA color theme celebrating cultivation and culture during the May 5 Sequim Art Walk. The color aqua expresses responsible, sustainable elements of cool fresh water, abundant salty seas, renewing rain, and bright sunny skies. Art and music inspired by our natural resources, creativity, positive partnerships, and revolutionary ideas are included in the May First Friday Art Walk Sequim.

Besides wearing the color theme of Aqua, everyone is encouraged to dress up in amazing, amusing hats for the Irrigation Festival’s theme of “128 – Out the Gate” combination of our irrigation water flowing and the Kentucky Derby flair. You can promenade along the venues of the Sequim Art Walk with your fun fascinator hat and please show off your style at 1st Security Bank little park on the southeast corner of Sequim Ave. and Washington St. for sassy snapshots and gushing compliments!

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.

https://irrigationfestival.com/

Special events for May 5:

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features Brian and Wendy Fuller of Fairview Lake Studios. Their pottery incorporates beautiful, unique objects into everyday life that can help to elevate simple acts like preparing foods or serving a meal. All of their pieces are entirely handcrafted, one-of-a-kind and contain unique variations of patterns and colors. They will be there to speak on the glazes and clay they have created to give that Pacific Northwest feel. All pieces are entirely handcrafted, one-of-a-kind, and contain unique variations of patterns and colors. Items are made using stoneware clay and glazes that are lead free and food, microwave, and dishwasher safe. All clay and glazes materials are obtained locally.

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts Elle Payne and her book, “Stories, Musings, and Advice from a Funeral Director”. As a funeral director by day and ballet teacher by night, Elle brings humor, compassion, and sound advice from her experiences in a career path often shrouded in mystery.

Tulips for May by Mary Franchini

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. has “May Flowers” exhibit that features Mary Franchini, an Acrylic and Mixed Media Painter, and Jane Smith, a 3-D Multi Media Artist.  Mary shares, “Over my years of painting I have enjoyed abstracting all manner of things and making non-objective pieces. But sometimes I need to get back to my roots and take a stab at flowers that look real. I cannot help but throw in some abstracted elements or out-of-norm color. Most of the time now I use acrylic paint but like to use other media along with acrylic. Pastel, color pencil, and other mark making tools along with different colors to make paintings a bit more interesting. I love to try and bring the effect of light on an object—it does not always work but I do try.”

Tea Pots by Jane Smith

Jane states, “My mother was an oil painter, and as a child, I wanted to be an artist. Growing up in Hawaii my first art was creating mosaics from found beach glass. I would embellish school reports with colorful yarn or pictures in elementary school and would often use different colored pencils or pens to make my work stand out. My first adult artistic creativity was when I discovered cake decorating. 50 years later I still find myself creating with frosting and even using cake decorating supplies to add dimension to my art. My next calling was acrylic painting and I have enjoyed that medium for over 30 years and especially love painting on “repurposed” items like furniture and silver teapots. I then branched out into painting on gourds. Living in Arizona, gourds, and classes were plentiful, and I soon developed a passion for carving, burning and cutting, and doing all forms of gourd art. My art often includes embellishments. Beads, feathers, pine needles, and other found items are often incorporated into my pieces.  A business trip to Djibouti inspired my desire to create African-themed art along with my childhood Hawaiian influences. My grandmother awakened my love for gardening and the colors occurring in nature, which are responsible for my color combinations and my floral themes. My May window at the Blue Whole gallery will display a variety of my artistic creations.”

Strait Turners, an AAW (American Association of Woodturners) chapter wood lathe club here on the Olympic Peninsula will be showing members work in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave. “Round and Brown (& Beyond)” will be a display of a variety of club member turnings, many of which will be available for purchase. All of the items are hand crafted and turned from local woods, regional woods, exotic imported woods and other additional materials. The club meets once a month at the Gardiner Community Center on the third Saturday at noon. Meetings include educational speakers, wood and tool sales, social time, a library, and hands on demos.

Peninsula ART Friends (PAF) has their artwork on display at Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. while enjoying award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits. Participating artists are Beverly Beighle, Melissa Doyel, Connie Drysdale, Cecilia Olivera-Hillway, Roger Huntley, Sarah Hurt, Allyne Lawson, Jerri Moore, and Shirley Rudolf.

From 5:30 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 154 W. Washington St. has fabulous live music with OC!

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.

Ungainly Fall by Emma Gockerell

Locally Known Cowork at 112 W Washington St. features artists Emma Gockerell and Stephanie Kunz. Emma shares, I am a local face painter and artist. I love pointillism and adding every dot by hand in every piece of artwork I create. A mom of four and a veteran. Happy to be local in Sequim.”

painting by Stephanie Kunz

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.

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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