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

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

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

June 7

5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Venues in Sequim WA

www.sequimartwalk.com

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

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

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

Special events for June 7:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.sequimartwalk.com

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 https://irrigationfestival.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

March 1, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Venues in Sequim WA

SequimArtWalk.com

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

The March theme color is green with glowing lights to celebrate our Sequim sunshine even at night. Unearth an evening filled with green apparel and glow-in-the-dark adornment that hints of promising starts, spring sprouting, revitalized good fortune, and motivated anticipation. Green represents new ideas, wellness, youthful pursuits, generous support, nurturing natures, and eternal good spirits. You will discover newfangled art, sun inspired events, and imaginative folks supporting the option to decorate and dress in all shades of green while you stroll on the town with friends.

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

The First Friday Art Walk Sequim creates cultural vitality that is financially sound for a population and improves the quality of life in a community. The hope is that Sequim will become a destination for creative pursuits and products. A thriving arts community benefits all businesses that in turn support artists, educators, and cultural institutions. Thank you for joining us on the Art Walk!

Special events for March 1:

The 5th annual Sequim Sunshine Festival starts on Friday with lots of interactive and sunny activities around town! Check out all happenings at https://www.visitsunnysequim.com/263/Sequim-Sunshine-Festival

For the Sequim Sunshine Festival at 5:10 PM, join us for the Jamestown S’Klallam Presentation: Tribal Member Mackenzie Grinnell tells the story of “Why it is Always Sunny in Sequim” on the Civic Center Plaza at Totem Pole at 152 W. Cedar Street. 

Explore the Interactive Light Experience by Ross A. Brown at the Garden Clubhouse at Pioneer Memorial Park at 387 East Washington Street for the Sunshine Festival. Join us for this custom-built interactive environment that blends art and science encouraging visitors to look at light as an artistic design element and the physical properties of light. 

From 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olympic Theatre Arts Gathering Hall at 414 N Sequim Avenue, enjoy a free concert by the Navy Band Northwest Popular Music Group’s 5-piece band.

Learn more about the 2024 Sunshine Festival Poster Artist from her bio on the festival webpage: Mary Lewis is a Pacific Northwestern woman, wife, and mother living in Sequim Washington. She loves nature and finds most of her inspiration in it. “I have been a lifelong creator, crafter and artist enjoying many mediums throughout the years. I am passionate about utilizing materials that would otherwise end up in the trash and turning them into something beautiful. 

“For the last few years, I have focused on using upcycled magazines as my principle medium. I incorporate techniques stemming from creating mosaics, stained glass, collage, and painting. Colors and patterns are cut out of magazines into pieces and glued together into a “mosaic.”

“As an upcycled magazine artist I chose to do somewhat of a direct representation of the Sunshine Festival and its most popular events, with the sun of course being the focal point.   Sunshine is something the entire community looks forward to seeing more of after a long winter.  

“One of the most popular events, the Sun Fun Color Run, is represented by shoe prints and brightly colored rays behind the sun. Not only do Color Run participants wear bright colors but they get color blasted along the running course. 

The music notes in the sky are a dual representation of live musical performances that take place throughout the day and the soundtrack of the drone show that happens once the sun goes down.”

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. has the “Here Come Spring!” with Marilyn Hiestand and John Bertholl. Blue Whole Gallery is very ready for spring. Enough with the cold, snowy, wet weather! Marilyn’s mediums range from watercolors to silk painting. Once a resident of Hawaii, Marilyn now enjoys having 4 seasons in her year and she loves spring. “With the hope of spring, I start thinking about flowers, greenery and blue sky.” Her display in March contains all of these, rendered in watercolor, collage and silk painting.

Spring is highly anticipated in Alaska, where John Bertholl spent over 60 years. When he moved to Sequim 10 years ago, he got “hooked” on working with driftwood. “I have experimented with resin and dyes. Combining the two processes, reveals the grain and form of the wood, producing a new and exciting art form.”

At the Sequim Museum & Arts, 544 N. Sequim Avenue in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery, visit the “Inspiration/Exploration” a traveling SAQA Exhibition. Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt: “a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.” 

