Art Walk pursues happiness with purple theme

Red, white, and blue make purple for the July 3 Art Walk color theme.

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

When: 5-8 p.m., July 3 Where: Various venues

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Sequim Gazette staff


Red, white, and blue make purple for the July 3 Art Walk color theme. Purple is the color of Sequim’s famous lavender blooms and represents supportive spiritual efforts, dignity, royal thoughtfulness and magical camaraderie.

Find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in tints and shades of purple as they enjoy a festive night on the town with friends and fellow Sequimmers preparing for Sequim Lavender Weekend from July 17-19.

We will see a lot of red, white and blue for the anniversary of the adoption of the United States of America’s Declaration of Independence and the Art Walk has many places to honor freedoms and the pursuit of happiness.

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 as your resource to download and print a map, find special events, links, and how to be part of art.

This 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 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.

Special events

• Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., continues its participation in the Sequim First Friday Art Walk on July 3 with another “Off Stage” performance in the OTA Center’s Gathering Hall. In celebration of the Fourth of July weekend, OTA will present “Toot Sweet,” a clarinet ensemble, for a program that encompasses musical traditions from early American music to pieces from the early 20th century.

In addition to traditional patriotic music, listeners will enjoy the sounds of Scott Joplin, George Cohan and George Gershwin. The doors will open at 5 p.m. with the performance starting at 6 p.m. There will be no charge for admission.

• Heather Creek at 122 Washington St. will have a Chalk Paint demonstration going on specifically related to a workshop scheduled at the end of July. Working with paint, plaster, crackle and glazing, the customers who sign up for the workshop during the Art Walk will get a discount on the registration fee.

• Create fiber fireworks at A Dropped Stitch, 136 S. Second Ave., which is full of shades of purple, red, white and blue in fiber and yarn with classes for a lifetime of creative enjoyment.

Sequim venues

Please note that some Art Walk venues might be closed for the holiday weekend.

• Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W Washington St. Featured artists are Robert Bowling, a mixed media artist; Carl Baker, a wood artisan; and Christian Speidel, a sculptor.

• R&T Crystals and Beads, 158 E. Bell St., jewelry demonstrations.

• Gallery on the Walls, 128 E. Washington St. Watercolorists Sally Cays and Patricia Taynton featured inside Sequim Vision Center.

• Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., Todd Fischer, watercolor artist and the Portland, Ore.-based band Ojos Feos, playing Afro-Latin blues. Exhibit July 3-Aug. 31, reception 5-8 p.m., band plays at 6:30 p.m.

• Rainshadow Roasting Co., 157 W. Cedar St., local artists, gourmet coffee, 5-8 p.m.

• Gallery at the Fifth, 500 W. Hendrickson St., Bill Littlejohn, nature photography, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, July 12.

• Bank of America, 114 S. Sequim Ave., Olympic Peaks Camera Club photographer Ted Gagne, June-August during regular business hours, no reception.

• Strait Financial Advice, 193 W. Cedar St., Scott Erickson’s photographic scenes of Southwest Alaska, North Olympic Peninsula and other locations in the U.S. are on display during normal business hours.

Second Friday,       Port Angeles

The Landing Artists’ Studio, 115 E. Railroad Ave., 4-7 p.m. July 10 reception. Studio open daily 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

And more …

To learn more or find out how you can participate on the First Friday Art Walk Sequim, call Brock-Richmond at 460-3023 or e-mail