The Sequim Irrigation Festival’s “where water is wealth” inspires the aqua color theme celebrating cultivation and culture during the May 5 Sequim Art Walk.
The color aqua expresses responsible, sustainable elements of cool fresh water, abundant salty seas, renewing rain and sunny skies. Art and music inspired by natural resources, creativity, positive partnerships and revolutionary ideas are included in the May First Friday Art Walk Sequim.
From inventive cultivating irrigation ditches that make the valley abundant to future forward-thinking ideas are highlighted at the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair.
Besides wearing the color theme of aqua, everyone is encouraged to dress up in amusing and whimsical outfits, including Sequim’s aeronautical emphasis, for the Irrigation Festival’s “Crazy Daze”!
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.sequim artwalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art. Its mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.
This educational arts event is sponsored and produced by unique as you/Renne Emiko Brock.
The Irrigation Festival Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair launches the First Friday Art Walk Sequim Patron Preview at the Sequim Civic Center Plaza at 152 W. Cedar St. This year will be the 27th year for the Arts and Crafts Fair that provides an opportunity for vendors to sell their handcrafted wares. For artists involved, see below.
Music starts at 5 p.m. at the Sequim Civic Center with the Peninsula College Vocal Jazz Ensemble led by director Elaine Gardner-Morales with Al Harris on the piano.
Throughout the town, artwork created by local students for the 2017 Irrigation Festival Button Contest will be on display at several Sequim merchants.
• Devoting his time to playing and singing classic songs from the “Great American Songbook,” Burke Garrett will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Olympic Theatre Arts Center, 414 N. Sequim Ave. Free to the public.
• The Olympic Lavender Company, 120 W. Washington St. hosts artist Steve Bemis.
• The Museum and Arts Center, 175 W. Cedar St.,features the “Sequim Irrigation Festival” exhibition.
• Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., featured artists Carol Janda, who is a painter, potter and teacher, and photographer Ken Dvorak.
• The Bag Ladies of Sequim WA, 161 W. Washington St., handmade items featuring unique combinations of felting, hand-dying, beading, embroidering and appliquéing. Several other artists’ works are for sale in their shop now facing Washington Street.
• Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., featured artist Shirley Mercer, music by The Red Shirts.
If you want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim map, listing and website, contact Renne Emiko Brock at 460-3023 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are an artist of any media, get your information to her for publicity and opportunities.
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.