Pacific Mist Books at 122 West Washington Street is hosting an evening of poetry readings with Jaiden Dokken! They will be selling their poetry zines and some other written goodies. Jaiden Dokken (they/them) is a writer, reader, ceramicist, stamp-carver, and illustrator. They are an Editor and Reader for Perennial Press and are currently serving as Clallam County’s first Poet Laureate. Pacific Mist Books shares the love of reading and offers an eclectic mix of new and vintage books, cards, and gifts including local authors and artists.

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

The A. Milligan Art Studio & Gallery at 520 N. Sequim Ave. will be featuring the artworks of Cat Stanfield and Pat Warner. Join us in the Main Gallery for some tasty bites and refreshments as you journey into the thoughts and moods of place and expression in the abstract works of our two featured artists. Cat has been an artist since childhood. She studied Fine Arts and Interior Design at the Design Institute of San Diego. Her work as a professional model with the Elite Model Agency took her to New York City and Paris, where she was immersed in the beautifully sophisticated world of high fashion and design; all of which influence the appealing modern aesthetic apparent in her current works. Her ‘SeaRenity” collection is a series of original mixed media abstract expressionism. Living close to the water in San Diego and now in the Pacific Northwest, Cat says of her collection, “I have a deep appreciation for the awe-inspiring beauty, vastness and energy of the ocean. Its power seems infinite and eternal.”

Pat Warner is an engineer by trade and an artist by heart. She is originally from Massachusetts, but now enjoys her home in Sequim. She also paints her abstracts in an expressionist manner, though her methods and results differ from her fellow exhibitor. Her self-immersed approach to painting involves layering, scraping, using various found tools and her fingers to manipulate her surfaces and materials. Her works are based on real and imagined landscapes and her creations have an organic, familiar feel. Pat says, “I’m influenced by the connections in nature; how colors, shapes and textures connect and how these all combine to make a connection with my viewer.”

While you’re visiting the gallery, you’re invited to take a look around the corner into Anne Milligan’s pastel studio to see what’s new on the easel this month; and view some of her finished pieces on display in the digital studio. The A. Milligan Art Gallery is across from the High School, between the Olympic Theatre Arts Center and the Sequim Museum and Arts Center. Many thanks to the Sequim Museum for graciously offering the designated parking area on the south side of their building for any overflow parking.

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

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

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features local and regional gifts and treats from around the area. Check out their unique creations full of Pacific Northwest and Sequim pride.

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

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

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

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

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

La Petite Maison Blanche at 213 E Washington St. features pastel artist Susan Kuznitsky with uniquely curated gifts and festive treats throughout the shop.

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

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

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

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

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

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

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

December 1, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Venues in Sequim WA

SequimArtWalk.com

December 1 Sequim Art Walk Color Theme is GOLD and all that glimmers brightly with hope! Gold is the color of our star Sol as we celebrate the Winter Solstice and the return of the sun during December. The impressive, shiny color of gold represents rekindled optimism, superb festivities, admiration, prosperity, kindhearted deeds, and lifelong fellowships. As you enjoy an evening on the town with family, friends, and guests who join our welcoming community, you will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of gold or glittery interpretations of this festive time of year to celebrate happiness, harmony, and hope. Ugly holiday sweaters are most welcome!

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

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

Special Events for December 1:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pacific Mist Books at 122 West Washington Street shares the love of reading and offers an eclectic mix of new and vintage books, cards, and gifts including local authors and artists. Kick off December and the Christmas season with a bountiful abundance of Nutcracker themed books and holiday cheer! Laurel Herrera of the Sequim Ballet, will be sharing her knowledge of the origins and transformation of the famous Nutcracker ballet, as well as homemade goodies! Stop by and celebrate with some Christmas cheer!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thank you very much!

water way landscape quilt with multicolored clouds and orange sun

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

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

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

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

August 4, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Locations in Sequim

www.SequimArtWalk.com

Special events for August 4:

“Sequim Granary” by Norma Herbold

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

“Granary” by Peggy St. George

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

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

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

Anne Milligan in her studio

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

“Blue Mood Rising” by John Bertholl

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

“Margie’s Lavender Farm” by Doc Pangborn

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

Emma Gockerell pointillism

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

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

“Kayak” by Diane-Fatzinger

Pacific Mist Books at 122 West Washington Street is hosting local poet Dianne Lynn Knox and her newest collection of poems, “Red Hot Pepper” and local artist Diane Fatzinger of Sticks ‘N Stones Designs with her delightful Wee Pebble Art! Pacific Mist Books shares the love of reading and offers an eclectic mix of new and vintage books, cards, and gifts including local authors and artists.

