WEEKEND: Sequim’s First Friday Art Walk keeps creative spirits alight

By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News

Today and tonight signifies Friday, Feb. 7.

SEQUIM — It’s First Friday Art Walk night again in downtown Sequim, which means free art shows, refreshments and music await in cafes, shops and galleries.

And as always there’s a color theme — red — chosen by art walk organizer Renne Brock-Richmond. Art walkers are invited to dress or accessorize in any shade of it, from blush to burgundy, as they visit venues open from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m. (Friday, Feb. 7).

A free guide to this evening’s art displays is available at www.SequimArtWalk.com; here’s a cross-section of the shows and venues.

■ The Sunshine Cafe, 145 W. Washington St., celebrates its 14th anniversary tonight with its specialty cream of tomato soup plus chocolate goodies and wine.

The cafe, host of many free Thanksgiving dinners and other parties, displays art by the late Sequim cartoonist Tim Quinn.

■ “Love Is . . .,” the February exhibit at the Local Artists Resource Center, aka LARC Gallery, is open tonight at 425 E. Washington St.

■ Young artists’ jewelry designs are on display at Dungeness Kids Co., a new art walk venue at 163 W. Washington St. Fifty percent of proceeds from jewelry sales will benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital.

■ Botanical illustrator Iris Edey is showing her watercolors at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N Sequim Ave., where the musical “Summer of Love” opens tonight at 7:30.

■ “Heart Art” by Carol Janda and David Willis adorns the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., this month.

Art lovers are invited to meet Janda and Willis during tonight’s reception.

■ That Takes the Cake, the bakery at 171 W. Washington St., features sweet treats plus author Delia Brendan signing copies of her book Undercover.

■ The Museum & Arts Center, 175 W. Cedar St., presents “History & Art Connects,” an exhibit blending some 40 works of art depicting local scenes.

Judy Priest, Esther Webster, Dorcas Taylor, Joy McCarter, Evelyn “Johnny” Whatton, Lynne Proudfoot and Gertrude Nelson are among the 21 artists with work on display, and subjects range from the Sequim train depot to the Dungeness Lighthouse.

■ The Mogis, aka Kim Trenerry and Jason Mogi of the former Deadwood Revival band, will fill Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., with Grateful Dead songs and their own originals 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Art by Henning Erben and Lee Oskar is also on display at the wine bar.

■ R&T Crystals and Beads, 158 E. Bell St., features Paulette Hill and Gail Mclain giving jewelry demonstrations.

■ Doodlebugs, 138 W. Washington St., hosts a “happy hour” for artists and crafters to work on projects this evening from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

■ Linda Stadtmiller’s watercolors await visitors to Colors of Sequim, the art supply shop at 139 W. Washington St.

■ Todd Fischer’s surfing-inspired watercolors await inside Rainshadow Coffee Roasting Co., 157 W. Cedar St.

Last modified: February 06. 2014 6:27PM
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