SEQUIM — Several special events will welcome a new year during tonight’s Sequim Art Walk.
First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The color theme for the first art walk of 2019 is silver with hints of black and white to celebrate the new year.
The highlight of January’s art walk will be the sixth annual Whodunnit Downtown, “The Case of the Mistaken Tin Foil Hat” and a prize will be awarded. The game will be from 5 to 7:30 tonight.
Other special events are:
• Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W. Washington St. will present its first juried show.
Fifty-nine local artists responded to the call for two-dimensional art. From 149 total artworks, 61 pieces were selected for the exhibit in the month of January.
The jurors were Lynne Armstrong, Jeannine Chappell, Carol Janda and Karen Rozbicki Stringer.
The artists selected for the show are Allyne Lawson, Anne Milligan, Betsy Robins, Beverly Beighle, Carol Patrick, Chawn Vance, Claude Manning, Colleen Bittner, Dana Burback, David Chastain, David Willis, Deb Sterk, Debbie Harding, Ed Stetson, Ernst Shaker, Gail Larson, Howard Chadwick, Jackie Hardin, Jerry Moore, Jim Gift, Jinx Bryant, Judy Larimore, Kathy Buchanan, Lisa Martin, Marilyn Sandau, Mary Marsh, Marti Mathis, Melissa Doyel, Pat Lazzarotto, Patrick Clark, Phillip Zonner, R. Evan Miller, Ray Shook, Rose Guastella, Ross Brown, Sandy Jacobsen, Sharmon Owings, Sherry Smith, Sherry Scharchmidt, Shirley Rudolf, Susan McDougall, Susan Noyes Mangold, Susan Shaw, Tammy Hall, Terry Buchanan, Tina Weitz, Virginia Jefferson and Wanda Sims.
• City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) will host the opening of its “Go Figure” exhibit and artist reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St.
The opening will include demonstrations by local award-winning artist presenters as they talk about how to draw and paint figures, how to create digital artwork and how a criminal sketch artist works.
The CAAC reviewed 46 pieces of work before selecting 34 pieces from 21 artists to be included in the show.
The artists represented are Ron Reynolds, Priscilla Patterson, Randy Radock, Marilynn Evans, Stacey Marin-Lopez, Gary Bullock, Gail McLain, Mark Kennedy, Ross Brown, Sharman Owings, June Echternkamp, Eileen Gieser, Mary Marsh, Mary Franchini, Lynne Armstrong, Pamela Dick, Curposney Gdane, Jeannine Chappell, Susan Martin Spar, David Johannessohn and Steve Jones.
At 5:15 p.m., Spar will present “Bringing your vision to life: An introduction to finding your inner artist.”
At 6:15 p.m., Dick will present “Digital artistry: using your computer to create fine art.”
At 7 p.m., Patterson will present “How to catch a criminal: starting with a sketch.” Patterson is a police sketch artist certified in composite drawing for law enforcement. She will share her passion for the journey to become a certified composite artist and her work as a police sketch artist.
• Olympic Theatre Arts at 414 N. Sequim Ave. will feature music by the band Just in Tyme, which will perform their newest repertoire at 5:30 p.m.
Songstresses Olga Palenga and Debra Davis will be accompanied by Richard Crowell on the guitar and Sandi Lockwood on synthesizer.
The snack and beverage bar will be open.
Call 360-683-7326 for information.
• Cedarbrook Lavendar at 134½ W. Washington St. will present handmade gifts and 1960s-inspired gear.
• Rainshadow Café at 157 W. Cedar St. will present Mixed Company, a local husband and wife team with friends who enjoy making music together.
David Herrera plays mandolin, having played with several groups locally, entertaining friends for a number of years. Bob Warner, on guitar, comes to Mixed Company from Olympia and time playing with a blues band. Jon Faverty has played fiddle for decades, formerly playing professionally in south Florida. Jon’s wife, Karen Faverty, rounds out the sound with a bass line, played on a Kala U-bass.
• Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E. Washington St. will feature local artist Craig Robinson with acrylic on canvas and some painted furniture.
• That Takes the Cake at 171 W. Washington St., will feature an exhibition by artist Tami Wall.
• Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W. Washington St. will host Crushwater, a band hailing from Port Angeles. Crushwater formed in 2016 when singer and violinist Chandra Johnson joined forces with frontman-guitarist Scott Sullivan and drummer Casey Northern.
• The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W. Washington St., will host local artists as they exhibit handcrafted works and artful up-cycled items.
Visit online at www.SequimArtWalk.com to download and print a map for the art walk.