SEQUIM — A celebration of the Olympic Peninsula in autumn will be featured in the Blue Whole Gallery’s “Oh, Beautiful for Spacious Skies!” during the First Friday Art Walk in Sequim.
The two artists, Jolene Sanborn and Julie Senf, will be on hand from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the gallery at 129 W. Washington St.
The artists, who have been friends since they met eight years ago, chose to name their windows “Oh Beautiful for Spacious Sky” out of their love of the Peninsula and their deep concern for the political division in the country, they said.
“One is deeply conservative, the other very liberal. They honor their differences, respect each other’s opinions and revel in the values they share … a mutual love of art, life and our community,” according to a press release.
The Blue Whole show is one of many reasons to venture out on the First Friday Art Walk Color, which has a color theme of brown this month.
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. Visit SequimArtWalk.com to download and print a map and find special events.
Other special events on Friday are:
• The 17th-annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival continues including the fiber arts exhibition “Interlaced Lore — Adventure, Fellowship, & Perseverance” at Sequim Museum & Arts, 544 N. Sequim Ave.
During the Art Walk, many fiber artists will be selling at the Fiber Arts Market and presenting demonstrations of creativity in fiber.
The North Olympic Shuttle and Spindle Guild will be there as well to share about their 40-year-old-plus education organization that includes fiber artists, fiber animal owners, beginners to advanced creators and the curious at heart.
Exhibit artists include Lora Armstrong, Libby Ballard, Lynn Baritelle, Holly Bliss, Renne Emiko Brock, Donna Lee Dowdney, Liisa Fagerlund, Susanne Foster, Jennifer Harris, Estelle Jackson, Lee E. Johnson, Susan Kroll, Robin Nelson, Jennifer O’Brien, Betty Oppenheimer, Pauline Schultz, Peggy St. George, Marla Varner, Chandra Wu and Jean Wyatt.
• Pacific Mist — Books, Cards & Gifts, 122 W. Washington St., hosts artist Sue Young of A Sweet Haven with her handmade vintage book journals and stickers. Her new Mini Blessing Books and cute white sweater pumpkins also will be on sale. Young is a resident of Sequim who enjoys creating with paper and fabric.
Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures, 121 W. Washington St., features a sweet evening of chocolate. Join Forage for a tasting of the season with November sweets event featuring local and regional sweets and treats from around the area.
• “Solstice,” at the City of Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St., is hosted as a juried exhibition by the City Arts Advisory Commission.
• Rainshadow Café, at 157 W. Cedar St., offers live music by Dawn & Steve from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dawn & Steve. Singing and danicng is encouraged.
• Sequim Spice and Tea, 139 W. Washington St., has glass, pottery, illustration and photography by local artists.
• Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop, 120 W. Washington St., offers lavender creations, treats and inspired vintage décor items.
• Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., has wines and tidbits.
• Soup in the Alley, 138 W. Washington St., features a rotation of local artists, live music and treats.
For more information, see SequimArtWalk.com.