Painting of a glassy bay in blue with soft fog

Skyward, Onward, and Upward Blue Theme for the September 3 Sequim Art Walk!

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

September 3, 2021, 5 – 8 PM

Various Venues in Sequim WA

September 3 Art Walk Color Theme is BLUE! The sky is not the limit when it comes to creativity, inventiveness, and our community spirit. Blue can be dreamy, peaceful, and hopeful, yet it also is strong and honest full of professionalism, ambition, responsibility, and building alliances. Blue is inspiring and imaginative like a night sky full of shooting stars or a cloudless day full of possibilities while also being reliable, sound, and willful. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of blue or representations of lofty and loyal aspirations as they enjoy an evening on the town with friends and family.

The First Friday Art Walk Sequim has returned while respecting the Covid health and wellness guidelines of masks, social distancing, and limited capacity. Please enjoy the Arts and Culture of Sequim safely. We are starting out small. Not all venues are open fully with the slow start of the return of the evening activities of Sequim Art Walk, so please visit them when they are open.

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 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.

Special Events for September 3:

Craig Robinson at September 3 Art Walk Parking Lot Party

Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. is throwing a Parking Lot Party with live music by “The OG, showcasing local artist and advocate Craig Robinson, refreshments, games, and, fun, fun, fun.

Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop at 120 W Washington Street has delightful farm fresh lavender creations, treats, locally created gifts, and inspired vintage décor items.

“Orca” by Julie Senf
“Hear the stream” by Ryoko Toyama

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “Inspired by the Olympic Peninsula” with Julie Senf and Ryoko Toyama, both known for their unique water-media paintings inspired by where the mountains meet the seas. Julie Senf states, “I have lived in, played in and explored the great Olympic Peninsula for over 40 years. So much diversity is here, in an all-inclusive and beautifully wrapped package I call ‘theOP’. After taking up drawing and watercolor painting years ago I’ve come to realize the thing I enjoy capturing the most with my paints is this amazing area I live in, the Olympic Peninsula. It will take me many, many lifetimes to try and capture this amazing corner of our earth and I will endeavor to do so with much joy and fun! My hope is that you enjoy, as much as I have and will, my interpretations of ‘theOP’.” Ryoko Toyama shares, “Mediums and techniques I apply to my paintings continue to evolve while the purpose remains the same, that is, creation of emotional reality.  Living on the beautiful peninsula, even daily routines become the source of inspiration.”  

A Stitch in Time Quilt Shoppe at 225 E Washington St. will display local quilters’ work that corresponds with the monthly color theme. A Stitch in Time encourages people, if they have a quilt they made that coincides with the color designated for the Art Walk, to drop them off at their shop the day of the walk with their label and info attached to their quilt.

Ellen Bogenschutz

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave. is hosting the exhibition “Here, There, & Everywhere – A Photographic Journey From Our Backyards to the Four Corners of the World” with Ellen Bogenschutz, Bruce Fryxell, Peggy McClure, and Dan McKenna. A brief description of each artist: Ellen Bogenschutz was introduced to true photography in college in conjunction with an art degree, and the attraction never waned. She has been dedicating herself to the hobby for the past three years. Learning and growing with new techniques and genres is so exciting for her.

Bruce Fryxell

Bruce Fryxell is an award winning travel and nature photographer. He retired to Sequim four years ago after a career performing research in astrophysics, aerospace applications, and climate modelling. He has traveled throughout the United States and to more than 100 countries on all seven continents photographing the scenery, historic sites, wildlife, and native people. His photographs have been featured in numerous books, magazines, and television shows.

Peggy McClure

Peggy McClure learned to love photography when she made her first trip to Europe at the age of 18. Her father gave her an Argus 35 mm camera, lots of slide film, and some advice, “Take lots of pictures, it’s only film, and you don’t know if you will ever go back.”  She has followed that advice ever since taking photos wherever she has traveled.  Since moving to Sequim in 2013, she began seriously studying photography and made a vow to expand her skills beyond travel and landscape. COVID provided a travel break and she’s recently concentrated more on floral and macro photography.  During this period she began photographing the flowers in her garden. As a result of studying the work of other photographers, she began visualizing combining the flowers to form different abstract patterns and emphasize their vibrant colors. Her photos displayed in this exhibit are the results of those efforts.

Dan McKenna

Dan McKenna moved to Sequim with his wife in November of 2018.  He has been utilizing photography since a teenager for both work and pleasure, which has provided him with countless rewards. However, it wasn’t until moving to this slice of paradise that he fully realized the rewards of capturing wildlife within our beautiful landscapes. 

Cecilia Hillway
Jerri Moore

Kevin Tracy Wealth Management at 149 W Washington St. is displaying local watercolorists of Beverly Beighle, Connie Drysdale, Melissa Doyel, Barb Falk-Diekfuss, Wendy Goldberg, Roger Huntley, Cecilia Hillway, Allyne Lawson, Jerri Moore, Shirley Rudolf, and Carol Wilhelm. A special treat and demo during the Art Walk includes Cecilia Hillway’s robots!

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

Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has lots of seating outside and inside with a full menu and drinks to enjoy.

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.

Painting of a glassy bay in blue with soft fog
“Bay is calm by Ryoko Toyama

Please join our Facebook Page at facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Powered by the Sun! The August 6 Yellow Color Theme First Friday Art Walk Sequim Inspires Creativity

Powered by the Sun! The August 6 Yellow Color Theme First Friday Art Walk Sequim Inspires Creativity

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

August 6, 2021, 5 – 8 PM

Various Venues in Sequim WA

SequimArtWalk.com

Powered by bright, warm 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 joyful happiness, cheerful friendships, expressive enthusiasm, and empowers collective generosity, goodwill, and integrity. Everyone is encouraged to wear yellow or sunny, fun apparel during the Art Walk to celebrate our summer in Sequim!

The First Friday Art Walk Sequim has returned while respecting the Covid health and wellness guidelines of masks, social distancing, and limited capacity. Please enjoy the Arts and Culture of Sequim safely. We are starting out small. Not all venues are open fully with the slow start of the return of the evening activities of Sequim Art Walk, so please visit them when they are open.

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 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.

Special Events for August 6:

creative gourds by Chawn Vance

Artist Chawn Vance of The Tangled Gourd will have her studio open at 861 East Alder St. from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM before the Sequim Art Walk. 50 years of artistic expertise on display including her creative gourds, pen and ink drawings, alcohol ink art, polymer clay, serving trays, suncatchers, and summer wreaths. The Tangled Gourd was a past Art Walk venue.

Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. is showcasing local artist and advocate Craig Robinson. Craig will be painting the marquee stand in their parking lot. Watch the artist in action as the base will be “flower box” and vines will be growing up the center post.

Maryann and Dona at A Stitch in Time Quilts Shoppe with Maryann’s purple quilt for July’s color theme.

A Stitch in Time Quilt Shoppe at 225 E Washington St. will display local quilters’ work that corresponds with the monthly color theme. A Stitch in Time encourages people, if they have a quilt they made that coincides with the color designated for the Art Walk, to drop them off at their shop the day of the walk with their label and info attached to their quilt.

Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Avenue is open until 7:00 PM and is featuring cougar photos by photographers Mark Elbroch, Sebastian Kennerknecht, and Dave Shreffler. The exhibit is a fundraiser for ongoing research being conducted by Panthera.org and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe on cougars of the Olympic Peninsula.

“Bulldog” by Beverly Beighle

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts members of NOW (North Olympic Watercolorists) with a display their artwork. The artists participating are Beverly Beighle, Barb Falk-Diekfuss, Connie Drysdale, Wendy Goldberg, Roger Huntley, Allyne Lawson, Shirley Rudolf, Randy Washburne, and Carol Wilhelm. Enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits at Wind Rose.

Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street is hosting live music with Dawn Martin and Steve at 6:00 until 8:00 PM. Come sing your favorite songs with them! There is lots of seating outside and inside with a full menu to enjoy.

After the Pandemic by Mary Franchini
“After the Pandemic” by Mary Franchini
Diva 3 by Marilyn Evans
“Diva 3” by Marilyn Evans

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “Divas and Vessels” with digital artist Marilyn Evans and painter Mary Franchini. In the time of the pandemic, Marilyn and Mary explored and experimented something new. Marilyn recreated in an illustrative style, Divas of the Great Gatsby, the world of Roaring 20’s while Mary painted vessels with a 3-dimensional effect and people after the pandemic. Together they will showcase unique and inspiring art in the windows through the month of August. Marilyn Evans shares, “Inspired by the elegance, grace and glamour of the “Roaring 20’s,” I recreated in an illustrative style, Gatsby’s Divas.  Also a “Dance Triptych” and “Dancing In the Stars.” An imaginative layering of the images, whimsical or even surreal elements, rich in textures, and other effects that allow me to design something new that captures your imagination as well, resonates with you and makes you pause and wonder if only for a moment.” Mary Franchini states, “During the Pandemic, I seemed not to be able to actually paint or even be in my studio. I was there some but not nearly enough.  I decided early this year that I had to get going with my paintings. Experimenting makes me happy, I like to put things together to see what will happen.  There was some brand new crackle paste and some boards and some paint that someone had given me.  So I set to work with a few raw sketches and I kept making “vessels” of sorts.  They crackled very well and then came the paint and I have been happy with them.” 

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave. is hosting the exhibition “Artists’ Adventures” by Kathryn Sparks and Beverly Majors. Kathryn shares, “When I sat down about 40 years ago with a dear advisor to complain that I didn’t know where my undergraduate studies were really taking me, he reminded me that what I studied didn’t matter as much as why. It wasn’t about what I wanted or needed so much as it was about finding out who I was, and it was already pretty obvious to everyone that my identity included a perpetual urge to Make Things. Sometimes the things are still just messes and mistakes, or solutions to everyday problems, and that’s still fine with me. When they turn out to be artworks of any kind, that’s a big bonus, and feeds all of the other parts of who I am continuing to become. It’s a weird approach, perhaps, and not at all practical, but it’s actually surprisingly satisfying. I’ve gotten to do lots of solo and collaborative projects and commissions, teach university students, and see my work go into shows and collections in places from England to El Salvador, Thailand to Tennessee—and beyond—and I still just like making art. I can fuel the rest of my life on that.” Beverly states about her work, “The face of nature, mystery of earths’ sky, historic places & a multitude of everyday items gives me an ever changing array of subjects. The hardest choice to make is what do I paint or do I do a scratch art piece.”

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 is Yellow
From August 2012 – Art Walk Color Theme for August was YELLOW!

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 at facebook.com/sequimartwalk

July 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Bursts with the Purple Color Theme

July 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Bursts with the Purple Color Theme

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

July 2, 2019, 5 – 8 PM

Various Venues in Sequim WA

SequimArtWalk.com

July 2 Art Walk Color Theme is PURPLE! Purple is the color of Sequim’s famous lavender blooms and the color purple represents mesmerizing potential, magical camaraderie, thoughtfulness, cultivated dignity, 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 fellow Sequimmers prepare for Sequim Lavender Season. Come out and celebrate what makes Sequim so special!

The First Friday Art Walk Sequim has returned while respecting the Covid health and wellness guidelines of masks, social distancing, and limited capacity. Please enjoy the Arts and Culture of Sequim safely. We are starting out small. Not all venues are open fully with the slow start of the return of the evening activities of Sequim Art Walk, so please visit them when they are open.

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. 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 2:

New Venue on the Sequim Art Walk! A Stitch in Time Quilt Shoppe at 225 E Washington St. will display local quilters’ work that corresponds with the monthly color theme. A Stitch in Time encourages people, if they have a quilt they made that coincides with the color designated for the Art Walk, to drop them off at their shop the day of the walk with their label and info attached to their quilt.

"Iris" by Wendy Goldberg watercolor painting of a iris flower
“Iris” by Wendy Goldberg

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts members of NOW (North Olympic Watercolorists) with a display their artwork. The artists participating are Beverly Beighle, Barb Falk-Diekfuss, Connie Drysdale, Wendy Goldberg, Roger Huntley, Allyne Lawson, Shirley Rudolf, Randy Washburne, and Carol Wilhelm. Enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits at Wind Rose.

"Gothic Earth 1" by Deborah Harrison
“Gothic Earth 1” by Deborah Harrison
"What A View" by Jolene Sanborn
“What A View” by Jolene Sanborn

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “Color and Light” with glass sculptor Deborah Harrison and watercolorist Jolene Sanborn. Deborah Harrison states, “While I am always happy to share what inspires my designs, I am delighted when viewers simply respond viscerally to the exquisite, luminous beauty that stained glass offers. The bold translucent hues of stained glass have mesmerized me since childhood. While traditional stained glass projects were my focus in younger years, I have recently developed an unconventional technique: I “layer” the glass. This method adds depth and complexity to my pieces, transforming them into three-dimensional sculptures.” Jolene Sanborn states, “Nature has always been my passion. Living in the Pacific NW stirs my need for creative expression as I watch salmon returning, swans wintering in our fields, otters wandering across the yards or the clouds playing across our mountains.  I am driven to paint what I see and feel!  I strive to honor the magnificence of our environment in my work. Watercolor provides me with a medium that allows me to express not only the softness of a scene, but also the outrageous colors I experience around me.” 

"Little Miss June" by Beverly Majors
“Little Miss June” by Beverly Majors

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave. is hosting the exhibition “Artists’ Adventures” by Beverly Majors. She shares, “The face of nature, mystery of earths’ sky, historic places and a multitude of everyday items gives me an ever changing array of subjects. The hardest choice to make is what do I paint or do I do a scratch art piece. When I sat down about 40 years ago with a dear advisor to complain that I didn’t know where my undergraduate studies were really taking me, he reminded me that what I studied didn’t matter as much as why. It wasn’t about what I wanted or needed so much as it was about finding out who I was, and it was already pretty obvious to everyone that my identity included a perpetual urge to Make Things. Sometimes the things are still just messes and mistakes, or solutions to everyday problems, and that’s still fine with me. When they turn out to be artworks of any kind, that’s a big bonus, and feeds all of the other parts of who I am continuing to become. It’s a weird approach, perhaps, and not at all practical, but it’s actually surprisingly satisfying. I’ve gotten to do lots of solo and collaborative projects and commissions, teach university students, and see my work go into shows and collections in places from England to El Salvador, Thailand to Tennessee—and beyond—and I still just like making art. I can fuel the rest of my life on that.” Masks required and museum capacity limits apply.

