April 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Bursts and Blushes with a Spring Pink Theme

April 7 Art Walk Color Theme is PINK! Spring blooms with bright flowers and hopeful spirits as April’s First Friday Art Walk Sequim bursts with PINK as the theme color that represents supportive strength, comforting assurance, sweet delight, productive promises, and encouragement. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in all spring shades of pink from strong burgundy to soft blush for the evening out on the town.

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. If you would like to participate in the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, please contact Renne directly at renne@uniqueasyou.com or through Facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Special events for April 7:

It’s time for BirdFest BirdQuest! Come play this fun free game, a Sequim Merchant Group Event sponsored by Sequim-Dungeness Chamber of Commerce, taking place in 20 of Sequim’s Businesses and promoting the Olympic Peninsula BirdFest. Find the beautiful bird sculptures, created by Jake Reichner’s Sequim High School ceramic’s class and match them to the business that you find them in. Game cards available at each of the participating merchants. The Grand Prize is a “Birds Eye View of Sequim” plane ride to Port Townsend and back with Emily Westcott, plus one year’s membership to the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society.

Turn in your game cards at the Sequim Chamber at 1192 E. Washington St. by 4:00 PM on April 8, 2017. The drawing for the winner is April 9 at 1:00 PM at the Dungeness River Audubon Center in Railroad Bridge Park 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim, WA and need not to be present to win. Details about the Olympic BirdFest are at OlympicBirdFest.org BirdFest BirdQuest locations include Adagio Bean & Leaf at 981 E. Washington St., The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W. Washington St., Birds of a Feather Farm at 825 W. Washington St., Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W. Washington St., Cedarbrook Lavender at 134 ½ Washington St., Dungeness River Audubon Center at 2151 W. Hendrickson Rd., Fieldnotes at 123 Washington St., Forage Gifts & NW Treasures at 121 W. Washington St., Full Moon Candle at 609 W. Washington St. #13, Jose’s Famous Salsa at 126 E. Washington St., Local Yarn Shop at 213 E. Washington St., Olympic Lavender Co. at 120 W. Washington St., Pacific Pantry at 229 S. Sequim Ave., Purple Haze Lavender at 127 W. Washington St., Rusting Rooster at 154 E. Washington St., Sequim Spice & Tea at 139 W. Washington St., Solar City Boutique & Retreat at 135 W. Washington St., That Takes The Cake at 171 W. Washington St., and Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W. Washington St.
The 2016 National Avian Photographs exhibition awarded by the National Audubon Society is at the Sequim Civic Center at 152 West Cedar St. Sequim is the only location in the western states to host this amazing collection of photographs and meet the Grand Prize Winner, Bonnie Block, from Gig Harbor during from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Also, visit the Peeps Diorama Exhibit sponsored by Sequim’s City Arts Advisory Commission and vote for the “Peeples” Choice Award! The Peeps Diorama Exhibit is part of a national trend of art shows using the popular marshmallow candy to a create tableau or scene.


New Location! Find spring colors and fresh styles of artful up-cycled items at The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W Washington Street. All of their creations are one of a kind items that are handmade. Each item has a unique combination of felting, hand dying, beading, embroidering and appliqueing. Several other artists’ works are for sale in their shop now facing Washington Street.

"Big Mary 2" by Mary Franchini
“Big Mary 2” by Mary Franchini


"Lonicera Sempervirens" by Barbara Neswald
“Lonicera Sempervirens” by Barbara Neswald


Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. presents “Just me! Plants and Animals” with featured 2 dimensional artist and art teacher Mary Franchini and 2 and 3 dimensional artist Barbara Neswald. Mary Franchini, contemporary artist, teacher and juror for regional shows, will include self-portraits.  Barbara Neswald, a recent transplant to the Peninsula from Philadelphia, will showcase plants and animals.  For years, Barbara has been known for her commitment to Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators.


"Elk" by Mary Howard
“Elk” by Mary Howard


Sequim’s Sunshine Café exhibits the art of Mary Leone Howard at 145 W Washington St. This exhibition includes a series of five, charcoal and graphite drawings of the Sequim Elk Herd. They were drawn as composites, from photos, taken by her husband and Mary, over a 10 year period, after they first arrived in Sequim in 2000.

Stan Green Quilt Exhibit
Stan Green Quilt Exhibit

The Museum and Arts Center features “Color and Texture: One Man’s Adventure in Quilt Making” an exhibition of Stan Green’s quilts at 175 W. Cedar St. The exhibition of quilts representing the progression of Stan’s styles over 16 plus years.


Painter Shirley Mercer art is on display at Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. and enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines with live music of duo Bread & Gravy featuring a dynamic vocalist/rhythm guitarist and a versatile pianist.


Discovery Bay Pirates
Discovery Bay Pirates

Olympic Theatre Arts presents the Discovery Bay Pirates Reunion at 414 N. Sequim Ave. Fans have missed Discovery Bay Pirates since this popular Peninsula group disbanded in 2015, ending its long history of Irish pub songs, sea shanties, and other folk music. During the Art Walk, this great quartet will reassemble for a reunion performance at Olympic Theater Arts in Sequim from 5:30-7:00. Admission is free. After the Pirates finish, starting at 7:30, Olympic Theatre Arts will stage its current production of “Over the River and Through the Woods”.


pink crystals and beads
pink crystals and beads


Lovely jewelry demonstrations with Paulette Hill and Gail Mclain at R&T Crystals and Beads at 158 E Bell St. that includes homemade cookies from Sequim Fresh Catering and a sale on creative goods at the store to inspire your creativity.


Natural Light Photography by Jan Kepley
Natural Light Photography by Jan Kepley

Lamb Farm Kitchen at 272 W. Bell St, behind the Oak Table, presents Jan Kepley and his photography. Jan Kepley has been working in the arts of music, writing, painting, natural sound recording, photography and food creation for most of his life.

"Iris Queen" by Carol Wilhelm
“Iris Queen” by Carol Wilhelm

At the Gallery at 5th Avenue presents “No Limits” exhibition with a personal motto of “You don’t know you can’t do it until you try it!” artist Carol Wilhelm experiments with new subjects, new techniques, and new styles. Carol has had a lifelong interest in all forms of art, enjoying a wide variety of arts and crafts mediums including stained glass, silk painting, rug-making, knitting, crochet, sewing, collage and driftwood sculpture to name a few.  Painting with North Olympic Watercolorists, her primary focus is watercolor but the gallery will also display one-of-a-kind Nuno-felted scarves, wall panels and table runners.


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 renne@uniqueasyou.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you for your support!


April is Pink
April 2012 – Art Walk Color Theme was PINK!


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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