June 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Celebrates Inclusion with the White and Spectrum Color Theme

June 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Celebrates Inclusion with the White and Spectrum Color Theme

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

June 7

5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Venues in Sequim WA

www.sequimartwalk.com

June 7 Sequim Art Walk color theme is WHITE and the whole visible spectrum! White represents inclusive acceptance, optimistic opportunities, hope, open minds, pure and thoughtful actions, friendly impressions, and blank canvases that are receptive to any positive vision. Because white is actually all the colors of the rainbow, multi-color enchantment is in the air with blowing bubbles, the wearing of bright tie dyes and fairy wings, and spreading validating pixie dust is encouraged! It is a chance to dress in white and rainbow colors to be magical, shiny, and show off every color of the visible spectrum!

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 5:00 – 8:00 PM. 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.

Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. 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 June 7:

New Venue on the Sequim Art Walk! Sofie’s Flowers is now at 127 W Washington St. and has joined the art walk in their new location downtown. They are having a grand re-opening earlier in the day at noon and hosting artist Natalie Martin. Come by and “meet the artist at the top of the scaffolding”!

Pacific Mist Books at 122 West Washington Street hosts author Christine Motokane and her book, “The Revolving Door: The Untold Story of Disability Support”. A novella of an autistic adult female who moves from a big city to a small town in Oregon. Her quest of finding an ideal support person is dotted with challenges and frustrations. Through innovative strategies, Fiona, the main character, eventually finds people who understand her and support her needs. It is the heart gripping story of Fiona and her family dealing with isolation and frustration. A must read for professionals or people dealing with autism. 

The A. Milligan Art Studio & Gallery at 520 N. Sequim Ave celebrates their One Year Anniversary! Visit with friends and artists while you enjoy some tasty bites, cool refreshments and yummy cake. While you’re here, enter the drawing to win an original pastel painting by artist and owner, Anne Milligan. you’re invited to take a look into Anne Milligan’s Pastel Studio for a peek at her works in progress and see her finished pieces on display in the Digital Studio. The gallery also features the Peninsula Fiber Artists “Small Treasures”. Wearable art, hand-felted pieces, art quilts and small sculptures by artists from around the area are among the 44 pieces of textile art that will be on exhibit in the Main Gallery. The “Small Treasures” show includes unique works by 15 members of the Peninsula Fiber Artists group. Participating artists are Lora Armstrong, Linda Carlson, Liisa Fagerlund and Marla Varner from Sequim; Evette Allerdings and Barbara Houshmand from Port Angeles; Larkin Van Horn from Port Hadlock; Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Pat Herkal, Kindy Kemp, Cynthia LeRouge, Debra E. Olson, Susan Sawatzky and Cathie Wier from Port Townsend; and Lori Goddard from Port Ludlow. The A. Milligan Art Gallery is located between the Olympic Theatre Arts Center and the Sequim Museum and Arts across from the Sequim High School.

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features an Evening with Whimsical Woods. Artists Val and Nancy Jackson create old log Bird houses, Gnome Homes, Bird feeders, Fairy Homes, and much more.

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. is celebrating 27 Wonderful Years! In the art industry, galleries are not known for their longevity. here in Sequim, the Blue Whole Galleryhas been doing business at the same location for 27 years. That is a long time in the art world. The gallery is a cooperative of 30 local artists representing many art mediums and 30 art styles. Ranging in age from 29 to 89, every member brings their unique view of art to the gallery. AND everything that happens in the business is taken care of by one of the members. As member and newly elected gallery president Janet Piccola stated, “We don’t just put paint on canvas, we paint the walls, scrub the floors and keep the books!” And gallery members, in addition to being committed to the gallery, are committed to giving back to the community that has supported the gallery for the past 27 years. During the past two years, members of the gallery have held 5 fundraising events on behalf of local nonprofits, with proceeds from the sale of selected items donated to those nonprofits. According to member John Bertholl, the most important part of being a member of the gallery is the artists community within the gallery. “All of us get along with each other. If someone is in need or has a problem, all of us are there for them, for whatever they need.” The members of Blue Whole see the gallery as their community and are grateful to the Clallam County community for their support.

La Petite Maison Blanche at 213 E Washington St. features uniquely curated gifts and festive treats throughout the shop along with original art.

From 5:30 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. has fabulous live music with Reckless Dove!

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing your favorite songs with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Some dancing is encouraged too.

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. has unique art including glass, pottery, illustration, and photography of local artists. You can also find artful, creative tea blends, colorful and fun teapots and cups, and cheerful culinary gifts.

Soup in the Alley at 138 W Washington features a rotation of local artists, live music, and treats.

Over the Fence, a destination home and garden store, at 118 E. Washington St. is hosting one of their local makers.

Alder Wood Bistro at 139 W Alder St. has artisan wood-fired local, seasonal, organic food in the heart of Sequim.

Locally created gifts don Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop at 120 W Washington Street has delightful farm fresh lavender creations, treats, and inspired vintage décor items.

The River House Bakery & Cafe at 120 W. Bell Street hosts local artists with delicious food and bakery items.

Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Avenue is open until 7:00 PM and hosts a rotation of local artists.

Olympic Theater Arts 414 N Sequim Ave. presents “Monty Python’s Spamalot” at 7:00 PM. You can get your tickets at https://www.olympictheatrearts.org/team/monty-python’s-spamalot Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, “Monty Python’s Spamalot” retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful showgirls? The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and was followed by two successful West End runs. The outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight audiences as they search for the Holy Grail and “always look on the bright side of life.” *Contains Adult Humor

At the City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts at 5:00 to 7:00 PM the First Friday Open Music Jam. Bring your acoustic instrument and/or your voice and join us for an informal gathering of people who like to make music.

At the Sequim Museum & Arts, 544 N. Sequim Avenue in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery, please visit Steve Vogel’s exhibit with many new oil paintings, focusing on local nautical themes and local historical sights. Stephen Vogel has been doing paintings since the mid 60’s and continued studying art at the University of Washington as an Art major. In 1980 Steve put off doing his art for more than 40 years while being employed as a Paramedic Firefighter and his last 15 years as Fire District #3’s Fire Chief retiring in 2015. Since April 2018, this will be his third art show, this show will be quite different from is past exhibits which displayed many black and white pen and ink drawings and Etchings. This past year, Vogel focused using color bringing life and light into his oil paintings. He will also exhibit some of his previous pictures from the Olympic Peninsula.

