Events

Special Events during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim!

Upcoming Special Events for 2019!

January First Friday Art Walk Sequim presents a “Whodunnit Downtown” Mystery Game

April First Friday Art Walk Sequim includes the BirdFest BirdQuest as part of the Olympic Peninsula BirdFest

May First Friday Art Walk Sequim is part of the Sequim Irrigation Festival and Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair

October First Friday Art Walk Sequim is the launch of the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival

 

 

The 123rd Sequim Irrigation Festival Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair is on May 5 and 6, 2018 with the May 4 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Patron Preview. Our Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair emphasizes reusability, repurpose and recycling. This creative community event provides an opportunity for vendors to sell their unique handcrafted wares and for folks to have active engagement with the artists. We invite the public to enter creative works or vote for awards during our Innovative Reuse Showcase and Contest. Also with the arts and crafts vendors, enjoy a selection from our food vendors, our amazing main stage entertainment, clever demonstrations of sustainable arts and crafts, and an opportunity to participate in our hands-on community art project. Come join us for shopping, food, photo ops, entertainment, demonstrations, and FUN at Cedar Street at Sequim Civic Plaza.

 

Hours:

 

First Friday Art Walk May 4, 5 – 8 pm

Saturday, May 5, 9 am – 5 pm

Sunday, May 6, 10 am – 4 pm

 

 

Creative vendors selling handcrafted wares and food on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Vendors include 3D Wood Maps, Aloha Smoothies, Apple Cox, Art to Suit You, Cherokee Beach Creations, Creative Iron Works, LLC, Debbie’s Fun & Affordable Jewelry, DJ’s Pens, Enanimals, Fairview Lake Studios, Fresh Hats – Love on Your Head, Friday Harbor House of Jerky, Happy Cells Studio, hue are you?, If Found Treasurers, Lil’ Log Cabin Creations, Lisa’s Designs, Mickey’s Unique Designs, Moments in Time and Design, Inc, Mystery Bay Coastal Cuisine, New Dungeness Light Station Association, New Dungeness Nursery, Olympic Peninsula Authors, OPT Signs, Paperwings Studio, Phoenixx Fibers, Rock and Gem Liaisons, Sharray Originals, The Chart Artist, The Jake Hose Company, The Shepherd’s Fold, Transister Sister, Sassy Glass, Sequim Bee Farm, Sequim High School Class of 2019, Sequim Valley Products, Snow Creek Leather, Straus Bavarian Nuts, Uniquely Designed Jewelry, Vicki Wickell Watercolors, Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics, Warpath Woodworks, Welfare for Animals Guild (WAG), and Whidbey Island Fudge Company.

 

Creative activities with a focus on Reuse, Recycle and Repurpose

Innovative Reuse Showcase and Contest: Bring your DIY reuse, recycle, repurpose creations to win prizes! Enter to win in the People’s Choice Awards in our 4 categories: Wearable, Functional, Decorative, and Kids 15 and under. Details at the IrrigationFestival.com website and contact Kelly at 360-461-3950 or JustAskKelly@olypen.com Please deliver your creations on May 4, Friday evening or May 5, Saturday morning.

 

Demonstrations Saturday, May 5

10 am-12 pm CJ Kapetan, “Wood Burning Art”

12:30-2:30 pm Genaveve Starr, “Recycling product packaging into containers for art”

3-5 pm Driftwood Sculpting by the Olympic Driftwood Sculptors

 

Demonstrations Sunday, May 6

11am-1pm Frances Rice, “Sock Pet Friends”

1-3 pm Brad Griffith, Sequim Community Makerspace, “The Toy Makers Teacher”

 

Community Creativity Activity on Saturday and Sunday

10am – 4 pm Color small pieces of the 2018 Irrigation Festival logo to make a giant logo mural that will be on display at Coastal.

 

Entertainment Schedule

Saturday, May 5

9:30 am Kids Parade Awards

9:45-10:00 am Operetta performance – How to Succeed in Business

10-10:50 am Olympic Peninsula Men’s Chorus

11-11:50 am Olympic Mountain Cloggers

12-1:50 pm Jim Basnight

2-3:50 pm Caribe Steel Band

4-4:50 pm Locos Only

Sunday, May 6

10-12:50 am Jim Basnight Solo

1-2:50 pm Tyme Pieces

3-3:50 pm Sequim High School Jazz Ensemble

 

Sponsors:

Castell Insurance

Kitsap Bank

Home Instead

Evergreen Home Loans

Coastal

Shawnna Rigg & Marcus Oden, RE/MAX Prime

 

Contact wyattj@nikola.com or call 360-477-3750 for the Co-Directors of the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair:

Jean Wyatt

Renne Emiko Brock

 

Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Innovative.Arts.and.Crafts.Fair/

 

NOFAF-poster-2016

Past Special Events during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim

May 6 – 8, 2016 Irrigation Festival Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair on Cedar Street at the Sequim Civic Plaza

Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair at Sequims's Irrigation Festival

April 1 First Friday Art Walk Sequim includes the BirdFest BirdQuest as part of the Olympic Peninsula BirdFest

“2016 BirdFest-BirdQuest Poster” by Debra J. Faustini
“2016 BirdFest-BirdQuest Poster” by Debra J. Faustini

