May 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Aqua Color Theme Celebrates the Sequim Irrigation Festival “Mountains to Shore, Whatever You are Looking For”

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

May 3, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

The Sequim Irrigation Festival “where water is wealth” motto inspires the AQUA color theme celebrating cultivation and culture during the May 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim. The color aqua expresses responsible, sustainable elements of cool fresh water, abundant salty seas, renewing rain, and bright sunny skies. Art and music inspired by our natural resources, creativity, positive partnerships, and revolutionary ideas are included in the May Art Walk.

For the Sequim Irrigation Festival besides wearing the color theme of Aqua, everyone is encouraged to consider “the rich history of irrigation in Sequim has given us the gift of sustainable life as we celebrate 129 years in 2024 with Mountains to Shore, Whatever You are Looking For.” Explore the creative and friendly events for all ages during the the two weeks of the festival at

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 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 May 3:

La Petite Maison Blanche at 213 E Washington St. is celebrating their 1st Anniversary Party during the Sequim Art Walk! Come by and enjoy Welly’s the best real fruit ice-cream from Port Angeles. La Petite Maison Blanche features uniquely curated gifts and festive treats throughout the shop and hear live music with Kate Lily.

At the Sequim Museum & Arts, 544 N. Sequim Avenue in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery, please visit Barb Falk’s exhibition “The Art of Tranquility”. Barb’s mixed media paintings are a delicate balance of warm and cool tones that bring calmness, peacefulness, and joy. She has a strong connection with the great outdoors being raised in a small rural area and a deep love of nature. Her 36 years of mixing painting medium and techniques reveal the contour, color, and composition flexibility and best features each medium has to offer.

The A. Milligan Art Studio & Gallery at 520 N. Sequim Ave 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.

Come join us for some tasty bites and refreshments and take in this delightful show while visiting with friends and meet the artists who are happy to discuss their pieces with you. Also 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 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 Gianna Andrews. Gianna’s art is inspired by her love for the natural world. When she isn’t out exploring nature, she is painting in her studio nestled between the mountains and the sea on the Olympic Peninsula. She shares, “Though my love of nature has been there since day one, I didn’t find art until I sustained a mountain biking accident resulting in a broken back. Confined to a hard plastic back brace for months, I spent my recovery at the easel, painting my favorite nature scenes instead of exploring them. Since then, painting has not only evolved into my biggest passion, but a thriving art career. By sharing my art and story with the world, I hope to inspire others to reach for their dreams while protecting the planet we call home.”

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features the “Blossoming Futures: A Garden of Possibilities” exhibition with Molly White and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula fundraising effort. What do kids and art have in common? Both need to be nurtured to grow.  With loving guidance, determination and patience, wonderful people and art emerge. Molly White is excited to be partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs. “As a retired teacher of young children, I love sharing the windows with The Boys & Girls Clubs,” states White, “Children are our future and I love and have always loved helping them grow into thoughtful, kind, problem solving adults. Art was always a big part of my instruction as well!” Molly still nurtures everything around her. Her animals, garden and grandson are now her benefactors. Her love of art and her subject matter comes through in the colorful whimsy and spirit seen in her paintings. She is a master in pastels, acrylics or oil.

The artists at Blue Whole Gallery will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of selected works to the Boys & Girls Clubs throughout May. The Boys & Girls Clubs provide essential services to children 18 and under. While in a safe and nurturing environment, the Clubs offer various programs during the summer that focus on child development as well as academic enrichment keeping kids on track for the next school year. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula is a great partner and mentor for our community’s children. Join the artists of Blue Whole Gallery in supporting their efforts during the month of May.

Pacific Mist Books at 122 West Washington Street hosts a book signing with local author Mary Oquendo, an education coach at Pawsitive Educational Training, and author of the sweet book, “A Spirited Life” which will be featured during the Sequim Art Walk. “A Spirited Life” chronicles the life of Spirit, Mary’s indomitable husky, as he navigates early health issues and becomes an instant sensation wherever he goes. 

Wild Goddess Brews-n-Bites at 145 E Washington Street Suite D has small bites, salads, dips, and boards. Have a comfy seat and enjoy a wide selection of beverages along with delightful live music.

From 5:30 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. has fabulous live music with 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 features talented artist Mahina Hawley.

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 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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