This artwork by Mary Franchini, titled “Blue House,” will be on display this evening during Sequim Art Walk at Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St. (Mary Franchini)

Pokémon, music, original work combine in Sequim’s First Friday Art Walk

The color yellow is the theme of this evening’s event.

SEQUIM — Chase Pokémon while enjoying live music and viewing original artwork tonight during First Friday Art Walk.

Art Walk is a free self-guided tour that leads participants to local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month.

Visit www.sequimart to download a map of participating venues.

It will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The color yellow is the theme of this evening’s First Friday Art Walk in Sequim, said Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, who sponsors and produces the event.

Yellow shines like the sun fueling our world and inspiring creative communication,” Brock-Richmond said.

“The brightness of yellow represents happiness, cheerful friendships, expressive enthusiasm, and empowers goodwill and justice.”

Yellow also is “for bright Pokémon Pikachu,” Brock-Richmond continued.

“During the Art Walk, come out and play Pokémon Go while lures [are] put in downtown Pokéstops near venues to attract more Pokémon for you [to] collect. Who will control the Pokémon Gym near the Sequim Civic Center? Red, Blue or Yellow?”

Brock-Richmond encourages attendees to wear yellow when exploring the various shops and events.

A cross section of events:

• Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., this month features artists Carl Baker and Mary Franchini, who will showcase original work in the front windows.

Both artists will be on hand to greet the public during Art Walk.

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• The Museum and Arts Center, 175 W. Cedar St., during Art Walk features a photographic exhibition by Witta Priester and ceramic and glass works by Jeff Becker.

• Olympic Theater Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., provides music by Pistachio Moon, a new musical trio consisting of Michael Bunnell, Penny Pemberton and John Winter.

This performance will mark the group’s debut as a performing trio. They will perform mainstream pop tunes from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s.

Doors open at 5 p.m., with the music starting at 5:30 p.m.

• R&T Crystals and Beads, 158 E. Bell St., during Art Walk will host a jewelry creation demonstration by Paulette Hill and Gail McLain.

• The Sequim Civic Center Plaza, 152 W. Cedar St., from noon to 1 p.m. hosts pianist Ken Young during the final day of the “Keying Around” program, which saw the placement of pianos at the plaza, Centennial Place and at the First Security Bank plaza for the public to use during the month of July.

The three painted pianos will be auctioned off, with final bidding in a silent auction ending at 6:30 p.m.

• Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., during Art Walk hosts live music by Mogis and works by artist Mike Pace while offering award winning artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits.

The Mogis are a rock and folk band out of Port Angeles featuring Jason Mogi on Banjo, Kim Trenerry on guitar and Paul Stehr-Green on bass. They perform a mixture of tunes from the 1960s and ’70s.


Features Editor Chris McDaniel can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56650, or [email protected]

This artwork by Mary Franchini, titled “Coffee Flowers,” will be on display this evening during Sequim Art Walk at Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St. (Mary Franchini)

A Keying Around piano at Sequim Civic Center. (Natalie Andrzejeski)

Three Keying Around pianos at Sequim Civic Center. (Natalie Andrzejeski)

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