The Oct. 4 First Friday Art Walk color theme is orange — one of the brighter colors in fall as summer fades away. The hospitable hue of orange reminds us cozy fires, snuggly seasonal sweaters, nesting and organizing, friendship made out of admirable interests, delightful sweets, encouraging teachers and mentors.
You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of orange or spicy fall colors as they enjoy an evening on the town with friends and family at the First Friday Art Walk Sequim — a fun, free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the first Friday of every month from 5–8 p.m.
Visit SequimArtWalk.com to print your own map, find special events and links, and how you can be part of art.
Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock, with a mission to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues to encourage the community and to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.
The 14th-annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival, an interactive fiber arts event connecting to the community with activities Oct 4-6, starts at the Sequim Art Walk at Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N. Sequim Ave. (see story, B-3).
Sequim Museum & Arts will feature vocalist Jazzy Judy, a singer-songwriter-author who loves to sing classics in various genres. Several of her CDs will also be available for purchase, with proceeds donated to the museum.
The Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St., has a lineup of exhibitions and demonstrations of fine art including oil, pastel and watercolors, fiber arts, stitchery, wood burning, driftwood critters, art glass pieces and a singing group. The center is providing a $5 meal for before or after the Art Walk.
Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “Wings!” with painter Priscilla Patterson and sculptor Joyce Volmut. A member of the American Society of Aviation Artists, Canadian Aviation Artists Association, and the Coast Guard and Air Force Art programs, Patterson has focused on the field of aviation art for more than 30 years. In collaboration with Volmut’s bird carvings for October’s window, the artists decided on a theme of “Wings,” with Patterson adding helicopters to keep with the feeling of flight.
Rainshadow Cafe, 157 W. Cedar St., has live music with Free Rangers from 6-8 p.m. This duo — consisting of Locos Only guitarist/singer/songwriter Kevin Lee Magner and former Pies on the Run member Steve Lopes on bass and mandolin — plays old classics with a few of their own compositions.
Design2Scan3D and Dungeness Chestnuts are teaming up at the Spruce Building, 207 W. Spruce St. Help the farm prepare for their first annual chestnut roast in November by making a stoneware chestnut tasting dish in October—while supplies last. No experience or purchase necessary. Dishes will be glazed, kiln-fired and used to serve roasted chestnuts at the Friday, Nov. 1 roast. Individuals may purchase their dish at a discount on day of roast. Check out their collaborations with other artists and authors from past Sequim Art Walk in the studio, too.
Local artist and teacher Catherine Mix will have a one-woman show at the Pacific Pantry at 229 S Sequim Ave. “I paint in watercolor, pastel, or oil paint to capture the fascinating patterns of light and shadow on a person or an object,” Mix says.
Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., presents “Ocean Arts” exhibit features the work of regional artists and Seattle band Pearl Django with their hot club swing starting at 6:30 p.m. Limited copies of “The Soul of an Octopus” by Sy Montgomery will be available, kicking off a month-long Clallam County Reads program featuring the book. Refreshments and limited library services are available during this free, after-hours event.
The City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission invite the public to enjoy and participate in their Open Jam – an informal gathering of people who like to make music — from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 152 W. Cedar St. All acoustic instruments are welcome, plus singers, keyboards, practice basses and other electronic instruments. Those who like to play certain songs are asked to bring multiple paper copies of songs or pdf files. In addition, enjoy the opening of the “Tie One On” exhibit and artist reception. Artists represented are Lora Armstrong, Nancy Booth, Jane Burkey, Jeannine Chappell, Patrick Clark, Sharon DelaBarre, Leslie Dickson, Penny Dorothy, Marilynn Evans, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Cindy Fullwiler, Fumie Gage, Anne Grasteit, Eva Kozun, Ernie Kozun, Allyne Lawson, Melissa Mann, Bob Martinson, Debra Olson, Priscilla Patterson, Marcedes Perry-Baar, Susan Schneider, Gloria Skovronsky, Ryoko Toyama and Sandy Wolf. Enjoy “Art Talk on the Art Walk” as Cherry Bibler gives an overview of the Olympic Peninsula Wearable Art Show planned for Aug. 1, 2020, at the Sequim Boys and Girls Club. This will be a gala fashion show featuring original designs created by talented artists, seamstresses, or fashionistas. The show will celebrate creativity, encourage recycling, support youth interest and include entries from a variety of niches.
To participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim map, listing and website, contact Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Join the Art Walk Facebook page at facebook.com/sequim artwalk.