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.

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Thank you for your support!