Poster for Forth Annual "Whodunnit Downtown?"

Silver with Black and White Color Theme for January 8 Sequim Art Walk and Fourth Annual “Whodunnit Downtown?” Mystery Game

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

SequimArtWalk.com

 

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:

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!

Two Night Stay at the Seaview Vacation Rental from Cedarbrook Lavender and Herb Farm
The Big Prize includes a Two Night Stay at the Seaview Vacation Rental from Cedarbrook Lavender and Herb Farm

 

Sea glass earrings of historic cobalt blue in sterling silver from West Coast Sea Glass
Sea glass earrings of historic cobalt blue in sterling silver from West Coast Sea Glass

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.

“Sequim~Dungeness Valley” by Katherine Vollenweider
“Sequim~Dungeness Valley” by Katherine Vollenweider

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.

"Good Night John Boy" by Joyce Volmut
“Good Night John Boy” by Joyce Volmut
"Game Show" by Karin Anderson
“Game Show” by Karin Anderson

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 Demonstration
R&T Crystals and Beads jewelry demonstration

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 renne@uniqueasyou.com

 

Please like our Facebook Page

http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

 

Inspirational Blue for the September 4 Art Walk!

Inspirational Blue for the September 4 Art Walk!

First Friday Art Walk Sequim, September 4, 5 – 8 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

September 4 Art Walk Color Theme is BLUE! Shifting from summer to autumn, September brings earlier, cooler evenings that motivate creativity and collecting friends to enjoy community events. Blue is inspiring and imaginative like a night sky full of shooting stars or a cloudless day full of possibilities while also being reliable, sound, and willful. Blue can be dreamy, peaceful, and hopeful, yet it also is strong and honest full of professionalism, ambition, responsibility, and building alliances. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of blue or representations of lofty and loyal aspirations as they enjoy an evening on the town with friends and family.

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.

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

Special events for September 4:

In the lobby of the Sequim Civic Center is a reception of the first rotating art exhibit based on the theme “What Sequim Means to Me” at 152 W. Cedar Street.

Moonlight Madness by Ryoko Toyama

Twin wolf thunder drum by Debbie Cain
Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. has “Autumn light” featuring artists Debbie Cain, gourd artist, and Ryoko Toyama, painter. They will showcase unique work in the front windows, celebrating the season of harvest. Debbie and Ryoko create from what they see, feel and imagine, taking viewers to the world of fine arts filled with joy. Ryoko expresses about her work, “Painting is my active response to the world, past and present.  I create my feelings and thoughts in painting. Inspiration comes from visible objects or concepts, animated or lifeless. My creative process begins with the end in mind.  However, my work often takes its own course, producing the unexpected in a magical transition.”  Cain explains, “I did my first gourd art about ten years ago and was totally captivated to explore the possibilities on this new 3d canvas.  I have painted, embellished with enlace, embedded stones and add any natural materials such as pine needles.  I enjoy doing custom work such as pet and people portraits.”

Bubbles by Jan Kepley
Hart’s Fine Books has photographs and cards by Jan Kepley and Trent LaCour playing on the baby grand at 161 W Washington St.

Singing No Batteries RequiredSequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System featuring color pencil artist Vana Arnold and No Batteries Required will be performing at 6:30pm at 630 N Sequim Ave. No Batteries Required is made up of members of the Olympic Peninsula Men’s Chorus, the local Barbershop Harmony Society Chapter. Bud Davies (baritone), Jim Muldowney (bass), Rich Wyatt (tenor), and Rich Johnston (lead) bring a wealth of experience and musicality to their performances. From their website: “The quartet No Batteries Required was formed in the spring of 2011 and has been touring the Peninsula since looking for Bigfoot and someone to sing to.” Vana Arnold is a Sequim artist who works mainly with colored pencil.  From a young age she has loved to draw and gets her inspiration from her passion for the great outdoors.  Her detailed and colorful drawings bring animals to life before your eyes.  When she’s not drawing she is out enjoying life on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula. Art is on display between September 3 and December 1.

R&T Crystals and Beads in blue

R&T Crystals and Beads will have glittery jewelry demonstrations from Paulette Hill and Gail McLain at 158 E Bell St.

A Dropped Stitch at 136 S 2nd Ave. and full of shades of blue in fiber and yarn with classes for a lifetime of creative enjoyment.

Dungeness Kids Co. at 990 E Washington St. will host Sharon Ross with her one of a kind doll clothes. These unique outfits are handcrafted for American Girl dolls and make special gifts.

Gallery on the Walls showcases Sally Cays and Patricia Taynton at 128 E Washington St. inside the Sequim Vision Center.

Always delight in live music and fresh art with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits at Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St.

That Takes the Cake exhibits creativity with award winning cakes that are art at 171 W Washington St.

Discover the back-to-school goodies in blue and all colors at Dungeness Kids Co. at 163 W. Washington St.

Enjoy Craig Robinson’s artwork at Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. and try a sample of their unique teas and salts.

Gallery on the Walls showcases Sally Cays and Patricia Taynton at 128 E Washington St. inside the Sequim Vision Center.

Explore Rich Taylor’s work at Rainshadow Roasting Company and enjoy local micro-roasted coffee at 157 W Cedar St.

Always delight in live music and fresh art with award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits at Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St.

At 7:30 PM, Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N. Sequim Ave. has two one-act comedies by Tom Stoppard and directed by Lily Carignan. “The Real Inspector Hound” is a case of mistaken identity when two critics are assigned to a murder mystery play. “Fifteen Minute Hamlet” is Shakespeare’s Hamlet performed within the length of 15 minutes. Sit down, hold on, and keep up with this hilarious fast-paced version of everyone’s favorite tragedy.

The Museum and Arts Center at 175 W. Cedar St. presents “One Hundred Years & Counting” an exhibit celebrating 100 years of Sequim Masonic Lodge #213. During the Art Walk, John Majors will be signing his new book “Freemasons in the Sequim-Dungeness Area 1915-2015.”

Enjoy these Sunny Sequim venues during the First Friday Art Walk including Alder Wood Bistro at 139 W Alder St., Local Yarn Shop at 213 E Washington St., Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 1/2 W Washington St., Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Ave., Nourish at 1345 S Sequim Ave. South of HY101, Heather Creek at 122 W Washington St., Galare Thai at 120 W Bell, Solar City’s Tesa Boutique & Tanning Retreat at 135 W Washington St., and Fieldnotes at 123 E 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 renne@uniqueasyou.com

Please like our Facebook Page

http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk