SEQUIM – The opening reception for “Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect” at the 16th Annual Northern Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is among the special events scheduled for the first Friday Art Walk in Sequim this week.
The reception for the Fiber Arts Exhibition, which runs from Friday to November 27, is at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue.
The color theme for the Friday Art Walk is orange.
âOrange is one of the brightest colors of fall as summer fades,â said Renne Emiko Brock, organizer of the art walk.
âThe hospitable orange hue reminds us of cozy fires, cozy seasonal sweaters, nesting and organizing, friendship of admirable interests, delicious candy, encouraging teachers and mentors. “
Participants are encouraged to dress in shades of orange or spicy fall colors, she said.
First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a free, self-guided art tour on the first Friday of each month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Health safety guidelines regarding masks, social distancing and limited capacity are observed.
In addition to the fiber arts show, other special events on Fridays are:
â¢ Habitat for Humanity from the Sequim Habitat store in Clallam County, 213 E Washington St., will present from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m., an “Early or Ladder Art Auction” to support their affordable housing mission. Free entry. The OG will provide live music and Craig Robinson’s paintings will be on display.
â¢ Entire blue gallery, 129 W Washington St., presents âSeason of the Harvestâ with Suzan Noyes and Dennis (Doc) Pangborn.
â¢ Cedarbrook Lavender gift shop. 120 W. Washington St., features farm-fresh lavender creations, locally created treats, gifts and home dÃ©cor.
â¢ A Stitch in Time quilt store, 225 E. Washington St., will feature local quilters’ work that matches the monthly color theme. Anyone who has made quilts that match the color designated for the art walk are asked to drop them off at the store on the day of the walk with a tag and information attached to the quilt.
â¢ Kevin Tracy Wealth Management, 149 W. Washington St., exhibits 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.
â¢ Wind rose cellars, 143 W Washington St., will feature artisan wines, appetizers and local art.
â¢ CafÃ© Rainshadow at 157 West Cedar Street there is plenty of outdoor and indoor seating with a full menu and drinks to sample.
â¢ Olympic Theater Arts Center, 414 N. Sequim Ave., will present a comedy production of âA Facility for Livingâ by Katie Forgette.
To participate as a venue or artist on the Art Walk map, list and website, contact Brock at 360-460-3023 or [emailÂ protected]
To create inclusion between locations, artists, and audiences, everyone is encouraged to participate in the monthly Art Walk themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. January is silver, February is red, March is green, April is pink, May is aqua, June is white, July is purple, August is yellow, September is blue, October is orange, November is brown, and December is gold.
Please join our Facebook page at facebook.com/sequimartwalk
Please watch Silas Crews’ âSupport Sequim Arts COVID Pivotâ on YouTube at https://youtu.be/AikIsOAnRz0. Sequim partners are leaders, creators and contributors who learn and work together collaboratively. Silas Crews captured the stories of Sequim partners to create this film to demonstrate our commitment to supporting the arts in our community and among ourselves.
Go to SequimArtWalk.com to download and print a map, find out about special events happening and links.