April 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Flourishes with the Pink Theme and Flocks with BirdQuest Matching Game

April 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Flourishes with the Pink Theme and Flocks with BirdQuest Matching Game

April 5 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. You might see some pink flamingos too!

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 April 5:

It’s time for BirdFest BirdQuest! You can play BirdFest-BirdQuest which runs April 1 to 14 and is sponsored by Sequim-Dungeness Chamber of Commerce Merchants’ Group. During the First Friday Art Walk, 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 local. Find and match the ceramic bird sculptures created by Sequim High School ceramics students to the business where they are hidden. 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. The Grand Prize is a Sequim Bay Cruise with “Salty Girls Charters” for up to 6 people, plus one year membership to Olympic Peninsula Audubon. The Grand Prize Drawing and People’s Choice Awards will be on April 23 at 12:00 PM during the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber’s Luncheon at Guy Cole Center at 292 N Blake Ave. in Carrie Blake Community Park.

* Please note BirdQuest locations that are open during the April 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim. BirdQuest sculpture locations include The Bag Ladies of Sequim* at 161 W Washington St., Blue Whole Gallery* at 129 W Washington St., Cedarbrook Herb and Lavender* at 134 ½ W Washington St., Dungeness Kids Co.* at 163 W Washington St., Dungeness River Audubon Center at 2151 W Hendrickson Road, Fieldnotes* at 123 E Washington St., First Federal* at 333 N. Sequim Ave., Forage Gifts & NW Treasures* at 121 W Washington St., Full Moon Candle at 609 W Washington St. #13, Jose’s Famous Salsa* at 126 E Washington St., Mariner Café* at 609 W Washington St. #1, Pacific Pantry Artisan Deli* at 229 S Sequim Ave., Purple Haze Lavender* at 127 W Washington St., Rainshadow Café* at 157 W. Cedar St., Salty Girls Sequim Seafood Co.* at 210 W Washington St., Sequim Habitat Boutique Store* at 213 E Washington St., Sequim Spice & Tea* at 139 W Washington St., Solar City Boutique & Retreat* at 135 W Washington St., Sweet Spot Frozen Yogurt* at 609 W Washington St. #11, and That Takes The Cake* at 171 W Washington St. After April 14 – April 27, the Sequim High School students’ ceramic bird sculptures will be on display at the Dungeness River Audubon Center in Railroad Bridge Park 2151 W Hendrickson Road, Sequim, WA. DungenessRiverCenter.org  Details about the Olympic BirdFest are at OlympicBirdFest.org 

2018 Winners - Amateur Winner Long-tailed-Tit by Diane Rebman
2018 Amateur Winner “Long-tailed-Tit” by Diane Rebman

The City of Sequim City Arts Advisory Commission is partnering with the Dungeness River Audubon Center to host the 2018 Audubon Society’s Best Avian Photography. The photographs will be on exhibit at the Sequim Civic Center at 152 West Cedar Street. The winning photographers and their stunning photographs were selected from more than 8,000 entries submitted by photographers from all 50 states, Washington D.C., and 10 Canadian provinces. This year’s exquisite photographs celebrate the splendor of many bird species protected under the 100-year-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). Bonnie Block, the 2016 Grand Prize Winner with an Eagle and Great Blue Heron taken in Seabeck Washington Arboretum in Seattle, will be in attendance on during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim for the exhibition opening to talk about each photo in the show.

About the National Audubon Society: The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state programs, nature centers, chapters and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire and unite diverse communities in conservation action. Since 1905, Audubon’s vision has been a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Audubon is a nonprofit conservation organization. Learn more at audubon.org and @audubonsociety. For more information please contact the Dungeness River Audubon Center at 360-681-4076.

"Spring Shower" by Jean Wyatt
“Spring Shower” by Jean Wyatt

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington St. is featuring artist Jean Wyatt with her imaginative art that includes acrylic paintings, colored pencil art, hand-crafted journals, and much more! Jean says of her art, “I like to create art that makes me smile and happy when I look at it. It is meant to be colorful, fun, whimsical, unusual and often a little off-beat. My mission is to create art that makes me smile, and I hope makes you smile as well.”

"Pink Panda" by Tami Wall
“Pink Panda” by Tami Wall

Returning to the Sequim Art Walk! Pondicherri at 119 E Washington St. will be showcasing painter Tami Wall along with carefully designed, hand crafted textiles for home and fashion in their curated boutique.

"Clothespins And Tinkertoys" by Patrick D. Clark
“Clothespins And Tinkertoys” by Patrick D. Clark

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 W Cedar St. will host the colorful and detailed solo exhibition of local watercolorist Patrick D. Clark called “Memories”. Patrick shares, “In 2013, my wife, Nancy and I moved to Sequim from Hutchinson, KS. I am a dedicated purest watercolorist. I graduated from the University of KS in 1965 and started work as an aeronautical engineer for Boeing in Seattle. I started exhibiting my artwork at street fairs in 1983 until 2014 throughout the USA. I am a member of the Kansas Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society and the American Watercolor Society. I hope you will enjoy viewing my paintings “Memories”.”

Flower by Brad Griffith

Brad Griffith of Sequim Community Makerspace at 311 W Turnhere Road invites you to please come and enjoy our space for creating, discovery and inventing. He states, “After the winter dig out we have surfaced to continue sharing my 12 years of wood bending skills with the Peninsula. I make and share the skills to make art, crafts, tools, gifts and small scale engineering projects for education.” Sequim Community Makerspace is across the street from the Sequim Middle School and can be accessed that way as well.

Cedarbrook Lavender in the Pink for First Friday
Cedarbrook Lavender in the Pink for First Friday

Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 1/2 W Washington St. is showcasing their theme of “In the Pink!” with handmade gifts and uplifting lavender.

"Haze Daz" by Lucinda Hayes
“Haze Daz” by Lucinda Hayes
"Purple Delight" by Debbie Patapoff
“Purple Delight” by Debbie Patapoff
"Rhodochrosite" by Kathy Schreiner
“Rhodochrosite” by Kathy Schreiner

The “Don’t Fool with Mother Nature” exhibition at the Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. featured artists Lucinda Hayes, Debbie Patapoff, and Kathy Schreiner. Lucinda will curate a front window with her rich collection of paintings, presenting her gift of design and polished technical skills. Debbie and Kathy will curate another window with their unique fine art jewelry, inviting the viewers to the world beyond the contemporary setting of wearable art. Native Californian, Lucinda Hayes, captures life’s enthusiasm and deep emotion in each work of art she creates. Lucinda believes art is an adventure and each painting has a personality of its own. Allowing the character of a painting to create a feeling, she uses vibrant colors and dramatic light, or perhaps soft subtle tones to tell the story. Although working primarily in watercolor, Lucinda is also established as a custom wall mural artist. Debbie Patapoff states, “Since coming to Sequim, WA, my jewelry fabrication has evolved to the fine art. I was born in Nebraska, lived in Europe and Okinawa, and many states in between Florida and Alaska. I have been creating beaded wearable art for 30 years and started Silverwork over 16 years ago. My passion is to make one of a kind jewelry that evoke emotion and that aesthetically appeal to people who are looking for unique wearable art.” Kathy Schreiner shares, “I have been blessed to live in two of the most beautiful places created by Mother Nature – Hawaii and the Olympic Peninsula. Surrounded by beauty I clearly understand the statement – “Don’t fool with Mother Nature!” I have adopted this as a good policy to follow when creating and designing my individual jewelry pieces. My goal is to take the many beautiful stones created by Mother Nature and enhance their beauty in my designs.”

Glass and Fiber Art at Bagladies
Glass and Fiber Art at Bagladies

Pinks and all colors are blooming from creations made by local artists at The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington St. filled with handcrafted works and artful up-cycled items.

Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar St. presents live music with Donna Rankin and Mary Clock. They met a couple of years ago and almost immediately realized they were “song sisters” who shared a passion for music and all that it encompasses. They believe that music is the language of the soul and has the ability to touch something deep within all people. Music often gives voice to experiences and feelings that we are unable to express in our own words and yet feel intensely. Their genre would best be categorized as Folk Americana as it has its roots in folk, rock, country, gospel and more. The most striking aspect of their music is their harmonic blends, which can be anywhere from hauntingly beautiful to delightfully sweet. They feel their meeting was destined to be. Together they enjoy exploring music and tend to be drawn to music that speaks of both the highs and lows of the human condition. They enjoy singing of love and joy but also of the inevitable times of suffering that all humans experience. It is their desire that their music will inspire a celebration of life in all of its facets.

Two of the “Barn Sisters” from the ongoing run at Rock Hollow Farm and ARTJAM are “hangin’ out around town” for Sequim’s First Friday Art Walk. Susan Gansert Shaw is showing a mélange of work from stems and stacks to pears and pleasure in Alder Wood Bistro 139 W Alder St. Susan encourages you to seek out ‘Sandhill Skipper and Flying Cat Ballet’ piece. Lynne Armstrong is at Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Ave. celebrating the respect and joy she finds in the faces of strangers, and the power and beauty of the everyday.

"Lighthouse" by Jerri Moore
“Lighthouse” by Jerri Moore
Barb Diekfuss painting

Tracy Wealth Management at 149 W Washington St. presents Shirley Rudolf and her art students are displaying their artwork in acrylics, watercolors, and oils. Artist participating along with Shirley are Barb Diekfuss, Eva Hildago, Roger Huntley, Jerri Moore, and Susan Zoya. 

Visit The Tangled Gourd at 861 E Alder St. where you will find creative gourds and polymer clay art by Chawn Vance. Her detailed and mesmerizing detailed work uses Zentangle to create a unique art form used to create beautiful images from repetitive patterns.

Carolyn Votaw linocut

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts artist Carolyn Votaw and live music with Bread and Gravy. “Far Shores: New works by Carolyn Votaw” is an exhibition of monotype impressions of natural treasures collected from the far shores of the Olympic Peninsula and also features a selection of miniature linocut prints inspired by the Pacific Northwest through May. Bread and Gravy are husband and wife team. They will be performing as a duo with a mixture of songs from the 70-90s. Partner live music, art, and award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits at Wind Rose.

Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N Sequim Avenue features Russian born actor and musician, Dmitri Gerasimenko in non-verbal performance art and Russian poetry and music at 5:30 PM in the Gathering Hall. First Friday at Olympic Theatre Arts is always free to the public where the snack and beverage bar will be open. Dmitri grew up in St. Petersburg, Russian, one of the great cultural capitals of the world. By age ten, he was participating in the professional theater world there. He went on to graduate at a master’s level from the prestigious St. Petersburg Theater Academy where he trained with a master who holds the National Treasure award in Russia. After sixteen busy years as a veteran of radio and television in St. Petersburg, he came to America, where he received a work visa reserved for those of great cultural significance. In America, Dmitri quickly learned to use his tremendous physical acting skills to overcome his deficiencies in English. He worked with Interact Theater in Minneapolis, and performed individual concerts of poetry and singing for such organizations. Whether communicating in English, Russian or body language, Dmitri gets his message across. He now lives in Port Angeles with his wife, Jan Adams and his 11-year old son Oleg.

The Peninsula Taproom at 210 W. Washington St., Suite 4 offers up springtime brews during the Sequim Art Walk.

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

It was Elpis! She stole the mistaken tin foil hat for “Whodunnit Downtown?”

It was Elpis! She stole the mistaken tin foil hat for “Whodunnit Downtown?”

“Whodunnit Downtown?” It was Elpis, named after the goddess of hope, who stole Specular Specular’s hat! The NASA satellite dish had fallen to Earth in a Sequim lavender field where the fashion designer gathered it up for her latest collection! Elpis managed to phone home and the whole band Harmonia, who were inspiring and encouraging extraterrestrials, got picked up in the end to return to their cosmic home because “there is no place like home”.

Pamela Newman of Sequim picked Elpis and won the big prize of donated gifts including: A Night Stay at the Seaview Vacation Rental from Cedarbrook Lavender and Herb Farm, a bottle of wine from Wind Rose Cellars, coffee and lunch for two from Rainshadow Café, Klingon Blood Wine from Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery, $20 gift from Sunshine Café, the game of Clue from Diane Fatzinger, and a set of Sequim magnets from Renne Emiko Brock.

Our suspects and storyteller

Our suspects were Tawana Borden – Specular Specular, Joe Borden – Sir Talash Sooth, Mary Higley – Arcus,  Anne Burkhardt – Elipis, Cindy Weston – Koros, Kelly Olson – Pax, Emily Westcott – Captain Aster Nestor, Adriana Hashem – Mrs. Minerva Mens-Smitty, CaptainCrystal Stout – Agent CC, and Jeff Perry – Agent JP.