“Fields of Lavender” by Craig Robinson

Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. is showcasing local artist and advocate Craig Robinson.

Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Avenue is open until 7:00 PM and is featuring cougar photos by photographers Mark Elbroch, Sebastian Kennerknecht, and Dave Shreffler. The exhibit is a fundraiser for ongoing research being conducted by Panthera.org and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe on cougars of the Olympic Peninsula.

That Takes The Cake at 171 W Washington St. is open until 6:00 PM and the perfect place to start your stroll with a sweet cupcake!

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. is open until 8:00 PM with creative tea blends, colorful and fun tea pots and cups, and many more culinary gifts.

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington St. always has local artists’ creations and Olympic Peninsula related gifts.

Rainshadow Cafe at 157 W Cedar St. is hosting Live Music with Vool Jam inside the Cafe 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

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.

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 at facebook.com/sequimartwalk Thank you very much!

June 4 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Returns with Optimism and Esteem in our White and Spectrum Color Theme

June 4 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Returns with Optimism and Esteem in our White and Spectrum Color Theme

June 4, 2021, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Venues in Sequim WA

SequimArtWalk.com

June 7 Art Walk color theme is WHITE and the whole visible spectrum! The First Friday Art Walk Sequim returns this month while respecting the Covid health and wellness guidelines of masks, social distancing, and limited capacity. Please enjoy the Arts and Culture of Sequim safely.

We are starting out small. Not all venues are open fully with the slow start of the return of the evening activities of Sequim Art Walk, so please visit them when they are open.

White represents inclusive acceptance, hope, open minds, optimistic opportunities, 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 demonstrated by the wearing of bright tie dyes, revolutionary white, and fairy wings. The 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!

Logo of First Friday Art Walk Sequim

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.

Special Events for June 4:

watercolor painting by Carol Wilhelm of power and phone lines
watercolor painting by Carol Wilhelm
Bulldog painting by Beverly Beighle
Bulldog by Beverly Beighle
watercolor painting by Allyn Lawson of blueberries
watercolor painting by Allyn Lawson

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave. is hosting an exhibition of the North Olympic Watercolorists. The artists participating are Beverly Beighle, Lyn Conlan, Alice Crapo, Barb Falk-Diekfuss, Melissa Doyel, Connie Drysdale, Jim Gift, Mary Hughes, Roger Huntley, Judy Larimore, Allyn Lawson, Cecilia Olivera-Hillway, Shirley Rudolf, Randy Washburne, Carol Wilhelm, and John Wilkinson. Their opening reception is 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, masks required, and museum capacity limits apply.

That Takes The Cake at 171 W Washington St. is open until 6:00 PM and the perfect place to start your stroll with a sweet cupcake!

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. is open until 8:00 PM with creative tea blends, colorful and fun tea pots and cups, and many more culinary gifts.

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington St. will be hosting local author Bonnie Louise Gillis for a book signing. Copies of her book “Lavender” available at the shop.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. is open until 8:00 PM with award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits.

 "All Rows Olympics" by Julie Senf  of lavender field
“All Rows Olympics” by Julie Senf

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. is hosting a group show “Thank You to the Community” curated by the veteran member artists, Macaria D Patapoff  and Julie Senf. The natural beauty of Sequim and its surroundings dotted with local history is the theme of this show.

Cedarbrook Lavender & Herb Farm at 120 W Washington St. is filled with delightful farm fresh lavender goods and unique gifts for yourself and those you love!

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.

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 at facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Thank you very much!

"as you wish" by Renne Emiko Brock for Habitat for Humanity's Mail Box Art Fundraiser

Sunshine Yellow August First Friday Art Walk Sequim Cancelled, so Show Your Creativity on Social Media

The August 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim is cancelled for the safe start, stay healthy order. Even though the Sequim Art Walk is canceled, we can still celebrate our artists, creatives, and culture of Sequim virtually online. Because we are in Phase 2, please show your support for local culture and all forms of the Arts by posting on social media networks your creative expression with the #sequimbff hashtag on August 7.

"as you wish" by Renne Emiko Brock for Habitat for Humanity's Mail Box Art Fundraiser
“as you wish” by Renne Emiko Brock

To create inclusion between everyone, you are 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. August’s color theme is YELLOW for summer sunshine! 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, positive friendships, and empowers collective generosity, goodwill, and integrity.

Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity. Share social media posts with the hashtag #sequimbff and please participate with our creative community this month online at our Facebook Page at facebook.com/sequimartwalk utilizing distance socializing.

We will celebrate our inspiring summer in Sequim dressed in yellow or sunny, fun Aloha apparel as well! Please stay safe, be healthy, and keep creating! We are all in this together!

Though the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is cancelled, there are a few special events happening:

Fluidity Digital Art Show Short Version from A on Vimeo.

The City Arts Advisory Commission’s “Fluidity, a Digital Art Exhibit.” The exhibit will be displayed on Sequim’s City website at this link: https://www.sequimwa.gov/705/Current-Exhibit. This digital show will also be displayed by two monitors through the windows at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street from August 7- 9. This exhibit is intended to honor the current cancellation of art walk and to celebrate artists safely at a distance or at home. The artists represented are: Pamela Raine, Linda Collins Chapman, Ryoko Toyama, Ines Epperson, Anne Peacock, Anne Schneider, Sally Franz, Randy Radock, Julia Conklin, Morgan Stephenson, Raquee Rivera, Witta Priester, Dan Powers, Carol Nielsen, Maria Reid, Estelle Jackson, Allyne Lawson, Lisbeth Jardine, JoAnna Caro, Peggy Hanson, Tom White, Gloria Lamson, Ken Kennedy, Gary Bullock, Dan Brewer, Melissa Mann, Robert Tognoli, Scott Pascoe, Jeff Williams-Gifford,  Susan Gansert Shaw, Suzanne Anaya, Randall Page, Rick Hill, Darcy McNamara, Nels Peterson, Roger McGinnis and Eva McGinnis.

“Portrait of Nancy” by Sally Cays
“Fire Birds” by Jeannine Chappell

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features artists Sally Cays and Jeannine Chappell. The gallery is open, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Wed. through Sat. Following the guidance by the Governor and Clallam County Health Officer, the gallery admits 6 visitors at a time. Facial covering, use of hand sanitizers, and social distancing are required in the gallery. Sally is a watercolor painter, well-liked teacher, known for her dramatic floral and still life paintings, and commissioned portraits. Jeannie is a digital painter focused on feathered friends. “As we have been earthbound for these last months, staying at home for the greater good, we can look to the flight of our bird companions for that connection with the freedoms we long for.” 

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. In the future, want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you for your support!

May is Aqua

The May 1 First Friday Art Walk Sequim is cancelled. Celebrate creativity online!

