SEQUIM — Locals can go for the gold at the December First Friday Art Walk this weekend.
There will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy local music, art and events while taking in the winter scenes at local businesses from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. during the free, self-guided tour of local art venues today.
Visit online at Sequim ArtWalk.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.
Organizer Renne Emiko Brock said gold represents warm festivities, rekindled optimism, kindhearted deeds, admiration, prosperity and lifelong fellowships.
Participants are encouraged to wear gold to tie into the month’s color theme.
• The city of Sequim and the city Arts Advisory Commission at 5 p.m. will host the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Reception at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St.
The holiday tree features ornaments created by local fourth-grade students.
A ballet performance follows the lighting at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be available.
• Lamb Farm Kitchen Shoppe, 272 W. Bell St., will present singer and artist Priscilla Patterson. Her latest album, “Christmas from the Heart,” features songs of love and friendship to celebrate the season.
• Blue Whole Gallery presents a group show titled “Winter Wonderland” at 129 W. Washington St.
Nancy Lawrence, a 2-D and 3-D artist, and Gregory Felando, a ceramic artist, serve as curators and showcase a rich variety of art with contrasting styles and media in the front windows during the month of December.
• The Sequim Museum & Arts, 175 West Cedar St., will feature a collaboration of three artists titled “Collage Barrage.”
Three friends from different walks of life met serendipitously recently in Sequim and realized that they had something interesting in common: They all used different forms of collage in their artwork.
Curposney Gdane is a collage artist who creates intricate pieces that defy reality and contain hidden surprises.
Patty Waite is a photographer and mixed media artist who uses layers of partially-hidden collage in the canvas backgrounds her photos are mounted on and Sue Scott uses a mix of collage and assemblage to track the communal process of transitions in all their differences and similarities.
• The Bag Ladies of Sequim, 161 W. Washington St., will feature handcrafted works and artful up-cycled items. Meet and greet the artists and see a “how-to-tie the perfect scarf demo” from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
• Rainshadow Café, 157 W. Cedar St., will host live music with “Just in Tyme,” a 1950s-style band that mixes pop, retro and some Christmas tunes.
• Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W Washington St., will host Jenny Davis with flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny, George Radebaugh and Ted Enderle.
Matheny has been lauded as “one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation.” Along with this live music, Wind Rose will offer wines and appetizing tidbits.
• Cedarbrook Lavender, 134½ W. Washington St., will offer handmade gifts. Visitors also can learn how to use lavender in art and cooking.
• Peninsula Taproom, 210 W. Washington St., Suite 4, provides crafted golden brews — “gold in a glass” — and treats.
To participate in the First Friday Art Walk, contact Brock at 360-460-3023, email@example.com or visit facebook.com/sequim artwalk.