Clues were at Bag Ladies of Sequim, Blue Whole Gallery, Cedarbrook Lavender, City of Sequim Civic Center, Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery, Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures, Peninsula Taproom, Rainshadow Café, Sequim Habitat Boutique Store, Sequim Spice and Tea, Sequim’s Sunshine Café, That Takes the Cake, and Wind Rose Cellars

“Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Mistaken Tin Foil Hat” Mystery Game was written and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. Thank you to Vickie Maples and Diane Fatzinger who established this fun yearly event. The January 2010 mystery game will be set in the 70’s with boogie fever!

H for Harmonia, Home, and Hope!

Silver, Black, and White Color Theme for January 4 Sequim Art Walk and Sixth Annual “Whodunnit Downtown?” Mystery Game

Silver, Black, and White Color Theme for January 4 Sequim Art Walk and Sixth Annual “Whodunnit Downtown?” Mystery Game

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

January 4, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

SequimArtWalk.com

January 4 Art Walk Color Theme is SILVER with hints of black and white to celebrate the New Year filled with idealistic goals for the future, optimistic hope, and reflection. The sparkly color of silver represents shiny aloft ideals, confident inclusion and equity, shimmering thoughtfulness, honorable dedication, untarnished resilience, imaginative aspirations, and revolutionary receptiveness. To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly color themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. You can also solve the “The Case of the Mistaken Tin Foil Hat” at the 6th Annual Whodunnit Downtown? Mystery Game during January 4 Sequim Art Walk for a prize!

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 – 8 p.m. Visit online at SequimArtWalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

Special events for January 4:

Sixth Annual Whodunnit Downtown? "The Case of the Mistaken Tin Foil Hat" Mystery Game poster.

The Sequim-Dungness Valley Chamber Merchant Group presents the Sixth Annual “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Mistaken Tin Foil Hat” Mystery Game which is a fun-filled evening where visitors engage with suspects and collect the clues about them at various venues to solve the crime for a chance to win a prize during the January 4 First Friday Art Walk Sequim from 5:00 to 7:30 PM.

Our story is set in 1967. The Apollo Space Program and Star Trek has launched interest in Extraterrestrial Life beyond Earth. This galactic curiosity apparently inspired the famous fashion designer, Specular Specular, who launched her haute couture spring line with glowing reviews and petty theft. Amok camera flashbulbs blasts during the fashion show finale, her silver showstopper topper, the 50’s inspired satellite dish tin foil hat, was stolen right off the model! Flashing lights, futuristic ideals, and unfamiliar faces have descended and something strange is happening in Sequim involving optics, fields, and fashion! Can you solve the mystery of “The Case of the Mistaken Tin Foil Hat”? Find the clues about the suspects at the Whodunnit Downtown locations during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim.

Go boldly as you adventure around the Sequim Art Walk venues to mingle with the suspects in our mystery game and discover why they might have stolen Specular Specular’s “Tin Foil Hat” starting at 5 PM. You can solve this crime that will inspire communication and inclusion by finding clues at these local businesses: Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington St., Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St., Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 1/2 W Washington St., City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W Cedar St., Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery 209 S Sequim Ave., Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington St., Peninsula Taproom 210 W. Washington St., Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar St., Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St., Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St., Sunshine Café at 145 W Washington St., That Takes the Cake at 171 W Washington St., and Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St.

Can you solve this mystery? Pick up your game card at any of the participating venues. Fill out your game card, enter it at Sunshine Café at 145 W Washington St., and be part of the prize drawing for the correct answer at 7:30 PM. No purchase necessary. Must be 21+ to win. Need not be present to win. Winner drawn by random and prizes donated by local Sequim Businesses. The first game card drawn with the correct answer wins the big prize of gifts from Sequim friends and businesses including a stay at the Seaview Vacation Rental at Cedarbrook Lavender and Herb Farm.

Visitors and sleuths to the “Whodunnit Downtown?” and Sequim Art Walk are encouraged to dress in our themed colors of silver, black, and white, as well as, in 60’s era and Star Trek motivated attire. It is not required, but dressing up makes the evening more fun and festive.

Details for the Whodunnit Downtown, including a map for the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, are at SequimArtWalk.com and Facebook.com/sequimartwalk

"Centric 1" by Gail Larson
“Centric 1” by Gail Larson
"Junkyard Dog" by Claude Manning
“Junkyard Dog” by Claude Manning

To welcome the New Year, 2019, the Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents the gallery’s First Juried Show. Fifty-nine local artists responded the call for 2D artists. From 149 total artworks, 61 pieces were selected for the exhibit in the month of January. The jurors, Lynne Armstrong, Jeannine Chappell, Carol Janda, and Karen Rozbicki Stringer are extremely pleased with the overall quality of the submitted works. Joyce Volmut, president of the gallery and the coordinator of the juried show, expressed her gratitude to the local artists for their enthusiastic participation. The artists successfully juried in are Allyne Lawson, Anne Milligan, Betsy Robins, Beverly Beighle, Carol Patrick, Chawn Vance, Claude Manning, Colleen Bittner, Dana Burback, David Chastain, David Willis, Deb Sterk, Debbie Harding, Ed Stetson, Ernst Shaker, Gail Larson, Howard Chadwick, Jackie Hardin, Jerry Moore, Jim Gift, Jinx Bryant, Judy Larimore, Kathy Buchanan, Lisa Martin, Marilyn Sandau, Mary Marsh, Marti Mathis, Melissa Doyel, Pat Lazzarotto, Patrick Clark, Phillip Zonner, R. Evan Miller, Ray Shook, Rose Guastella, Ross Brown, Sandy Jacobsen, Sharmon Owings, Sherry Smith, Sherry Scharchmidt, Shirley Rudolf, Susan McDougall, Susan Noyes Mangold, Susan Shaw, Tammy Hall, Terry Buchanan, Tina Weitz, Virginia Jefferson, and Wanda Sims.

"Eyes" by Priscilla Patterson
“Eyes” by Priscilla Patterson

The City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) opening of the “Go Figure” exhibit and artist reception from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street. The opening event will include demonstrations from local award-winning artist presenters talking about how to draw and paint figures, how to create digital artwork, and how a criminal sketch artist works. The CAAC reviewed 46 pieces of work before selecting 34 pieces from 21 artists to be included in the show. The artists represented are Ron Reynolds, Priscilla Patterson, Randy Radock, Marilynn Evans, Stacey Marin-Lopez, Gary Bullock, Gail McLain, Mark Kennedy, Ross Brown, Sharman Owings, June Echternkamp, Eileen Gieser, Mary Marsh, Mary Franchini, Lynne Armstrong, Pamela Dick, Curposney Gdane, Jeannine Chappell, Susan Martin Spar, David Johannessohn, and Steve Jones.

