Sparkling Spring in Sequim
 
It's spring in Sequim and it feels like everything is sparkling with sunlight on the waters, mountains, and the new leaves and buds on trees.  

May means the Irrigation Festival in Sequim, now running for its 122nd year.  This family-friendly, community event offers the best of small town life, and is just one of many reasons that Sequim was just named the Best Northwestern Small Town in the USA TODAY 10Best competition.  Join us over the next couple of weekends to celebrate the irrigation ditches that turned an arid valley into fertile farmland, and experience the spirit of the Sequim community. We also have an exciting art exhibit coming to the City in May that you won't want to miss.   Our website can help you find everything you need to plan you trip. 
National Art Quilt Exhibit
"Piecing Together a Changing Planet" 

The National Fiber Arts Exhibit  "Piecing Together a Changing Planet" will be on exhibit at the Sequim Civic Center, located at 152 West Cedar Street, 
May 19 - June 30, 2017.
 
Wings of Fire by Melani K. Brewer

The juried show of 26 art quilts was created by artists in Florida as a way to highlight a few of the many ways that America's 401 National Parks are being impacted by climate change, water pollution, air pollution and other human-caused phenomena.
 
Arctic Ozone Hole by Jayne B. Gaskins

The exhibit has been touring the country since December 14.  Sequim is the only stop in the Pacific Northwest for the national exhibit and the last stop on the tour.
Detail of Pink Ladies by Melani K. Brewer

Show curator Maya Schonenberger said, "the artists' goal is to help open people's eyes to the beauty of nature that surrounds them, and share their concern for its loss."

The exhibit is sponsored by the City Arts Advisory Commission in partnership with the Olympic National Park.
Mark Your Calendar
IRRIGATION FESTIVAL
MAY 5 - 14
Celebrating 122 Skies of Blue Join us for the longest running festival in the State of Washington for a full week of family-friendly activities.
NORTH OLYMPIC DISCOVERY MARATHON
JUNE 3 & 4
Walk or run along the beautiful Olympic Discovery Trail.
North Olympic Discovery Marathon
MASTER GARDENER GARDEN TOUR
June 24
A unique opportunity to visit private gardens throughout the Sequim-Dungeness Valley.
Thank you for your interest in Sequim, Washington on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula.   There are a lot of ways to stay current with the latest news.  Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter and visit our website for comprehensive information.  We look forward to seeing you in Sunny Sequim!

Sincerely,

Barbara Hanna
City of Sequim
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