By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News
SEQUIM — There's no time like now for bright, eye-popping yellow — as in sunflowers and sunshine — on the street and in fresh art.
It just so happens yellow is the theme color for tonight's First Friday Sequim Art Walk. Coordinator Renne Brock-Richmond chooses a color for each month, and invites people to dress, accessorize and express it any way they choose during the walk from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m.
There's no charge to visit the many venues, and a map and information are at www.SequimArtWalk.com. Here's a sampling of places to find new art exhibits, refreshments and conversation with art lovers this evening.
■ “Faces and Masks,” a show of 69 paintings and nine sculptures of women — many of them local — by Pamela Hastings, is open at the Museum & Arts Center, 175 W. Cedar St. And it's just one of two exhibitions. Also on display at the MAC is “Small Art with Big Dreams: Artist Trading Cards,” the Sequim Humanities and Arts Alliance show of original works just 2½ inches by 3½ inches. This is an open-entry show, and artists can find details about becoming part of it at www.SequimArtsAlliance.org.
■ “Flowers, Etc.,” a photography show by Robert Haspel, has flowers in full bloom, refreshments and music at Crumb Grabbers bakery, corner of Fifth Avenue and Cedar Street.
■ Art by Tracie Gulit and Jean Wyatt awaits at Pacific Mist Books, 121 W. Washington St., with refreshments by Cameron's Catering.
■ Paintings by Lee Oskar and Henning Erben are at Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., while two sets of live music are planned tonight: Howly Slim and Sandy Summers from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Tim Scallion from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
■ “Wooden It Bee Nice” is the exhibit of wood sculpture — including a beehive — by Carl Baker and Christian Speidel at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St.
■ Two dozen Sequim-area artists are showing their creations at the LARC, or Local Artist Resource Center gallery, 166 E. Bell St.
■ Art by the late Saundra Cutsinger adorns the Red Rooster Grocery, 134½ W. Washington St.
■ Free make-and-take craft “happy hours” will be open from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Doodlebugs, 138 W. Washington St.
■ New venues on the Art Walk include Kaboom Salon, 168 E. Bell St., with a collection of images by local photographers, and Nourish restaurant, 1345 S. Sequim Ave., where wine tasting and a reception for artist Maia Waye are on tap tonight.