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

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.

Please join our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk Thank you very much!

Remember to please celebrate diversity year round and at Sequim Pride on June 29 at the Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market!

May 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Aqua Color Theme Celebrates the Sequim Irrigation Festival “Mountains to Shore, Whatever You are Looking For”

May 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Aqua Color Theme Celebrates the Sequim Irrigation Festival “Mountains to Shore, Whatever You are Looking For”

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

May 3, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Various Venues in Sequim WA

www.sequimartwalk.com

The Sequim Irrigation Festival “where water is wealth” motto inspires the AQUA color theme celebrating cultivation and culture during the May 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim. The color aqua expresses responsible, sustainable elements of cool fresh water, abundant salty seas, renewing rain, and bright sunny skies. Art and music inspired by our natural resources, creativity, positive partnerships, and revolutionary ideas are included in the May Art Walk.

For the Sequim Irrigation Festival besides wearing the color theme of Aqua, everyone is encouraged to consider “the rich history of irrigation in Sequim has given us the gift of sustainable life as we celebrate 129 years in 2024 with Mountains to Shore, Whatever You are Looking For.” Explore the creative and friendly events for all ages during the the two weeks of the festival at https://irrigationfestival.com/

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 5:00 – 8:00 PM. 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.

Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. 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 May 3:

La Petite Maison Blanche at 213 E Washington St. is celebrating their 1st Anniversary Party during the Sequim Art Walk! Come by and enjoy Welly’s the best real fruit ice-cream from Port Angeles. La Petite Maison Blanche features uniquely curated gifts and festive treats throughout the shop and hear live music with Kate Lily.

At the Sequim Museum & Arts, 544 N. Sequim Avenue in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery, please visit Barb Falk’s exhibition “The Art of Tranquility”. Barb’s mixed media paintings are a delicate balance of warm and cool tones that bring calmness, peacefulness, and joy. She has a strong connection with the great outdoors being raised in a small rural area and a deep love of nature. Her 36 years of mixing painting medium and techniques reveal the contour, color, and composition flexibility and best features each medium has to offer.

The A. Milligan Art Studio & Gallery at 520 N. Sequim Ave features the Peninsula Fiber Artists “Small Treasures”. Wearable art, hand-felted pieces, art quilts and small sculptures by artists from around the area are among the 44 pieces of textile art that will be on exhibit in the Main Gallery. The “Small Treasures” show includes unique works by 15 members of the Peninsula Fiber Artists group. Participating artists are Lora Armstrong, Linda Carlson, Liisa Fagerlund and Marla Varner from Sequim; Evette Allerdings and Barbara Houshmand from Port Angeles; Larkin Van Horn from Port Hadlock; Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Pat Herkal, Kindy Kemp, Cynthia LeRouge, Debra E. Olson, Susan Sawatzky and Cathie Wier from Port Townsend; and Lori Goddard from Port Ludlow.

Come join us for some tasty bites and refreshments and take in this delightful show while visiting with friends and meet the artists who are happy to discuss their pieces with you. Also take a look into Anne Milligan’s Pastel Studio for a peek at her works in progress and see her finished pieces on display in the Digital Studio. The A. Milligan Art Gallery is located between the Olympic Theatre Arts Center and the Sequim Museum and Arts across from the Sequim High School.

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features an Evening with Gianna Andrews. Gianna’s art is inspired by her love for the natural world. When she isn’t out exploring nature, she is painting in her studio nestled between the mountains and the sea on the Olympic Peninsula. She shares, “Though my love of nature has been there since day one, I didn’t find art until I sustained a mountain biking accident resulting in a broken back. Confined to a hard plastic back brace for months, I spent my recovery at the easel, painting my favorite nature scenes instead of exploring them. Since then, painting has not only evolved into my biggest passion, but a thriving art career. By sharing my art and story with the world, I hope to inspire others to reach for their dreams while protecting the planet we call home.”

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features the “Blossoming Futures: A Garden of Possibilities” exhibition with Molly White and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula fundraising effort. What do kids and art have in common? Both need to be nurtured to grow.  With loving guidance, determination and patience, wonderful people and art emerge. Molly White is excited to be partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs. “As a retired teacher of young children, I love sharing the windows with The Boys & Girls Clubs,” states White, “Children are our future and I love and have always loved helping them grow into thoughtful, kind, problem solving adults. Art was always a big part of my instruction as well!” Molly still nurtures everything around her. Her animals, garden and grandson are now her benefactors. Her love of art and her subject matter comes through in the colorful whimsy and spirit seen in her paintings. She is a master in pastels, acrylics or oil.

The artists at Blue Whole Gallery will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of selected works to the Boys & Girls Clubs throughout May. The Boys & Girls Clubs provide essential services to children 18 and under. While in a safe and nurturing environment, the Clubs offer various programs during the summer that focus on child development as well as academic enrichment keeping kids on track for the next school year. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula is a great partner and mentor for our community’s children. Join the artists of Blue Whole Gallery in supporting their efforts during the month of May.

Pacific Mist Books at 122 West Washington Street hosts a book signing with local author Mary Oquendo, an education coach at Pawsitive Educational Training, and author of the sweet book, “A Spirited Life” which will be featured during the Sequim Art Walk. “A Spirited Life” chronicles the life of Spirit, Mary’s indomitable husky, as he navigates early health issues and becomes an instant sensation wherever he goes. 

Wild Goddess Brews-n-Bites at 145 E Washington Street Suite D has small bites, salads, dips, and boards. Have a comfy seat and enjoy a wide selection of beverages along with delightful live music.

From 5:30 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. has fabulous live music with Reckless Dove!

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing your favorite songs with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Some dancing is encouraged too.

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. has unique art including glass, pottery, illustration, and photography of local artists. You can also find artful, creative tea blends, colorful and fun teapots and cups, and cheerful culinary gifts.

Soup in the Alley at 138 W Washington features a rotation of local artists, live music, and treats.

Over the Fence, a destination home and garden store, at 118 E. Washington St. is hosting one of their local makers.

Alder Wood Bistro at 139 W Alder St. has artisan wood-fired local, seasonal, organic food in the heart of Sequim.