At 5:15 PM, Susan Spar presents “Bringing Your Vision to Life; An Introduction to Finding Your Inner Artist”. Spar is a classical artist and teacher. In her presentation, she will illustrate the steps she takes in drawing and painting a figure and will be sharing some of her students’ work to show how they take their idea and begin to create it. This will be done via showing a visual progression of how they are taught to place a figure into an imaginary environment.

At 6:15 PM, Pamela Dick presents “Digital Artistry: Using Your Computer to Create Fine Art”. Dick is a digital artist specializing in fractals. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “the term fractal was coined in 1975 to describe shapes that seem to exist at both the small-scale and large-scale levels in the same natural objects. Fractals can be seen in snowflakes, in which the microscopic crystals that make up a flake look much like the flake itself.” Dick will explain the steps she takes to create her own unique shapes and imagination expanding images, with examples, explanations, and interpretations of her work.

At 7:00 PM, Priscilla Patterson will present “How to Catch A Criminal: Starting with a Sketch”. Patterson is a police sketch artist certified in Composite Drawing for Law Enforcement. She will share her passion for the journey to become a Certified Composite Artist and her work as a police sketch artist.

In the Sequim Civic Center Lobby visit with Susan Spar while working with a live model on site, Susan will demonstrate the technique she uses to start a drawing and will have illustrations of previous work available for viewing. Pamela Dick will show some of the steps to creating fractal art including what happens when the mathematical formula is changed and how to add colors, 3-D effects, and finishing. And, Pricilla Patterson will do some on-site sketching while she shares her award-winning paintings, books, and CDs.

Vintage inspired winter wrap at Cedarbrook Lavender.
Vintage inspired winter wrap at Cedarbrook Lavender.

Find handmade gifts and 60’s inspired gear at Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 1/2 W Washington St.

Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar presents “Mixed Company” a local husband and wife team with friends who enjoy making music together and know how to get toes tapping. The music they play is a mix of old-time favorite bluegrass, Irish tunes, a few Texas two-step favorites, a sprinkling of vintage soft rock/folk with a “Mixed Company” twist, as well as some spicy Cajun samplings. David Herrera plays mandolin, having played with several groups locally, entertaining friends for a number of years. Bob Warner, on guitar, comes to “Mixed Company” from Olympia and time playing with a blues band. Jon Faverty has played fiddle for decades, formerly playing professionally in south Florida. Jon’s wife, Karen Faverty, rounds out the sound with a bass line, played on a Kala U-bass.

New Venue to the Art Walk! Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. where they are featuring local artist Craig Robinson with acrylic on canvas and some painted furniture.

"Decisions" by Tami Wall
“Decisions” by Tami Wall

Artist Tami Wall is exhibition at That Takes the Cake at 171 W Washington St.

Crushwater

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts Crushwater hailing from Port Angeles. Crushwater was formed in 2016 when singer, violinist Chandra Johnson joined forces with frontman, guitarist Scott Sullivan and drummer Casey Northern. The band immediately began crafting original songs with vocals that interlace harmony and interwoven male/female interplay, enraptured by a bed of lush violins, full harmonies, resonant guitars, and driving rhythms. Partnered with this live music, enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits.

Meet and greet the local artists at The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington St. filled with handcrafted works and artful up-cycled items.

At 5:30 PM, the Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N Sequim Ave. has a “Best of the their Newest Repertoire” performance by JUST IN TYME with songstresses Olga Palenga and Debra Davis accompanied by Richard Crowell on his wailing guitar and brought together by their leader Sandi Lockwood on synthesizer in the Gathering Hall. First Friday at OTA is always free to the public, where the snack and beverage bar will be open.

Windshield Ice by Jan Kepley
Windshield Ice by Jan Kepley

Jan Kepley will be displaying his fine art photography at Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Ave. from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. His show will be an expression of Jan’s metaphoric and scenic winter influenced imagery, as well as, a display of photographic note cards and 2019 calendars.

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.

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

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

Thank you for your support!

Walking on Sunshine for August 3 Sequim First Friday Art Walk with Yellow Theme

Walking on Sunshine for August 3 Sequim First Friday Art Walk with Yellow Theme

Fueled by motivating sunshine, the theme color for the August 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 sunny, fun 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 3!

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

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

"as you wish" by Renne Emiko Brock for Habitat for Humanity's Mail Box Art Fundraiser
“as you wish” by Renne Emiko Brock for Habitat for Humanity’s Mail Box Art Fundraiser #fortheloveofsequim #dayofcolor #sequimservicefest

 

Special events for August 3:

The band High Divide
High Divide

The City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission invite the public to the Keying Around Block Party on the Civic Center Plaza at 152 W Cedar Street from 5:00 to 10:00 PM. The Party will feature live music from 7:00 to 10:00 PM, starting with the traditional folk and bluegrass music of Seattle band High Divide at 7:00 PM and followed by local eclectic rock band Black Door Alley from 8:00 to 10:00 PM. The event will also have various games and kids activities including face painting, coloring and a kids parade beginning. The event will begin at 5:00 PM. Habitat for Humanity and Wind Rose Cellars have partnered to provide a beer and wine garden throughout the evening and visitors are encouraged to picnic on the plaza during the event. Habitat for Humanity will also host the 2018 Mail Box Art Event in the Civic Center Council Chambers from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

Habitat for Humanity's Mail Box Art Event
Habitat for Humanity’s Mail Box Art Event

Habitat for Humanity will also have painted mailboxes on display within the Council Chambers for their annual fundraising art event. Sequim Mail Box Artists include Trina Berg, Renne Emiko Brock, Matthew Carter, Ann Flack, Heidi Hansen, Cindy Horsfall, Denice Irish, Kevin James, Mary Jendrucko, Eva Kozun, Natalie Martin, Craig Robinson, Rhienna Trower, Gerda Van Dijk, and Madison White. Be sure to vote for your communities People’s Choice Award at the Artist Reception.

