By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News
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SEQUIM -- The streets will be alive tonight with music o free and harmonious o as the local barbershop quartet No Batteries Required arrives for the First Friday Art Walk, that free event around downtown Sequim.
The foursome, namely Bud Davies, Rich Wyatt, Rich Johnston and Jim Muldowney, will stroll and sing throughout the Art Walk from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This monthly art showcase is all about connecting people: artists, art lovers and anyone who wants to explore the local scene. And Renne Brock-Richmond, organizer of the walk, gives it a color theme each month; in December it’s gold, so walkers are invited to dress or accessorize accordingly.
For a map and guide to the walk’s activities, see www.SequimArtWalk.com, and to find out about participating as a venue, contact Brock-Richmond at 360-460-3023 or renne@UniqueAsYou.com. Here’s a cross-section of tonight’s art and music.
o RowanTree, the duo of Mary Tulin and Mike Saunders, will provide Celtic music at Rainshadow Coffee, 157 W. Cedar St., from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m.
o The Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., will have local artists on hand at its holiday Gift Gallery, a showcase of their jewelry, paintings, photographs, ceramics, sculpture, fused glass, greeting cards and more.
o The Sunshine Cafe, 145 W. Washington St., has the late Tim Quinn’s art on display, and in keeping with tonight’s color theme, owner Dianne Drake will serve golden meatballs on a stick.
o The Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., brings in singer Howly Slim and friends tonight for a free concert. Slim, with Sandy Summers, Jon Parry and the Raindance Kid, will play song-stories of love, work and travel, while the library presents a new art show by painter Irene Loghry. The live music, art viewing and refreshments will be on tap from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
o R&T Crystals and Beads, 158 E. Bell St., has homemade chocolates plus jewelry demonstrations from D’Ann Gonzales, Paulette Hill and Gail McLain.
o The Local Artists’ Resource Center, aka the LARC Gallery, 425 E. Washington St., has the “Holiday Delights” show and sale. Among the featured artists is photographer Robert Haspel, whose composites include a B-17 in flight across the full moon.
o The Museum & Arts Center, 175 W. Cedar St., presents “History & Art Connects,” an exhibition of historical art and local scenes by Judy Priest, Esther Webster, Dorcas Taylor, Joy McCarter, Evelyn “Johnny” Whatton, Lynne Proudfoot and many others. Some 40 works depict places such as the Dungeness Lighthouse, Dungeness Valley barns and pioneer homesteads.
o Doodlebugs, the craft store at 138 W. Washington St., will offer a free make-and-take activity from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
o Colors of Sequim, the art supply shop at 139 W. Washington St., hosts the Sequim Arts Small Works Show and Sale, plus music by Victor Reventlow.
o Remote Control Hobbies, 680 W. Washington St., is showing off Scott Birdsall’s metal artwork, which ranges from aircraft to wildlife.