Play BirdFest-BirdQuest by finding the birds created by Jake Reichner’s Sequim High School ceramics class, in Sequim’s downtown businesses, during First Friday Art Walk 5:00-8:00 PM. Pink is April’s First Friday Art Walk theme color, so wearing pink is encouraged. At 8:00 PM the Grand Prize drawing of the correct BirdFest-BirdQuest game card and the announcement of the top three vote-getters for People’s Choice awards will take place at That Takes the Cake. You need not be present to win. Then the students’ sculptures will be on display at BirdFest Central inside the Dungeness River Audubon Center until the afternoon of April 17th.
Organized by the Sequim Merchants group, The Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of CommerceFirst Friday Art Walk Sequim and OlympicBirdFest.org

BirdFest-BirdQuest Participating businesses:
1. Blue Hole Gallery, at 129 W. Washington St.
2. Cedarbrook Lavender, at 134 1/2 Washington St.
3. Fieldnotes, at 123 Washington St.
4. Fudd’s Fish & Chips, at 173 W. Washington St.
5. Hart’s Fine Books, at 161 W. Washington St.
6. Heather Creek, at 122 W. Washington St.
7. Olympic Lavender, at 120 W. Washington St.
8. Purple Haze Lavender, at 127 W. Washington St.
9. Rusting Rooster, at 154 E. Washington St.
10. Solar City Boutique +, at 135 W. Washington St.
11. That Takes The Cake, at 171 W. Washington St.
12. Wind Rose Cellars, at 143 W. Washington St.

During the month of April at Sunshine Café:
Come marvel at the display of the Olympic Peninsula Art Association’s Student Show art pieces. These are the ones who received awards from Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society for “BIRD ART” and from the Dungeness River Audubon Center for “CONNECTIONS WITH NATURE”.
Location: Sequim Sunshine Café 145 W. Washington Street
Hours: 7:00 AM -3:00 PM Wednesday through Sunday

 

January First Friday Art Walk Sequim presents a “Whodunnit Downtown” Mystery Game

Poster for Forth Annual "Whodunnit Downtown?"

The Sequim-Dungness Valley Chamber Merchant Group and First Friday Art Walk Sequim presents the Fourth Annual “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Chrome Key” Mystery Game for a fun-filled evening as we step back in time into the 1940’s to collect the clues about the suspects who have fallen through time travel gateways and solve the crime to win a big prize.

The story is set in 1946, the Atomic Age emerged and by chance temporal portals through time and alternative universes opened in Sequim. Pirate Captain C. R. Silverbeard’s locked silver chest was found in a farmhouse overlooking the City of Sequim and Strait of Juan De Fuca. The chest from the past became a shiny curio on display at a local spice and tea shop. The treasure chest can only be opened by Silverbeard’s Chrome Key stolen from him in 1776. Treasure hunting adventurers and pirates from the present, past, and Neo-Victorian times will gather in Sequim this January 8th evening to reveal who stole the Chrome Key that unlocks this pirate plunder.

Adventure around the Art Walk venues to mingle with the suspects in our mystery game and discover why they might have Captain C. R. Silverbeard’s Chrome Key starting at 5 PM. You can solve this crime that crosses time and space by finding clues at these local businesses: A Dropped Stitch at 136 S 2nd Ave., Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St., BrokersGroup Real Estate at 219 W Washington St., Cedarbrook Lavender Farm Shop at 134 1/2 W Washington St., Hart’s Fine Books 161 W Washington St., Local Yarn Shop at 213 E Washington St., Mia Bella at 130A N 3rd Ave., Museum & Arts Center at 175 W Cedar St., Olympic Lavender Co. at 120 W Washington St., Purple Haze Lavender Shop at 127 W Washington St., R & T Crystals ‘n’ Beads at 158 E Bell St., Sequim Spice and Tea 139 W Washington St., Solar City at 135 W Washington St., That Takes the Cake at 171 W Washington St., and Wind Rose Winery at 143 W Washington St.

Can you solve this mystery? Fill out your game card, enter it at Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 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 treasured and educational experiences including a Two Night Stay at the Seaview Vacation Rental from Cedarbrook Lavender and Herb Farm, One Cake Decorating Class from That Takes The Cake, A Knitting Class from A Dropped Stitch, Two tickets + T-Shirts to Purple Haze Daze from Purple Haze Lavender Farm, 30 Minute One-On-One Class with MacTraders, “Sequim~Dungeness Valley” by Katherine Vollenweider from the Museum & Arts Center, sea glass earrings of historic cobalt blue in sterling silver from West Coast Sea Glass, and more!

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 40’s era, steampunk, or in pirate garb. It is not required, but dressing up makes the evening more fun and festive.

Get the secret password via our Facebook Page on January 5 to learn more about the mystery suspects at http://sequimartwalk.com/events/clues/

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

 

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

 

 

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is always the first weekend in October

Tenth Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival in Sequim WA is October 2, 3 & 4, 2015. Join us for this interactive fiber arts event connecting to the community with activities like a museum exhibition, workshops, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, hands-on projects with children and adults, Fiber Arts Market of local artists work and fiber supplies, lecture, and information about local fiber activities, groups, businesses, and instructional resources.

 

3rd Annual Whodunnit Downtown? “The Curious Case of the Kidnapped Cat”

"Whodunnit Downtown?" Where is Martini the cat?

Whodunnit Characters

2015 "Whodunnit Downtown?" Suspects and Art Walk Creator from "The Curious Case of the Kidnapped Cat" at Hart's Fine Books
2015 “Whodunnit Downtown?” Suspects and Art Walk Creator from “The Curious Case of the Kidnapped Cat” at Hart’s Fine Books

 

“Wing It On!” Fairy Wings Workshop for June First Friday Art Walk

"Wing It On!" Fairy Wing Workshop

BirdFest BirdQuest

BirdFest BirdQuest