The Block Party marks the conclusion of the Keying Around program, which featured hand-painted pianos located around the city. The painted pianos and musical instrument cases will be available for viewing at various businesses throughout this event. A silent auction will be held for all three pianos located at U.S. Bank on the SW Corner of Sequim Ave. and Washington Ave., Tedesco’s at the NW Corner of 2nd St. and Washington Ave., and the Civic Center Plaza until 5:30 PM on Friday, August 3. For more information or to place a bid, please see the concierge desk located in the Civic Center Lobby.

 

The band Buttercup Lane
Buttercup Lane

Perfect for our yellow theme, Buttercup Lane is delighted to return to the Gathering Hall at Olympic Theatre Arts at 5:30 PM during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim at 414 N Sequim Avenue. The group will cover music from early rock and roll, country, R&B, rockabilly, pop, jazz, ’30’s and ’40’s swing, as well as one and a half original tunes. Buttercup Lane includes Mike and Diane Johnson, Rodger Bigelow on lead guitar and Dave Keyte on the Electronic Wind Instrument. Mike will sing and play a mellow acoustic/electric baritone ukulele with Diane providing both lead vocals and tight harmonies to renditions of songs the group loves performing. Olympic Theatre Arts live music is free to the public and the snack and beverage bar will be open.

Diane has sung with various groups including the Doodletown Pipers in the mid-60’s and an award winning barbershop chorus in Bellevue. While she was with the Pipers, they performed on several television variety specials as well as the Red Skelton Show. Mike, who has been singing since his youth, currently plays in two ukulele groups: Ukuleles Unite, located in Port Townsend and the Olympic Peninsula Ukulele Strummers that has groups in both Sequim and Port Angeles. Rodger Bigelow, lead guitar and vocals, plays sensitive leads that enhance the music of all generations. His roots in music are derived from Pacific Northwest garage band style he played as a musician working since the early l960’s in Pierce County. Dave Keyte has been playing some kind of musical instrument since the age of five. For many years he played one of the coolest saxophones going and the Electronic Wind Instrument (EWI). Buttercup Lane states, “We have a lot of fun playing and singing. Our band really enjoys a wide range of musical genres. Local audiences have been very complementary and receptive to our music.”

 

"First snow" by Lucinda Hayes
“First snow” by Lucinda Hayes

 

"Lavender Barn with an Olympic Mountain View" by Carol Janda
“Lavender Barn with an Olympic Mountain View” by Carol Janda

 

At 129 W Washington St, Blue Whole Gallery’s exhibition “Energy and Harmony” features artists Lucinda Hayes and Carol Janda in the front windows. Lucinda will include her paintings of horses, an expression of the power of freedom. Carol Janda, teacher and the artist, will present a variety of paintings as well as elegant 3-dimensional clay work with refreshing technical expertise. Native Californian, Lucinda Hayes, captures life’s enthusiasm and deep emotion in each work of art she creates. Lucinda believes art is an adventure and each painting has a personality of its own. Allowing the character of a painting to create a feeling, she uses vibrant colors and dramatic light, or perhaps soft subtle tones to tell the story. Lucinda brings a quality of freshness to her work which reflects her enthusiasm for life. Her watercolors capture the richness and beauty of nature at its best. By focusing in on the smallest detail of a flower or the beauty of the most commonplace object, she is able to stop in time a quiet, ethereal moment in nature. Carol Janda states, “The drive to create must have been inherent as I have made ‘art’ since I was old enough to remember. Clay was abundant where I grew up in western Maryland and several teachers and friends encouraged me although there were few examples to follow. Becoming a teacher was second nature as I taught myself to draw, paint and learn about art and the bigger world beyond the scope of my small town. Painting is a lot like learning a place or topic in depth by trying to recreate it.  The concepts and tools involved in creating art flow from the same source: value, shape, color, line, texture, repetition, and size, governed by attraction and placement.”

 

"Downtown Sequim" at Sequim Museum and Arts Photography Exhibition
“Downtown Sequim” at Sequim Museum and Arts Photography Exhibition

 

At 175 W. Cedar St., the Sequim Museum & Arts exhibit for August will feature sepia tone vintage prints of the Sequim Prairie, Dungeness, and local points of interest. The work by Dungeness photographer Joe McKissick, who used a tent for his studio, was donated by the Frick Family, Norma Marshall & Judy Reandeau Stipe to the museum.

 

Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar St. has live music with Ches Ferguson along with locally roasted coffee, Northwest craft beer, wine, and cheese platter’s and charcuterie plates. The music of Ches Ferguson has been described as folkadelic groove for your soul. He will take you on a musical adventure, weaving originals, covers and improvisational journeys on guitar, flute and mesmerizing vocals.

 

Solar City 17th Anniversary
Solar City 17th Anniversary

Traditionally around the country, First Friday Evenings are opportunities to support and celebrate small, local businesses besides the Arts and creativity. Many smaller, independently owned enterprises collaborate together for the betterment of commerce and community. During the August Art Walk from 5:00 to 7:30, Solar City at 135 W Washington St. is celebrating their 17th year Anniversary with a Women’s Evening of Encouragement. They will be featuring local women owned businesses with presentations from Young Living Essential Oils, Color Street Nails, and Beach Body Nutrition & Fitness.

 

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W WA St. also features local, small businesses throughout the shop with the addition to the Sweets & Treats Section of the store by adding Savory to its offerings including Dungeness Gold Mustard products and the full line from Olympic Onion Farm. You will discover also they provide uniquely created northwest gift baskets for newcomers, special folks, and soon to return guests.

 

Enjoy local flavors and colors with the Sequim Farmers Market Vendors as part of the First Friday Art Walk located at Centennial Place on the northeast corner of Sequim Ave. and Washington St.

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Thank you for your support!