The May 1 First Friday Art Walk Sequim is cancelled for the stay home, stay healthy order. We are all in this together! Please stay home and show your support for local culture and all forms of the Arts by posting on social media networks your creative expression with the #sequimbff hashtag on May 1.

May is Aqua
May 2012 – Art Walk Color Theme was AQUA!

To create inclusion between everyone, you are 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, including dressing in it. May’s color theme is Aqua inspired by our natural resources, creativity, positive partnerships, and revolutionary ideas. The color aqua expresses responsible, sustainable elements of cool fresh water, abundant salty seas, renewing rain, and bright sunny skies.

Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

Please participate with our creative community this month online at our Facebook Page at facebook.com/sequimartwalk utilizing distance socializing. #sequimbff Please stay home, be healthy, and keep creating!

Get Your Glow On for the Green Themed First Friday Art Walk Sequim and Glowing Sequim Sunshine Festival on March 6

Get Your Glow On for the Green Themed First Friday Art Walk Sequim and Glowing Sequim Sunshine Festival on March 6

March 6, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

SequimArtWalk.com

On March 6, reveal an invigorating evening filled with green apparel and hints of promising starts, spring sprouting, motivated anticipation, and revitalized good fortune. March’s First Friday Art Walk Sequim reveals GREEN as the theme color that represents fresh ideas, learning something new, youthful pursuits, nurturing natures, eternal good spirits, wellness, and generous assurance. You will discover newfangled art and imaginative folks supporting the option to decorate and dress in all shades of green while you stroll on the town with friends.

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. 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 March 6:

Lots of events are happening during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim for the Sequim Sunshine Festival during the first weekend in March, Friday and Saturday, March 6 -7. The Sunshine Festival will bring relief from the winter blues with activities that focus on light, fun, art, physical activity, and positive energy for all ages. The Sunshine festival focuses on one of Sequim’s best-known features – Sunshine! Visit for more details at https://www.visitsunnysequim.com/263/Sequim-Sunshine-Festival

Play the “Hunt the Sun” Game is at various venues on the Art Walk! Everyone knows that Sequim is one of the driest places in Western Washington and sunshine is a theme throughout town.  Join in the “Hunt the Sun” game and find the sunshine throughout Sequim.  Take a photo or selfie with the items that represent the sun, and post to social media with the hashtag #sequimsunshinefestival. Participants can redeem their photos for “glow-bling” for the Saturday evening events.  Glow-bling can be redeemed at the Civic Center, 152 West Cedar Street, from noon to 4:00 p.m. and at Carrie Blake Park from 5:00 to 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 7.

At Centennial Plaza on the Corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street, 3-D Chalk Artist – Naomi Haverland will be creating on Friday, March 6 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and again Saturday, March 7 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Naomi Haverland has been painting for as long as she can remember and has been doing chalk since 2011. She specializes in humorous and hyper-realistic portraits.  She has won many awards and recognition for her chalk art, including seven awards at the Denver Chalk Art Festival in her home state of Colorado. See Naomi in action as she creates a piece of art designed just for the Sequim Sunshine Festival.  

At the Garden Clubhouse at Pioneer Memorial Park, come for the Interactive Light Experience by Ross A. Brown Exhibition Opening at 6:00 p.m. Join us for this custom built interactive environment that blends art and science encouraging visitor to look at light as an artistic design element and the physical properties of light.  Art and science share a similar path of exploration, but with different intentions. City Arts Advisory Commission Chairman and artist Ross A. Brown hopes this installation will instruct and also create wonder at the power of light to inform our lives. “Living here in the ’Blue Hole/Rain Shadow’ have you ever wondered what is ’light’?  Most of us accept that it is and get on with our lives. This exhibit is intended to invite the viewer to experience light as a form of artistic expression as well as talk about ’what is light’. As the viewer, you will be able to interact with and manipulate the light to see and feel the extraordinary power of these electromagnetic waves we call light.”

Sunshine Café at 135 W. Washington Street is hosting a Pour Sip Paint at 6:30 p.m. Celebrate the new Sequim Sunshine Festival with a Pour Sip Paint session and create this special painting. $40 covers the cost of instruction from a local artist, 10″ X 20″ canvas, painting supplies and one beer, wine, or non-alcoholic beverage. A full food and beverage menu is available for purchase.

The City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) invites you to the “Illuminations” exhibit at the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street. The artists represented are:  Suzanne Anaya, Anna Blanchard, James Bowie, David Brownell, Kelcie Byrd, Diane Clementi, Sharon DelaBarre, Ines Epperson, Caryl Fallert-Gentry, Sally Franz, Rich Madeo, Melissa Mann, Mary Marsh, Bob Martinson, Evan Miller, Derek Moose, Vicki Naumann, Suzan Noyes-Mangold, Priscilla Patterson, Sally Raddock, Michael Reece, Melinda Reed, Morgan Stephenson, Ryoko Toyama, Anna Waldron, Nancy Wilcox, Sandy Wolf, and Igor Zusev. Also, at the Sequim Civic Center at 5:00 p.m. there is an Art Talk on the Art Walk- “How Light Works” with Ross A. Brown. And, at 7:00 p.m., “Look to the Sky” Movie Screening. Join us for a free screening of this inspirational documentary film by Director Brett Culp.  The movie tells uplifting stories of young people who have demonstrated the iconic spirit of Superman by becoming real-life superheroes.

Miss Alaska 1937 footwear

Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop at 120 W Washington Street will be sharing Cedarbrook and friends vintage collections. Some of the displays will include Miss Alaska 1937 footwear, ladies clothing, lovely hair brush sets and more. Come see our on vintage museum for the evening of March 6. Along with vintage items for sale too! They are also participating in the Sunshine Festival’s “Hunt the Sun”! 

‘Sol the Sun Dish’

Design2Scan3D is bringing “Sol” to Sequim for Art Walk. Help us celebrate the “Hunt the Sun” game by finding our studio at 207 W Spruce St on Friday night, then find ‘Sol the Sun Dish’ hidden among the ceramics in our studio. Take a selfie of you and “Sol” and you could win it or other glow-bling prizes.

“Hobuck Beach” by Susan McDougall

Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave. will host “The Camera in My Mind: Works” a solo exhibition of Susan McDougall. A new resident of Sequim, by training a mathematician and programmer and now retired from a career with Boeing, Susan has balanced and sustained her scientific side with a love of the natural world, while her artistic side has found expression through art and photography. An avid outdoorswoman, special subjects of interest to her are birds, trees, and western landscapes. Her photographs inspire many of her paintings and drawings. Susan works with Sennelier soft pastels, enjoying the purity of their colors and taking a keen interest in techniques of their application to best represent natural forms and textures. Recently, she has been working with felt-tip pen, distilling the complex forms of living trees and birds to present the essence of her subjects. McDougall shares, “The tension between the images I hold in my mind and the nature of pastel, the medium in which I enjoy working, forces me to think hard about how I can render just the right amount of detail to create images that are neither realistic nor abstract, but rather are ‘emblematic,’ showing the real center of the living creature or the scene before me.” She adds, “But sometimes I just like coloring.”

