Liisa Fagerlund with a bead-embellished floral image on display at the A. Milligan Gallery on North Sequim Avenue.

Liisa Fagerlund with a bead-embellished floral image on display at the A. Milligan Gallery on North Sequim Avenue.

Self-guided art tour this Friday in Sequim

SEQUIM — First Friday Art Walk is set for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Sequim.

The free, self-guided tour of local art venues occurs on the First Friday of each month.

June’s theme color is white, representing inclusive acceptance, open minds, pure and thoughtful actions and blank canvases.

For more information, including a printable map, visit www.sequimartwalk.com.

Special events for June include:

• Sofie’s Flowers, 127 W. Washington St., is a new venue on the art walk at its new location downtown. The floral shop will host artist Natalie Martin, who painted the mural at the store.

• Pacific Mist Books, 122 W. Washington St., will host Christine Motokane, author of a new novella, “The Revolving Door: The Untold Story of Disability Support.”

The book follows an autistic adult female as she moves from a big city to a small town in Oregon and it explores the challenges and frustrations she faces as well as the strategies she employs to deal with isolation and frustration.

• A first anniversary celebration for the A. Milligan Gallery, 520 N. Sequim Ave., is set for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the A. Milligan Gallery, 520 N. Sequim Ave.

The gallery also will host an opening reception for “Small Treasures,” an exhibit of silk painting, weaving, beading, hand quilting, fabric collage and other fiber arts by members of Peninsula Fiber Artists.

Group members Liisa Fagerlund, Marla Varner, Linda Carlson, Evette Allerdings, Cathie Wier, Larkin Van Horn and Susan Sawatzky will be at the reception to discuss and answer questions about their work.

Other members of the group with works in the exhibit are Lora Armstrong, Barbara Houshmand, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Pat Herkal, Kindy Kemp, Cynthia LeRouge, Debra E. Olson and Lori Goddard.

“Small Treasures” will be on display from 10:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. weekdays and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays through June 30.

• Blue Whole Gallery is celebrating its 27th anniversary. The collective of 30 local artists has been in the same location, 129 W. Washington St., since it first opened.

The members range in age from 29 to 89 and create in a divergent range of media but also work together as a community.

“All of us get along with each other,” gallery member John Bertholl said. “If someone is in need or has a problem, all of us are there for them, for whatever they need.”

• Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures, 121 W. Washington St., will host “An Evening with Whimsical Woods,” featuring Val and Nancy Jackson, who create old log bird houses, gnome homes, bird feeders and fairy homes.

• La Petite Maison Blanche, 213 E. Washington St., appropriately named for this month’s theme, features uniquely curated gifts and festive treats throughout the shop along with original art.

• Reckless Dove will perform from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Boutique Store, 213 E. Washington St.

• Dawn and Steve will perform from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Rainshadow Café, 157 W. Cedar St. Attendees can sing along or dance to the music.

• Sequim Spice and Tea, 139 W. Washington St., has glass, pottery, illustrations and the photography of local artists alongside a selection of tea blends, teapots, cups and culinary gifts.

• Soup in the Alley, 138 W. Washington St., features a rotation of local artists, live music and treats.

• Over the Fence, 118 E. Washington St., will host one of its local makers.

• Alder Wood Bistro, 139 W. Alder St., offers wood-fired local, seasonal organic food.

• Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop, 120 W. Washington St., has farm-fresh lavender creations, treats and vintage décor items.

• The River House Bakery and Cafe, 120 W. Bell St., hosts local artists and serves food and bakery items.

• Pacific Pantry, 229 S. Sequim Ave., hosts a rotation of local artists until 7 p.m..

• The Open Music Jam is at the Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Hosted by the city Arts Commission, the public is invited to bring acoustic instruments, voice or ears for an informal gathering of people who like to make music.

For more information, including adding a venue or an artist to the listing, call Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or email renneemiko@gmail.com.

Cathie Wier with a pleated and woven piece on display at the A. Milligan Gallery on North Sequim Avenue.

Cathie Wier with a pleated and woven piece on display at the A. Milligan Gallery on North Sequim Avenue.

“Sail Away” is a pieced and thread-painted art quilt created by Nordland’s Susan Sawatzky.

“Sail Away” is a pieced and thread-painted art quilt created by Nordland’s Susan Sawatzky.

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Debra E. Olson – Frzzle & Circle Play

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