Sequim gets wrapped in art: Displays to fete city heritage
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amestown S’Klallam artists Bud Turner, left, and Dusty Humphries install new vinyl coverings on the traffic utility box at Sequim Avenue and Washington Street in Sequim on Friday. The tribal wrap, designed by Dale Faustich, is one of four the city has commissioned to reflect Sequim’s history as part of its centennial celebration.

By Joe Smillie
Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM –– Artists Bud Turner and Dusty Humphries from the Jamestown S'Klallam tribe last week wrapped a tribal-designed vinyl wrap around a traffic utility box in Sequim as the first of several art pieces planned to spruce up the city for its centennial celebration.

“It's an opportunity to have some fun, creative work of art in places people don't normally pay attention to,” Barbara Hanna, the city's communications and marketing director, said Friday.

The wraps are intended to tell the history of the Dungeness Valley's people, places and culture.

The tribe's wrap was designed by totem designer Dale Faustich.

Sponsorship of the wraps costs $1,500, with $500 going to the artist and the remainder for the vinyl printing and installation.

Hanna said the city is sponsoring a second wrap designed by artist Katelin Ghormley that will go on the utility box at Third Avenue and West Washington Street.

The city planned for four art installations and is seeking sponsors.

Those interested should contact Hanna at City Hall, 152 W. Cedar St., by phone at 360-681-4322 or by email at

Sequim-Dungeness Valley Editor Joe Smillie can be reached at 360-681-2390, ext. 5052, or at

Last modified: May 12. 2013 6:17PM
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