 

April 6 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Blooms with a Pink Theme and Flocks with BirdQuest Matching Game

April 6 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Blooms with a Pink Theme and Flocks with BirdQuest Matching Game

April 6 Art Walk Color Theme is PINK! Spring blooms with bright flowers and hopeful spirits as April’s First Friday Art Walk Sequim bursts with PINK as the theme color that represents encouragement, sweet delight, supportive strength, comforting assurance, and productive promises. 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 – 8 p.m. Visit online at SequimArtWalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

 

Initiated in 2006, this encouraging and educational arts event is sponsored and produced by unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock. If you would like to participate in the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, please contact Renne directly at renne@uniqueasyou.com or through Facebook.com/sequimartwalk

 

Special events for April 6:

 

It’s time for BirdFest BirdQuest! You can play BirdFest-BirdQuest which runs April 2 to 14 and is sponsored by Sequim-Dungeness Chamber of Commerce Merchants’ Group. During the First Friday Art Walk, 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 local. Find and match the ceramic bird sculptures created by Jake Reichner’s Sequim High School ceramic’s class to the business where they are hidden. Game cards available at each of the participating merchants & Sequim Chamber of Commerce. Sculpture locations include The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W. Washington St., Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W. Washington St., Cedars at Dungeness – Stymie’s at 1965 Woodcock Road, Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 ½ W. Washington St., Fieldnotes at 123 E. Washington St., First Federal at 333 N. Sequim Ave., Forage Gifts & NW Treasures at 121 W. Washington St., Jose’s Famous Salsa at 126 E. Washington St., Purple Haze Lavender at 127 W. Washington St., Robin’s Place at 300 E. Washington St., Sequim Consignment at 154 W. Washington St., Solar City Boutique & Retreat at 135 W. Washington St., That Takes The Cake at 171 W. Washington St., and Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W. Washington St.  Details about the Olympic BirdFest are at OlympicBirdFest.org

 

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street is featuring Keith Ross a local nature photographer for with a concentration on his bird photography for the Birding to go along with the Birdfest Birdquest and the Olympic Bird Festival.

 

"Southern Carmine Bee-eaters" by Zachary Webster Youth Audubon Photography Award
“Southern Carmine Bee-eaters” by Zachary Webster Youth Audubon Photography Award

 

The City of Sequim City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) is partnering with the Dungeness River Audubon Center to host the 2017 Audubon Society’s best avian photography. The photographs will be on exhibit at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 West Cedar Street and exhibit opening is scheduled from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

Meet the photographers and join us for an artist talk presentation from 6 – 6:15 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments before and after the presentation. Heather Roskelley is the 2017 Amateur Winner with a Varied Thrush taken at the Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle. Bonnie Block is the 2016 Grand Prize Winner with an Eagle and Great Blue Heron taken in Seabeck Washington Arboretum in Seattle.

Selected from more than 5,500 entries, the winning photos were published in the Summer 2017 issue of Audubon Magazine and show birdlife at its most vivid, vulnerable, formidable, and elegant. Photographers from 49 states and eight Canadian provinces submitted images in three categories:  professional, amateur, and youth. A panel of five judges had the daunting task of sifting through the stunning images and grading them based on technical quality, originality, and artistic merit.

 

Flower fairies "In the pink" at Cedarbrook Lavender
“In the pink” at Cedarbrook Lavender

 

Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 1/2 W Washington Street proclaims, “We do Pink for the April 6 First Friday Art Walk!” and weather permitting they will have a “Sidewalk Extravaganza” with bargain vintage finds furniture for your creative chalk paint projects or enjoy just the way it is!  Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop is right behind Doodlebugs.

 

Glass Flowers at the Bag Ladies of Sequim
Glass Flowers at the Bag Ladies of Sequim

 

Bread and Gravy are playing live, rocking and bringing down the house of Bag Ladies! Also, find spring colors and fresh styles of artful up-cycled items at The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington Street. All of their creations are one of a kind items that are handmade. Each item has a unique combination of felting, hand dying, beading, embroidering and appliqueing. Several other artists’ works are for sale in their shop as well.

 

"Kayak Trip" by Priscilla Patterson
“Kayak Trip” by Priscilla Patterson

 

"Waiting for the Tide" by Ken Dvorak
“Waiting for the Tide” by Ken Dvorak

 

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents “Strait Inspirations” featuring artists of the month of April, photographer Ken Dvorak and painter Priscilla Patterson. They will showcase unique work, including pieces newly created for this occasion, in the front windows.  Ken and Priscilla invite the community to the new exhibit for sharing their joy of living on the Peninsula by the Strait.

 

Tulips at Flower Bar at Peninsula Taproom
Flower Bar at Peninsula Taproom

 

Linger in the pink blooms! Along with locally crafted brews, the Peninsula Taproom at 210 W. Washington St., Suite 4 is adding a flower bar component to the taproom during the Sequim Art Walk!

 

Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N Sequim Avenue welcomes ‘Zorina Wolf and Friends’ to introduce you to the joy of African music starting at 5:30 PM. Wolf is offering is “an opportunity to experience joy and healing power of drum and dance. To discover how African music can make you want to get up and move! This performance will share the language of the drum rhythms. You will see how dance steps are mirrored by drum patterns, and how singing connects all these pieces together!”

Zorina Wolf has been teaching African drumming and rhythm training to children and adults for 25 years. She has been teaching in Sequim since 2009. The friends who accompany her are students who have also been bitten by the rhythm bug. First Friday at Olympic Theatre Arts is always free to the public where the snack and beverage bar will be open.

 

Local bluegrass/newgrass band Hot Llamas perform at Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. and enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines with the live music starting at 7:00 PM.

 

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you for your support!

 

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

 

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!

 

 

 

It was Madame Iris Mirror “Whodunnit Downtown?”

It was Madame Iris Mirror “Whodunnit Downtown?”

2018 whodunnit downtown suspects and winners

The Sequim-Dungness Valley Chamber Merchant Group and First Friday Art Walk Sequim presented the Fifth Annual “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Silver Lining Secret Formula” Mystery Game was a fun-filled evening where visitors engaged with suspects and collected the clues about them at various venues to solve the crime for a chance to win a prize. It was Madame Iris Mirror the Pollyanna Patron of the Arts who stole the research notebook in “Whodunnit Downtown?” Congratulations to Nancy, Travis, and Xavier Caskey of Port Angeles for solving the Case of the Silver Lining Secret Formula!

We are grateful to the businesses that donated items for the big prize included a two night stay in a two bedroom cabin from John Wayne’s Waterfront Resort, $50 gift certificate from R & T Crystals ‘n’ Beads, $20 gift certificate Rainshadow Café, a RFID lined credit card bag from The Bag Ladies of Sequim WA, $20 Gift Certificate from Fieldnotes, and Culinary Lavender and Herbs from Olympic Lavender Company.

