Spectral color

First Friday Art Walk Sequim Celebrates Inclusion with a Spectral White Color Theme

The Sequim Art Walk color theme on June 3 is white and the full visible spectrum! White represents inclusive acceptance, optimistic opportunities, hope, an open mind, pure and thoughtful actions, friendly impressions, and blank canvases receptive to any positive vision.

Because white is actually all the colors of the rainbow, multicolored enchantment is in the air with blowing bubbles, wearing bright tie dyes and fairy wings, and spreading validating pixie dust is encouraged!

It’s an opportunity to dress in white and rainbow colors to be magical, shiny and show all the colors of the visible spectrum!

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun, free, self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim from 5-8 p.m. the first Friday of every month. Visit SequimArtWalk.com to download and print your own map, find special events, links and how to be part of the art.

Launched in 2006, the Art Walk is an encouraging and educational arts event sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock with a mission to create accessible and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and creativity. diversity.

Special events

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures, 121 W. Washington St., is hosting an open house to celebrate its sixth anniversary by encouraging you to discover local art, edibles and gifts. Forage features creative works by local artists with a strong sense of our Olympic Peninsula and Pacific Northwest pride.

Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., celebrates its 25th anniversary with a special “SEQUIMAGES” exhibition, curated by veteran member artists Mary Franchini and Lynne Armstrong. In 1997, the Northwest Artists Cooperative Art Gallery opened in downtown Sequim. As envisioned by the founding members, Blue Whole Gallery has continued to thrive as a fine arts center with growing community support. As part of the celebration, the gallery will also open the Shirley Foss Room, dedicated to a former member who had made a significant contribution, including funding the scholarship for local high school students.

Sequim Museum & Arts, 544 N. Sequim Ave., presents photographer Keith Ross with “A Glimpse Inside Keith’s Frame of Mind,” a collection of his best works, including bald eaglets, puffins, owls, and a wide variety of our local birds and wildlife at the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery. His images and the story of the rescue of a pair of bald eaglets were published in Scholastic Magazine and distributed nationally to schools nationwide. Ross is widely known and respected for his wildlife, event and portrait photography. He is also the creator and administrator of the Facebook group Sequim Outdoors, created to allow our local artists and photographers to publish their work on a secure platform. He will host the First Friday Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. and again from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, with a 10-foot screen and laser projector showing a massive slideshow set to music.

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts, 122 W. Washington St., welcomes artist Diane Fatzinger and authors from the Olympic Peninsula. Diane Fatzinger of SticksNStones will present her “Wee Pebble Art” – an original and one-of-a-kind “little little piece of art” created using pebbles, driftwood, twigs, ferns, seashells and glass Linda Myers will represent the many authors of the Olympic Peninsula Author Group at the Pacific Mist First Friday Art Walk in June. Clallam County is blessed with a wealth of creative and talented writers. A large selection of their books by local authors will be available during the Art Walk.

At the City of Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts the First Friday Music Jam from 4 to 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers and from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery. , an exhibition of watercolors reception by Peninsula Art Friends. At 6 p.m., Sequim Ballet performs “Peter and The Wolf” in the Civic Center plaza.

Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., hosts live music with the Rainshadow String Band from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy this local bluegrass/blues/folk band led by Gregg King with award-winning wines and tasty treats.

Locally created gifts don Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop at 120 W. Washington St. offers delicious farm-fresh lavender creations, treats and vintage-inspired decor items.

Sequim Spice and Tea, 139 W. Washington St., features unique art filled with heart, including glass, pottery, artwork and photography by local artists. You can also find clever and creative tea blends, colorful and fun teapots and cups, and cheerful culinary gifts.

From 6-8 p.m., the Rainshadow Café at 157 W. Cedar St. features live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing along to your favorite tunes with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Certain dances are also encouraged.

For more

To participate as a location or artist on the official First Friday Art Walk Sequim map, listing and website, contact Brock at 360-460-3023 or [email protected] Artists from all media are encouraged to provide information for publicity and opportunities.

To create inclusion between venues, artists and audiences, everyone is encouraged to participate in the monthly Art Walk themes as a fun community activity in whatever creative form they wish to express. 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.

Join the Art Walk Facebook page at facebook.com/sequimartwalk.

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

When: 5-8 p.m. June 3

Location: Various locations near downtown Sequim

On the Web: SequimArtWalk.com

“Old Schoolhouse” by Marilynn Evans, a featured artist and part of the SEQUIMAGES exhibition at the Blue Whole Gallery in June. Photo submitted

"Bald Eaglets Rescue - Sequim WA" by Keith Ross

“Old Schoolhouse” by Marilynn Evans, a featured artist and part of the SEQUIMAGES exhibition at the Blue Whole Gallery in June. Photo submitted