Inspirational blues for the Sept. 4 Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk Sequim takes place 5-8 p.m. Sept. 4 in Downtown Sequim

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

When: Sept. 4, 5-8 p.m.

Where: Various venues in Sequim

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Sequim Gazette staff


The Sept. 4 Art Walk color theme is blue. Shifting from summer to autumn, September brings earlier, cooler evenings that motivate creativity and collecting friends to enjoy community events.

Find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of blue or representations of lofty and loyal aspirations as they enjoy an evening on the town with friends and family.

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a 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 a resource to download and print a map, find special events, links and how to be part of art.

Special events

• In the lobby of the Sequim Civic Center is a reception of the first rotating art exhibit based on the theme “What Sequim Means to Me” at 152 W. Cedar St.

• Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W. Washington St. has “Autumn light” featuring artists Debbie Cain, gourd artist, and Ryoko Toyama, painter. They will showcase unique work in the front windows, celebrating the season of harvest. Cain and Toyama create from what they see, feel and imagine, taking viewers to the world of fine arts filled with joy.

• The Sequim Library features color pencil artist Vana Arnold and No Batteries Required will be performing at 6:30 p.m. at 630 N. Sequim Ave. Arnold’s detailed and colorful drawings bring animals to life before your eyes. Art is on display between Sept. 3-Dec. 1

• The Museum and Arts Center, 175 W. Cedar St., presents “One Hundred Years & Counting,” an exhibit celebrating 100 years of Sequim Masonic Lodge #213. During the Art Walk, John Majors will be signing his new book “Freemasons in the Sequim-Dungeness Area 1915-2015.”

Sequim venues

• Sequim Spice and Tea, 139 W. Washington St., artwork by Craig Robinson.

• Rainshadow Roasting Company, 157 W. Cedar St., artwork by Rich Taylor.

• Gallery on the Walls, 128 E. Washington St., watercolorists Sally Cays and Patricia Taynton.

• Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., Vana Arnold exhibit through Dec. 1. Meet the artist from 5-8 p.m. Local barbershop quartet No Batteries Required plays at 6:30 p.m.

• Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St. Featured artists for September are Debbie Cain, gourd artist, and Ryoko Toyama, painter. Meet the artists from 5-8 p.m.

• Hart’s Fine Books, 161 W. Washington St., photographs and cards by Jan Kepley and Trent LaCour playing on the baby grand piano.

• Pacific Pantry, 229 S. Sequim Ave., meet featured local artists from 5-8 p.m.

• The Cutting Garden Art Center, 303 Dahlia Llama Lane, Catherine Mix, Tuttie Peetz, Linda Collins Chapman and Paulette Hill will be showing original works, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 4-6.

• Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St., hanging driftwood sculpture by Tuttie Peetz, through December during normal business hours.

• Bank of America, 114 S. Sequim Ave., Judy Larimore, photographer, First Friday until 6 p.m. and during business hours September-November.

• Strait Financial Advice, 193 W. Cedar St., Scott Erickson’s photographic scenes of Southwest Alaska and North Olympic Peninsula, during normal business hours.

• Gallery at the Fifth, 500 W. Hendrickson St., artist Nancy Hoffman. Meet the artist from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6.

Port Angeles Second Friday/Saturday

• The Landing Artist’s Studio, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Cherie Wilson, Southwest-style Native American art and abstract paintings, reception 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11.

• Heatherton Gallery, 115 Railroad St., 4-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11.