Sequim’s December First Friday Art Walk glimmers with gold

  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018 1:30am
  • Life

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

When: 5-8 p.m., Dec. 7

Where: Various Venues in Sequim WA

On the web: SequimArtWalk.com

NOTE: The print edition of the Sequim Gazette lists Sequim Community Makerspace Inventing Studio, 311 W. Turnhere Road, among the venues hosting Firdat Fridat Art Walk events. Because of a family situation, Sequim Community Makerspace will be closed on Dec. 7 and will not host an Art Walk event.

The Dec. 7 First Friday Art Walk Color Theme is gold — and all that glimmers and glows brightly!

Gold is the color of our star Sol as we celebrate the Winter Solstice and the return of the sun during December. The impressive, shiny color of gold represents superb festivities, admiration, prosperity, rekindled optimism, kindhearted deeds, and lifelong fellowships.

As you enjoy an evening on the town with family, friends, and guests who join our welcoming community, you will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of gold or glittery interpretations of this festive time of year to celebrate happiness, harmony and hope.

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

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

New venue to the Art Walk! Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E Washington St. is featuring local artist Craig Robinson with acrylic on canvas and some painted furniture.

Also new to the Art Walk! Evil Roy’s Elixirs Distillery, at 209 S. Sequim Ave., is making spirits bright and hosting artist Tami Wall.

The Dreamer’s Woods chainsaw sculpture and gallery of various artists at 618 E Washington St. and Tracy Wealth Management at 149 West Washington St.

At 5 p.m., the City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts their annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and reception at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St. The holiday tree will be decorated with ornaments created by local fourth-grade students with light refreshments. The “Rocks, Gems & Jewels” art exhibit is on display from 5-8 p.m.

That Takes the Cake at 171 W. Washington St. features Molten Momma’s Hot Shop, aka Megan Schmidlkofer, and her beautiful blown glass artistry, along with their holiday themed cake artistry.

At 129 W. Washington St., the Blue Whole Gallery presents a group show curated by Nancy Lawrence and Greg Felando with the theme, “Do you see what I see?” The question is, “How do you perceive this art?” Since art is in the eye of the beholder, tell us what you see. Join the free holiday party during the First Friday Art Walk. Artsy refreshments will be served. The annual Holiday Gift Gallery, filled with unique surprises, is also featured.

Fine artist Iris Edey will have a reception at Nourish at 1345 S. Sequim Ave. starting at 4 p.m.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W. Washington St. hosts live music by the Tony Flaggs Band starting at 7 p.m., with award-winning wines with tidbits available. The trio hails from Clallam County and plays a mixture of folk and rock.

Sequim Museum & Arts, at 175 W Cedar St., features four local artists — Bev Majors, Bridget Baker, Steve Vogel and Skip Kratzer — with a variety of mediums to satisfy everyone’s interests. Their work will enhance the new historical display “Sequim Prairie Fire Service” that will be presented during the Art Walk. Come in for music, a Christmas bake sale, hot coffee, visit friends, see a fire truck and walk downtown to see the Christmas lights. The Sequim Museum & Arts is honoring our fire department for their commitment to the safety of Sequim.

Rainshadow Café at 157 W. Cedar St. is hosting a “Pour, Sip, and Paint” event. Everyone is an artist in our First Friday Art Walk event as we paint this whimsical cluster of ornaments and flock, the perfect holiday decor. Wear gold tones and throw in gold in your masterpiece. A $40 fee covers cost of instruction from a local artist, painting supplies and one beer, wine or non-alcoholic beverage; a full beverage menu and food available for purchase. Registration is required, and others are welcome to watch art in action if they are not signed up.

Alder Wood Bistro has artwork from the North Olympic Watercolorists members on display at 139 W. Alder St. They are a group of artists living on the North Olympic Peninsula who share a love of the watercolor medium. Artists participating in December are John Wilkinson, Carol Wilhelm, Rita Heywood, Margo Hankel, Lyn Conlan, Jim Gift, Jolene Sanborn, Marcia Barrett, Kathi Vito, Beverly Beighle, Roger Huntley and Shirley Rudolf. Members represent a cross section of experience ranging from beginners to professionals. Painting together twice-weekly at the Lazy Acres “Studio,” they share ideas, tips, techniques and constructive critiques.

Gold in a glass! Discover tasty crafted golden brews and treats at the Peninsula Taproom located on North Second Avenue at 210 W. Washington St., Suite 4.

Meet and greet the local artists at The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W. Washington St. filled with handcrafted works and artful up-cycled items.

At 5:30 p.m., the Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N. Sequim Ave. has a performance of “The Nutcracker Cracked Up,” an original work created by Sequim Ballet and Olympic Theatre Arts, and directed by Laurel Herrera and Tavin Dotson.

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.

Looking ahead …

Plan ahead to dress up and play our silver-themed, 1960s-era mystery game to celebrate the new year! Mmark your calendar for the annual Whodunnit Downtown “The Case of the Mistaken Tin Hat” during the Jan. 7, 2019, First Friday Art Walk!

More about Art Walk

This encouraging and educational arts event is sponsored and produced by unique as you/Renne Emiko Brock.

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.

To participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim map, listing and website, contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or renne@uniqueasyou.com. Artists of any media are asked to get information to Renne for publicity and opportunities.

Join the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk.

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