First Friday Art Walk Sequim
January 5, 5 – 8 p.m.
Various Venues in Sequim WA
January 5 Art Walk Color Theme is SILVER with hints of black and white to celebrate the New Year filled with reflection, hope, and idealistic goals for the future. The sparkly color of silver represents shimmering thoughtfulness, honorable dedication, untarnished resilience, imaginative aspirations, revolutionary receptiveness, and aloft ideals. 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.
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.
Special events for January 5:
The Sequim-Dungness Valley Chamber Merchant Group and First Friday Art Walk Sequim presents the Fifth Annual “Whodunnit Downtown? – The Case of the Silver Lining Secret Formula” Mystery Game for a fun-filled evening as we step back in time to 50’s where visitors collect the clues about the suspects at various venues to solve the crime for a chance to win a prize.
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 so is the notebook containing the “Secret Formula”. Who has absconded with the notebook? Where is the chemist? What is the “Silver Lining Secret Formula”?
Adventure around the Sequim Art Walk venues to mingle with the suspects in our mystery game and discover why they might have Dr. Steel’s “Secret Formula” starting at 5 PM. You can solve this crime that will changes lives and bring prosperity by finding clues at these local businesses: Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington St., Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St., City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W Cedar St., Fieldnotes 123 E Washington St., Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington St., Heather Creek at 122 W Washington St., Peninsula Taproom 210 W. Washington St., Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar St., R & T Crystals ‘n’ Beads at 158 E Bell 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 encouraging experiences:
A Two Night Stay in a two bedroom cabin from John Wayne’s Waterfront Resort
$50 Gift Certificate from R & T Crystals ‘n’ Beads
Coffee and Lunch for Two at Rainshadow Café
A RFID lined credit card / coin bag from The Bag Ladies of Sequim WA
$20 Gift Certificate from Fieldnotes
Culinary Lavender and Herbs from Olympic Lavender Company
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 50’s era attire. It is not required, but dressing up makes the evening more fun and festive.
The City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission Reception for the “Raining Cats and Dogs” art exhibition is at Sequim Civic Center from 5:00 to 7:00 PM located at 152 W Cedar St. The exhibit will showcase artwork of many mediums with images of cats and dogs. There will also be free workshops related to the care and local informational services for domestic animals.
Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar has author and photographer Alicia Demetropolis, of LifeBridge Wellness Services, sharing photographs from her recent trip to Nepal. Demetropolis spent three months journeying through Kathmandu and the surrounding valley, feeding the homeless, doing elder care, and training medical professionals on some of the tools we use here in the States. She used this time to assess elder care centers for a Nepali NGO as well. Along with locally roasted coffee, Northwest craft beer, wine, and cheese platter’s and charcuterie plates there is live music with Chex Ferguson from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The music of Chex 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. Don’t want to miss this one.
In celebration of the New Year, Blue Whole Gallery presents a group show titled “Back to Basics: Black and White” at 129 W Washington St. Curated by Nancy Lawrence and Gregory Felando, this show reveals the challenge presented when limiting the palette. Working in black and white lays bare the elements of design and reveals of the expressive strength of the work. The bold graphic punch stimulates and sharpens the mind while modified by soft tones of grey lull one into a meditative mood. This dichotomy asks, what is going on here.
Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts Hot Llamas a local bluegrass/newgrass band from a mixture of musicians from Sequim and Port Angeles. Partnered with this live music, enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits.
New to the Art Walk, discover tasty crafted outstanding brews and treats at the Peninsula Taproom located on North 2nd Avenue at 210 W. Washington St., Suite 4.
Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N Sequim Ave. welcomes to the stage Victorian-dressed clarinet ensemble ‘Toot Sweet’ to perform “Story-telling Through Music” during First Friday Art Walk Sequim beginning at 5:30 PM. ‘Toot Sweet’ is comprised of Bb clarinetists Nancy Peterson of Port Ludlow, Mark Holman of Poulsbo and Janet Proebstel of Sequim plus bass clarinetist Vicky Blakesley of Sequim. The concert features several musical pieces that tell stories of heroes and heroines from various operas and plays. There is no charge for admission to the performance. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase from OTA volunteers.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org If you are an artist of any media on the Art Walk, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities.
This encouraging and educational arts event is sponsored and produced by unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock.
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