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

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

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

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

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

“Peace by the Pond” by Mary B. Truly

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your support!

Blue skies with pink plum blossoms by Renne Emiko Brock

April 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Blooms and Takes Flight with a Spring Pink Theme

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

April 7, 2023 5:00 to 8:00 PM

Various Locations Around Sequim

SequimArtWalk.com

April 7 Art Walk Color Theme is PINK! Spring flaunts hope and high spirits with the return of bright flowers and fluttering feathered friends as April’s First Friday Art Walk Sequim bursts with PINK as the theme color that represents congenial care, productive promises, encouragement, sweet delight, supportive strength, and kind, comforting assurance. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in all spring shades of pink from strong burgundy to soft blush for the evening out on the town.

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

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

Special events for April 7:

It’s time for the BirdFest BirdQuest Game! You can play BirdFest-BirdQuest which runs April 1 to 30 and is sponsored by Sequim-Dungeness Chamber of Commerce. During the First Friday Art Walk and throughout April, you can find these fine art feathered friends at several locations. BirdFest-BirdQuest: a fun free game for everyone that brings together high school students, merchants, and the community to support the Olympic Bird Festival and encourages shopping locally. www.OlympicBirdFest.org Find and match 15 or more of the 20 bird bird-sculptures created by Carmen Maxwell’s Sequim High School students to the business where they are hidden. You can vote for your favorite student bird sculpture too! Game cards available at and can be returned to each of the participating merchants and the Sequim Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center at 1192 E Washington St. by Noon on April 30, 2023. Winners need not to be present for the Grand Prize Drawings or People’s Choice Awards. Questions? 360-683-6197 or info@SequimChamber.com

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features Keith and Kryztyna Ross of Keith’s Frame of Mind. He will be showing his new venture which is a children’s book and plush toy set called “The Rescue of Eddie & Elliot, A Bald Eaglet Adventure”.  It tells the story of the eaglet rescue here in Sequim and their adventure back to the nest. Guests will be able to place preorders at the event. This is great topic for April during our birding month with the coming of the Bird Festival and Birdfest Birdquest Game.

Me & Charlie by Molly Omann

Molly Omann’s “Driftwood Creations” will be exhibited in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave. Molly Omann, a local driftwood sculptor, will be featured at the Sequim Art Museum this month. Her stunning pieces are created from local driftwood. Included in the display are a life size cougar, named for the famous Disney movie, Charlie the Lonesome Cougar, which was filmed here on the Olympic Peninsula. Ron Brown, the star of the film, resided here in Sequim and was a dear friend of the artist. Historical pictures from the filming will be part of the display.

Fisher King by Molly Omann

A second life like sculpture, the Fisher King, depicts an eagle snatching his catch from the Dungeness River. This piece, which was recently featured in the Sequim Gazette, was created using epoxy resin for a river base with actual Dungeness River rocks embedded in the complex pour. The life size eagle is splashing into the river with his talons wrapped around a fish. A photo display of Omann’s multiple driftwood sculptures will also be on exhibit.

Perfect Imperfection by Hank Izley

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features the “Eye of the Beholder” Exhibit featuring artists Photographer Hank Izley and Kiln-formed glass artist Sheri Cox Wetstine. Hank Izley shares about his work, “I am a native of Washington State, spending all of my 74 years on this earth enjoying and photographing its beauty. I do not claim to have a well-trained eye, for the photos I capture. I truly believe it is a gift. It is my honor and privilege to share them. Art is in my genes, my poetry, my music, and my photography reflect this fact. Even my day job is artistic, as I sculpt metal into airplane parts. Lately, I have invented a brand-new way of presenting my photos. I have them printed on Metal, then I create End Frames. These are made from Exotic Wood and they include artistic sculpting that I do with my CNC router. This has never been done before to my knowledge. Now, instead of hanging these photos on the wall, they can be placed on the fireplace mantle or a tabletop.”

