Aqua Themed May 6 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Celebrates Cultivation, Culture, and Sequim’s Irrigation Festival

Aqua Themed May 6 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Celebrates Cultivation, Culture, and Sequim’s Irrigation Festival

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

May 6, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

The Sequim Irrigation Festival’s “where water is wealth” inspires the AQUA color theme celebrating cultivation and culture during the May 6 Sequim Art Walk. The color aqua expresses responsible, sustainable elements of cool fresh water, abundant salty seas, renewing rain, and sunny skies. Art and music inspired by our natural resources, Steampunk creativity, positive partnerships, and revolutionary ideas are included in the May First Friday Art Walk Sequim. Sounds of our cultivating irrigation ditches are blended with guitar and music boxes for “Propagation” performance and our future forward-thinking ideas are highlighted at the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair. Besides wearing the color theme of Aqua, everyone is encouraged to dress up in amusing and whimsical outfits, including Steampunk, for the Irrigation Festival’s “Crazy Days”!

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at www.sequimartwalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

This encouraging and educational arts event is sponsored and produced by unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond.

Special events for May 6:

Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair at Sequims's Irrigation Festival

The Irrigation Festival Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair launches the First Friday Art Walk Sequim Patron Preview for the first time at the Sequim Civic Center Plaza at 152 West Cedar Street.  2016 will be the 26th year for the Arts and Crafts Fair that provides an opportunity for vendors to sell their handcrafted wares. Artists include 3D Wood Maps, All American Signs, ArtShack, Creative Iron Works, DJ’s Pens, Enanimals, Fresh Hats, Hair by Lindsey, Heart to Heart Designs, Lil’ Log Cabin Creations, Mickey’s Unique Design, New Dungeness Nursery, Peninsula College Welding, Penny Lane Quilt, Phoenixx Fiber, Rainforest Essentials, Sandy Tweed, Sharray Originals, The Jake Hose Company, Two Geminis, unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, West Coast Sea Glass, Western Wood Works, and Zoey Wolfe Photography. Recycle, Reuse and Repurpose are an underlying theme of the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair which will have demonstrations throughout Saturday and Sunday, as well as an Innovative Reuse Showcase and Contest which can be entered Friday night. Details at IrrigationFestival.com

music performance “Propagation” by Alan B. Brock-Richmond
music performance “Propagation” by Alan B. Brock-Richmond

Music starts at 6 p.m. at the Sequim Civic Center with ‘Propagation’ by Alan B. Brock-Richmond an experimental improvisational ambient drone noise concert developed to premiere in celebration of the 121st Sequim Irrigation Festival. Inspired by early sound pioneers, Futurist ideals and aesthetics such as The Art of Noises manifesto and Intonarumori instruments of Luigi Russolo, and novelty music boxes of the Victorian Era, this work is an exploration of mechanical and electronic sound looping with emphasis on modulating tones, complex complimentary and contrasting harmonics, nuanced resonances, and textured reverberation, centered around a sculptural chambered music box instrument with original composition, electric guitar with bows, effects, and loop pedals, and field recordings including local irrigation canals and agricultural machinery. audioeins.com

Throughout the town, artwork created by our local students for the Irrigation Festival Button Contest will be on display at several Sequim Merchants. The Olympic Lavender Company at 120 W Washington St. is showcasing 2016 Irrigation Button Winner Raquel and their Steampunk themed window dressing.

The Museum and Arts Center features the “Sequim Irrigation Festival” exhibition which is a mix of festival history and variety of local artists at 175 W. Cedar St.

Mia Bella at 130A N 3rd Ave. features art by George Zien, Pat Gordon, Pam Kauffman, Pricilla Patterson, Brim Leal, J.P Lee, and Josh ‘Yeti” Wright.

R&T Crystals and Beads will have sparkling jewelry demonstrations from Paulette Hill and Gail McLain at 158 E Bell St.

"Coffee Please" by Margo Hankel
“Coffee Please” by Margo Hankel
"Silent Sobs" by David Tinsley
“Silent Sobs” by David Tinsley

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. featured artists watercolorist Margo Hankel and sculptor David Tinsley. They will showcase unique work in the front windows throughout May.