Locally created gifts don Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop at 120 W Washington Street has delightful farm fresh lavender creations, treats, and inspired vintage décor items.

The River House Bakery & Cafe at 120 W. Bell Street hosts local artists with delicious food and bakery items.

Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Avenue is open until 7:00 PM and features talented artist Mahina Hawley.

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

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.

Please join our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk Thank you very much!

Imaginative and Musical Blue for the September 1 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

Imaginative and Musical Blue for the September 1 First Friday Art Walk Sequim

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

September 1, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Venues in Sequim WA

September 1 Sequim Art Walk Color Theme is BLUE! Blue is dreamy and imaginative like a night sky full of shooting stars or a cloudless day full of possibilities while also being reliable, sound, and willful. The honest hue of blue represents responsibility, loyal alliances, creative professionalism, and empowers peaceful ambitions. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of blue or representations of lofty and sublime 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 5:00 – 8:00 PM. 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.

Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. 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 September 1:

Merci Buckets

New Venue for the Sequim Art Walk! Wild Goddess Brews-n-Bites at 145 E Washington Street Suite D has small bites, salads, dips, and boards. Have a comfy seat and enjoy a wide selection of beverages along with delightful live music with Merci Buckets (Guy, Jerry, and Tom) starting at 5:30 PM. https://wildgoddessbrewsnbites.com/

La Petite Maison Blanche at 213 E Washington St. features local artisans Ari and Leya of Alkemy Explorations. They specialize in essential oils and healing arts. If you haven’t strolled down to this new venue, it is worth the small walk with samples and contains local treats and uniquely curated gifts.

“Rise Like a Moon” by Jeannine Chappell

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. has the “These Artists Do It All!” exhibition in the front window with featured artists Jeannine Chappell, an Acrylic Painter and Writer, and Jolene Sanborn, a Water Color and Alcohol Ink Painter. From Abstract to Realism, large to small, collage and ink, these artists do it all! And they do mean all. In addition to actively producing art in their home studios, both are Blue Whole Gallery board members. Jeannine is the gallery secretary and Jolene is the president. Jeannine is also the author of two books which she has illustrated.

Jeannine has been a gallery member since 2017 when she moved to Sequim after 50 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is grateful to the Sequim art community and the gallery in particular for the support of her work, from digital animal paintings to abstract acrylics. In September, she will show her more recent abstract paintings. She shares, “I am retired from decades as an architectural designer, and my art gives a focus to my life.”

“Dungeness River” by Jolene Sanborn

Jolene joined the Blue Whole Gallery in 2020 and states, “I joined just as the gallery was opening back up from Covid closure. Sales were slow and most of the artists who had stayed in the gallery were glad to be open again, but nervous about how things would go. All went well and the gallery has been doing great ever since. It’s a wonderful and committed group of people. I’m honored to be a part of this community.” Jolene has lived in Washington for over 45 years. She loves the PNW which is reflected in her work. “I never met a mountain I didn’t want to paint!” Jolene participates in CERT and rolls her eyes when asked what else she does. Being president keeps her very busy.

Explore The Little Art School at 127 W Washington St. with featured artist Emma Gockerell.

From 5:30 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 145 W Washington St. has fabulous live music with OC!

“Robin Hill Windfall” by Michael C. Medler

The A. Milligan Art Studio and Gallery at 520 N. Sequim Avenue hosts Guest Artist Michael C. Medler a local photographer and poet. His stunning black and white photographs showcase his take on familiar scenes from around the area as he brings you into his experience of the places he’s stood. He says he found his inspiration for his art and photography, as well as his collections of poetry, from the deep woods and mountains of our Olympic Peninsula. His collections of poetry, “Boundary Points” and “Cresting the Salish” will also be available at the gallery. Anne Milligan’s Pastel Studio will be open with some works in progress and finished pieces on display there as well in the Digital Studio.

“Darkness Falls” by Sarah Hurt

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue features exhibition in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery of the Peninsula Art Friends. Peninsula ART Friends (PAF), a group of local artists who and create water-media and multi-layered collage art in Sequim. They invite the public to their second annual ART FAIRE on Saturday, September 2 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM in front of the Sequim Museum & Arts with pottery, floral silk paintings/scarves, fused glass/wire-wrapped jewelry, woodworking, original paintings/prints, sculptures, and miniatures.

At the City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts at 5:00 to 7:00 PM the First Friday Open Music Jam. Bring your acoustic instrument and/or your voice and join us for an informal gathering of people who like to make music.

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing your favorite songs with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Some dancing is encouraged too.

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. has unique art including glass, pottery, illustration, and photography of local artists. You can also find artful, creative tea blends, colorful and fun teapots and cups, and cheerful culinary gifts.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits with local art and live music.

Soup in the Alley at 138 W Washington features a rotation of local artists, live music, and treats.

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street showcases local authors and artists along with an amazing collection of books, cards, and gifts.

Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop at 120 W Washington Street contains a plethora of lovely lavender products and unique local artists art and gifts.

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 renneemiko@gmail.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities.

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.

Please join our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Thank you for your support!

water way landscape quilt with multicolored clouds and orange sun

Walking on Sunshine for August 4 Yellow Themed Sequim First Friday Art Walk

Fueled by motivating sunshine, the theme color for the August Sequim Art Walk is Yellow! Yellow shines brightly like the sun fueling our world with renewing energy and encourages clear, creative communication. The positive intensity of yellow represents expressive enthusiasm, joyful happiness, cheerful friendships, and empowers collective generosity, goodwill, and integrity. Everyone is encouraged to wear yellow or bright Aloha printed apparel during the Art Walk to celebrate our summer in Sequim! Like the song says, “I’m walking on Sunshine! Wow! Don’t it feel good!” and you can dance too on August 4!

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 5:00 – 8:00 PM. 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.

Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

August 4, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Locations in Sequim

www.SequimArtWalk.com

Special events for August 4:

“Sequim Granary” by Norma Herbold

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue features exhibition in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery Peninsula Art Quilters, a subgroup of the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club, consists of two dozen local quilters who enjoy the intersection of art and quilting. They encourage creative participation in a variety of genres of art quilting.

“Granary” by Peggy St. George

Peninsula Art Quilters (PAQ) members meet monthly at A Stitch in Time Quilt Shoppe in Sequim. Members will be in attendance, and some will be demonstrating the unusual techniques used in their art quilts. Their August show will feature unique art quilts that were inspired by group challenges. Members pick themes then create art quilts in response to them. This year’s themes include a Lavender Challenge, Sequim Granary Challenge, Great Masters’ Challenge, Sheer Magic (using transparent materials), and a Shadow Challenge. Additional one-of-a-kind art quilts will also be presented in the museum exhibit.

From 5:00 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St., join the Habitat Clallam Art Auction where you will be able to bid on over 20 unique and amazing items such as the ones pictured. All proceeds from the auction help support our programs providing affordable housing right here in our community.

At Centennial Place Park on the northeast corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts outdoors at 5:00 to 7:00 PM the First Friday Music Jam. They request that you bring your own chair to participate and enjoy the music.

Anne Milligan in her studio

The A. Milligan Art Studio and Gallery at 520 N. Sequim Avenue hosts Guest Artist Michael C. Medler a local photographer and poet. He owns many cameras and shoots using a variety of films, which he artfully processes himself. His stunning black and white photo collection, “Sequim Backroads”, will be on display in the Main Gallery and available for purchase; as well as his two collections of poetry, “Boundary Points” and “Cresting the Salish”. Anne Milligan’s Pastel Studio will be open with some works in progress and finished pieces on display there as well in the Digital Studio.

“Blue Mood Rising” by John Bertholl

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. has the “Catching the Drift of Nature” Art Exhibit with John Bertholl and Doc Pangborn. Both John and Doc take their inspiration from nature and the wonders of the Olympic Peninsula. John lived most of his life in Juneau, Alaska. He caught the creative bug later in life after retirement when taking a driftwood art class. John walks along beaches now noticing shapes and curves hidden in the wood he hadn’t seen before, seeing faces, foxes, fish, and more. He then began to experiment with finishes and fell in love with resin, sealing the wood so it could be in or out. Next, he discovered dyes,” Wow! Color changed everything.” When working on his pieces John becomes so excited by his art he even forgets to eat the cookies his wife bakes for him. He says the pieces appear to be moving which is why he started his company, Driftwood in Motion. John mounts his pieces in many creative ways on rocks, glass, wood, and even a mirror. Friends bring him unusual pieces of wood and he is available for commissioned pieces.

“Margie’s Lavender Farm” by Doc Pangborn

Doc has been a creator for decades building custom furniture and cabinetry in the Atlanta area. When visiting family on the Olympic Peninsula he and his wife found it to be an amazing place and love now calling Sequim their home. Recently Doc has been painting more florals and mountain scenes exploring the use of palette knives and the spontaneity of texture he gets with them. Painting clouds has become an integral part of his paintings as they drift forming over the mountains, marine layer, or the water. Doc said, “I was overwhelmed by the variety of subjects for new paintings. Snowcapped mountains are 10 miles to the south with elk, cougar, deer, and amazing views from the peaks; The Strait of San Juan de Fuca and the Salish Sea are five miles to the north, with all the sea life orcas, sea lions, ducks, salmon, sea stars, and the views of everchanging water and clouds. What struck me most was the vastness of the views, such a wonderful place for an artist to live.”

Emma Gockerell pointillism

Locally Known Cowork at 112 W Washington St. features artist Emma Gockerell. Emma shares, I am a local face painter and artist. I love pointillism and adding every dot by hand in every piece of artwork I create. A mom of four and a veteran. Happy to be local in Sequim.”

The Olympic Theatre Arts Center at 414 N. Sequim Ave. at 7:00 PM, come and see the beloved tale of Robin Hood come to life once again with Olympic Theatre Arts’ Young Thespians in the comedic retelling – “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood.”  It sure is hard to be humble when you’re a swashbuckling, egocentric super-hero. But our gallant guy-in-green tries his best as he swaggers through The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood, a frantically funny, Monty Pythonesque retelling of the classic. This time around, the legendary hero, in his never-ending quest to aid the needy, encounters such an eclectic cast of characters that you’ve got an irreverent jaunt through Sherwood Forest you won’t soon forget! Running in August for just two weekends only, make sure to get your tickets soon at OlympicTheatreArts.org with Adults at $20 and Students at $15.

“Kayak” by Diane-Fatzinger

Pacific Mist Books at 122 West Washington Street is hosting local poet Dianne Lynn Knox and her newest collection of poems, “Red Hot Pepper” and local artist Diane Fatzinger of Sticks ‘N Stones Designs with her delightful Wee Pebble Art! Pacific Mist Books shares the love of reading and offers an eclectic mix of new and vintage books, cards, and gifts including local authors and artists.

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing your favorite songs with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Some dancing is encouraged too.

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. has unique art including glass, pottery, illustration, and photography of local artists. You can also find artful, creative tea blends, colorful and fun teapots and cups, and cheerful culinary gifts.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits with local art and live music.

Soup in the Alley at 138 W Washington features a rotation of local artists, live music, and treats.

Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop at 120 W Washington Street contains a plethora of lovely lavender products and unique local artists art and gifts.

“Peace by the Pond” by Mary B. Truly

At 5:00 PM during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, La Petite Maison Blanche at 213 E Washington St. will have their celebratory Ribbon Cutting with the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce. La Petite Maison Blanche is featuring artwork and children’s books by artist and author Mary B. Truly. If you haven’t strolled down to this new venue, it is worth the small walk with samples and contains local treats and gifts. https://lapetite-sequim.com/

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 renneemiko@gmail.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities.

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.

Please join our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Thank you for your support!

flowers along a wall

June 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Dazzles with White and Spectrum Color Theme

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

June 2, 2023, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Venues in Sequim WA

www.SequimArtWalk.com

June 2 Art Walk color theme is WHITE and the whole visible spectrum! White represents inclusive acceptance, hope, open minds, pure and thoughtful actions, friendly impressions, and blank canvases that are receptive to any positive vision. Because white is actually all the colors of the rainbow, multi-color enchantment is in the air with blowing bubbles, the wearing of fairy wings, and spreading glittery pixie dust is encouraged! It is a chance to dress in white and rainbow colors, be magical, shiny, and show off every color of the visible spectrum! Bright tye-dyes are perfect!

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 5:00 – 8:00 PM. 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.

Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. 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 June 2:

New Venue for the Art Walk!

Anne Milligan in Pastel Studio

The A. Milligan Art Studio and Gallery at 520 N. Sequim Avenue welcomes you to enjoy refreshments and light treats at the “Opening Preview” as you visit with artist Anne Milligan in her working studio and soon-to-be-open Art Gallery. Her digital and pastel paintings will be on exhibit and for sale in this historic and charming 123-year-old bungalow.

Spring Blooms in Italy by A. Milligan

Anne says, “There are many similarities between pastel and digital painting. Each has it’s own challenges and appeal, but there is nothing like the feeling of holding that pastel stick of pure pigment in your hand and being totally immersed in the mess of the process” Come check out one of the oldest, but newest venues on the Sequim Art Walk, across from the high school and between the Olympic Theatre Arts Center the Sequim Museum and Arts Center.

Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue will have “A Photographic Journey” which is Olympic Peaks Camera Club exhibition in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery.  Olympic Peaks Camera Club’s (OPCC) mission is to connect, educate, and support photographers from beginner to professional all across the North Olympic Peninsula, including Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend and surrounding areas.  OPCC provides everyone who joins an opportunity to explore the art and craft of photography. They provide multiple activities each month for members to learn and practice photographic skills. The exhibition of 12 artists runs from May 31 to June 24, 2023.  

Mindy in Flowers by Jean Wyatt

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features artist Jean Wyatt of J Wyatt Art, with her colorful works in acrylic, pencil, and various media. Jean states, “I like to create art that make me smile and happy when I look at it. My art is meant to be fun…often a little off-beat.”

Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop at 120 W Washington Street is hosting talented glass artist Susan Zarit. Susan originally began her career as a French and History teacher. She then transitioned into advocacy for non-profits. Her passion, however, has always been in glass art and helping others. She now spends her time creating art. Her award-winning work has been sold nation-wide, as well as internationally. She makes custom stained and fused glass art. Proceeds from each sale benefit local charities.

Picture This by Marilyn Evans

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. has “Picture This #26” as the Blue Whole Gallery was born 26 years ago in Sequim. The name comes from pilots flying over the area, referring to it as the blue hole in the clouds. It was changed, by our founders, to The Blue Whole Gallery in order to highlight the inclusion of many diverse art forms on display in the gallery. It began with just 14 artists and by the end of the first year, there were over 40. The Blue Whole Gallery is a co-op gallery with about 30 members. Members pay dues, work in the gallery and share in the different jobs the gallery requires. The Blue Whole benefits not only the members but also our community. The Gallery provides venues for other art forms such as the Olympic Peninsula Authors event, Writer’s Read, where the local authors share their work with the community on a monthly basis. We highlight student artists each month and provide a scholarship to a local student each year. The Blue Whole also supports local non-profits by partnering with them in their fundraising activities. Coming up with a theme for our 26th anniversary fell to long time member, Mary Franchini, who agreed to take on the roll as curator of the event. “When I said I would curate the group show”, Franchini said, “I had to come up with a theme. Thankfully, our lovely friend and volunteer Karen Teig came to my rescue! Karen found the 26th wedding anniversary is dubbed the Picture Anniversary. How perfect is that for an art gallery! This theme gives every member the opportunity to show the community one of their favorite pieces of work.”

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street is hosting a “Jump Into Summer Reading” sale, where I’ll have a variety of used children’s & young adult books for sale.

From 5:30 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. has fabulous live music with OC!

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing your favorite songs with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Some dancing is encouraged too.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. has live music with Cherrywood from 6 to 8 PM! This acoustic duo of Bob and Verna Allen, Cherrywood Music will do some acoustic classics, and acoustic versions of classic rock and country songs. There is sing along too! You know Bob of Black Diamond Junction. Also enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits.

Soup in the Alley at 138 W Washington features a rotation of local artists, live music, and treats.

The City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts the “Digital Origins; Artistic Expression Through Technology” art exhibition at the Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street. You can also discover the Sequim Irrigation Festival Community Art Project on display where the 128th festival logo has been colorized by community members in an amazing collaboration.

Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N Sequim Avenue has the play “The Nerd” at 7:00 PM. Ticket information is at https://www.olympictheatrearts.org/ The hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his thirty-fourth birthday party. However, Rick’s awkward manner and inappropriate behavior throw the occasion into shambles.

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 renneemiko@gmail.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities.

Thank you very much for your support!

2023 Sequim Sunshine Festival Poster by Mahina Hawley

March 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Glows with Sunny Imagination for the GREEN Color Theme Evening

March 3 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Glows with Sunny Imagination for the GREEN Color Theme Evening

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 5:00 – 8:00 PM. 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.

The March theme color is green with glowing lights to celebrate our Sequim sunshine even at night. Unearth an evening filled with green apparel and glow-in-the-dark adornment that hints of promising starts, spring sprouting, revitalized good fortune, and motivated anticipation. Green represents new ideas, wellness, youthful pursuits, generous support, nurturing natures, and eternal good spirits. You will discover newfangled art, sun inspired events, and imaginative folks supporting the option to decorate and dress in all shades of green while you stroll on the town with friends.

Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

The Sequim Art Walk creates cultural vitality that is financially sound for a population and improves the quality of life in a community. The hope is that Sequim will become a destination for creative pursuits and products. A thriving arts community benefits all businesses that in turn support artists, educators, and cultural institutions.

Special events for March 3:

Sequim Sunshine Festival Poster by Mahina Hawley

For the Sequim Sunshine Festival at 5:10 PM, join us for the Jamestown S’Klallam Presentation: Tribal Member Mackenzie Grinnell tells the story of “Why it is Always Sunny in Sequim” on the Civic Center Plaza at Totem Pole at 152 W. Cedar Street. 

The City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts the “Let’s Explore Color” Art Exhibition at the Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street. 

Interactive Light Experience by Ross A. Brown

Explore the Interactive Light Experience by Ross A. Brown at the Garden Clubhouse at Pioneer Memorial Park at 387 East Washington Street for the Sunshine Festival. Join us for this custom-built interactive environment that blends art and science encouraging visitors to look at light as an artistic design element and the physical properties of light. Art and science share a similar path of exploration, but with different intentions. Artist Ross Brown hopes this installation will instruct and also create wonder at the power of light to inform our lives. Ross shares, “Living here in the ’Blue Hole/Rain Shadow’ have you ever wondered what is ’light’?  Most of us accept that it is and get on with our lives. This exhibit is intended to invite the viewer to experience light as a form of artistic expression as well as talk about ’what is light’. As the viewer, you will be able to interact with and manipulate the light to see and feel the extraordinary power of these electromagnetic waves we call light.”

