Purple abounds in Sequim this July and the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is no exception.
The free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim continues 5-8 p.m. July 1 and keeps going the first Friday of each month. Visit SequimArtWalk.com for a map, links, and more.
This month, the color theme is purple, the color of Sequim’s famous lavender blooms, and the color purple represents mesmerizing potential, magical camaraderie, thoughtfulness, cultivated dignity, supportive spiritual significance, and impressive extravagance.
Those sweet lavender flowers come in purple, violet, mauve, orchid, lilac, indigo, amethyst, plum, pink, and even white. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in tints and shades of purple as fellow Sequimmers prepare for Sequim Lavender Season.
Special events for July 1:
• Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures, 121 W. Washington St., hosts Jeremiah and Danika Johnson of Miss Bee Haven Apiary, food artisans and local farm. From 5-7 p.m., Jeremiah speaks on beekeeping and their honey operation.
• Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., celebrates “Finding Magic in Nature” with featuring stained glass artist June Echternkamp and abstract photographer Katherine Loveland.
• Pacific Mist Books, Cards & Gifts, 122 W. Washington St., hosts artist Diane Fatzinger, SticksNStones, one of a kind original handmade “wee little artwork” created using pebbles, driftwood, twigs, ferns, shells, and seaglass.
• Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St., the City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) hosts the “Pacific Northwest Wonder” juried exhibition in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery. The exhibition will be on view from July 1–Sept. 29. An Open Music Jam is on the plaza 5–7 p.m.
• Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store, 213 E. Washington St., hosts live music by The OG.
• Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., hosts live music TIN SANDWICH, a local duo Marty and Marilyn Kaler performing some blues and rock from 6-8 p.m. Peninsula Art Friends also displays its water medium art exhibit.
• Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop, 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.
• Rainshadow Café, 157 W. Cedar St., hosts from 6-8 p.m. live music with Dawn & Steve. Singing and dancing is encouraged.
• Olympic Theatre Arts Center, 414 N. Sequim Ave. hosts Stardust Big Band’s “All American Jazz” concert at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 ($17.76 promo code USA) and $5 students at the OTA box office or OlympicTheatreArts.org. For further information, call the theatre at (360) 683-7326.
To participate as an artists and/or venue, contact Renne Emiko Brock at (360) 460-3023 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Friday Art Walk Sequim started in 2006 as an encouraging and educational arts event sponsored and produced by Brock with the mission to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.
Visit http://www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk for more information.
First Friday Art Walk Sequim
When: 5-8 p.m. July 1
Location: Various venues near downtown Sequim
On the web: SequimArtWalk.com