“Waterfall Top, Marymere Falls” by Ken Dvorak
“RUST” by Kate Loveland

The Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents the exhibition “Inner landscape” featuring artists Ken Dvorak and Katherine Loveland. Two award-winning photographers present nature’s blessing in a distinguished manner. Through their art, the viewer will be guided into their inner landscape. A river or a creek runs through it (with apologies in Norman Maclean and Isaac Walton). Ken’s March window in the Blue Whole Gallery is a walk through the waters of Montana and Washington’s Olympic Peninsula.  On the rivers of Montana Ken learned “meditation of the cast, a ritual of “10&2”, mending the line, and “reading” the river.  Scouting the river and the creeks of the Olympic Peninsula he found inspiration in the waterfalls, the river, and creek beds and the months of the amazing river that empty into the Pacific. Katherine shares, “Art Is the Essence of Awareness,” John Galloway, Celtic poet. For both the artist and the viewer, art enables us to intertwine increased knowledge of our inner landscape with what we can know and see. My photography depicts abstract views of nature rather than realistic ones so that there is greater opportunity to know all of one’s self.

“Game On!”

The Olympic Theatre Arts Center at 414 N Sequim Avenue presents “Game On!” from 5:30-6:30 p.m. which is a free, kid themed performance revolving around Shakespeare and games that were popular during his time or mentioned in his plays. Olympic Theatre Young Thespians, ages 8-13, will recite lines from Shakespeare’s plays while demonstrating swordplay, leapfrog, stool ball and archery. They will demonstrate moves of chess, cribbage, dice, as well as showing examples of the games All Hid, All Hid, Bo Peep and Muss. After reciting lines and demonstrating all of the games, the children will invite the audience to play. Doors open at 5:15. First Friday at OTA is always free to the public, where the snack and beverage bar will be open.

Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street are hosting the music of Bread and Gravy during the Art Walk.

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media, 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.

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Hearts with Art for Red Themed February 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Hearts with Art for Red Themed February 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

To have heart, you need art! An evening filled with love, lots of live music, red apparel, passionate pursues, warm hearts, the virtues of fine wine, and sweet treats. February’s First Friday Art Walk Sequim embraces RED as the theme color that represents heartfelt forte, vehement affection, driven leadership, active endeavors, and intense jubilation. It is also National Wear Red Day to increase awareness of heart health. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to decorate and dress in all shades of red from blush to burgundy for the evening out on the town.

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. 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.

During the January 3 Art Walk, the community played “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Disco Trophy Hustle” Mystery Game co-hosted by Cedarbrook Lavender & Herb Farm and First Friday Art Walk Sequim and written by Renne Emiko Brock. Mister Marcus Mimas, the League of Dance Band Lobbyist, is who did the crime and our winner was Carole Calderwood of Sequim! Thank you to our suspects, CaptainCrystal Stout, Jeff Perry, Emily Westcott, Brian St. Ours, Lara Starcevich, Michelle Noonan, Scotland Noonan, and Matthew Gomez! Thank you for prizes from Cedarbrook Lavender Farm, Wind Rose Cellars, Dungeness Kids Co., Rainshadow Cafe, Peninsula Taproom, Sequim Community Makerspace, Design2Scan3D, and The Bag Ladies of Sequim, WA!

2020 “Whodunnit Downtown?” Suspects
Mister Marcus Mimas is Whodunnit!

Special Events on February 7:

Ted Lund’s wood turning

Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop has their ribbon cutting Grand Opening in their new location at 4:30 PM right before the Sequim Art Walk at 120 W Washington St. With refreshments, visit their featured artist Ted Lund. Ted’s turned wood creations are made from salvaged maple, madrone, and fruitwood trees from the Sequim area. His proceeds from the sale of these items go the local Kiwanis Club, for projects benefitting children.

Just in Tyme

Olympic Theatre Arts welcomes Just in Tyme at 5:30 PM at 414 N Sequim Avenue. In 2005, Sandi Lockwood found her living in Sequim without a keyboard orchestra, so she re-designed herself and skills to create a live band, Just in Tyme. “At OTA we will be featuring songs from our latest CD which include popular hits from early Rock & Roll, R & B, Pop, and Latin Favorites,” said Rich Crowell. “Rich vocal harmonies and dazzling arrangements abound.” First Friday at OTA is always free to the public, where the snack and beverage bar will be open. Just in Tyme Band bios:

Mary Charles is a singer, song writer, and author. Throughout the years, she has had the privilege of studying under many teachers who were instrumental in showing her the incredible music paths that nurtured her desire to become a voice in her time. When one is to hear her sing, it has been said that she has a passionately distinct “sound” that sets her apart from all others as her voice reaches a place in the listener and touches the soul. Since Mary’s musical style stems from many genre’s, singing with the band ‘Just In Tyme’, where she plays congas on occasion, was a wonderful connection for the next musical progression in her life.

Debra Davis’ musical experiences began in her own family, where growing up they sang together the hymns and gospel songs in church choirs and as duos and trios. As her voice matured she was often tapped for school and community programs. But you can’t confine that sweet voice to a choir. So off she traveled with various R&B and Blues bands to play the Seattle nightclub scene. When asked for a comment about herself now, she coyly offered, ”I feel so blessed being in this eclectic group that allows for vocalizing in All genre’s.”

Rich Crowell began pickin’ and grinnin’ at 13. Catching the wave of surf music, the British Invasion, blues, R&R, he traveled through Arizona and Northern California playing with dance bands. He switched from guitar to bass in college and spent the next few decades playing bass in jazz combo’s. He went back to guitar 2000 and has enjoyed gigging in many styles and genre’s.

Sandi Lockwood began her musical career as a pianist at age 4 and added organ at 6yrs. She had no idea where it would lead. Always ready to try something new and surprising, her delight rested upon the emerging synthesizer/keyboard. In 1985 she aligned herself with the progressives at Yamaha Int’l Keyboards who provided her opportunities to grow. Whereupon she engaged in a new musical entity: a Keyboard Orchestra. “Think a full symphonic orchestra with all sounds coming from digital synth keyboards. We wrote our own music and arrangements as well as receiving music from arrangers around the country.” She led many youth and adult orchestras in CA.

“Calmness” by Shirley Rudolf

The Shaky Barbers will bring to the Sequim Branch Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) at 630 North Sequim Avenue hosts the NOW (North Olympic Watercolorists) and live blues music by The Shaky Barbers. The music will begin at 6:30 PM, but come early to check out the new art on display and meet featured artists from North Olympic Watercolorists beginning at 6pm.  Refreshments will be served and limited library services will be available during this free after-hours event. The new Art in the Library exhibit features watercolor paintings by NOW (North Olympic Watercolorists) and will be on display from February 7 through June 1. Featured artists include D.R. Anderson, Beverly Beighle, Rita Heywood, Janet Flatley, Shirley Rudolf, Roger Huntley, Judy Larimore, John Wilkinson, and Lyn Conlan. The Shaky Barbers will share their unique, original music for the lap steel guitar inspired by Hawaiian ragtime, Klezmer, and pre-WWII blues.