Many thanks to our “Whodunnit Downtown?” Characters including Emily Westcott was Sam’s Soda Shoppe Owner Ms. Samantha Samson, Crystal Stout was Ms. Samantha Samson niece Ms. Sandy Samson, Richard Stephens was Bottle Manufacture Mr. Andrew Ash, Lara Starcevich was Pollyanna Patron of the Arts Madame Iris Mirror, Joe Borden was Dance Instructor Mr. Thomas Twostep, Tawawa Borden was Dance Instructor Mrs. Tilly Twostep, Jeff Perry was Weather Man Mr. Miles Mercury, Priscilla Patterson Ladies’ Magazine Reporter Miss Pandora Wright, Scott Clausen was Local Police Officer Hank Bismuth, Nell Clausen was FBI Agent Kay Keen, and Renne Emiko Brock was Chemist Doctor Sean Steel.

Thank you to the businesses that participated by hosting a clue including Bag Ladies of Sequim, Blue Whole Gallery, City of Sequim Civic Center, Fieldnotes, Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures, Peninsula Taproom, Rainshadow Café, R & T Crystals ‘n’ Beads, Sunshine Café, That Takes the Cake, and Wind Rose Cellars. This year unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock produced this creative community event.

Special thanks to Dona Brock, Diane Fatzinger, and the whole crew at Sunshine Café!

Start planning to join us in 2019 for the 60’s themed “Whodunnit Downtown?” – The Case of the Mistaken Tin Foil Hat during the January 4, 2019 First Friday Art Walk Sequim!

If you are interested in donating a prize, hosting a clue, or being one of our amazing characters next year, please do contact Renne at renne@uniqueasyou.com ! Thank you!

 

Plan Ahead to Play Whodunnit Downtown? Mystery Game on January 5, 2018 with 1950’s Theme in Silver, Black, and White!

Plan Ahead to Play Whodunnit Downtown? Mystery Game on January 5, 2018 with 1950’s Theme in Silver, Black, and White!

2018 Whodunnit Downtown? “The Case of the Silver Lining Secret Formula” during the January 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim!

The story is set in 1956. At the community rally to announce Dr. Sean Steel’s “Silver Lining Secret Formula” discovery, the police instead announce the doctor’s lab has been ransacked and the chemist is missing. Not only is Dr. Steel missing, but the notebook containing the “Secret Formula”. Who has absconded with the notebook? Where is the chemist? What is the “Silver Lining Secret Formula”?

For fun, visitors and sleuths are encouraged, not required, to dress in our themed colors of silver, black, and white, as well as, in 50’s era attire.

More details coming in the new year!

April 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Bursts and Blushes with a Spring Pink Theme

April 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Bursts and Blushes with a Spring Pink Theme

April 7 Art Walk Color Theme is PINK! Spring blooms with bright flowers and hopeful spirits as April’s First Friday Art Walk Sequim bursts with PINK as the theme color that represents supportive strength, comforting assurance, sweet delight, productive promises, and encouragement. 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 – 8 p.m. Visit online at SequimArtWalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

Initiated in 2006, this encouraging and educational arts event is sponsored and produced by unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock. If you would like to participate in the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, please contact Renne directly at renne@uniqueasyou.com or through Facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Special events for April 7:

It’s time for BirdFest BirdQuest! Come play this fun free game, a Sequim Merchant Group Event sponsored by Sequim-Dungeness Chamber of Commerce, taking place in 20 of Sequim’s Businesses and promoting the Olympic Peninsula BirdFest. Find the beautiful bird sculptures, created by Jake Reichner’s Sequim High School ceramic’s class and match them to the business that you find them in. Game cards available at each of the participating merchants. The Grand Prize is a “Birds Eye View of Sequim” plane ride to Port Townsend and back with Emily Westcott, plus one year’s membership to the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society.

Turn in your game cards at the Sequim Chamber at 1192 E. Washington St. by 4:00 PM on April 8, 2017. The drawing for the winner is April 9 at 1:00 PM at the Dungeness River Audubon Center in Railroad Bridge Park 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim, WA and need not to be present to win. Details about the Olympic BirdFest are at OlympicBirdFest.org BirdFest BirdQuest locations include Adagio Bean & Leaf at 981 E. Washington St., The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W. Washington St., Birds of a Feather Farm at 825 W. Washington St., Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W. Washington St., Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 ½ Washington St., Dungeness River Audubon Center at 2151 W. Hendrickson Rd., Fieldnotes at 123 Washington St., Forage Gifts & NW Treasures at 121 W. Washington St., Full Moon Candle at 609 W. Washington St. #13, Jose’s Famous Salsa at 126 E. Washington St., Local Yarn Shop at 213 E. Washington St., Olympic Lavender Co. at 120 W. Washington St., Pacific Pantry at 229 S. Sequim Ave., Purple Haze Lavender at 127 W. Washington St., Rusting Rooster at 154 E. Washington St., Sequim Spice & Tea at 139 W. Washington St., Solar City Boutique & Retreat at 135 W. Washington St., That Takes The Cake at 171 W. Washington St., and Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W. Washington St.
The 2016 National Avian Photographs exhibition awarded by the National Audubon Society is at the Sequim Civic Center at 152 West Cedar St. Sequim is the only location in the western states to host this amazing collection of photographs and meet the Grand Prize Winner, Bonnie Block, from Gig Harbor during from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Also, visit the Peeps Diorama Exhibit sponsored by Sequim’s City Arts Advisory Commission and vote for the “Peeples” Choice Award! The Peeps Diorama Exhibit is part of a national trend of art shows using the popular marshmallow candy to a create tableau or scene.

 

New Location! Find spring colors and fresh styles of artful up-cycled items at The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington Street. All of their creations are one of a kind items that are handmade. Each item has a unique combination of felting, hand dying, beading, embroidering and appliqueing. Several other artists’ works are for sale in their shop now facing Washington Street.

"Big Mary 2" by Mary Franchini
“Big Mary 2” by Mary Franchini

 

"Lonicera Sempervirens" by Barbara Neswald
“Lonicera Sempervirens” by Barbara Neswald

 

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents “Just me! Plants and Animals” with featured 2 dimensional artist and art teacher Mary Franchini and 2 and 3 dimensional artist Barbara Neswald. Mary Franchini, contemporary artist, teacher and juror for regional shows, will include self-portraits.  Barbara Neswald, a recent transplant to the Peninsula from Philadelphia, will showcase plants and animals.  For years, Barbara has been known for her commitment to Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators.

 

"Elk" by Mary Howard
“Elk” by Mary Howard

 

Sequim’s Sunshine Café exhibits the art of Mary Leone Howard at 145 W Washington St. This exhibition includes a series of five, charcoal and graphite drawings of the Sequim Elk Herd. They were drawn as composites, from photos, taken by her husband and Mary, over a 10 year period, after they first arrived in Sequim in 2000.