Fleur de Lis by Sheri Cox Wetstine

Sheri Cox Whetstine states, “Since 2006 I have been exploring the possibilities art glass offers, which seem limited only by my imagination. I love how a solid, flat piece of glass can be, merely by adding heat, transformed into a thing of beauty, either by intent or chance. I love the predictable unpredictability of warm glass. I can have an idea in mind and create specifically for the desired effect, but there are sometimes things that happen in the kiln which simply cannot be controlled. I can cut pieces of glass and arrange them with a specific design in mind, or I can put lots of random pieces together and let fate decide the outcome. There may be clean, precise lines and edges, or the glass can swirl and wave into whatever pattern it will, in organized chaos. I love to tackle new ideas and try new techniques and learn something daily. I continue to take classes and draw upon the expertise of others willing to share their knowledge. Each piece of glass is carefully thought out, designed, hand cut, assembled, fused, then slumped or draped (melted into or over a mold). Most pieces, whether large or small, have upwards of 80 hours invested in their creation. Each individual fusing process takes approximately 24 hours and reaches a peak temperature of 1700̊ F, depending on the process and a piece can be fused several times. The slumping or draping process also takes an average of 14 to 20 hours, sometimes much longer, and some pieces can take more than a week in the kiln. Oftentimes there are multiple tests of different colors of glass in the kiln to see how they look after firing before the final decision is made. And there are more failures than successes in the kiln. Each piece of glass is completely original as it is nearly impossible to recreate the same piece twice, no matter how hard I try!”

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts two local authors, Sandy Frykholm and Heidi Hansen during the art walk. Author Sandy Frykholm, whose titles include “The Drive in ’65”, a riveting memoir of her family’s trek across the North American continent from Alaska to the East Coast, as well as her newest release, “The Islands Call”, an exciting time-travel romp with just a smidgen of romance. 

Author Heidi Hansen and her new memoir, “Alice in Genderland”, an insightful story of one woman’s voyage of discovery with her transgendered husband. Heidi has also published two volumes of short stories, “Bitter Sweet” and “A Slice of Life”. Stop by and meet these icons of Sequim’s writing community and get your books signed.

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.

Paintings by Gloria Hancock

Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop at 120 W Washington Street hosts artist Gloria Hancock. She shares about her work, “I wear several hats, as most women do. I have so far navigated my life as a wife, widow, Mom, step-mom, adoptive mom, mother-in-law, grandma, aka Ama, and lastly, a great grandma to 5! In all of these stages-Art has been a constant companion. God has allowed me time to study and practice various mediums. I float from oil painting to watercolor or pastel, depending on my mood. Painting portraits is by far the most challenging and also the most rewarding. I give God thanks for my artist life! He gives everything I need to live my dream.”

“DarknessFalls” by Sarah Hurt
“Floaters” by Connie Drysdale

Peninsula ART Friends (PAF) has their artwork on display at Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. while enjoying award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits. New member Sarah Hurt is April’s Featured Artist, and she will have incredible collages on display. Participating artists are Beverly Beighle, Melissa Doyel, Connie Drysdale, Cecilia Olivera-Hillway, Roger Huntley, Sarah Hurt, Allyne Lawson, Jerri Moore, and Shirley Rudolf.  Please stop by to meet the artists during Artwalk who love to share with viewers their technique and style. 

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your support!

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

April is Pink
April 2012 – Art Walk Color Theme was PINK!

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Glimmering with Gold Theme for December 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Glimmering with Gold Theme for December 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

December 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Color Theme is GOLD and all that glimmers brightly from 5:00 to 8:00 PM!

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 superb festivities, admiration, prosperity, 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.

