2014 Olympic Driftwood Sculptors Showand Dungeness River Festival

2014OlympicDriftwoodSculptorsShowCome celebrate the bounty of the waters at the 2014 Olympic Driftwood Sculptors Show and Dungeness River Festival, September 26th-28th, 2014!

The 6th annual Olympic Driftwood Sculptors Show and the 15th annual Dungeness River Festival come together to make for a weekend of art, fun, and festivities on the North Olympic Peninsula that you wont want to miss!

Held at Railroad Bridge Park and the Dungeness River Audubon Center, the celebrations are separate but intertwined, both focusing on the gifts of the area’s local waters.

The 2014 Olympic Driftwood Sculptors Show will feature driftwood sculptures by many artists, based on the LuRon® method. This style of driftwood sculpting was developed by Lucile Worlund of Seattle and is unique to the Pacific Northwest. The concept behind the LuRon® method is not to shape the driftwood to your own scheme but to work with its existing forms to allow the the inner beauty of the wood’s natural shape to come to light. The driftwood artist sees, develops, and refines this natural, inner shape in the found piece of driftwood into astonishing works of incredible art.

During the 2014 Olympic Driftwood Sculptors Show, artists will both display their finished pieces as well as demonstrate their process by working on pieces throughout the two days of the show. A Driftwood Boutique will offer various driftwood items for sale and attendees of the show will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win one of the sculptures.

Occurring simultaneously at the park, the 15th annual Dungeness River Festival will be providing interactive exhibits and walks for the whole family that examine and celebrate the giving waters of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley watershed. Come enjoy the festivities with crowd pleasing activities like fish painting, live music, crafts, contests, food, drink and more!

The North Olympic Peninsula Wine Country
Don’t forget: when you visit the North Olympic Peninsula, you’re visiting Wine Country! Stop by one or more of our Olympic Peninsula Wineries member wineries and cideries for a taste and a bottle or three of our fantastic wines and ciders! Most of our members are open for visitors, so don’t be bashful – stop by!

2014 Olympic Driftwood Sculptors Show and Dungeness River Festival
September 26th through the 28th, 10am to 4pm ~ Free Admission
Railroad Bridge Park at 2151 W. Hendrickson Road in Sequim, WA
for a full schedule and other details, please visit: www.olympicdriftwoodsculptors.org
and www.dungenessrivercenter.org

The 14th Annual Dungeness River Festival& Driftwood Art Show

Dungeness River Festival, 2013

The 14th Annual Dungeness River Festival, 2013

Get on your fish-painting duds: It’s Dungeness River Festival time again!

Every year, local, state, federal, tribal, and non-profit groups provide interactive exhibits and walks for the whole family that examine and celebrate the watershed that keeps the Sequim-Dungeness Valley alive – and that’s not all! The Dungeness River Festival also serves up live music, food and drink, crafts, and more!


September 28-29, 2012 Dungeness River Festival in Sequim, WA

Driftwood Art

In addition to fun exhibits, presentations, live music, food and dancing, the annual Dungeness River Festival also showcases the creativity of local artists with the Olympic Driftwood Sculptors Art Show.

Friday & Saturday ~ 10 am to 4 pm ~ Free Admission
Railroad Bridge Park at 2151 W. Hendrickson Road in Sequim, WA

The annual Dungeness River Festival celebrates the waters that are so precious to the Sequim-Dungeness Valley. Every year, local, state, federal, tribal and non-profit entities active in the Dungeness watershed provide interactive, educational exhibits for the enjoyment of all ages. In addition to the fun exhibits, the festival entertains visitors with live music, food, nature walks and more.

The theme for this year’s Dungeness River Festival is “Let’s Go Green!” In keeping with this theme, the 2012 River Festival in Sequim will be offering a new event: Landscaping with Nature. On Friday at 2:30 pm, Joe Holtrop, District Manager of the Clallam Conservation District, will give a presentation in the Dungeness River Audubon Center. Afterwards, he will lead a walk in Railroad Bridge Park. Property owners and gardeners will be sure to learn a great deal from Joe’s many years of experience in sustainable landscaping.

On Friday, the Five Acre School band, Sound Waves, will play marimba music that will make you want to dance! They will play two sets on the River Stage, one at 10:30 am and another at 12:30 pm.

For Friday’s events, children will be visiting on school field trips to take part in the day’s activities. They can play the ‘Animal Olympics,’ enjoy the educational games provided by the exhibitors and, if they bring a T-shirt or pillow case, they can make their very own fish print. These are just a few of the fun ways the festival inspires a sense of stewardship in the next generation.

On Saturday, highlight events include the 10 am traditional welcoming ceremony by the Jamestown S’Klallam drummers and singers. Festival goers can also see beautiful artwork by the Olympic Driftwood Sculptors. Their fourth annual art show will take place in the River Center both Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Saturday also features fun dancing events with the Olympic Mountain Cloggers at 11 am and zumba at 12:30 pm. The afternoon delights continue with ongoing exhibitions, Music in the Park, and a drumming circle.

For more information on this family-friendly Sequim, WA event, visit DungenessRiverCenter.org.