Erica McClain at Wind Rose Cellars
Erica McClain at Wind Rose Cellars

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts pen and ink artist Erica McClain and music by “Joy in Mudville” who play a mixture of Americana, folk and rock with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits.

"Boat Mast Rainbows" by Jan Kepley
“Boat Mast Rainbows” by Jan Kepley

Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Ave. is exhibiting photography by Jan Kepley. Jan will have his thoughtful Resonance Cards available too.

artwork by Linda Silvas
artwork by Linda Silvas

Returning Venue for the Art Walk! Bell Street Bakery is back at 175 W Bell St. and will be showcasing artist Linda Silvas and Dotti Holland.

Jake Reichner will play from 5:30-7:30 p.m.at the Olympic Theatre Arts Center located at 414 N. Sequim Ave. Reichner grew up in Sequim and has been playing guitar and writing his own music since high school. According to Reichner, his work is inspired by everyday life. It is reflective and introspective and blends both rhythmic and percussive songs with melodic ballads. Free to the public.

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-Richmond at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you!

To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. January is silver, February is red, March is green, April is pink, May is aqua, June is white, July is purple, August is yellow, September is blue, October is orange, November is brown, and December is gold.

Thank you for your support and if you want to learn more or find out how you can participate on the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, please contact Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com

Pirate Peggy Preston is “Whodunnit Downtown?”

Pirate Peggy Preston is “Whodunnit Downtown?”

Pirate Peggy Preston
Pirate Peggy Preston, rookie sailor to Silverbeard and cousin of Philomena Logan

“Whodunnit Downtown?” It was Pirate Peggy Preston! That’s who traveled back in time and stole Captain C.R. Silverbeard’s Chrome Key for his silver treasure chest to help her cousin! She was the red lipstick wearing student of Professor Hattie Hallmark. That pair of heirloom earrings from her distant cousin let her go through the Wells’ time portal and bring pirates to Sequim.

Kelly Olson of Sequim picked her and won the big prize! Thank you everyone for playing tonight!

Fourth Annual "Whodunnit Downtown? - The Case of the Chrome Key" suspects
Fourth Annual “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Chrome Key” suspects
Silver with Black and White Color Theme for January 8 Sequim Art Walk and Fourth Annual “Whodunnit Downtown?” Mystery Game

Silver with Black and White Color Theme for January 8 Sequim Art Walk and Fourth Annual “Whodunnit Downtown?” Mystery Game

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

January 8, 5 – 8 p.m.

(Yes, it is the second Friday just this month.)

Various Venues in Sequim WA

SequimArtWalk.com

 

January 8 Art Walk Color Theme is SILVER with hints of black and white to celebrate the New Year filled with hope, reflection, and idealistic goals for the future. The sparkly color of silver represents shimmering mindfulness, untarnished resilience, imaginative aspirations, revolutionary receptiveness, honorable dedication, and skyward modernism. 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 – 8 p.m. 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. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

 

Initiated in 2006, this encouraging and educational arts event is sponsored and produced by unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond.

 

Special events for January 8:

Poster for Forth Annual "Whodunnit Downtown?"

The Sequim-Dungness Valley Chamber Merchant Group and First Friday Art Walk Sequim presents the Fourth Annual “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Chrome Key” Mystery Game for a fun-filled evening as we step back in time into the 1940’s to collect the clues about the suspects who have fallen through time travel gateways and solve the crime to win a big prize.

 

The story is set in 1946, the Atomic Age emerged and by chance temporal portals through time and alternative universes opened in Sequim. Pirate Captain C. R. Silverbeard’s locked silver chest was found in a farmhouse overlooking the City of Sequim and Strait of Juan De Fuca. The chest from the past became a shiny curio on display at a local spice and tea shop. The treasure chest can only be opened by Silverbeard’s Chrome Key stolen from him in 1776. Treasure hunting adventurers and pirates from the present, past, and Neo-Victorian times will gather in Sequim this January 8th evening to reveal who stole the Chrome Key that unlocks this pirate plunder.

