SEQUIM — The color theme for today’s First Friday Art Walk is orange — one of the brighter colors in fall as summer fades away.
“The hospitable hue of orange reminds us cozy fires, snugly seasonal sweaters, nesting and organizing, friendship made out of admirable interests, delightful sweets, encouraging teachers and mentors,” said Renne Emiko Brock, organizer of the self-guided walk among Sequim’s galleries and other art venues.
The free tour is on the first Friday of every month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visit SequimArtWalk.com to print a map, find special events and links, and see how you can be part of art.
Along with the reception for the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival are several other special events.
• Sequim Museum & Arts, 544 N. Sequim Ave., which will feature vocalist Jazzy Judy, a singer-songwriter-author.
Several of her CDs will be available for purchase, with proceeds donated to the museum.
• Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St., which has a lineup of exhibitions and demonstrations of fine art including oil, pastel, watercolors, fiber arts, stitchery, wood burning, driftwood critters, art glass pieces and a singing group.
The center is providing a $5 meal for before or after the Art Walk.
• Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., which features “Wings!” with painter Priscilla Patterson and sculptor Joyce Volmut.
A member of the American Society of Aviation Artists, Canadian Aviation Artists Association and the Coast Guard and Air Force Art programs, Patterson has focused on the field of aviation art for more than 30 years.
In collaboration with Volmut’s bird carvings for October’s window, the artists decided on a theme of “Wings,” with Patterson adding helicopters to keep with the feeling of flight.
• Rainshadow Cafe, 157 W. Cedar St., which will have live music with Free Rangers from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This duo — consisting of Locos Only guitarist/singer/songwriter Kevin Lee Magner and former Pies on the Run member Steve Lopes on bass and mandolin — plays old classics with a few of their own compositions.
• Design2Scan3D and Dungeness Chestnuts, Spruce Building, 207 W. Spruce St., where visitors can help the farm prepare for its first annual chestnut roast in November by making a stoneware chestnut tasting dish in October — while supplies last. No experience or purchase necessary.
Dishes will be glazed, kiln-fired and used to serve roasted chestnuts at the Nov. 1 roast. Individuals may purchase their dishes at a discount on the day of the roast.
• Pacific Pantry, 229 S. Sequim Ave., which will feature work by artist and teacher Catherine Mix.
• Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., which will present “Ocean Arts,” an exhibit of the work of regional artists along with Seattle band Pearl Django, with music starting at 6:30 p.m.
Limited copies of “The Soul of an Octopus” by Sy Montgomery will be available, kicking off a month-long Clallam County Reads program featuring the book. Refreshments and limited library services are available during this free, after-hours event.
• Open Jam, Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar, in which the city of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission invite the public to an informal gathering of people who like to make music from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Also at this venue will be the opening reception of the “Tie One On” exhibit. The reception will be from 5 to 8 tonight.
The jury reviewed 55 entries from 30 artists before selecting 36 entries for the exhibit. Artists are Lora Armstrong, Nancy Booth, Jane Burkey, Jeannine Chappell, Patrick Clark, Sharon DelaBarre, Leslie Dickson, Penny Dorothy, Marilynn Evans, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Cindy Fullwiler, Fumie Gage, Anne Grasteit, Eva Kozun, Ernie Kozun, Allyne Lawson, Melissa Mann, Bob Martinson, Debra Olson, Priscilla Patterson, Marcedes Perry-Baar, Susan Schneider, Gloria Skovronsky, Ryoko Toyama and Sandy Wolf.
The exhibit will be on display until Dec. 18.