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The Museum & Arts Center is Sequim's cultural history and art museum. The ALL VOLUNTEER non-profit organization owns and operates three Sequim-based facilities—the historic Dungeness Schoolhouse, Exhibit Center, and DeWitt Administration Center.

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   Welcome to our exhibit Center at 175 West Cedar Street, Sequim, WA

We are open from 11am to 3pm Wednesday thru Saturday & from 5pm-8pm during the 1st Friday Art Walk each month ~ Donations are warmly accepted


This Month

             Young Artists Peoples Choice Show

 Young Artists People’s Choice Show

This show is a fundraising event for the Museum & Arts Center. The public is invited to view entries and encouraged to vote for their favorite piece (s) by putting money into the corresponding box; the money, a donation to the Museum, will determine the show winners.  The pieces with the highest donations received will determine the People’s Choice winners.  Top winning pieces will be displayed at the Exhibit Center (175 W Cedar St) during June’s First Friday Art Walk on June 5th and the artists will receive prizes and awards.

Depending on the number of entries and sponsors, artists will be separated into different categories for age and medium to determine winners.  Category information will be available at the start of the show on Wednesday, May 27th.

Art may be listed with a sale price or NFS (not for sale).  Any art purchased during the show will remain in the show until May 31st and during the Art Walk if a purchase is one of the winning pieces.  The museum will forfeit their usual commission for this show; the artist will receive the entire sale price, less 2.75% if the purchase is made via credit card to cover credit card processing fees.

All art must be safe for display.  Any art that is typically displayed on a wall must be matted and/or able to be displayed in that manner.  Any free standing art must be stable.  Art pieces not meeting displaying criteria may be pulled from the show to protect the art and the public.  Artists agree by entering the show the museum has the authority to show their art in the manner the museum sees fit and to use images of your art on our website and in promotional material for this and future exhibits.

All work must be original in interpretation and composition, not copied from copyrighted or published art.

Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim Dungeness Valley will make every effort to ensure the safety of all work entered, but shall assume no liability for loss or damage.  Insuring the artwork is the option and responsibility of the artist.




Ross Hamilton is a 40 year veteran explorer of the Olympic Peninsula and a 50 year student of his art. His long standing pursuit of excellence and accuracy has earned him the respect of those who treasure the beauty of the Olympics. His straightforward style celebrates the beauty of his subjects with little embellishment. For him, the original cannot be improved upon. Though his passions run deep, he lays little claim to artistic achievement, thinking himself to be a 'copy boy' for the Creator's art. Come in and view his new canvasses for sale.



 Drop in and see our newest and permanent exhibit "Boys in the Boat". The story of the 1936 Olympic Games “Gold Medal Winner” Joe Rantz from Sequim.

The Boys in the Boat





Proud Supporters of the Boys in the Boat

Advanta Dental

  Holiday Inn Express and Black Bear Diner

 Make The Historic Dungeness Schoolhouse Stage ADA Accessible




 About this Project

A Vertical Platform Lift is needed to give all audience members access to our staged events at the Historic Dungeness Schoolhouse. The Schoolhouse is on the National Registry of Historic Places, and is a valuable site for the performing arts and needs to become ADA compliant. 

Currently, the chairlift is capable of three trips upstairs, until the batteries need recharging. The chailift needs replacing & is no longer cost effective to maintain.

The Historic Dungeness School House, opened in 1893.  Sequim is primarily a retirement age community that enjoy the programs, plays, and classes presented on the theater stage.  Accessibility to the second floor is not available to those with disabilities. The vertical platform lift will not only bring the rider to the second floor, but make it wheelchair accessible.

In November Readers Theater +, a local non-profit benefit theater troupe, sponsored a day long variety show benefit consisting of two variety shows to raise funds for the Vertical Platform Lift. The Dungeness Schoolhouse Vertical Platform Lift Benefit raised community awareness of the need for replacement and succeeded in raising an impressive $2,000 toward the project with a one day show which goes directly toward the cost of the lift. An additional $1,200 was donated. Donations continue, and now (April) brings the total $7,700. The cost of the Lift is $22,000. This does not cover permits, inspections & construction.

The cost of the lift and finish construction is estimated at $40,000.  The custodian of this historic treasure, The Sequim Museum & Arts Center, is a small non-profit relying on community support to address this immediate need.

The Schoolhouse is self-sustaining, if we can provide access to all potential audience members, it will guarantee the staged events and classes to continue & keep the Schoolhouse open. 

Support this effort by going to the SUPPORT US  menu and use our DONATE button




A Special Thank You !

Thank you to all that made this Monument a reality.
Thank you Louie Rychlik, Judy Reandeau Stipe, Danny Smith, John & Ryan Dickinson, Larry Klinefelter, Jerry Brownfield, Fudd Rychlik, Dana Davis, John DuQuette, Jim Bekkevar,Bob Stipe, Casey Blake, CPT(ret) Robert Moss, Buck Ellard, Marlin Holden, Eagle & Boy Scouts, Patriot Riders, City of Sequim & all Veterans & their Families.
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Upcoming Events

May 25 thru 31
Student Art Show Historic Dungeness Schoolhouse
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             Board Meetings are held at
               544 N Sequim Avenue
at 8am on the 1st Thursday of each month
Members & Guests are Welcome to attend

Contact Us

Museum & Arts Exhibit Center
175 W. Cedar St.
Sequim, WA 98382
Museum & Arts Administration Center
544 North Sequim, Avenue
Sequim, WA 98382
Museum & Arts Historic Schoolhouse

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