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

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

June 7

5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Venues in Sequim WA


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

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Visit online at SequimArtWalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art.

Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

Special events for June 7:

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

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

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

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

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

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

From 5:30 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. has fabulous live music with Reckless Dove!

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing your favorite songs with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Some dancing is encouraged too.

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. has unique art including glass, pottery, illustration, and photography of local artists. You can also find artful, creative tea blends, colorful and fun teapots and cups, and cheerful culinary gifts.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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