By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News
SEQUIM — The First Friday Art Walk is on tonight in and around downtown Sequim, and as always it has a color theme. For October it’s orange, as in firelight, falling leaves and pumpkins, and art walkers are invited to dress or accessorize in this color.
Event organizer Renne Brock-Richmond is the chooser of these color themes each month; she also compiles the free map of this evening’s participating venues at www.Sequim
ArtWalk.com. To learn more about the First Friday Art Walk, contact Brock-Richmond at 360-460-3023 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s a cross-section of the free, self-guided First Friday Art Walk tour. Venues are open from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
■ “Strong Stitches — Friendship, Cooperation & Uniforms” is the new show by 40 artists at the Museum & Arts Center, 175 W. Cedar St. At tonight’s opening reception, Her Trio will provide live music. The exhibition is part of the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival continuing through the weekend with a marketplace, demonstrations and classes. For details see www.FiberArtsFestival.org.
■ Also at the Museum & Arts Center and around downtown, the Laff Pack Clowns will do magic tricks, make balloon animals and otherwise frolic.
■ Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., will offer Halloween makeup lessons and costume design with artist Rosie Von Engel. She will display costumes and her makeup portfolio while sharing her tricks of the trade.
■ Pacific Mist Books, 121 W. Washington St., will feature local artist Iris Edey and her books of sketches and illustrated poetry along with refreshments from Cameron’s Custom Catering and sweets from We Do Fine Fudge.
■ The Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., has a new show celebrating artists Margo Hankel and the late Shirley Foss, a founding member of the Blue Whole artists’ cooperative.
■ Doodlebugs, the craft shop at 138 W. Washington St., will offer free make-and-take projects between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
■ Live music flows at Wind Rose Cellars, the wine bar at 143 W. Washington St.
■ The Studio at Heather Creek, a new art walk venue at 154 W. Washington St., will be open.
■ Dungeness Kids Co., 163 W. Washington St., presents a photo-release party showcasing photographs of local children by Beth Barrett.
■ Gallery on the Walls, 128 E. Washington St., is hosting a new show by watercolorist George Zein. He’ll be on hand during tonight’s art walk to chat about his work on display beside that of Sally Cays and Pat Taynton.
■ R & T Crystals and Beads, 158 E. Bell St., will have jewelry demonstrations by Paulette Hill and Gail McLain.
■ The LARC Gallery’s new location at 425 E. Washington St. presents “A Perfect Day,” an interpretive show featuring creations by 24 local artists including Robert Haspel, Sunny Benham, Wanda Mawhinney and Dee Green.
■ Rainshadow Coffee Roasting Co., 157 W. Cedar St., has surfer and watercolorist Todd Fischer’s art on display.
■ The Red Rooster Grocery, 1341/2 W. Washington St., is showing Billy Hamilton and D.J. Gordon’s photography.