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First Friday is all HEART
An evening filled with love, red apparel and rosy cheeks incorporates warm hearts, virtues of fine win and sweet treats ...
February’s First Friday Art Walk Sequim embraces red as the theme color that represents active endeavors, increased excitement, driven leadership and passionate affection.
Find works of art and folks supporting the option to decorate and dress in all shades of red from blush to burgundy 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 www.sequimartwalk.com as your resource to download and a map, find out what special events are happening, links and how you can be part of art. The mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.
This encouraging and educational arts event is sponsored and produced by unique as you/Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond.
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 was silver, 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.
Special events for Feb. 7:
• New venue for the Art Walk! Dungeness Kids Co. will be showcasing the jewelry of Sydney (11 years old) and Lindsay (8 years old) from Rainbows & Lollipops at 163 W. Washington St. These young philanthropists have done a lot of good over the last few years, as they donate a part of their proceeds each month to a different charity. Half of their proceeds from this event will go to the Seattle Children’s Hospital.
• That Takes the Cake features Delia Brendan, author of “Undercover” with a book signing and inspires sweetness with sharing different hues of RED in their display case and around the bakery at 171 W. Washington St.
• The Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, 175 W. Cedar St., features the “History & Art Connects” exhibit including approximately 40 pieces of artwork from the MAC Collection depicting local scenes with some historical relevance that were created by artists active in the area’s arts scene largely from the 1960s through 1980s.
• At Wind Rose Cellars, enjoy artwork by Henning Erben, live music, and sample award winning artfully crafted wines at 143 W. Washington St.
Art Walk venues
Sequim First Friday Art Venues, 5-8 p.m. Feb. 7 and ongoing February displays (unless otherwise noted):
• Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., is exhibiting talented artist and instructor Iris Edey.
• Linda Stadtmiller’s traditional and sometimes whimsical watercolors will be on display at Colors of Sequim, 139 W Washington St. Meet the artist on First Friday, 5-8 p.m.
• Carol Janda and David Willis are featured artists for February at the Blue Whole Gallery 129 W. Washington St. For Saint Valentine’s Day, the two veteran artists will showcase the front windows with their “Heart Art.” Janda explores colors and textures boldly and sensitively in her heartfelt pieces, and Willis’ art shows a familiar “Heart” motif. Meet the artists on First Friday, 5-8 p.m. bluewholegallery.com.
• Sally Cays and Patricia Taynton present traditional artwork and more at Gallery on the Walls, 128 E Washington St. The gallery is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment on weekends by calling 683-5387. Meet the artists First Friday, 5-8 p.m.
• Jean Wyatt, resident artist at Pacific Mist Books, 121 W. Washington St., will have her artwork featured and Marilyn Brock’s fused glass sun catchers also will be on display. Open for First Friday 5-8 p.m.
• The LARC Art Gallery at 425 E. Washington St., will feature a non-juried interpretive show titled “Love is …” Feb. 6-27. Framed art must be 16” x 20” or smaller in any medium A reception is on First Friday from 5-8 p.m.
• Artists Harry von Stark, Nora Lawson, Aaron Wright and other regional artists exhibit their artwork through April 8 at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., as part of the ongoing “Art in the Library Series”. Also Feb. 1-April 13 the Burke Museum’s traveling exhibit “Cruisin the Washington Fossil Freeway” will be on display. The exhibit brings together the fossil-inspired artwork of celebrated artist Ray Troll and the insightful texts of paleontologist Kirk Johnson. Opening celebration with Troll and PAHS Choir Vocal Unlimited. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Port Angeles Library.
• The Sunshine Café, 145 W. Washington St., presents fine art, graphics and cartoons by the late Tim Quinn, a gifted local artist, who left a legacy of artwork throughout the North Olympic Peninsula for all to enjoy. Open for First Friday 5-8 p.m.
• At Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., local artists have work on display plus wine tasting and late evening entertainment to 9 p.m.
• Todd Fischer’s amazing watercolor surf art at The Rainshadow Roasting Company, 157 W. Cedar St. Sample gourmet and exotic coffee brewed from beans roasted and ground on premise. Open for First Friday 5-8 p.m. The business regularly features local art and live music.
• R&T Crystals and Beads will have jewelry demonstrations from Paulette Hill and Gail Mclain at 158 E. Bell St.
• Pacific Mist Books showcases local authors and artwork at 121 W. Washington St.
• Doodlebugs has its Creative Café Art Bar open and holds a “Happy Hour” when people can create the project every Friday from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
And more ...
The following venues are for viewing during normal February business hours with no reception:
• The residents of the Fifth Avenue Retirement Center continue “The Residents Art Show” at The Gallery at the Fifth, 500 W. Hendrickson Road through February during business and visiting hours.
• Dick Hahn’s artwork is on display at the Bank of America, 114 S. Sequim Ave. through February during business hours Monday-Saturday.
• Irene Loghry’s pastels and oil paintings featuring water views and botanical art through February at the
Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., as part of the ongoing “Art in the Library Series.”
• Vanna Arnold’s drawings with pencil and charcoal at Crumb Grabbers Bakery, 492 W. Cedar St.
• Skip Kratzer’s “Amazing Car Art and More” at The Good Book, 108 W. Washington St., and Dog House Powder Coating, 503 S. Third St.
• Scott Erickson’s striking photographic scenes of the Southwest, Alaska, North Olympic Peninsula and other locations in the U.S. are refreshed and displayed on a rotating basis at Strait Financial Advice, 193 W. Cedar St.
• Local artist’s art on display at Clear Image, 518 N. Sequim Ave., during business hours.