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 on December 2:

Juan de Fuca Harmony will be singing Christmas songs and carols around downtown. Juan de Fuca Harmony (formerly the Olympic Peninsula Men’s Chorus) recently became a mixed group and changed the chorus’s name to be welcoming to both women and men. The chorus has been gathering and singing around the Peninsula since 1983. The group is always looking for men and women who like to sing. The group is open to anyone who has an interest in learning to sing a cappella 4-part harmony regardless of age or prior singing experience. Juan de Fuca Harmony rehearses Tuesday evenings in the Sunland Golf Club Ballroom from 6:30pm – 8:30 PM. If you are interested, you can come by, listen, and see what they are about. For more into visit www.juandefucaharmony.org

“Peace” by Ryoko Toyama

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “All I Want for Christmas is…” Welcoming the holiday season, members of the gallery will fill the December windows with their wish-list artwork, from realistic to romantic with a touch of humor and joyous spirit. Barbara (Barb) Boerigter, a founding member, is busy curating this end-of-the-year group show, assisted by veteran artists, Janet Piccola and Mary Franchini. In addition, the annual Gift Gallery with a special holiday display is showcased in the main galley for December.

“That Vase!” by Mary Franchini

Barbara Boerigter states, “‘What are you going to do with THAT?’ My husband has asked me this when I’d bring home another ‘dumpster’ treasure and put it in my studio—which is overflowing with stuff! The answer, as I’d shake my head, would be ‘I don’t know’. And there it would sit with all the other stuff in a found object sculptor’s treasure chest. There are no boundaries when working with existing objects and this means lateral thinking, no literal. Finding beauty in discarded things that have had a previous life gives me great satisfaction. And I can sometimes give them another one.” 

“action-packed superheroes” by Renne Emiko Brock

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts Sequim artists Renne Emiko Brock, Diane Fatzinger, and Jean Wyatt. Renne Emiko Brock of “hue are you?” encourages, educates, and empowers people with color. Her book, “action-packed superheroes: your guide to revealing and utilizing your superpowers”, combines her lifetime of research and artmaking into a creative system to inspire people through color theory, transformative lessons, and confidence to articulate your passion to be your best self. Learn to use color communication, creativity, integrity, and fortitude because your intent and your action is how people appreciate you. Along with her book, Renne will have colorful superhero scarves / capes and gifts for the superhero in us all.

“Kayaking” by Diane Fazinger

Diane Fatzinger of Sticks ‘n Stones will have her original handmade art created using pebbles, driftwood, twigs, ferns, shells, and seaglass. Diane shares, “I like simplicity and I try to carry that over into my art. All my items are original and made with one-of-a-kind pieces hand-picked and hand-placed by me.”

delightful gifts by Jean Wyatt

Jean Wyatt of J Wyatt Art loves color and has a whimsical/story like style. She likes to create art that makes her smile and happy when looked at. It is meant to be colorful, fun, whimsical, unusual and often a little off beat. In recent years Jean has become immersed in the making of books, journals and boxes – unique gifts perfect for family, friends or a special treat for yourself. 

“Clay Pots of Morocco” by Anne Milligan

Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue hosts the Olympic Peninsula Art Association Members’ Art Show in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery. The annual Members’ Art Show & Sale runs December and January and demonstrates both the variety of media interests and the diversity in artistic talents of OPAA’s membership. Olympic Peninsula Art Association, OPAA (formerly Sequim Arts) is a nonprofit art organization located on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State since 1969. OPAA provides a forum where artists encourage each other and promote the understanding and appreciation of art for the benefit of members and the community by means of meetings, exhibits, demonstrations, newsletter, and various other educational programs.

At 5:00 PM, City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Reception at the Sequim Civic Center, located at 152 W. Cedar Street. The holiday tree will be decorated with ornaments created by local 4th grade students and there will be a reading some of the messages the 4th graders have written about “what brings them joy”.

Don Hancock by “Kaleidoscope Art

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. This month, Cedarbrook hosts artist Don Hancock and you can delight in his “Kaleidoscope Art” mesmerizing acrylic poured, fluid, abstract art.

New Venue on the Sequim Art Walk! Check out Christmas Collections by Sofie’s at 123 E Washington Street. It is full of holiday décor and look for our Elk on a Shelf Game here and all over Sequim!

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

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features amazing gift giving ideas that share how amazing our neck of the woods is. Forage is full of local artists and creations including tasty treats.

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

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

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

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or renneemiko@gmail.com

If you are an artist of any media or performing artist, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities.

