By Joe Smillie
Peninsula Daily News
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Falling on the birthday of the United States, galleries and patrons of the arts will don the amalgamation of red and blue, while also throwing a nod to the Dungeness Valley’s most famous plant as purple will tint the scene of July’s First Friday Art Walk, which takes place around town from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m.
Those new to the walk can find a free map and information at SequimArtWalk.com, which lists participating venues such as these:
■ Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., presents “The Case of the Case of Missing Lavender,” an original radio play featuring artists Susan Dwyer, Keith Curtis, Heidi Hansen, Tom Darter and Karen Hogan in a cabaret-style production in the Gathering Hall.
■ Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., features award-winning painter Deborah Sterk and well known watercolorist Margo Hankel for the month of July.
■ Pacific Pantry, 229 S. Sequim Ave., will feature the art photography and greeting cards of Jan Kepley at Resonance Cards.
■ Colors of Sequim, 139 W. Washington St., features the Boys & Girls Club Art Exhibit and the Rainshadow Artists, a local group of watercolor artists that includes Jette M. Monahan, Suzi Morris, Brenda Boggs Newman, Betsy Robins and Sandy Wolf.
■ Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., will resound with a mixture of blues, funk and jazz by Blue Holiday Band.
■ R&T Crystals and Beads, 158 E. Bell St., will sparkle with jewelry demonstrations.
■ The Museum and Arts Center, 175 W. Cedar St., presents an open exhibit titled “Flowers, Flowers, Flowers.”
■ Sequim’s Sunshine Cafe, 145 W. Washington St., will sling on-the-go rollups for foodies to enjoy while catching the art of the late Tim Quinn and Renne Brock-Richmond’s affordable art machine, which vends original buttons in exchange of four quarters.
■ The LARC, or Local Artists’ Resource Center, 425 E. Washington St., features many local artists and a special exhibit of watercolors and photography by Jim Gift called “For the Love of Nature.”
Sequim-Dungeness Valley Editor Joe Smillie can be reached at 360-681-2390, ext. 5052, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.