"as you wish" by Renne Emiko Brock for Habitat for Humanity's Mail Box Art Fundraiser

Sunshine Yellow August First Friday Art Walk Sequim Cancelled, so Show Your Creativity on Social Media

The August 7 First Friday Art Walk Sequim is cancelled for the safe start, stay healthy order. Even though the Sequim Art Walk is canceled, we can still celebrate our artists, creatives, and culture of Sequim virtually online. Because we are in Phase 2, please show your support for local culture and all forms of the Arts by posting on social media networks your creative expression with the #sequimbff hashtag on August 7.

"as you wish" by Renne Emiko Brock for Habitat for Humanity's Mail Box Art Fundraiser
“as you wish” by Renne Emiko Brock

To create inclusion between everyone, you are 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. August’s color theme is YELLOW for summer sunshine! 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.

Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity. Share social media posts with the hashtag #sequimbff and please participate with our creative community this month online at our Facebook Page at facebook.com/sequimartwalk utilizing distance socializing.

We will celebrate our inspiring summer in Sequim dressed in yellow or sunny, fun Aloha apparel as well! Please stay safe, be healthy, and keep creating! We are all in this together!

Though the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is cancelled, there are a few special events happening:

Fluidity Digital Art Show Short Version from A on Vimeo.

The City Arts Advisory Commission’s “Fluidity, a Digital Art Exhibit.” The exhibit will be displayed on Sequim’s City website at this link: https://www.sequimwa.gov/705/Current-Exhibit. This digital show will also be displayed by two monitors through the windows at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street from August 7- 9. This exhibit is intended to honor the current cancellation of art walk and to celebrate artists safely at a distance or at home. The artists represented are: Pamela Raine, Linda Collins Chapman, Ryoko Toyama, Ines Epperson, Anne Peacock, Anne Schneider, Sally Franz, Randy Radock, Julia Conklin, Morgan Stephenson, Raquee Rivera, Witta Priester, Dan Powers, Carol Nielsen, Maria Reid, Estelle Jackson, Allyne Lawson, Lisbeth Jardine, JoAnna Caro, Peggy Hanson, Tom White, Gloria Lamson, Ken Kennedy, Gary Bullock, Dan Brewer, Melissa Mann, Robert Tognoli, Scott Pascoe, Jeff Williams-Gifford,  Susan Gansert Shaw, Suzanne Anaya, Randall Page, Rick Hill, Darcy McNamara, Nels Peterson, Roger McGinnis and Eva McGinnis.

“Portrait of Nancy” by Sally Cays
“Fire Birds” by Jeannine Chappell

Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features artists Sally Cays and Jeannine Chappell. The gallery is open, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Wed. through Sat. Following the guidance by the Governor and Clallam County Health Officer, the gallery admits 6 visitors at a time. Facial covering, use of hand sanitizers, and social distancing are required in the gallery. Sally is a watercolor painter, well-liked teacher, known for her dramatic floral and still life paintings, and commissioned portraits. Jeannie is a digital painter focused on feathered friends. “As we have been earthbound for these last months, staying at home for the greater good, we can look to the flight of our bird companions for that connection with the freedoms we long for.” 

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. In the future, 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!