Duck the Malls at the Capitol Theater

by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS

The Olympia Film Society’s 14th-annual Duck the Malls fundraising event is a benefit for Olympia Film Society (OFS). The funds raised by table fees and bake sales help with upkeep for the Capitol Theater’s mezzanine art space and keep the theater open for free during Arts Walk.

“The Capitol Theater is more than just a movie theater, it is a cultural hub that hosts art, music and other live events,” said volunteer Diane Kurzyna, or “Ruby Re-Usable.” “Duck the Malls is one more way to support the arts community by offering artists a place to sell their work.”

Attendees can expect to find items from over 50 vendors, including handcrafted musical instruments, board games, ironwork, toys and dolls, ceramics, lighting and homemade baked goods (gluten-free and vegan varieties, too) at the concession stand.

“The motivation for creating this event was to send a message to support and shop local, and you could avoid the malls. In the early years it was more…garage and yard-sale stuff and some handmade items,” said OFS executive director Audrey Henley. “As the event grew, ideas of how to truly make it a unique and artistic event developed and we refined the idea to lean solely towards locally handcrafted items and less garage and yard junk. Part of the OFS mission is to not only support film and music, but art in all forms.”

What: Duck the Malls

Where: Capitol Theater,
206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia

When: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10

How much: free

Learn more: 360-754-6670 | OFS

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