Art walks highlight weekend events on Peninsula

Art walk events in Sequim and Port Townsend, plus live music and other events are set for the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

• First Friday Art Walk kicks off from 5 to 8 tonight in downtown Sequim.

The free, pink-themed, self-guided tour of local art venues will include the annual BirdFest BirdQuest matching game this month.

• Jyoti Duwandi will be the guest at a reception for his exhibit “Reimagining the Intersection of Art and Environment: Exploring Natural and Repurposed Materials” from 5 to 7 tonight at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

The exhibit is on display through May 26 in the center’s Esther Webster Gallery.

Duwadi and Barbara Matilsky, the exhibit’s curator, will present “Coffee & Conversation with Jyoti Duwadi & Barbara Matilsky” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The artist and curator will discuss the evolution of Duwadi’s work, the curatorial process and where artistic inspiration is found.

Tickets are $15 per person, $12 for PAFAC members, and are available at

• Black Diamond Junction will perform from 7 to 10 tonight at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 2843 E. Myrtle St., Port Angeles. Admission is $10 per person, $8 for club members.

• First Saturday Art Walk is set from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in downtown Port Townsend.

The self-guided gallery tour will feature a 20th anniversary celebration at Gallery 9 and exhibit openings at Centrum’s South Gallery, Northwind Art’s Jeanette Best Gallery and the Port Townsend Gallery.

• “Emergence” opens with a reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m Saturday at Aurora Loop Gallery, 971 Aurora Loop, Port Townsend.

The exhibit will be on display through April 28.

• “Lots of Fish: Paintings by John Hemmen” will host a closing reception from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Studio Bob, 118½ E. Front St., Port Angeles.

The reception is free, open to all ages and dog-friendly.

• The Olympic Peaks Burlesque Show is set for 8 p.m. Saturday at Studio Bob, 118½ E. Front St., Port Angeles.

Olympic Peaks promises all the wit and humor you can handle plus relentless entertainment by the best burlesque artists in the Pacific Northwest.

The show is for audiences 21 and older; the Loom Bar opens at 4 p.m. and doors open at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $40 for seats at the runway and $25 for general admission and are available at www.event or $30 at the door.

• Peninsula Fiber Artists will host a reception for the opening of “Color Play” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Fifth Avenue Gallery, 500 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim.

The display features art quilts, jewelry, sculptures and wearable art by 18 regional textile artists and will be on display through April 28.

• The Early Music Festival will present “Springtime Baroque: Airs for Spring” at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1020 Jefferson St., Port Townsend.

Soprano Arwen Myers, harpsichordist Elisabeth Wright and Baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan will perform works from Johann Sebastian Bach, Louis-Nicolas Clérambault, Toussaint Bordet, Couperin and Georg Frideric Handel.

Admission is by a $20 to $30 freewill offering at the door; youths 18 and younger will be admitted free.

• The Bruce Phares, Tim Lerch and Alexey Nikolaev Jazz Trio will perform from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Waterfront Coffee Bar at Field Arts and Events Hall, 201 W. Front St., Port Angeles. No cover charge.

Yarn circles return to the Sequim Library from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday mornings throughout April at the library’s location, 609 W. Washington St., Sequim.

The circles are open to knitters, crocheters, embroiderers and cross-stitchers; all experience levels are welcome.

Basic finger knitting supplies and instruction will be available and an assortment of hot beverages will be provided.

For more information, call 360-683-1161, email or visit

• The North Olympic Shuttle and Spindle Guild will conduct a stash sale when they meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1033 N. Barr Road, Port Angeles.

Members will bring items from their personal stashes of yarn and fiber to sell at the meeting.

For more information, email n.o.shuttleand or visit

• A firearm safety program will be conducted by Jefferson Public Health from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at Chimacum Grange, 9572 Rhody Drive, Chimacum.

Attendees will learn about the importance of safe firearm storage, receive a free lock box or trigger lock and learn how to properly use it.

Children are welcome. Those 18 and older can receive a free device, one per person.

The event is co-sponsored by Seattle Children’s Hospital, Community Health Plan of Washington and Jefferson Healthcare.

For more information, visit www.jeffersoncounty

• Dow Lambert and Ken Wiersema will present “Sounds of Spring” at noon Saturday in Rainshadow Hall at the Dungeness River Nature Center, 1943 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim.

Lambert and Wiersema will enhance your understanding of bird songs and calls during the spring season and introduce the free Merlin Sound ID app provided by the Cornell Ornithology Lab.

The suggested donation of $5 supports education and bird conservation programs.

The lecture is sponsored by the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society. For more information, visit www.olympicpeninsula

• Gary Butler will demonstrate the use of drip irrigation systems during a Work to Learn party at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Terrace Garden at Carrie Blake Community Park, 202 N. Blake Ave., Sequim.

The Terrace Garden has used a drip irrigation system since 2007.

For more information, call Dona Brock at 360-460-8865, email or visit

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