 

Adventure around the Art Walk venues to mingle with the suspects in our mystery game and discover why they might have Captain C. R. Silverbeard’s Chrome Key starting at 5 PM. You can solve this crime that crosses time and space by finding clues at these local businesses: A Dropped Stitch at 136 S 2nd Ave., Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St., BrokersGroup Real Estate at 219 W Washington St., Cedarbrook Lavender Farm Shop at 134 1/2 W Washington St., Hart’s Fine Books 161 W Washington St., Local Yarn Shop at 213 E Washington St., Mia Bella at 130A N 3rd Ave., Museum & Arts Center at 175 W Cedar St., Olympic Lavender Co. at 120 W Washington St., Purple Haze Lavender Shop at 127 W Washington St., R & T Crystals ‘n’ Beads at 158 E Bell St., Sequim Spice and Tea 139 W Washington St., Solar City at 135 W Washington St., That Takes the Cake at 171 W Washington St., and Wind Rose Winery at 143 W Washington St.

 

Can you solve this mystery? Fill out your game card, enter it at Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St., and 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 prizes donated by local Sequim Businesses. The first game card drawn with the correct answer wins the big prize of treasured and educational experiences including a Two Night Stay at the Seaview Vacation Rental from Cedarbrook Lavender and Herb Farm, One Cake Decorating Class from That Takes The Cake, A Knitting Class from A Dropped Stitch, Two tickets + T-Shirts to Purple Haze Daze from Purple Haze Lavender Farm, 30 Minute One-On-One Class with MacTraders, “Sequim~Dungeness Valley” by Katherine Vollenweider from the Museum & Arts Center, sea glass earrings of historic cobalt blue in sterling silver from West Coast Sea Glass, and more!

Two Night Stay at the Seaview Vacation Rental from Cedarbrook Lavender and Herb Farm
The Big Prize includes a Two Night Stay at the Seaview Vacation Rental from Cedarbrook Lavender and Herb Farm

 

Sea glass earrings of historic cobalt blue in sterling silver from West Coast Sea Glass
Sea glass earrings of historic cobalt blue in sterling silver from West Coast Sea Glass

Visitors and sleuths to the “Whodunnit Downtown?” and Sequim Art Walk are encouraged to dress in our themed colors of silver, black, and white, as well as, in 40’s era, steampunk, or in pirate garb. It is not required, but dressing up makes the evening more fun and festive.

 

A new Three Dimensional Sculpture Exhibit presented by the City Arts Advisory Commission is in the Sequim Civic Center lobby at 152 W Cedar St. The exhibit includes 19 pieces of artwork in a variety of medium that were created by 12 local artists.

“Sequim~Dungeness Valley” by Katherine Vollenweider
“Sequim~Dungeness Valley” by Katherine Vollenweider

Museum & Arts Center at 175 W Cedar St. has a special preview and book signing with author Katherine Vollenweider for her book “Sequim~Dungeness Valley” with all proceeds being donated to the Sequim Museum.

"Good Night John Boy" by Joyce Volmut
“Good Night John Boy” by Joyce Volmut
"Game Show" by Karin Anderson
“Game Show” by Karin Anderson

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. opens the New Year with a special group show of wood artisans titled “Woodn’t It Be Amazing!” Carved, turned, painted and reclaimed wood is the highlight of this show.  Karin Anderson and Bud Bowling demonstrate a touch of whimsy in their recycled wood assemblage; Christian Speidel, creates out of this world, highly polished orbs, while Carl Baker focuses on unique heritage; Joyce Volmut invites viewers to her exquisitely detailed world of birds; David Tinsley’s human sized driftwood sculpture comes to life; while Debbie Cain’s carved gourd art delivers delicate images of nature.  Together, these seven wood artisans will showcase original pieces in the gallery’s front windows, capturing the beauty and versatility of wood and connecting the community to trees and plants, symbols of our Pacific Northwest.

 

Live Celtic folk music with Mary Tulin with award winning artfully crafted wines at Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St.

 

A Dropped Stitch at 136 S 2nd Ave. you learn something new at their free drop in knitting and felting classes during the Art Walk! A Dropped Stitch showcases local fiber artists and instructors in a shop full of amazing fiber, yarn, and classes for gifts and a lifetime of creative enjoyment.

 

Hart’s Fine Books presents Trent LaCour on piano at 161 W Washington St.

 

Cedarbrook Lavender Shop at 134 1/2 W Washington St. celebrates the New Year with everything in the shop 15% off with treats and hot tea.