“Unpredictability” by Carole Janda
“Tree for hope” by Ryoko Toyama

The Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents the exhibition “Climate Change”. From a little seabird caught between the needs of man and a changing ocean, to plastics, weather patterns, continuous melting at the earth’s end to a tree of hope, the Blue Whole Gallery Artists tell stories of the effects of climate change. This dynamic show where art is grounded in the stories of today and curated by Joyce Volmut and Jeannine Chappell.

Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave. will be sharing their collection of historic pictures during the month of February in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Gallery. In addition, wood Artist Bob Stipe will bring one of his kayaks to display. Bob, who was born in the old Sequim General Hospital, is retired from the Army and worked with wood for decades. He purchased patterns for the boats, milled some of his own wood, including maple from a tree that grew near the log cabin where he was raised, and completed 2 kayaks. After helping a friend complete another, Bob and daughter Staci are working on her kayak when she visits from Louisiana. 

Design2Scan3D at the Spruce Building, 207 W Spruce Street will continue with their “Platter Matter” series and offer a few curious folks a chance to glaze a platter at the studio. No prior experience necessary. Platters have been fired once and are ready for your artistic touch. Must sign a waiver to participate. Completed platters will be displayed and may be purchased at the March Art Walk.

The City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) invites you to the opening of the “Illuminations” exhibit and artists’ reception at the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street. The artists represented are:  Suzanne Anaya, Anna Blanchard, James Bowie, David Brownell, Kelcie Byrd, Diane Clementi, Sharon DelaBarre, Ines Epperson, Caryl Fallert-Gentry, Sally Franz, Rich Madeo, Melissa Mann, Mary Marsh, Bob Martinson, Evan Miller, Derek Moose, Vicki Naumann, Suzan Noyes-Mangold, Priscilla Patterson, Sally Raddock, Michael Reece, Melinda Reed, Morgan Stephenson, Ryoko Toyama, Anna Waldron, Nancy Wilcox, Sandy Wolf, and Igor Zusev.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts visual artist and designer Makayla DeScala. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she gains inspiration from the diverse and rugged landscape around her, drawing parallels between events in nature, like storms and seasons, with the human experience. Her newest collection of paintings will be featured at Wind Rose Cellars December-February and is a focused work on environmental cloudscapes. She explores variations in shape, tone, color and texture with the intent to showcase how they can alter and/or create mood and atmosphere. Primarily a painter working with acrylic paints and mediums, her pieces have been described as colorful and expressive. Simplicity, movement and color remain at the center of her work, making her collections versatile and desirable for various tastes. A graduate of Peninsula College’s Multimedia program, Makayla credits the skills she learned there as well as the relationships she formed, as being crucial to her success as an artist. She currently sits on the Multimedia advisory board as a way to give back and encourage a new generation of creatives. 

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media, 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.

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Silver, Black, and White Color Theme for January 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim with Seventh Annual “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Disco Trophy Hustle” Mystery Game

Silver, Black, and White Color Theme for January 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim with Seventh Annual “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Disco Trophy Hustle” Mystery Game

January 3 Art Walk Color Theme is SILVER with hints of black and white to celebrate the New Year filled with idealistic goals for the future, optimistic hope, and civic reflection. The sparkly color of silver represents shimmering thoughtfulness, honorable dedication, shiny aloft ideals, confident inclusion and equity, untarnished resilience, imaginative aspirations, and revolutionary receptiveness. 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. You can also solve the “Case of the Disco Trophy Hustle” at the 7th Annual Whodunnit Downtown? Mystery Game during January 3 Sequim Art Walk for a prize!

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. 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 3:

The Seventh Annual “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Disco Trophy Hustle” Mystery Game is a fun-filled evening where visitors engage with suspects and collect the clues about the suspects at various venues to solve the crime. Play the game for a chance to win a prize during the January 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim from 5:00 to 7:30 PM.

Our story is set on New Year’s Eve 1977, the polarizing fever of disco and “Star Wars” has gripped the nation and created division among friends and families. Apposing perspectives of rebellion to oppression and rogue, footloose behavior boil over during the Moonrise Club Disco Dance Tournament hosted by club owner Ms. Quinny Quartz. Steeped in competition, the dancers take to the checkerboard floor to battle for the mirror ball trophy while the anti-dancing crusaders clash to end this wicked disco fever. What syncopated force disrupted the infectious choreography as the large cash prize vanished along with the trophy? Force users, dancers, contradiction, and conflict hits the streets of Sequim as the search is on to shed luminescent light on the criminal who swiped the contest prize. Can you solve the mystery?

Starting at 5:00 PM, strut down the sidewalk to “Staying Alive” while visiting various Sequim First Friday Art Walk venues. Mingle with the suspects in our mystery game and discover why they might have stolen the Moonrise Club’s Mirror Ball Dance Trophy. Visitors and sleuths to the “Whodunnit Downtown?” and Sequim Art Walk are encouraged to dress in the theme colors of silver, black, and white, as well as, in 70’s era attire, disco duds, and “Star Wars” motivated costumes. It is not required, but dressing up makes the evening more fun and festive. You can solve this crime that will inspire balance and integrity by finding clues about the suspects of the “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Disco Trophy Hustle” at these local businesses: Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington St., Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St., Cedarbrook Lavender at 120 W Washington St., City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W Cedar St., Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington St., Peninsula Taproom at 210 W. Washington St., Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar St., Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St., That Takes the Cake at 171 W Washington St., and Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St.

“Whodunnit Downtown?” 2019 suspects

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” at Cedarbrook Lavender Farm Gift Shop at 120 W Washington St., 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 Seventh Annual “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Disco Trophy Hustle” Mystery Game is co-hosted by Cedarbrook Lavender & Herb Farm and First Friday Art Walk Sequim. You will find more details and a map at SequimArtWalk.com Can you solve this compelling mystery game? You are our only hope!

"Light thru July" by Ryoko Toyama
“Light thru July” by Ryoko Toyama

The City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) invites you to the opening of the “Illuminations” exhibit and artists’ reception at the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street. The artists represented are:  Suzanne Anaya, Anna Blanchard, James Bowie, David Brownell, Kelcie Byrd, Diane Clementi, Sharon DelaBarre, Ines Epperson, Caryl Fallert-Gentry, Sally Franz, Rich Madeo, Melissa Mann, Mary Marsh, Bob Martinson, Evan Miller, Derek Moose, Vicki Naumann, Suzan Noyes-Mangold, Priscilla Patterson, Sally Raddock, Michael Reece, Melinda Reed, Morgan Stephenson, Ryoko Toyama, Anna Waldron, Nancy Wilcox, Sandy Wolf, and Igor Zusev. Also in the Council Chambers there is the Art Talk on the Art Walk from 5:00 to 5:45 PM, artist Ross Brown will present “What is light and how it has become the subject in current art forms”. And, then, Open Jam from 6:00 to 8:00 PM for an informal gathering of people who like to make music! This is not an open mic event, but a True Jam meaning that we will all be playing the same song as a group.  The music with lyrics and chords will be provided. Any acoustical instruments are welcome, and if nothing else, bring your voice and a tambourine. 

roasted chestnuts

Design2Scan3D and Dungeness Chestnuts are teaming up at the Spruce Building, 207 W Spruce Street for the Sequim Art Walk.  Design2Scan3D will demonstrate how to create a stoneware platter using press molds and stamps created and printed in-house. Tools, stamps, and ceramics will be available for sale in the studio as well. Dungeness Chestnuts will welcome the New Year by hosting a chestnut roasting demonstration followed by chestnut sampling for those who’d like to try a roasted chestnut. There is a limited quantity of fresh and frozen chestnuts available for sale.

