Bruce Fryxell’s polar bear will be among the photographs at the Sequim Museum & Arts.

Bruce Fryxell’s polar bear will be among the photographs at the Sequim Museum & Arts.

First Friday Art Walk offers variety

SEQUIM — A parking lot party, a variety of arts and crafts — many with the artists present to meet visitors — and special demonstrations are planned during the First Friday Art Walk

Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store at 213 E. Washington St., will throw a Parking Lot Party on Friday as part of the free, self-guided tour of Sequim venues.

Live music will be provided by The OG, local artist Craig Robinson will be showcased and games and refreshments are planned, according to

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is on the first Friday of every month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

See SequimArtWalk.com to download and print a map and find information about special events.

Each month’s art walk has a color theme; visitors are invited to dress in the theme if they wish. This month, the color theme is blue.

“The sky is not the limit when it comes to creativity, inventiveness, and our community spirit,” said Renne Emiko Brock, who organizes the First Friday tours.

“Blue can be dreamy, peaceful, and hopeful, yet it also is strong and honest full of professionalism, ambition, responsibility, and building alliances. Blue is inspiring and imaginative like a night sky full of shooting stars or a cloudless day full of possibilities while also being reliable, sound, and willful.”

COVID health and wellness guidelines are respected during the art walk with masks, social distancing and limited capacity.

Other special events planned Friday are:

• Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop at 120 W Washington Street has delightful farm fresh lavender creations, treats, locally created gifts, and inspired vintage décor items.

• Blue Whole Gallery at 129 W Washington St. features “Inspired by the Olympic Peninsula” with Julie Senf and Ryoko Toyama.

• A Stitch in Time Quilt Shoppe at 225 E Washington St. will display local quilters’ work that corresponds with the monthly color theme. A Stitch in Time encourages people with quilts that coincide with the color designated for the art walk, to drop them off at their shop the day of the walk with label and information attached to their quilt.

• The Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave. is hosting the exhibition “Here, There, & Everywhere — A Photographic Journey From Our Backyards to the Four Corners of the World” with Ellen Bogenschutz, Bruce Fryxell, Peggy McClure, and Dan McKenna.

Ellen Bogenschutz’ work will be among the photography on display at the Sequim Museum & Arts.

Ellen Bogenschutz’ work will be among the photography on display at the Sequim Museum & Arts.

Bogenschutz was introduced to photography in college in conjunction with an art degree, and the attraction never waned. She has been dedicating herself to the hobby for the past three years.

Fryxell is an award-winning travel and nature photographer who retired to Sequim four years ago after a career performing research in astrophysics, aerospace applications, and climate modelling.

He has traveled throughout the United States and to more than 100 countries on all seven continents photographing the scenery, historic sites, wildlife, and native people.

His photographs have been featured in numerous books, magazines, and television shows.

McClure learned to love photography when she made her first trip to Europe at the age of 18.

Her father gave her an Argus 35 mm camera, lots of slide film, and some advice, “Take lots of pictures, it’s only film, and you don’t know if you will ever go back.”

Since moving to Sequim in 2013, she began seriously studying photography. She’s recently concentrated more on floral and macro photography.

McKenna moved to Sequim with his wife in November 2018. He captures wildlife within local landscapes.

• Kevin Tracy Wealth Management at 149 W Washington St. is displaying local watercolorists Beverly Beighle, Connie Drysdale, Melissa Doyel, Barb Falk-Diekfuss, Wendy Goldberg, Roger Huntley, Cecilia Hillway, Allyne Lawson, Jerri Moore, Shirley Rudolf, and Carol Wilhelm.

A special treat and demo during the Art Walk includes Cecilia Hillway’s robots.

• Wind Rose Cellars at 143 W. Washington St. will offer wines and appetizing tidbits.

• Rainshadow Café at 157 W. Cedar St., has lots of seating outside and inside with a full menu and drinks.

To participate as a venue or artist on the First Friday Art Walk and website, contact Brock at 360-460-3023 or [email protected]

For more information, see the website or the Facebook page.

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