From 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olympic Theatre Arts Gathering Hall at 414 N Sequim Avenue, enjoy a free concert by the Navy Band Northwest Popular Music Group’s 5-piece band.

Window onto the World by Jeannine Chappell

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “Home Is Where The Art Is” which is a cooperative partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County.

From My Deck by Mary Franchini

During the month of March artists at Blue Whole Gallery will donate the proceeds from the sale of selected artwork to the Habitat for Humanity mission.

Oh! Give me a Home by Hank Iszley

Check out the artwork as well as meet some of the Habitat for Humanity volunteers and employees. Come celebrate to honor and support their commitment to a wonderful and worthwhile mission. Habitat for Humanity: Through shelter we empower. Janet Piccola, a veteran artist, will curate the exhibit.  

Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue will have their quilt collection in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery and check out the history exhibitions to learn more about our local “The Boys in the Boat”.

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing your favorite songs with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Some dancing is encouraged too.

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. has unique art including glass, pottery, illustration, and photography of local artists. You can also find artful, creative tea blends, colorful and fun teapots and cups, and cheerful culinary gifts.

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts local artists and authors.

Locally created gifts don Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop at 120 W Washington Street has delightful farm fresh lavender creations, treats, and inspired vintage décor items.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits.

Soup in the Alley at 138 W Washington features a rotation of local artists, live music, and treats.

Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County Sequim Habitat Boutique Store is at 154 W Washington St. often with live music.

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 renneemiko@gmail.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities.

Thank you very much! https://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Art Beat Small Business Saturday Sales and Events on November 26, 2022 11 AM – 3 PM hosted by the Sequim pARTners

Art Beat Small Business Saturday Sales and Events on November 26, 2022 11 AM – 3 PM hosted by the Sequim pARTners

Celebrate creativity and collaboration with Art Beat Small Business Saturday by supporting local artists and Arts organizations you love! Enjoy artistic demonstrations, performances, and direct sales with artists on Saturday, November 26 in Sequim WA during our Hometown Holidays!

Art Beat Events on Saturday, November 26, 2022

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Gift Gallery and artists demonstrations at the Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St.

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Artists Market with Sea Glass Artists Mary Beth Beuke, and Fiber Artists Lynn Baritelle, Holly Bliss, Renne Emiko Brock, Jennifer Harris, Robin Nelson, and members of the North Olympic Shuttle and Spindle Guild during the Fiber Arts Festival “Interlaced Lore – Adventure, Fellowship, & Perseverance” exhibition final day at Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue. Enjoy fiber arts demonstrations and learn more about local artist groups too.

Throughout the day Artists of the Olympic Peninsula Art Association will be promoting their upcoming Members’ Art Show and members of the Sequim City Arts Advisory Commission events and projects around town.

West Coast Sea Glass jewelry by Mary Beth Beuke
felted stitched gift card holders by Robin Nelson
Jennifer Harris demonstrating needle felting

Partners include Blue Whole Gallery, First Friday Art Walk Sequim, North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival, Olympic Arts Theatre, Olympic Peninsula Art Association, Sequim City Arts Advisory Commission, Sequim Museum & Arts, and many more are welcome!

The Sequim pARTners meet every month to share plans and experiences to build connections, collaborative opportunities, and comradery between cooperative Arts nonprofits, educational groups, and creative businesses to support and further all of their collective goals and quality of life for our local community together.

Demonstrating interwoven and united connections in the Arts with several heART beats, Sequim pARTners logo by Renne Emiko Brock. It symbolizes our collaboration of different groups, the circles representing the importance of individuals along with the larger community, and plenty of capital As for Arts!

Small Business Saturday is an opportunity to support neighborhood enterprises with unique shopping experiences that contribute to our local economy. Look for the hashtag #ShopSmall and signage of participating businesses.

Choose Local Sequim When you purchase from locally owned businesses, more money stays in our community, providing better services and a more unique place to live. https://www.facebook.com/chooselocalsequim

Sequim Home Town Holidays at Centennial Place on the corner of Sequim Ave and Washington St. Each year Santa comes to downtown Sequim via horse-drawn carriage, historic tractor, or antique fire truck! Families can have their pictures taken with the man in red!

The festivities also mark “Small Business Saturday” and the local merchants will be enticing you to their shops to find all sorts of great gifts, stocking stuffers, hold raffles/contests as well as offer some refreshments! The evening will culminate in a tree-lighting ceremony where you can enter the “number of lights” contest where you might win a gift certificate to spend at a local business that night! Immediately after, there will be a lighted tractor parade organized by the Sequim Museum & Arts.

scarves by Renne Emiko Brock
Fiber Arts and Orange Themed October 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Spices Up Art in the Evening

Fiber Arts and Orange Themed October 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Spices Up Art in the Evening

October 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim Color Theme is ORANGE! Orange is one of the brighter colors in fall as summer fades away. Orange is warm, spicy, energizing, appetizing, sweet, zesty, and inspires optimism and active participation. The hospitable hue of orange reminds us of cozy fires, snuggly seasonal sweaters, nesting and organizing, friendship made out of admirable interests, delightful sweets, encouraging teachers and mentors. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of orange or spicy fall colors 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 5:00 – 8:00 PM. 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.

Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. 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 October 7:

The 17th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival continues including the fiber arts exhibition “Interlaced Lore – Adventure, Fellowship, & Perseverance” at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave. During the Art Walk reception, many fiber artists and fiber arts advocates will be demonstrating their passion and artistry.

Tiny Bubbles by Marla Varner

“Interlaced Lore – Adventure, Fellowship, & Perseverance” artists include Lora Armstrong, Libby Ballard, Lynn Baritelle, Holly Bliss, Renne Emiko Brock, Donna Lee Dowdney, Liisa Fagerlund, Susanne Foster, Jennifer Harris, Estelle Jackson, Lee E. Johnson, Susan Kroll, Robin Nelson, Jennifer O’Brien, Betty Oppenheimer, Pauline Schultz, Peggy St. George, Marla Varner, Chandra Wu, and Jean Wyatt.

