About Our Store
With the opening of Colors of Sequim, the thriving art community on the Olympic Peninsula finally has their own place to buy fine art materials. This 2,000 square foot store in the heart of downtown Sequim carries some of the most sought after lines in art materials such as Daniel Smith, M. Graham and Golden Acrylics as well as high quality, but moderately priced, lines for the student or beginning artist.
Whatever your passion, be it paints, pastels, colored pencils, markers, calligraphy, origami, or polymer clay, Colors of Sequim is the place to find the materials, tools and surfaces to bring your imagination to life. We also carry books and DVDs to inspire and instruct artists of all skill levels. There is even a children's area where the youngest artists can create a masterpiece while the grownups shop! An inviting lounge offers artists a place to enjoy coffee and a cookie, gather to exchange ideas, or perhaps to meet before attending one of the many art classes, workshops or demonstrations held in our in-store classroom area, which can be rented by those interested in teaching opportunities.
Owner Eileen Cummings wants you to know that this is your store and she welcomes your suggestions about what items you would like to see in inventory, as well as what classes you would you like Colors of Sequim to host. Whether you're already in Sequim or making a little journey from Port Angeles, Port Townsend, or Forks, we are happy to be your local, community-based source for any art supplies. So stop by to shop, sign up for a class or just to meet Eileen - you are always welcome at Colors of Sequim!
Featured Artist : May
For the beauty of the earth.
I have been interested in art since my pre-teens. I would draw people’s faces when I was bored with other things, but, other times I doodled when I was trying to listen to something at school. I was very creative in many different types of things, such as furniture arrangements, flower arranging, sewing, homemaking, etc. before buying my first set of oil paints at 21 with one small child. As my life progressed with two more children I had to give up attempting to paint and wait a good number of years to find the time again. When the youngest child was off to college, out came the paints again. After beginning again, I joined Yucaipa Art Association and found a woman who taught lessons for $5.00 each week. I learned much from her and enjoyed my time there. It was fun to be part of an art association and participate in the art shows and do such things for the first time in my life. Most of my training has been trial and error, teaching myself as best I could and watching Bob Ross and Jerry Yarnell on the local PBS station from San Bernardino, CA.
We moved to Sequim in January of 1997 and I have loved every day living here. I also joined Sequim Arts and have given my time volunteering as a board member and membership chairman and general member.
I have taken lessons from Susan Spar in oil painting; I am now doing lots of art on my Ipad, since two injuries have kept me from my studio. But this is a breakout year and I will be back in my studio painting again and I now have live chickens again as the models that I love to paint and draw. I also do acrylic painting and photography. I love all kinds of art and look forward to seeing what is coming in the future for me to try.
Sally Franz stops by to discuss Colors of Sequim with our owner, Eileen Cummings.
Owner Eileen Cummings plans to retire by July 1, 2015, and Colors of Sequim is for sale as a turnkey operation. For more info call Eileen 907-378-1864.
LOCATION139 West Washington St.
Sequim, WA 98382
ph: (360) 797-1772
SUMMER HOURS(May - July)
10:00am - 5:30pm
10:00am - 3:00pm