“Rise Like a Moon” by Jeannine Chappell, a featured artist at the Blue Whole Gallery’s “These Artists Do It All!” exhibit in September. (Artwork courtesy of Jeannine Chappell)

“Rise Like a Moon” by Jeannine Chappell, a featured artist at the Blue Whole Gallery’s “These Artists Do It All!” exhibit in September. (Artwork courtesy of Jeannine Chappell)

First Friday Art Walk offers prelude to art faire

SEQUIM — The Sequim Museum & Arts will highlight an exhibition by the Peninsula ART Friends — a group of local artists who create water-media and multi-layered collage art — on the First Friday Sequim Art Walk, providing a taste of the group’s second annual art faire on Saturday.

The faire will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in front of the Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N. Sequim Ave. Artists will showcase pottery, floral silk paintings/scarves, fused glass/wire-wrapped jewelry, woodworking, original paintings/prints, sculptures and miniatures.

The First Friday Sequim Art Walk color theme for September is blue, said organizer Renne Emiko Brock.

First Friday Art Walk 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. Go to Sequim ArtWalk.com to download and print a map, find special events, links and how to be a part of art.

Special events

• Wild Goddess Brews-n-Bites, 145 E. Washington St. Suite D, is a new venue to the Art Walk.

The eatery has small bites, salads, dips and boards, along with a wide selection of beverages and live music.

• La Petite Maison Blanche, 213 E. Washington St., features local artisans Ari and Leya of Alkemy Explorations. They specialize in essential oils and healing arts.

• Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., has the “These Artists Do It All!” exhibition in the front window with featured artists Jeannine Chappell, an acrylic painter and writer, and Jolene Sanborn, a watercolor and alcohol ink painter.

• The Little Art School, 127 W. Washington St., will feature artist Emma Gockerell.

• Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s Sequim Habitat Boutique Store, 213 E. Washington St., will offer live music with OG from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

• The A. Milligan Art Studio and Gallery, 520 N. Sequim Ave., will feature photography by Michael C. Medler, whose black and white photographs showcase his take on familiar scenes from around the area.

• The Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St., and the City Arts Advisory Commission will host the First Friday Open Music Jam from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Visitors are urged to bring an acoustic instrument and/or voice and join the group for an informal gathering of people who like to make music.

• Rainshadow Café, 157 W. Cedar St., offers live music with Dawn & Steve from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Singing and dancing re encouraged.

• Sequim Spice and Tea, at 139 W. Washington St., has art including glass, pottery, illustration, and photography of local artists, along with tea blends, teapots and cups and culinary gifts.

• Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., offers award-winning wines and appetizing tidbits with local art and live music.

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

• Pacific Mist – Books, Cards & Gifts, 122 W. Washington St., showcases local authors and artists along with a collection of books, cards and gifts.

• Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop, 120 W. Washington St., contains a plethora of lavender products and unique local artists art and gifts.

To participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim map, listing and website, contact Brock at 360-460-3023 or renne@unique asyou.com.

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