First Friday Art Walk Sequim celebrates inclusion with white, spectrum color theme

Sequim Art Walk color theme on June 3 is white and the whole visible spectrum! White represents inclusive acceptance, optimistic opportunities, hope, open minds, pure and thoughtful actions, friendly impressions, and blank canvases that are receptive to any positive vision.

Because white is actually all the colors of the rainbow, multi-color enchantment is in the air with blowing bubbles, the wearing of bright tie dyes and fairy wings, and spreading validating pixie dust is encouraged!

It is a chance to dress in white and rainbow colors to be magical, shiny, and show off every color of the visible spectrum!

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

Initiated in 2006, the Art Walk is an encouraging and educational arts event sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock with a mission to create approachable, accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

Special events

Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures, 121 W. Washington St., is hosting an open house celebrating their sixth anniversary encouraging you to view local artistry, edibles, and gifts. Forage carries creative works from local artists with a strong sense of our Olympic Peninsula and Pacific Northwest Pride.

Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., celebrates its 25th anniversary with a special exhibit “SEQUIMAGES,” curated by veteran member artists Mary Franchini and Lynne Armstrong. In 1997, Northwest artists’ co-op art gallery opened its door in downtown Sequim. As envisioned by the founding members, Blue Whole Gallery has continued to flourish as a fine art center with increasing support from the community. On the occasion of the celebration, the gallery will also open the Shirley Foss Room, dedicated to a former member who had made a significant contribution, including funding for the scholarship for local high school students.

Sequim Museum & Arts, 544 N. Sequim Ave., features photographer Keith Ross with “A Glimpse Inside Keith’s Frame of Mind,” a collection of his best works, including the bald eaglets, puffins, owls, and a wide variety of birds and wildlife from our area in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Art Gallery. His images and the story of the rescue of a pair of bald eaglets were published in Scholastic Magazine, and distributed nationally to all the schools in the country. Ross is widely known and respected for his wildlife, event, and portrait photography. He is also the creator and administrator of the Sequim Outdoors Facebook group, created to allow our local artists and photographers to post their work on a safe platform. He will be hosting during First Friday Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. and again from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, with a 10-foot screen and laser projector airing a massive slideshow set to music.

Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts, 122 W. Washington St., hosts artist Diane Fatzinger and the Olympic Peninsula Authors. Diane Fatzinger of SticksNStones will be introducing her “Wee Pebble Art” — one-of-a-kind original handmade “wee little artwork” created using pebbles, driftwood, twigs, ferns, shells and seaglass. Linda Myers will be representing the many authors of the Olympic Peninsula Authors group during the June First Friday Art Walk at Pacific Mist. Clallam County is blessed with a multitude of creative and talented writers. A wide selection of their books by local authors will be available during the Art Walk.

At the City of Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street, the City Arts Advisory Commission hosts from 4-7 p.m. the First Friday Music Jam in the City Council Chambers, and, from 5-8 p.m. in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery, an exhibition of watercolor paintings reception by Peninsula Art Friends. At 6 p.m., the Sequim Ballet performs “Peter and The Wolf” at the Civic Center plaza.

Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., hosts live music with Rainshadow String Band from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy this local bluegrass/blues/folk band headed by Gregg King along with award winning wines and tasty treats.

Locally created gifts don Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop at 120 W. Washington St. has delightful farm fresh lavender creations, treats, and inspired vintage décor items.

Sequim Spice and Tea, 139 W. Washington St., has heart-filled unique art including glass, pottery, illustration and photography of local artists. You can also find artful, creative tea blends, colorful and fun teapots and cups, and cheerful culinary gifts.

From 6-8 p.m., Rainshadow Café at 157 W. Cedar St. has live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing your favorite songs with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Some dancing is encouraged, too.

For more

To participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim map, listing and website, contact Brock at 360-460-3023 or Artists of any media are encouraged to get 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.

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First Friday Art Walk Sequim

When: 5-8 p.m. June 3

Location: Various venues near downtown Sequim

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“Old Schoolhouse” by Marilynn Evans, a featured artist and part of the the SEQUIMAGES exhibit at the Blue Whole Gallery in June. Submitted photo

“Old Schoolhouse” by Marilynn Evans, a featured artist and part of the the SEQUIMAGES exhibit at the Blue Whole Gallery in June. Submitted photo

"Bald Eaglets Rescue - Sequim WA" by Keith Ross

“Old Schoolhouse” by Marilynn Evans, a featured artist and part of the the SEQUIMAGES exhibit at the Blue Whole Gallery in June. Submitted photo