Floral Cascade by Lara Armstrong

This fiber arts exhibition embraces fantastical and very true stories of endurance and friendship through heroic efforts, tests and trials, collaborations, and leading by example. The treasured gift of creativity is within all who seek it. No map can guide you as you craft it yourself through valiant efforts, tests, and epic dye mix takes. Gather fabric stashes, skeins of yarn, courageous companions, and wise mentors to prepare for this everlasting journey of fiber art. What legends of dedication, commitment to bound connections, intertwined myths, and persistence weave stories within your art?

Motion is Lotion by Liisa Fagerlund

The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is an opportunity to experience positive inclusion, creative expression, encouraged education, the economic enterprise of art, and fostering fiber arts. Join us for this interactive fiber arts event connecting to the community with activities like a museum exhibition, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, hands-on experiences for children and adults, Fiber Arts Market of local artists’ work and fiber supplies, and information about local fiber activities, groups, businesses, and instructional resources.

Lucy by Steve Wry

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “Bow Wow” a special exhibit to support W.A.G. (Welfare for Animals Guild) which rescues and adopts out disadvantaged dogs in this area by donating proceeds from the sale of selected art pieces.

Done For The Day by Jolene Sanborn

Veteran artists, ceramicist Janet Piccola and painter Patricia Starr will curate the windows with original fine art related to ‘people’s best friends, dogs.’ Included in the exhibit are two and three-dimensional pieces, and jewelry. 

Dreamer by Ryoko Toyama

Inside, there will be more artwork related to ‘Bow Wow.’ Members of the gallery invite the community to this special exhibit of fine art supporting a local Sequim cause.

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features local artists and inspired gifts by our state and the Olympic Peninsula. The featured artist during the Art Walk is Susan Kelly-Killeen of Naturally Sooz. She does clay pottery and creates leaf design pottery inspired by nature and the leaves of the season. She will be there in person to speak on the process to make her leaf pottery. Her passion for clay and gardening has blended for a unique outcome with nature for functional pieces of art.

“Wee Pebble Art”
Caitlin’s Origami Creations

Pacific Mist at 122 W. Washington will be featuring SticksNStones “Wee Pebble Art” and Caitlin’s Origami Creations during October’s First Friday Art Walk.  Diane has created endearing one of a kind original handmade “Wee Pebble Art” using itty bitty pebbles, driftwood, twigs, ferns, shells, and the tiniest of seaglass.  Caitlin has expanded her origami creations from tiny hearts to now include original earrings and flying dinosaurs.  October will feature Caitlin’s origami pumpkins!

“Sunrays (fractal)” by Dan Brewer

At the City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts at 5:00 to 7:00 PM the First Friday Open Music Jam. Bring your acoustic instrument and/or your voice and join us for an informal gathering of people who like to make music. Chairs provided. In the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery, the juried exhibition is “Solstice”.

Dawn & Steve

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing your favorite songs with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Some dancing is encouraged too.

From 5:00 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. has fabulous live music with OC!

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. has unique art including glass, pottery, illustration, and photography of local artists. You can also find artful, creative tea blends, colorful and fun teapots and cups, and cheerful culinary gifts.

Locally created gifts don Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop at 120 W Washington Street has delightful farm fresh lavender creations, treats, and inspired vintage décor items.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits. From 6:00 – 8:00 PM, MIXED COMPANY, features Jon Faverty on the violin, Karen Faverty on the bass and Irish whistle and Bob Warner on the guitar. An energetic merging of guitar, bass and violin, blended into a wide range of genres, creating unique styles of folk, jazz, Irish, bluegrass and sweet classics from around the world. You’ll enjoy MIXED COMPANY versions of songs by Django Reinhardt, Bill Monroe, Vassar Clemons, George Gershwin, Hoagie Carmichael, Jay Unger, Cole Porter and more. Get ready for a “Mixed” playing palette for your listening pleasure!

Soup in the Alley at 138 W Washington features a rotation of local artists, live music, and treats.

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

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.

Please join our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

September 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim with Imaginative Blue Theme

September 2 First Friday Art Walk Sequim with Imaginative Blue Theme

September 2, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Locations in Sequim

www.SequimArtWalk.com

September 2 Art Walk Color Theme is BLUE! The sky is not the limit when it comes to creativity, inventiveness, and our community spirit. Blue can be dreamy, peaceful, and hopeful, yet it also is strong and honest full of professionalism, ambition, responsibility, and building alliances. 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. 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 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.

Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. 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 September 2:

Ryoko Tamaya

At the City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts at 5:00 to 7:00 PM the First Friday Open Music Jam. Bring your acoustic instrument and/or your voice and join us for an informal gathering of people who like to make music. Inside the Civic Center, view from 5:00 to 8:00 PM in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery the juried exhibition “Pacific Northwest Wonder.”

David E.Young
Sue Young

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts at 122 West Washington Street hosts author David Young and artist Sue Young. “Looking Through History’s Window”, a book written by 92-year-old Sequim Resident and retired university history professor David Young will have you on the edge of your seat as you peruse snippets of past events with little know details. Sue Young is showcasing her notecards and vintage book journals made of vintage fabric and original drawings. These are fun to collect or give as gifts.

From 5:00 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. has fabulous live music with OC!

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. has unique art including glass, pottery, illustration, and photography of local artists. You can also find artful, creative tea blends, colorful and fun tea pots and cups, and cheerful culinary gifts.

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street features local artists and inspired gifts by our state and the Olympic Peninsula.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits. At 6:00 PM, the Lost Trio will share smiles and music with the patrons at Wind Rose Cellars. They have some blues, some rock, some country, and did they mention blues?

Soup in the Alley at 138 W Washington features a rotation of local artists, live music, and treats.

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing your favorite songs with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Some dancing is encouraged too.

