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SEQUIM — Tonight during First Friday Art Walk, you’re encouraged to turn into a pumpkin.
Or at least your personal interpretation of one.
For each of this year’s first-Friday tours of art around downtown Sequim, there has been a color theme, and for October it’s orange: as in that fall fruit. Or that Halloween squash. Or the shade now overtaking so many trees.
Dress for season
The art walk today from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m. is a chance to “enjoy an evening on the town,” said organizer Renne Brock-Richmond, and “dress in shades or orange or representations of harvest or Halloween.”
Admission is free to the many venues participating in the art walk, while most have refreshments and several have live folk, blues and jazz musicians coming in to play.
Here’s a sampling of the art displays and other activities on tap this evening.
■ The Museum & Arts Center, 175 W. Cedar St., presents the “Long Yarns: Fiber Art Stories, Fables & Lessons” juried exhibition, which brings together creations by 30 fiber artists. The show is part of the seventh annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival today through Sunday; its workshops and activities are listed at FiberArts
■ Also at the Museum & Arts Center, the Laff Pack Clowns will share magic tricks and balloon artistry through the evening.
■ Rainshadow Coffee Roasting Co., 157 W. Cedar St., has live Celtic and English folk and blues by the duo Fret Noir plus John Vass’ nature photography.
■ Randy and Sallie Radock’s art plus Bill Volmut’s music fill Wind Rose Cellars, 155-B W. Cedar St.
■ The Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., features a performance by singer Kate Lily from
5:30 p.m. till 7:30 plus a display of Robert Lee’s watercolors.
■ The Sunshine Café, 145 W. Washington St., features art by Aaron Kuntze and chef’s choice snacks.
■ The Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., showcases images by veteran watercolorist Reggie Consani and photographer Larry Barnes.
■ Doodlebugs, the scrapbooking store at 138 W. Washington St., has its Creative Café Art Bar open for people to drop in and work on projects from
4:30 p.m. till 6:30 p.m.
■ Prairie Springs Assisted Living, 680 W. Prairie St., is showing Sunny Benham’s artwork.
■ The Red Rooster Grocery, 1341/2 W. Washington St., highlights graphic art by professional illustrator Patricia Heflin.
■ Pacific Mist Books, 121 W. Washington St., has chocolates by Cocoa d’Amici; local author Buc Keene with his The Kind of Western I’d Like to Read series; treats from Cameron’s Cafe and artist Jean Wyatt with her floorcloths, placemats and other creations.
■ Dungeness Bay Wine & Cheese, 123 E. Washington St., has live Delta blues with guitarist Thom Davis.
■ Pondicherri, 119 E. Washington St., hosts a performance by folk, jazz, country and gospel singer Judy Clark.
■ R&T Crystals, 158 E. Bell St., will have jewelry demonstrations by Paulette Hill and D’Ann Gonzales.
■ Crumb Grabbers Bakery, 492 W. Cedar St., is showing Robert Haspel’s diverse photography and serving up baked treats.
To find out more about participating in this and future First Friday Art Walks and to download a free map, see www.Sequim
ArtWalk.com or phone Brock-Richmond at 360-460-3023.