"Vessel I" by Mike McCollum
“Vessel I” by Mike McCollum

The Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents the gallery’s Second Juried Show and this time the show is focused on three dimensional art. The gallery had Mike McCollum, distinguished artist and art educator, as the juror. Mike McCollum stated, “The sculptures that were submitted were interesting, and in some cases very exciting. There was an overall sense of good craftsmanship and attention to detail. There was a wide selection of motifs and subject matter, ranging from figurative to abstract. There were varied materials used from wood to glass. All in all the sculptures I chose to be included in the exhibit offered an interesting and personal cross-section of 3-D art.” The artists in the show are John Bertholl, John Blackburn, Dale Blankenship, Ross Brown, Dia Calhoun, Linda Collins Chapman, Kathey Ervin, Susan Gansert Shaw, David Johannessohn, James Klein, Randy Raddock, Claudia Serafin, Chawn Vance, Sidney Westenskow, and Steve Wry.

paintings by Makayla DeScala

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts visual artist and designer Makayla DeScala. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she gains inspiration from the diverse and rugged landscape around her, drawing parallels between events in nature, like storms and seasons, with the human experience. Her newest collection of paintings will be featured at Wind Rose Cellars December-February and is a focused work on environmental cloudscapes. She explores variations in shape, tone, color and texture with the intent to showcase how they can alter and/or create mood and atmosphere. Primarily a painter working with acrylic paints and mediums, her pieces have been described as colorful and expressive. Simplicity, movement and color remain at the center of her work, making her collections versatile and desirable for various tastes. A graduate of Peninsula College’s Multimedia program, Makayla credits the skills she learned there as well as the relationships she formed, as being crucial to her success as an artist. She currently sits on the Multimedia advisory board as a way to give back and encourage a new generation of creatives. 

Crushwater
Crushwater

Starting at 7:00 PM at Wind Rose Cellars, live music with Crushwater who draw upon diverse musical influences in rock, punk, indie, folk, Latin, and Americana music to create original, high-energy rock filled with soaring melodies and unique lyrics.

Rainshadow Cafe at 157 W Cedar St. is hosting a musical performance by Olympic Generations (OGz). 

Patty Davis

Olympic Theatre Arts welcomes Patty Davis leading an evening of Karaoke at 5:30 PM at 414 N Sequim Avenue. According to the Huffington Post, “Karaoke is a Japanese word which means ’empty orchestra’, but there’s nothing empty about it.”Join professional singer and performer Patty Davis for a fabulous evening of Karaoke. Bring your voice and let’s have fun! First Friday at OTA is always free to the public, where the snack and beverage bar will be open.

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media, 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.

January is Silver
January 2012 – Art Walk Color Theme was SILVER!

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Friendly and Glittery Gold and Festive Theme for December 6 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Friendly and Glittery Gold and Festive Theme for December 6 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

December 6 Art Walk Color Theme is GOLD and all that glimmers brilliantly! 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 radiant friendships, admiration, prosperity, superb festivities, rekindled optimism, 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. Enjoy the Holiday Stroll among the downtown venues and visit with Santa!

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. 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 on December 6:

Several of our First Friday Art Walk Sequim venues are part of the Sequim Holiday Stroll and Sale happening from 4 to 7 as well. This includes a jolly photo-op with Santa & Mrs. Clause and free candy canes at Forage Gifts &  Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington St. Gather “Night Before Christmas” books signed by Santa from Dungeness Kids Co. at 163 W Washington St. Play “Elk on the Shelf” throughout town and visit Santa’s Reindeer at Coastal Farm & Ranch.

Rainshadow Cafe at 157 W Cedar St. is participating in the Holiday Stroll with giving away mini hot chocolate sippers and hosting live music with “Bread and Gravy” from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. 

The City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission invite the public to the Sequim Civic Center for the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Reception and “Tie One On” exhibit at 152 W Cedar St. The artists represented are Lora Armstrong, Nancy Booth, Jane Burkey, Jeannine Chappell, Patrick Clark, Sharon DelaBarre, Leslie Dickson, Penny Dorothy, Marilynn Evans, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Cindy Fullwiler, Fumie Gage, Anne Grasteit, Eva Kozun, Ernie Kozun, Allyne Lawson, Melissa Mann, Bob Martinson, Debra Olson, Priscilla Patterson, Marcedes Perry-Baar, Susan Schneider, Gloria Skovronsky, Ryoko Toyama, and Sandy Wolf. 

“The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass: Beach Comber's Edition: Finding, Collecting, Identifying, and Using the Ocean's Most Beautiful Stones” by Mary Beth Beuke
“The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass: Beach Comber’s Edition: Finding, Collecting, Identifying, and Using the Ocean’s Most Beautiful Stones” by Mary Beth Beuke

That Takes The Cake at 171 W Washington St. is hosting the Sequim Creatives and Educators Book Signing with Mary Beth Beuke, Renne Emiko Brock, Kelly Griffith, Marina Shipova, and Lara E. Starcevich from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. At this book buying and signing event, you will discover “The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass: Beach Comber’s Edition: Finding, Collecting, Identifying, and Using the Ocean’s Most Beautiful Stones” by Mary Beth Beuke with expert advice for first-time seekers start new collections and veteran hunters who want to learn more—from California to Cape Cod, from the Gulf Coast to the Pacific Northwest, and around the world.

“action-packed superheroes: your guide to revealing and utilizing your superpowers” by Renne Emiko Brock
“action-packed superheroes: your guide to revealing and utilizing your superpowers” by Renne Emiko Brock

“action-packed superheroes: your guide to revealing and utilizing your superpowers” by Renne Emiko Brock teaches through color and action how to communicate your unique, authentic motivation, zeal, and mission to be productive, successful, and encouraging superhero.

"After Words" by Kelly Griffith
“After Words” by Kelly Griffith

“After Words: Cultivating peace, purpose and beauty in the aftermath of tragedy” by Kelly Griffith recounts her family’s difficult and remarkable journey from grief and new normal to happiness and gratitude.

“Fine Art Photography” by Marina Shipova

“Fine Art Photography”, “The Art of Steampunk – Every Picture Tells a Story”, and “The Art of Fantasy – Whimsical Fairytale Illustrations” by Marina Shipova and she says “. Classic art has always been the anchor and core of my artistic journey. I find myself in a world where the digital canvas is infinitely flexible, a conduit for limitless possibilities, upended in multiple dimensions and unified by apps and technologies.”

