SEQUIM — Brown, the color of fall harvest and abundance, the turning of leaves and of spicy treats, takes the theme for the First Friday Art Walk tonight.
First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a free, self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the first Friday of each month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visit online at SequimArtWalk.com as a resource to download and print a map, find special events and links, and learn how to be part of the local art scene.
The event’s mission is to create approachable, accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.
A new venue has joined the Art Walk: Discover tasty crafted brews and treats at the Peninsula Taproom on North Second Avenue at 210 W. Washington St., Suite 4.
“Threads Count — Textiles, Technology & Tales” includes demonstrations and reception of the fiber arts exhibition and filmmaker Andrea Love who will share her fiber filmmaking craft at the Sequim Museum & Arts Center at 175 W. Cedar St.
The exhibition validates the advancement of civilization, culture and community through fiber works that expose the application of innovations in art and science while also creatively expressing the thoughtful tales and ties that bind us together. Balancing aesthetics and utility, fiber art creators manifest meaningful stories with stitches, advocate through craftivism and empower inclusion by making efficient and/or exquisite objects that educate, unify and inspire.
“Threads Count” exhibition artists include Carolyn Abbott, Joyce Alford, Lynn Aleta Baritelle, Alex Borgen, Renne Emiko Brock, Mary Ann Clayton, Kathie Cook, Anne Davies, Marca Davies, Michele Delli Gatt, Lauralee DeLuca, Carolyn Doe, Donna Dowdney, Liisa Fagerlund, Marijane Figg, Susanne Foster, MarySue French, Carol Geer, Janet Green, Pamela Hastings, Marilyn Hiestana, Pat Herkal, Leslie Hoex, Kathy Hogan, Erica Iseminger, Estelle Jackson, Christiane Johnson, Lee Johnson, Marge Kepner, Susan Kroll, Mary Liebsch, Connie Lobo, Kathy Martin, Serena Mylchreest, Sherry Nagel, Susan Nylander, Ilse Osier, Patti Pattison, Jennifer Pelikan, Kim Perkins, Barbara Ramsey, Diane Ross, Susan Savage, Allison Sell, Gloria Skovronsky, Peggy St. George, Sue Thompson, Marla Varner, Nancy Wilcox, Diane Williams and Beth Witters.
Several of the fiber artists will present active demonstrations of their artful skills.
Love will share her films and behind-the-scenes stories, puppets, props and fiber fun for the audience.
Films include Tribeca Film Festival Official Selection “Fear” and real stories told by real puppets like “Revolution,” “Boulton Farm,” Finnriver Cider’s “Handcrafted Love,” “Bazaar Girls” and others.
Paulette Hill, Gail Mclain and D’Ann Gonzales will present jewelry-making demonstrations at R&T Crystals and Beads at 158 E. Bell St. with a special storewide sale. Cookies will be available.
To celebrate the season of harvest, Blue Whole Gallery presents a group show titled “Out of the Woods” at 129 W. Washington St.
The title of the exhibit relates to the connection of fine works of art to humble earth source materials and the changes that result due to human imagination and skill.
These results bring about creative examples of flower and fauna due to the natural objects found in the woods.
The curators of the group show, 2-D/3-D artist Nancy Lawrence and ceramic artist Gregory Felando, showcase the rich variety of art with contrasting styles and media.
Nourish has on display James Jackson’s photography with a reception starting at 4 p.m. at 1345 S. Sequim Ave.
They offer small complimentary appetizers and the full bar will be open for guests to enjoy as they mingle and chat with the artist.
“By striving to create striking photographs of the places I visit, and by sharing those images with others, I hope to assist in bringing knowledge and understanding of the beautiful, fragile and transitory nature we all must join together to preserve,” Jackson said.
Dreamsickle takes the stage from 5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave.
Admission is free, and a concessions and beverage bar will be open.
Three seasoned musicians who were in the band for OTA’s 2014 production of “Summer of Love” stayed together and gigged from Chimacum to Port Angeles.
Dreamsickle promises a fresh and creative trip back in time to an exciting rock genre, drawing from the 1960s to the present.
Fiber fun by local artists with handcrafted works and artful up-cycled items at The Bag Ladies of Sequim at 161 W. Washington St.
All of their creations are one-of-a-kind items that are handmade with several artists’ works for sale in the shop.
Local Yarn Shop at 213 E. Washington St. hosts live music and motivating fiber arts demonstrations.
Pacific Pantry at 229 S. Sequim Ave. hosts painter and singer Priscilla Patterson.
She will have her new CD, “Christmas from the Heart,” available. The CD features songs of love and friendship to celebrate the season.
Lamb Farm Kitchen Shoppe at 272 W. Bell St., located behind The Oak Table Cafe, presents artist Carrie Rodlend.
Bring your dancing shoes 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. as Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W. Washington St. hosts Joy in Mudville, a mixture of rock with originals and enjoy artfully crafted wines with appetizing tidbits.
This encouraging and educational arts event is sponsored and produced by unique as you/Renne Emiko Brock.
Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, listing and website? Contact Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or [email protected] If you are an artist of any media, get your information to her for publicity and opportunities.
To create inclusion between venues, artists and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. January is silver, February is red, March is green, April is pink, May is aqua, June is white, July is purple, August is yellow, September is blue, October is orange, November is brown and December is gold.
See www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk for more information.