“Diva 2” by Marilyn Evans, part of the “Divas and Vessels” exhibit at the Blue Whole Gallery in August that will be featured during the First Friday Art Walk on Aug. 6. Submitted art

“Diva 2” by Marilyn Evans, part of the “Divas and Vessels” exhibit at the Blue Whole Gallery in August that will be featured during the First Friday Art Walk on Aug. 6. Submitted art

Sequim’s First Firday Art Walk celebrates August in yellow

  • Wednesday, August 4, 2021 1:30am
  • Life

Powered by bright, warm sunshine, the theme color for the August Sequim Art Walk is yellow!

Yellow shines brightly like the sun fueling our world with renewing energy and encourages clear, creative communication. The positive intensity of yellow represents joyful happiness, cheerful friendships, expressive enthusiasm, and empowers collective generosity, goodwill and integrity. Everyone is encouraged to wear yellow or sunny, fun apparel during the Art Walk to celebrate our summer in Sequim!

The First Friday Art Walk Sequim has returned while respecting the COVID health and wellness guidelines of masks, social distancing and limited capacity. Please enjoy the arts and culture of Sequim safely. We are starting out small. Not all venues are open fully with the slow start of the return of the evening activities of Sequim Art Walk, so please visit them when they are open.

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 SequimArtWalk.com to download and print your own map, find special events, links and how to be part of art.

Special events

Artist Chawn Vance of The Tangled Gourd will have her studio open at 861 East Alder St. from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. before the Sequim First Friday Art Walk. Check out Vance’s 50 years of artistic expertise on display including her creative gourds, pen and ink drawings, alcohol ink art, polymer clay, serving trays, suncatchers, and summer wreaths. The Tangled Gourd was a past Art Walk venue.

Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store, 213 E. Washington St., is showcasing local artist and advocate Craig Robinson. He will be painting the marquee stand in their parking lot. Watch the artist in action as the base will be “flower box” and vines will be growing up the center post.

A Stitch in Time Quilt Shoppe, 225 E. Washington St., will display local quilters’ work that corresponds with the monthly color theme. A Stitch in Time encourages people, if they have a quilt they made that coincides with the color designated for the Art Walk, to drop them off at their shop the day of the walk with their label and info attached to their quilt.

Pacific Pantry, 229 S. Sequim Ave., is open until 7 p.m. and is featuring cougar photos by photographers Mark Elbroch, Sebastian Kennerknecht and Dave Shreffler. The exhibit is a fundraiser for ongoing research being conducted by Panthera.org and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe on cougars of the Olympic Peninsula.

Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W Washington St. hosts members of North Olympic Watercolorists (NOW) with a display of their artwork. The artists participating are Beverly Beighle, Barb Falk-Diekfuss, Connie Drysdale, Wendy Goldberg, Roger Huntley, Allyne Lawson, Shirley Rudolf, Randy Washburne and Carol Wilhelm. Enjoy award-winning artfully crafted wines and appetizing tidbits at Wind Rose.

Rainshadow Café, 157 W. Cedar St., is hosting live music with Dawn Martin and Steve at 6-8 p.m. Come sing your favorite songs with them! There is lots of seating outside and inside with a full menu to enjoy.

”Vessel 2” by Mary Franchini, part of the “Divas and Vessels” exhibit at the Blue Whole Gallery in August that will be featured during the First Friday Art Walk on Aug. 6. Submitted art

”Vessel 2” by Mary Franchini, part of the “Divas and Vessels” exhibit at the Blue Whole Gallery in August that will be featured during the First Friday Art Walk on Aug. 6. Submitted art

Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., features “Divas and Vessels” with digital artist Marilyn Evans and painter Mary Franchini. In the time of the pandemic, they explored and experimented something new. Evans recreated in an illustrative style, divas of the “Great Gatsby” and the world of “Roaring 20s” while Franchini painted vessels with a 3-dimensional effect and people after the pandemic. Together they will showcase unique and inspiring art in the windows through the month of August.

Sequim Museum & Arts, 544 N. Sequim Ave., is hosting the exhibition “Artists’ Adventures” by Kathryn Sparks and Beverly Majors.

For more

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.

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 renne@uniqueasyou.com. Artists of any media are encouraged to get information to her for publicity and opportunities.

“After the Pandemic” by Mary Franchini, part of the “Divas and Vessels” exhibit at the Blue Whole Gallery in August that will be featured during the First Friday Art Walk on Aug. 6. Submitted art

“After the Pandemic” by Mary Franchini, part of the “Divas and Vessels” exhibit at the Blue Whole Gallery in August that will be featured during the First Friday Art Walk on Aug. 6. Submitted art

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/sequimartwalk.

First Friday Art Walk Sequim

When: 5-8 p.m. Aug. 6

Location: Various venues near downtown Sequim

On the web: SequimArtWalk.com

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