“Hobuck Beach” by Susan McDougall, featured artist at Sequim Museum Arts.

“Hobuck Beach” by Susan McDougall, featured artist at Sequim Museum Arts.

Celebrate coming spring with green-themed First Friday Art Walk

Sunshine Festival plays role in Sequim events

SEQUIM — This month’s First Friday Art Walk will welcome spring’s month with a full roster of events, many tied to the inaugural Sequim Sunshine Festival.

Friday’s Art Walk “reveals green as the theme color that represents fresh ideas, learning something new, youthful pursuits, nurturing natures, eternal good spirits, wellness and generous assurance,” organizer Renne Emiko Brock said.

For more information on the Sunshine Festival, set for Friday and Saturday in Sequim, visit www.tinyurl.com/PDN-Sunshine.

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a free, self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. the first Friday of every month.

“Big Blackfoot River in Montana” by Ken Dvorak, a featured artist at Blue Whole Gallery in March.

“Big Blackfoot River in Montana” by Ken Dvorak, a featured artist at Blue Whole Gallery in March.

Special events on the walk this month are:

• Hunt the Sun Game: At various art walk venues, players can find the sunshine by taking a photo or selfie with items that represent the sun and posting it to social media with the hashtag #sequimsunshinefestival. Participants can redeem photos for “glow-bling” for the Saturday evening events. Glow-bling can be redeemed Saturday at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St., from noon to 4 p.m. and at Carrie Community Blake Park from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Design2Scan3D at the Spruce Building, 207 W. Spruce St., will bring “Sol” to Sequim for the art walk. In the Hunt the Sun Game, find the studio then find the “Sol the Sun Dish” hidden among the ceramics. Take a selfie of you and “Sol” to win it or other “glow-bling” prizes.

• Centennial Plaza, corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street, will host 3D chalk artist Naomi Haverland as she creates on Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Naomi can be seen in action as she creates a piece of art designed just for the Sunshine Festival.

• Garden Clubhouse at Pioneer Memorial Park is where the interactive light experience by Ross A. Brown opens at 6 p.m. This custom interactive environment blends art and science, encouraging visitors to look at light as an artistic design element.

Brown, City Arts Advisory Commission chairman, said he hopes this installation will instruct and also create wonder at the power of light to inform our lives.

• Sunshine Café, 135 W. Washington St., hosts a Pour Sip Paint event at 6:30 p.m. This Sunshine Festival session has sold out.

Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St., is the venue for the City Arts Advisory Commission’s “Illuminations” exhibit at the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Also at the civic center at 5 p.m. is “How Light Works,” an Art Talk on the Art Walk with Brown. At 7 p.m. is a free screening of “Look to the Sky,” a documentary film by director Brett Culp telling stories of young people who have demonstrated the spirit of Superman by becoming real-life superheroes.

Art by Susan McDougall, featured artist at Sequim Museum Arts.

Art by Susan McDougall, featured artist at Sequim Museum Arts.

• Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop, 120 W. Washington St., will share Cedarbrook and friends vintage collections. Some of the displays include Miss Alaska 1937 footwear, ladies clothing and hair brush sets. The shop is a participating venue in the Hunt the Sun Game.

• Sequim Museum & Arts, 544 N. Sequim Ave., hosts “The Camera in My Mind: Works” a solo exhibition by Susan McDougall.

A new resident of Sequim — by training a mathematician and programmer and now retired from a career with Boeing — McDougall has sustained her scientific side with a love of the natural world while her artistic side is expressed through art and photography. An avid outdoorswoman, her subjects of interest include birds, trees and western landscapes, and she works with Sennelier soft pastels and felt-tip pens.

Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., will present the exhibition “Inner Landscape,” featuring award-winning photographers Ken Dvorak and Katherine Loveland.

Dvorak’s March window at the gallery is a walk through the waters of Montana and the Olympic Peninsula.

Katherine shares, “Art Is the Essence of Awareness,” John O’Donohue, Celtic poet.

Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., presents “Game On!,” a free, kid-themed performance revolving around Shakespeare and games that were popular in his time or mentioned in his plays.

Doors open at 5:15 p.m. for the event from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Olympic Theatre Young Thespians ages 8-13 will recite lines from Shakespeare’s plays while demonstrating swordplay, leapfrog, stool ball and archery.

After reciting lines and demonstrating chess, cribbage, dice, All Hid, Bo Peep and Muss, the children will invite the audience to play.

First Friday at OTA is always free to the public, where the snack and beverage bar will be open.

• Rainshadow Café, 157 W. Cedar St., hosts the music of Bread & Gravy during the walk.

To download and print a map and find special events and links, see www.sequimartwalk.com.

The Art Walk Facebook page is at www.facebook.com/sequimartwalk.

To participate as a venue or artist, contact Brock at 360-460-3023 or [email protected].

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