Glass artist Sheri Whetstine, potter Janet Piccola and painter Jean Glaser will curate the gallery windows with fine art related to “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” the Blue Whole Gallery’s exhibit for October.
The gallery, 129 W. Washington St., is partnering with the Olympic Community Action Program (OlyCAP) to support its Sequim Warming Center. By recognizing the warming center, artists say, they hope to bring awareness and understanding to their mission.
“Our artists recognize the need to support this worthwhile effort to provide a safe and warm environment for the people unhoused in our community or those outside during extreme cold weather events,” gallery representatives said in a press release.
The Sequim Warming Center saw 506 total check-ins, with 102 unique clients, according to a press release. OlyCAP anticipate more significant numbers this upcoming season than in previous years, with a projected expense of more than $30,000, the release noted; this includes staffing, utilities and rental costs.
Proceeds from the sale of select artwork throughout the month of October will be donated to support the center.
Check out artwork and meet some Sequim Warming Center volunteers and employees to learn more about their mission during the First Friday Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6.
For more about the Blue Whole Gallery, visit bluewholegallery.com.