Stan Green Quilt Exhibit
Stan Green Quilt Exhibit

The Museum and Arts Center features “Color and Texture: One Man’s Adventure in Quilt Making” an exhibition of Stan Green’s quilts at 175 W. Cedar St. The exhibition of quilts representing the progression of Stan’s styles over 16 plus years.

 

Painter Shirley Mercer art is on display at Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. and enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines with live music of duo Bread & Gravy featuring a dynamic vocalist/rhythm guitarist and a versatile pianist.

 

Discovery Bay Pirates
Discovery Bay Pirates

Olympic Theatre Arts presents the Discovery Bay Pirates Reunion at 414 N. Sequim Ave. Fans have missed Discovery Bay Pirates since this popular Peninsula group disbanded in 2015, ending its long history of Irish pub songs, sea shanties, and other folk music. During the Art Walk, this great quartet will reassemble for a reunion performance at Olympic Theater Arts in Sequim from 5:30-7:00. Admission is free. After the Pirates finish, starting at 7:30, Olympic Theatre Arts will stage its current production of “Over the River and Through the Woods”.

 

pink crystals and beads
pink crystals and beads

 

Lovely jewelry demonstrations with Paulette Hill and Gail Mclain at R&T Crystals and Beads at 158 E Bell St. that includes homemade cookies from Sequim Fresh Catering and a sale on creative goods at the store to inspire your creativity.

 

Natural Light Photography by Jan Kepley
Natural Light Photography by Jan Kepley

Lamb Farm Kitchen at 272 W. Bell St, behind the Oak Table, presents Jan Kepley and his photography. Jan Kepley has been working in the arts of music, writing, painting, natural sound recording, photography and food creation for most of his life.

"Iris Queen" by Carol Wilhelm
“Iris Queen” by Carol Wilhelm

At the Gallery at 5th Avenue presents “No Limits” exhibition with a personal motto of “You don’t know you can’t do it until you try it!” artist Carol Wilhelm experiments with new subjects, new techniques, and new styles. Carol has had a lifelong interest in all forms of art, enjoying a wide variety of arts and crafts mediums including stained glass, silk painting, rug-making, knitting, crochet, sewing, collage and driftwood sculpture to name a few.  Painting with North Olympic Watercolorists, her primary focus is watercolor but the gallery will also display one-of-a-kind Nuno-felted scarves, wall panels and table runners.

 

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you for your support!

 

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

 

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!

August 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Sunny with Yellow Theme

August 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Sunny with Yellow Theme

August 5, 5 – 8 PM

Various Locations in Sequim

 

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

 

Our theme color for the Art Walk is YELLOW! Yellow shines like the sun fueling our world and inspiring creative communication. The brightness of yellow represents happiness, cheerful friendships, expressive enthusiasm, and empowers goodwill and justice.

 

Team Instinct FTW at Downtown Sequim Pokémon Go Gym
Team Instinct FTW at Downtown Sequim Pokémon Go Gym

 

Yellow is also for bright Pokémon Pikachu! During the August 5 Art Walk, come out and play Pokémon Go while lures will be put in downtown Pokéstops near venues to attract more Pokémon for you collect. Who will control the Pokémon Gym near the Sequim Civic Center? Red, Blue, or Yellow?

 

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

 

Special events for August 5:

 

"Keying Around" launch on July 1, 2016
“Keying Around” launch on July 1, 2016

 

August 5 will be the final day for “Keying Around”. Ken Young will be playing piano on the plaza from 12-1 PM. People are encouraged to come and play the pianos one last time. During the August 5 Art Walk, the 3 painted pianos will also be auctioned off. Final bidding in a silent auction ends at 6:30 PM. We will also be accepting pledges for the school district’s Fund A Need. Needs have been identified by teachers as Light the Stage for Drama! ($356.49), Destination Imagination Team ($1,950), Large scale laser printer for Sequim Middle School ($5,000), and Xylophones for Greywolf students ($8,262.45).

 

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

R&T Crystals and Beads at 158 E Bell St. has Paulette Hill and Gail McLain doing a jewelry creation demonstration. Cookies will be provided by Sequim Fresh Catering and will have special sales for the Art Walk.

 

"Hollow Form with Finial" by Carl Baker
“Hollow Form with Finial” by Carl Baker

 

"Coffee Flowers 3" by Mary Franchini
“Coffee Flowers 3” by Mary Franchini

Carl Baker, a wood artist, and Mary Franchini, a multimedia artist are showcased at Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St for “Remember August” exhibition. Enjoy their skillfully crafted wood art and unique paintings that create a harmony, present energy of the summer, and stimulate viewers’ imagination into the world of fine art.

 

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts live music with The Mogis and artist Mike Pace with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits. The Mogis are a rock/folk band out of Port Angeles. Jason Mogi on Banjo, Kim Trenerry on guitar and Paul Stehr-Green on bass with a mixture of tunes from 60s & 70s.

 

The Museum and Arts Center features photographic exhibition by Witta Priester and ceramic and glass works by Jeff Becker at 175 W. Cedar St.

 

Olympic Theater Arts at 414 N Sequim Ave. provides music by Pistachio Moon, a new musical trio whose members are already well-known to the community. The trio includes Michael Bunnell and Penny Pemberton, creators and producers of the popular Open Mic at OTA, and John Winters, musician and sound engineer. The three have been working on an eclectic mix of songs which they categorize as “Songs you’ll Remember.” The August 5 First Friday event will be the group’s debut as a performing trio and play mainstream pop tunes from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Doors open at 5 p.m., with the music starting at 5:30 p.m. There is no cost. Pemberton has performed as a professional vocalist in San Francisco and other communities and is a well-known performer on the OTA stage. Winters began playing music at the age of eight and has played in several bands since. His bandmates call him a “keyboard wizard.” Burnell is a former radio entertainer with community theater stage experience. He plays guitar and shares vocal duties with Pemberton.

 

Pokémon Go Ball for Team Instinct
Pokémon Go Ball for Team Instinct

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360.460.3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you!

 

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

 

Thank you for your support!

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

Pirate Peggy Preston is “Whodunnit Downtown?”

Pirate Peggy Preston is “Whodunnit Downtown?”

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

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

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

Fourth Annual "Whodunnit Downtown? - The Case of the Chrome Key" suspects
Fourth Annual “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Chrome Key” suspects