Locals can go for the gold at the December First Friday Art Walk this week.
There’s plenty of opportunities to enjoy local music, art and events while enjoying the winter scenes at local businesses from 5-8 p.m. for the free, self-guided tour of local art venues on Dec. 1.
Visit online at SequimArtWalk.com as a resource to download and print a map, find special events and links, and how to be part of the local art scene.
Organizer Renne Emiko Brock says gold represents warm festivities, rekindled optimism, kindhearted deeds, admiration, prosperity, and lifelong fellowships.
Participants are encouraged to wear gold to tie into the month’s color theme.
• At 5 p.m., the City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission host the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Reception at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street. The holiday tree features ornaments created by local fourth grade students. A ballet performance follows the lighting at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments available.
• Lamb Farm Kitchen Shoppe, 272 W. Bell St, presents singer and artist Priscilla Patterson. Delight in her latest album “Christmas from the Heart,” which features songs of love and friendship to celebrate the season!
• Blue Whole Gallery presents a group show titled “Winter Wonderland” at 129 W. Washington St. Nancy Lawrence, a 2-D and 3-D artist, and Gregory Felando, a ceramic artist, serve as curators and showcase the rich variety of art with contrasting styles and media in the front windows during the month of December.
• Explore the three artists collaboration “Collage Barrage” exhibition at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 175 West Cedar St. Three friends from different walks of life met rather serendipitously recently in Sequim and soon realized that they had something interesting in common. They all used different forms of collage in their artwork. Curposney Gdane is a collage artist who creates intricate pieces that defy reality and contain hidden surprises. Patty Waite is a photographer and mixed media artist who uses layers of partially-hidden collage in the canvas backgrounds her photos are mounted on and Sue Scott uses a mix of collage and assemblage to track the communal process of transitions in all their differences and similarities.
• Meet and greet the local artists at The Bag Ladies of Sequim, 161 W. Washington St., filled with handcrafted works and artful up-cycled items. From 6-7 p.m. enjoy a “how-to-tie the perfect scarf demo.”
• Rainshadow Café, 157 W. Cedar St., hosts live music with “Just in Tyme,” a true 50’s band, mixing pop, retro and some Christmas tunes.
• Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W Washington St., hosts Jenny Davis with flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny, George Radebaugh, and Ted Enderle. American musician Dmitri Matheny has been lauded as “one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation.” Along with this live music, enjoy award winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits.
• Find handmade gifts at Cedarbrook Lavender where you can learn how to use lavender in art and cooking at 134 1/2 W Washington St.
• Gold in a glass! Discover tasty crafted golden brews and treats at the Peninsula Taproom, 210 W. Washington St., Suite 4.
The next First Friday Art Walk on Jan. 5, 2018, features a dress-up mystery game set in the 1950s. The annual Whodunnit Downtown event is called “The Case of the Silver Lining Secret Formula.”
To participate in the First Friday Art Walk, contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit facebook.com/sequimartwalk.