First Friday Art Walk Sequim
January 8, 5 – 8 p.m.
(Yes, it is the second Friday just this month.)
Various Venues in Sequim WA
January 8 Art Walk Color Theme is SILVER with hints of black and white to celebrate the New Year filled with hope, reflection, and idealistic goals for the future. The sparkly color of silver represents shimmering mindfulness, untarnished resilience, imaginative aspirations, revolutionary receptiveness, honorable dedication, and skyward modernism. 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.
Initiated in 2006, this encouraging and educational arts event is sponsored and produced by unique as you / Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond.
Special events for January 8:
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.
A new Three Dimensional Sculpture Exhibit presented by the City Arts Advisory Commission is in the Sequim Civic Center lobby at 152 W Cedar St. The exhibit includes 19 pieces of artwork in a variety of medium that were created by 12 local artists.
Museum & Arts Center at 175 W Cedar St. has a special preview and book signing with author Katherine Vollenweider for her book “Sequim~Dungeness Valley” with all proceeds being donated to the Sequim Museum.
Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. opens the New Year with a special group show of wood artisans titled “Woodn’t It Be Amazing!” Carved, turned, painted and reclaimed wood is the highlight of this show. Karin Anderson and Bud Bowling demonstrate a touch of whimsy in their recycled wood assemblage; Christian Speidel, creates out of this world, highly polished orbs, while Carl Baker focuses on unique heritage; Joyce Volmut invites viewers to her exquisitely detailed world of birds; David Tinsley’s human sized driftwood sculpture comes to life; while Debbie Cain’s carved gourd art delivers delicate images of nature. Together, these seven wood artisans will showcase original pieces in the gallery’s front windows, capturing the beauty and versatility of wood and connecting the community to trees and plants, symbols of our Pacific Northwest.
Live Celtic folk music with Mary Tulin with award winning artfully crafted wines at Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St.
A Dropped Stitch at 136 S 2nd Ave. you learn something new at their free drop in knitting and felting classes during the Art Walk! A Dropped Stitch showcases local fiber artists and instructors in a shop full of amazing fiber, yarn, and classes for gifts and a lifetime of creative enjoyment.
Hart’s Fine Books presents Trent LaCour on piano at 161 W Washington St.
Cedarbrook Lavender Shop at 134 1/2 W Washington St. celebrates the New Year with everything in the shop 15% off with treats and hot tea.
Mia Bella at 130A N 3rd Ave. features art by George Zien, Pat Gordon, Pam Kauffman, Pricilla Patterson, Brim Leal, J.P Lee, and Josh ‘Yeti” Wright.
R&T Crystals and Beads has fine jewelry demonstrations from Paulette Hill and Gail McLain at 158 E Bell St.
Local Yarn Shop at 213 E Washington St. has live music with the Chip Dixon Band and a Navajo spindle spinning demonstration.
Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. displays Craig Robinson’s delightful hand painted furniture and try a sample of their seasonal teas and spice mixes.
Olympic Lavender Co. at 120 W Washington St. is featuring TERRI JONES Watercolors and their own USDA Certified Organic lavender farm products.
That Takes the Cake creates colorful and unique cupcakes and cakes that are works of art at 171 W Washington St.
Inspire art in the young with creative books, supplies, and toys at Dungeness Kids Co. at 163 W. Washington St.
Enjoy these venues during the First Friday Art Walk including Olympic Theatre Arts (OTA) at 414 N. Sequim Ave., Alder Wood Bistro at 139 W Alder St., Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Ave., Nourish at 1345 S Sequim Ave. South of HY101, Heather Creek at 122 W Washington St., Rainshadow Roasting Company at 157 W Cedar St., Galare Thai at 120 W Bell, Solar City’s Tesa Boutique & Tanning Retreat at 135 W Washington St., Fieldnotes at 123 E Washington St., and Sequim’s Sunshine Café at 145 W Washington St.
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 and if you want to learn more or find out how you can participate on the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, please contact Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond at 360.460.3023 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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