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

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

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Art Beat Small Business Saturday Sales and Events on November 26, 2022 11 AM – 3 PM hosted by the Sequim pARTners

Art Beat Small Business Saturday Sales and Events on November 26, 2022 11 AM – 3 PM hosted by the Sequim pARTners

Celebrate creativity and collaboration with Art Beat Small Business Saturday by supporting local artists and Arts organizations you love! Enjoy artistic demonstrations, performances, and direct sales with artists on Saturday, November 26 in Sequim WA during our Hometown Holidays!

Art Beat Events on Saturday, November 26, 2022

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Gift Gallery and artists demonstrations at the Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St.

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Artists Market with Sea Glass Artists Mary Beth Beuke, and Fiber Artists Lynn Baritelle, Holly Bliss, Renne Emiko Brock, Jennifer Harris, Robin Nelson, and members of the North Olympic Shuttle and Spindle Guild during the Fiber Arts Festival “Interlaced Lore – Adventure, Fellowship, & Perseverance” exhibition final day at Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue. Enjoy fiber arts demonstrations and learn more about local artist groups too.

Throughout the day Artists of the Olympic Peninsula Art Association will be promoting their upcoming Members’ Art Show and members of the Sequim City Arts Advisory Commission events and projects around town.

West Coast Sea Glass jewelry by Mary Beth Beuke
felted stitched gift card holders by Robin Nelson
Jennifer Harris demonstrating needle felting

Partners include Blue Whole Gallery, First Friday Art Walk Sequim, North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival, Olympic Arts Theatre, Olympic Peninsula Art Association, Sequim City Arts Advisory Commission, Sequim Museum & Arts, and many more are welcome!

The Sequim pARTners meet every month to share plans and experiences to build connections, collaborative opportunities, and comradery between cooperative Arts nonprofits, educational groups, and creative businesses to support and further all of their collective goals and quality of life for our local community together.

Demonstrating interwoven and united connections in the Arts with several heART beats, Sequim pARTners logo by Renne Emiko Brock. It symbolizes our collaboration of different groups, the circles representing the importance of individuals along with the larger community, and plenty of capital As for Arts!

Small Business Saturday is an opportunity to support neighborhood enterprises with unique shopping experiences that contribute to our local economy. Look for the hashtag #ShopSmall and signage of participating businesses.

Choose Local Sequim When you purchase from locally owned businesses, more money stays in our community, providing better services and a more unique place to live. https://www.facebook.com/chooselocalsequim

Sequim Home Town Holidays at Centennial Place on the corner of Sequim Ave and Washington St. Each year Santa comes to downtown Sequim via horse-drawn carriage, historic tractor, or antique fire truck! Families can have their pictures taken with the man in red!

The festivities also mark “Small Business Saturday” and the local merchants will be enticing you to their shops to find all sorts of great gifts, stocking stuffers, hold raffles/contests as well as offer some refreshments! The evening will culminate in a tree-lighting ceremony where you can enter the “number of lights” contest where you might win a gift certificate to spend at a local business that night! Immediately after, there will be a lighted tractor parade organized by the Sequim Museum & Arts.

scarves by Renne Emiko Brock
September 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim with Imaginative Blue Theme

September 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim with Imaginative Blue Theme

September 2, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Locations in Sequim

www.SequimArtWalk.com

September 2 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. 

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 September 2:

Ryoko Tamaya

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. Inside the Civic Center, view from 5:00 to 8:00 PM in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery the juried exhibition “Pacific Northwest Wonder.”

David E.Young
Sue Young

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts author David Young and artist Sue Young. “Looking Through History’s Window”, a book written by 92-year-old Sequim Resident and retired university history professor David Young will have you on the edge of your seat as you peruse snippets of past events with little know details. Sue Young is showcasing her notecards and vintage book journals made of vintage fabric and original drawings. These are fun to collect or give as gifts.

From 5:00 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. has fabulous live music with OC!

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

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features local artists and inspired gifts by our state and the Olympic Peninsula.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits. At 6:00 PM, the Lost Trio will share smiles and music with the patrons at Wind Rose Cellars. They have some blues, some rock, some country, and did they mention blues?

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

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.