 

Mia Bella at 130A N 3rd Ave. features art by George Zien, Pat Gordon, Pam Kauffman, Pricilla Patterson, Brim Leal, J.P Lee, and Josh ‘Yeti” Wright.

R&T Crystals and Beads Demonstration
R&T Crystals and Beads jewelry demonstration

R&T Crystals and Beads has fine jewelry demonstrations from Paulette Hill and Gail McLain at 158 E Bell St.

 

Local Yarn Shop at 213 E Washington St. has live music with the Chip Dixon Band and a Navajo spindle spinning demonstration.

 

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

 

Olympic Lavender Co. at 120 W Washington St. is featuring TERRI JONES Watercolors and their own USDA Certified Organic lavender farm products.

 

That Takes the Cake creates colorful and unique cupcakes and cakes that are works of art at 171 W Washington St.

 

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

 

Enjoy these venues during the First Friday Art Walk including Olympic Theatre Arts (OTA) at 414 N. Sequim Ave., Alder Wood Bistro at 139 W Alder St., Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Ave., Nourish at 1345 S Sequim Ave. South of HY101, Heather Creek at 122 W Washington St., Rainshadow Roasting Company at 157 W Cedar St., Galare Thai at 120 W Bell, Solar City’s Tesa Boutique & Tanning Retreat at 135 W Washington St., Fieldnotes at 123 E Washington St., and Sequim’s Sunshine Café at 145 W Washington St.
To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. ­January is silver, February is red, March is green, April is pink, May is aqua, June is white, July is purple, August is yellow, September is blue, October is orange, November is brown, and December is gold.

 

Thank you for your support and if you want to learn more or find out how you can participate on the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, please contact Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com

 

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Save the Date! “Whodunnit Downtown?” Mystery Game is January 8, 2016!

Save the Date! “Whodunnit Downtown?” Mystery Game is January 8, 2016!

2016 "Whodunnit Downtown?" Mystery Game Preview Poster
January 8, 2016 “Whodunnit Downtown?” Mystery Game Preview Poster

Silver Themed First Friday Art Walk Sequim and “Whodunnit Downtown?” – The Case of the Chrome Key Mystery Game on January 8, 2016

Collect the clues about the suspects who have fallen through time travel gateways to solve the Mystery Game “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Chrome Key” on January 8, 2016 during the Sequim Art Walk. Due to the First Friday Art Walk Sequim falling on New Year’s Day, the Art Walk has been shifted to January 8 for this month only.

The story is in 1946, the Atomic Age emerged and by chance temporal portals through time and alternative universes opened in Sequim. Pirate Captain C. R. Silverbeard’s locked silver chest was found in a farmhouse overlooking the City of Sequim and Strait of Juan De Fuca. The chest from the past became a shiny curio on display at a local spice and tea shop. The treasure chest can only be opened by Silverbeard’s Chrome Key stolen from him in 1776. Treasure hunting adventurers and pirates from the present, past, and Neo-Victorian times will gather in Sequim this January 8th evening to reveal who stole the Chrome Key that unlocks this pirate plunder.

Adventure around the Art Walk venues to mingle with the suspects in our mystery game and discover why they might have Captain C. R. Silverbeard’s Chrome Key starting at 5 PM. You can solve this crime that crosses time and space. Fill out your game card, enter it at Sequim Spice and Tea at 121 W Washington St., and be part of the prize drawing for the correct answer at 7:30 PM. The first game card with the correct answer wins the big prize of treasured and educational experiences including a Seaview Vacation Rental Stay from Cedarbrook Lavender and Herb Farm. Visitors and sleuths to the Sequim Art Walk are encouraged to dress in our themed colors of silver, black, and white, as well as, in 40’s era, steampunk, or in pirate garb. It is not required, but dressing up makes the evening more fun and festive.

The Sequim-Dungness Valley Chamber Merchant Group and First Friday Art Walk Sequim Presents this fun-filled evening as we step back in time into the 1940’s and search for the answer to the question, “Whodunnit Downtown?”

2015 "Whodunnit Downtown?" Suspects and Art Walk Creator from "The Curious Case of the Kidnapped Cat" at Hart's Fine Books
2015 “Whodunnit Downtown?” Suspects and Art Walk Creator from “The Curious Case of the Kidnapped Cat” at Hart’s Fine Books

2016 case of the chrome key pattern