Irrigation Fest is an integral part of the First Friday Art Walk

SEQUIM — The Sequim Irrigation Festival theme — “Where Water is Wealth” — inspired the aqua color theme celebrating culture and culture during Sequim’s First Friday Art Walk.

The art walk from 5-8 p.m. Friday will focus primarily on the first weekend of the Sequim Irrigation Festival – Crazy Callen Weekend Friday-Sunday.

The Irrigation Festival Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair is launching the First Friday Art Walk Sequim Patron Preview as well as the new Crazy Daze Breakfast for Dinner at Sequim Civic Center Plaza, 152 W. Cedar St.

The Friday entertainment program includes community Crazy Daze skits from 6-7 p.m. Sara Shea and Group from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the show stage. DR Callen, nicknamed Crazy Callen, was the designer of the first irrigation ditches in Sequim which brought water from the Dungeness River to the Sequim Valley.

The fair celebrates creativity, inventiveness and sustainability. It emphasizes reuse, reuse, and recycling, as well as high-quality handcrafted products, with the opportunity to engage directly with artists and learn more about their artistic practice and passion. Join us for shopping, food, photo ops, entertainment, demonstrations and fun as we honor the innovation that has transformed Sequim into a growing and productive community.

Arts & Crafts Fair’s innovative artists, food vendors and nonprofits include 3D Wood Maps, 10 Buffalos Art, Aloha Smoothies, Ansley Art & Images, Artisan Sea Glass, Blue Mountain Baking Co. , Bottleworks451 Recycled Material Art, Cal Sal Pies, Colibri Sustainable Living , Contour Vision LLC, Coyotesong, Designed by Meg, Dougerly Candle Co., D’s Nuts, Egg Roll Hut, Fairview Lake Studios, FOCC, hue are you?, Lil Log Cabin Creations, Lisa’s Designs, Little Green, Mary B Truly, Northwest Niche, Olympic Peninsula Authors, Olympus Hot Dogs / Gyros, Paperwings Studio, Peninsula College / Morning Star Designs, Peninsula Craft Studio, Peninsula Friends of Animals, Pop’s Sausage Grill, The Crusty Clam, Sassy Glass, Sequim Bee Farm, Sequim Botanical Garden, Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market, Smoothie Essentials, Reuse Art Spotlight with City Arts Advisory Committee and Irrigation Festival.

Other special events on the Art Walk are:

• Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., which presents the exhibition “Creating from the Order of Nature” with fractal artist Dan Brewer and Dennis (Doc) Pangborn, a painter of two-dimensional art.

• Sequim Museum & Arts, 544 N. Sequim Ave., presents Keith Ross from Keith’s Frame of Mind in Sequim, in the Judith McInnes Tozzer Gallery. Ross is widely known and respected for his wildlife photography, as well as his event and portrait photography as the Official Season Photographer of the Sequim Irrigation Festival. This exhibit is called “Heavy on Herons”, featuring a full gallery of framed Great Blue Heron images, as well as a laser slide show of 283 heron images on a large 10ft screen.

• The Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop at 120 W. Washington Street features farm-fresh lavender creations, candies and vintage home decor items.

• Sequim Spice and Tea at 139 W. Washington St. features unique and heartfelt artwork including glass, pottery, artwork and photography by local artists. You can also find clever and creative tea blends, colorful and fun teapots and cups, and cheerful culinary gifts.

• From 6 to 8 p.m., the Rainshadow Café at 157 W. Cedar St. features live music with Dawn & Steve. Come sing along to your favorite tunes with a full menu and drinks to enjoy. Certain dances are also encouraged. Rainshadow Café also hosts the Sarah Necco.

• Pacific Mist — Books, Cards & Gifts, 122 W. Washington St., hosts By the Sea Simple Luxuries by Kathy Snoden in connection with the aquatic color and water theme of the Art Walk.

• Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., hosts The Wazoo (rock, blues and some folk music) and local artists Bob Allen and Verna Allen. Wind Rose Cellars also hosts the Peninsula Art Friends art exhibit throughout May. Participating members are Beverly Beighle, Connie Drysdale, Melissa Doyel, Allyne Lawson, Roger Huntley, Cecilia Olivera-Hillway, Shirley Rudolf and Randy Washburne.

First Friday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour of Sequim’s art venues on the first Friday of every month. To SequimArtWalk.com are a map and special event details.

The color aqua expresses responsible and enduring elements of fresh fresh water, abundant salt seas, renewed rains and sunny skies.

In addition to wearing Aqua’s color theme, everyone is encouraged to dress up in fun and whimsical outfits for Irrigation Festival’s “Callen Crazy Days,” said Renne Emiko Brock, who organizes the artistic walk each month.

To participate as a location or artist on the official First Friday Art Walk Sequim map, listing and website, contact Brock at 360-460-3023 or [email protected]. Artists from all media are encouraged to provide information for publicity and opportunities.

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