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “Time of harvest and Owls Book” with gourd artist Debbie Cain and painter Jeannine Chappell. Jeannine will also feature the newly released book “Owls: The Paintings of Jeannine Chappell.” Jeannine created these paintings over an eight-year period while living in the San Francisco Bay Area, and her models for the paintings were primarily owls living in wildlife rescue centers that are not able to survive in the wild. The book includes over 40 full-color reproductions along with her notes on each owl species and on her journey of discovering the joy of working with these birds. Owls contain powerful symbolism and became her healing companions after her 26-year-old son was killed by a drunk driver during the time she was creating the paintings.  The release of the book was postponed for two years during the COVID pandemic, and she is happy to now share it with the world. Her process involved photographing the owl, creating a drawing or watercolor based on the photographs, scanning that into the computer, and editing it in Photoshop.  

Through her masterpiece of gourd art, Debbie Cain describes the season of harvest in the Sequim area from a symbolic elk to the heart-warming lamp with a touch of autumn. Debbie shares, “When I did my first gourd about 20 years ago, I was totally captivated and very excited to explore the possibilities on this new 3D canvas. I began with wood burning and then was introduced to carving.  I use both techniques in most of my work today. To produce the overall effect, I embellish my work with natural pine needles, gemstones, glass, and fiber coiling.  I have also taken great inspiration from Southwest American Indian motifs.  My work has been published in the book “Antler Art for Baskets and Gourds”.  I have received awards from various venues including the Arizona Gourd Society in Casa Grande, AZ.” 

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

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.

Please join our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk

Stroll on the Sunny Side of the Street for August 5 Sequim First Friday Art Walk with Yellow Theme

Stroll on the Sunny Side of the Street for August 5 Sequim First Friday Art Walk with Yellow Theme

August 5, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Various Locations in Sequim

www.SequimArtWalk.com

“Leave your worry on the doorstep, Just direct your feet, On the sunny side of the street.” Stroll or dance in the summer sunshine with the yellow theme color for the August Art Walk! Yellow shines brightly like the sun fueling our world with renewing energy and encourages clear, creative communication. The positive intensity of yellow represents expressive enthusiasm, joyful happiness, positive friendships, and empowers collective generosity, goodwill, and integrity. Everyone is encouraged to wear yellow or cheerful, fun apparel during the Art Walk to celebrate our Sunny Sequim! 

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.

Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. 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 August 5:

From 5:00 to 7:30 PM, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. has the Habitat Clallam “Create for Chair-ity” Art Auction and fabulous live music with OC! They are hosting their “Create for CHAIR-ity” Silent Auction with 16 uniquely, artistically created and designed one of kind chairs as a collaboration with First Friday Art Walk Sequim. Join the party and make a bid!

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures at 121 W Washington Street, Mikie Smith of Full Moon Candle is their featured artist for the month of August. She will display candle fragrances in several style options and speak on the process of candle making. Mikie with explain the collaboration in making custom candles specifically for Forage Gifts to represent Sequim. Learn from the artist directly during the Art Walk.

“Summer Bouquet” by Sheri Whetstine

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “Joy in the world with an element of whimsy” with artists glass designer Sheri Whetstine and ceramicist Steve Wry.

Sheri Cox Whetstine states, “Since 2006 I have been exploring the possibilities glass offers, which seem limited only by my imagination. I love to tackle new ideas and try new techniques. I continue to take classes and draw upon the expertise of others willing to share their knowledge. I love how a solid, flat piece of glass can be, merely by adding heat, transformed into a thing of beauty, either by intent or chance. I love the predictable unpredictability of warm glass. I can have an idea in mind and create specifically for the desired effect, but there are sometimes things that happen in the kiln which simply cannot be controlled. I can cut pieces of glass and arrange them with a specific design in mind, or I can put lots of random pieces together and let fate decide the outcome. There may be clean, precise lines and edges, or the glass can swirl and wave into whatever pattern it will, in organized chaos. Each piece of glass is carefully thought out, designed, hand-cut, assembled, fused, then slumped or draped (bent into or over a mold). Most pieces, whether large or small, have upwards of 80 hours invested in their creation. The fusing process takes approximately 20 hours and reaches a peak temperature of 1600̊ F, depending on the process. The slumping or draping process also takes on average 14 to 20 hours, sometimes much longer. Oftentimes there are multiple tests of different colors of glass in the kiln to see how they look after firing before the final decision is made. And there are more failures than successes in the kiln. Each piece of glass is completely original as it is nearly impossible to recreate the same piece twice, no matter how hard I try! And while I do continue to produce pieces that are inspired by my imagination, I also am happy to work with clients on commissions and help bring their ideas to fruition.”

“smooch” by Steve Wry

Stephen Wry shares, “As a ceramic artist, I try to express the joy in the world as I see it. I love to share my ideas about what might be out there in the world that we just are not aware of. Who knows what’s out there? I try to approach each piece with an element of whimsy and a fervent desire to not take myself or my work too seriously. I work with low-fire clay and glaze as well as Raku and Salt firing. I attended California State University in Fullerton, where I majored in ceramics. I minored in Art History and graduated with a B.A. in Fine Arts.”

The Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue features the Peninsula Art Quilters. Ten artists from the Peninsula Art Quilters group a sub group of Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club will be displaying a wide variety of art quilts and dimensional works.

Olympic Theatre Arts Center at 414 N. Sequim Ave. has a performance of “The Hobbit” at 7:00 PM Friday night. Tickets available online and at the box office. “The Hobbit” is set within Tolkien’s fictional universe of Middle-Earth and follows the quest of home-loving Bilbo Baggins, the titular hobbit, to win a share of the treasure guarded by the dragon, Smaug. Bilbo’s journey takes him from his light-hearted, rural surroundings into more sinister and wild territory.

“Clear Water Stream” by Melissa Doyel

At the City of Sequim Civic Center at 152 W. Cedar Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts at 5:00 to 7:00 PM the First Friday Open Music Jam. Bring your acoustic instrument and/or your voice and join us for an informal gathering of people who like to make music. Inside the Civic Center, view from 5:00 to 8:00 PM in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery the juried exhibition “Pacific Northwest Wonder.”

From 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Rainshadow Café at 157 West Cedar Street has live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing your favorite songs with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Some dancing is encouraged too.

Locally created gifts don Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop at 120 W Washington Street has delightful farm fresh lavender creations, treats, and inspired vintage décor items.

Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W Washington St. has heart filled unique art including glass, pottery, illustration, and photography of local artists. You can also find artful, creative tea blends, colorful and fun tea pots and cups, and cheerful culinary gifts.

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

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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Thank you very much!