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “Time of harvest and Owls Book” with gourd artist Debbie Cain and painter Jeannine Chappell. Jeannine will also feature the newly released book “Owls: The Paintings of Jeannine Chappell.” Jeannine created these paintings over an eight-year period while living in the San Francisco Bay Area, and her models for the paintings were primarily owls living in wildlife rescue centers that are not able to survive in the wild. The book includes over 40 full-color reproductions along with her notes on each owl species and on her journey of discovering the joy of working with these birds. Owls contain powerful symbolism and became her healing companions after her 26-year-old son was killed by a drunk driver during the time she was creating the paintings.  The release of the book was postponed for two years during the COVID pandemic, and she is happy to now share it with the world. Her process involved photographing the owl, creating a drawing or watercolor based on the photographs, scanning that into the computer, and editing it in Photoshop.  

Through her masterpiece of gourd art, Debbie Cain describes the season of harvest in the Sequim area from a symbolic elk to the heart-warming lamp with a touch of autumn. Debbie shares, “When I did my first gourd about 20 years ago, I was totally captivated and very excited to explore the possibilities on this new 3D canvas. I began with wood burning and then was introduced to carving.  I use both techniques in most of my work today. To produce the overall effect, I embellish my work with natural pine needles, gemstones, glass, and fiber coiling.  I have also taken great inspiration from Southwest American Indian motifs.  My work has been published in the book “Antler Art for Baskets and Gourds”.  I have received awards from various venues including the Arizona Gourd Society in Casa Grande, AZ.” 

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

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

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

June 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Celebrates Inclusion with the White and Spectrum Color Theme

June 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Celebrates Inclusion with the White and Spectrum Color Theme

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

June 3, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

www.sequimartwalk.com

June 3 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 3:

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street is hosting an Open House celebrating their 6th Anniversary encouraging you to view local artistry, edibles, and gifts. Forage carries creative works from local artists with a strong sense of our Olympic Peninsula and Pacific Northwest Pride.

“Old Schoolhouse” by Marilynn Evans
“Long Shadows” by Suzan Noyes

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. celebrates its 25th anniversary with a special exhibit SEQUIMAGES curated by veteran member artists Mary Franchini and Lynne Armstrong. In 1997, Northwest artists’ co-op art gallery opened its door in downtown Sequim. As envisioned by the founding members, Blue Whole Gallery has continued to flourish as a fine art center with increasing support from the community. On the occasion of the celebration, the gallery will also open the Shirley Foss Room, dedicated to a former member who had made a significant contribution, including funding for the scholarship for local high school students.

“Bald Eaglets Rescue – Sequim WA” by Keith Ross

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue features Keith Ross with “A Glimpse Inside Keith’s Frame of Mind”, a collection of his best works, including the bald eaglets, puffins, owls, and a wide variety of birds and wildlife from our area in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery. His images and the story of the rescue of a pair of bald eaglets were published in Scholastic Magazine, and distributed nationally to all the schools in the country. Keith is widely known and respected for his wildlife, event, and portrait photography. He is also the creator and administrator of the Sequim Outdoors Facebook group, created to allow our local artists and photographers to post their work on a safe platform. He will be hosting during First Friday Art Walk from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and again on Saturday June 4 11:00 AM-4:00 PM, with a 10 foot big screen and laser projector airing a massive slide show set to music.

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts artist Diane Fatzinger and the Olympic Peninsula Authors. Diane Fatzinger, SticksNStones, will be introducing her “Wee Pebble Art”. One of a kind original handmade “wee little artwork” created using pebbles, driftwood, twigs, ferns, shells, and seaglass. Linda Myers will be representing the many authors of the Olympic Peninsula Authors group during the June First Friday Art Walk at Pacific Mist. Clallam County is blessed with a multitude of creative and talented writers.  A wide selection of their books by local authors will be available during the Art Walk.

At the City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts at 4:00 to 7:00 PM the First Friday Music Jam in the City Council Chambers, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery an exhibition of watercolor paintings reception by Peninsula Art Friends, and at 6:00 PM the Sequim Ballet on the Plaza with “Peter and The Wolf”.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts live music with Rainshadow String Band from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Enjoy this local bluegrass/blues/folk band headed by Gregg King along with award winning wines and tasty treats.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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