Category: Archived Posts

Duck the Malls, photo by Audrey Henley

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...

Paintings by Bill Collins

Bill Collins Paintings at Allsorts Gallery

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Here’s a match made in heaven: Bill Collins and Allsorts Gallery. Olympia native Bill Collins has been painting pictures for 38 years....

Monica Russell in The Nutcracker

Nutcracker, Nutcracker

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS As the 124th anniversary of its first production approaches, The Nutcracker might be more popular than ever. There’s an entire website...

PoetryMusic

PoetryMusic at Olympia Timberland Library

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Library concerts, once startling, have become commonplace. But PoetryMusic—which fuses literary classics with wide-ranging...

downtownfortheholidays

Weekend Preview: Guide to Events in Thurston County (Nov. 25, 2016)

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. We hope you’re ready for the holidays, because they’re in full swing in Olympia this week...

Masterworks Choral Ensemble

Jingle: A Christmas Celebration

by Jennifer Crain for OLY ARTS On December 3, the Masterworks Choral Ensemble’s annual Christmas concert kicks off the Yuletide season. Gary Witley, director of the...

Governor Inslee twitpic

Governor Inslee and the First Lady Celebrate the Holidays

by Ned Hayes for OLY ARTS The Inslee family has several traditions that revolve around family, and this year the first couple of Washington state was happy to share its...

Olympia Toy Run, photo by Jimmi Davies

Get Your Motor Runnin’ for Olympia Toy Run

by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS Once a year, the streets of Olympia close for a few hours as thousands of motorcycles roar down Pacific Avenue onto State, Capitol, Fifth...

Jill Carter's preparation for The Nutcracker

Jill Carter’s Land of the Sweets

READ COMPLETE JILL CARTER INTERVIEW HERE >> PRINT ARTICLE BELOW >> by Ned Hayes for OLY ARTS When the curtain first rose on Jill Carter’s original set...

Jill Carter’s Land of Sweets (Complete Interview)

READ PRINT ARTICLE HERE >> COMPLETE INTERVIEW BELOW >> by Ned Hayes for OLY ARTS Here’s a holiday story: Once upon a time, a talented, young woman began a...