“The Lost and Unfortunately Found Erotic Memoirs of Flora Ludmilla” by Lara E. Starcevich

by Lara E. Starcevich “The Lost (and unfortunately found) Erotic Memoirs of Flora Ludmilla: by Flora Ludmilla” by Lara E. Starcevich is a lark in this ‘tell-all’ expose of epic proportions, Flora Ludmilla bares all in this seething, self-pleasuring confessional that pushes the envelope of good taste. You can learn a lot from these local authors. Brock, Griffith, Shipova, and Starcevich teach and work at Peninsula College, including art, multimedia, and drama, and Beuke travels the world to teach about sea glass treasures. Their books can delight your eyes, tickle your funny bone, tug at your heartstrings, and inspire your soul. Also, get artistic cupcake treats at the award-winning That Takes The Cake while you stroll on the Art Walk.

Makayla DeScala painting collage
Makayla DeScala painting collage

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts visual artist and designer Makayla DeScala. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she gains inspiration from the diverse and rugged landscape around her, drawing parallels between events in nature, like storms and seasons, with the human experience. Her newest collection of paintings will be featured at Wind Rose Cellars December-February and is a focused work on environmental cloudscapes. She explores variations in shape, tone, color and texture with the intent to showcase how they can alter and/or create mood and atmosphere. Primarily a painter working with acrylic paints and mediums, her pieces have been described as colorful and expressive. Simplicity, movement and color remain at the center of her work, making her collections versatile and desirable for various tastes. A graduate of Peninsula College’s Multimedia program, Makayla credits the skills she learned there as well as the relationships she formed, as being crucial to her success as an artist. She currently sits on the Multimedia advisory board as a way to give back and encourage a new generation of creatives. 

Xmas by Terri Biondolino
“Xmas” by Terri Biondolino

At 129 W Washington St, the Blue Whole Gallery’s exhibition is inspired by the Beatles, John Lennon classic song IMAGINE. Calling on their wealth of imagination for their works, the artists of the Blue Whole Gallery will display in this group show. All the members will be Co-curators, Lynne Armstrong and Mary Franchini, have worked together curating the gallery and sharing ideas and creative endeavors for many years. Enjoy the exciting windows curated by two veteran artists. The community is invited to the free opening reception. Meet the artists, check the Gift Gallery, and participate in a surprise raffle

Design2Scan3D and Dungeness Chestnuts are teaming up at the Spruce Building, 207 W Spruce Street for the Sequim Art Walk.  Design2Scan3D will host a holiday bazaar in the studio featuring unique stoneware gift items under $10. Dungeness Chestnuts will offer both roasted and fresh chestnuts for sale as well as our popular Chestnut Crunch Caramel Corn that sold out during last month’s Art Walk. Stop by and shop their unique gifts and try something new.

"Raven's Gold" by Mary Hughes of NOW
“Raven’s Gold” by Mary Hughes of NOW

Harbor Audiology and Hearing Center at 538 N 5th Avenue hosts members of NOW (North Olympic Watercolorists which is located across the street from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. In addition to original art hanging, there will be also small prints, miniatures, greeting cards, Christmas ornaments, so on, which would make great stocking stuffers. 

Olympic Theatre Arts welcomes Cheryl Bell and Jason Paul for an evening of musical variety at 5:30 PM at 414 N Sequim Avenue. Cheryl Bell has always loved singing and is enjoying bringing her sultry, provocative vocals to many musical styles. You can follow her on Facebook at Cheryl Bell Vocalist. Jason Paul is a guitarist and vocalist. Since moving to the Olympic Peninsula his musical talents include classical, jazz, pop, country, and rock & roll. He performs as a soloist and in concert with fellow musical talent here on the Olympic Peninsula. From Latin to Country these two perform an entertaining blend of music you are sure to enjoy! First Friday at OTA is always free to the public, where the snack and beverage bar will be open.

“The Yellow Brick Road Scarf” by Jan Tatom

Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 W Cedar St. hosts a fiber art exhibition by Jan Tatom and is featuring four Sequim authors book signing and. The local authors are Iconic Pioneer Photographer Ross Hamilton, Katherine Vollenweider, Barbara Paschal, and Teresa Schoeffel-Lingvall.

Jan Tatom is a local fiber artist who is ever inspired by the spectacular colors and textures of nature. Whether it’s the incredible colors of the seasons, or the snow-capped Olympic Mountains, nature is always providing a wonderland of texture and color that Jan loves to mimic in her artistic creations. Her artistry is expressed in the form of wearable art, including hand-woven, knitted, and felted items; garments constructed from purchased fabrics; wall hangings; and utilitarian art.

Katherine Vollenweider joins the Sequim Museum crew and will be aboard to sign her book, “Images of America, Sequim – Dungeness Valley”. This book presents our local history as a continuum – through the people, the natural resources, and how both have contributed to the communities we see today. Meticulously researched, methodically cited, and imminently quotable, Vollenweider reveals the origins and roles of locations, dates, places, and names that are almost forgotten except on vintage maps. Always looking for the answers, she shows how commerce and development linked to create an economy. In her research, Vollenweider unearthed the mystery as to how and by whom New Dungeness was initially funded and the true people who commissioned the Dungeness Wharf.  All of this material became available in the early 2000’s due to digitizing of newspapers, books, government records and more. Katherine was the Sequim Museum & Arts Registrar from 2002 -2004, its’ Director from 2004 – 2010; started the Sequim Archives at the museum; serves as an Advisor to  the Museum Board of Trustees; Seattle Power Squadron grant writer; and has recently started assembling maritime photography of vessels and fisheries of the last 40 years. 

Barbara Paschal has written two Children’s Books: “Stampy and Friends” and ” Stories for Stampy”. Combined in the two volumes she has written 15 short gentle tales of animals from giraffes to puppies to ladybugs as well as small children. The two books are illustrated with 150 of Barbara’s original colorful and imaginative watercolor paintings. They were originally written for a wonderful child she was helping at the Sequim Boys and Girls Club. Barbara named the Teddy Bear on the cover and in some of the stories “Stampy”.  Barbara is a retired Physical Therapist and love’s watercolor painting, writing and helping others in the community. She is grateful for the opportunity to share her books so they may be enjoyed by other children and help them with reading.

Teresa Schoeffel-Lingvall, great granddaughter of one of the first to discover the Olympic Hot Springs, authored a book of the history of this local phenomenon. Beautiful old pictures are on every page giving the reader a clear view of the area and its development. The resort remains strongly in our memories and the hot water still bubbles out of the ground.

2019 “Whodunnit Downtown?”

Be prepared for the 2020 Seventh Annual “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Disco Trophy Hustle” Mystery Game is a fun-filled evening where visitors engage with suspects and collect the clues about them at various venues to solve the crime for a chance to win a prize during the January 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim from 5:00 to 7:30 PM. The mystery game is set in 1977 on New Year’s Eve and is Co-Hosted by Cedarbrook Lavender & Herb Farm and Renne Emiko Brock. Visitors and sleuths to the “Whodunnit Downtown?” and Sequim Art Walk are encouraged to dress in the theme colors of silver, black, and white, as well as, in 70’s era attire, disco duds, and Star Wars motivated costumes. It is not required, but dressing up makes the evening more fun and festive. Discover details at SequimArtWalk.com closer to game time in January. Can you solve this mystery?

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media, 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.

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