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Olympia Harbor Days

Maritime Fun at Olympia Harbor Days

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS While Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of...

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Olympia Celebrates the (Almost) Total Eclipse

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS If you want to see Monday’s total eclipse of the sun,...

Crystal Beth and the Boom Boom Band

Rhythm & Rye: Funk, Folk and Fun

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS As the dog days of summer descend on the Pacific Northwest,...

Locust Street Dixieland Band

Chehalis Garlic Festival Features Music, Munchies and Mirth

by Kelli Samson for OLY ARTS If there’s one thing summertime loves, it’s a...

Ellen McLain

Broadway Actress Ellen McLain Stars in August: Osage County

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS There’s an internationally known star in the cast of...

Vince Brown

The Ever-Dapper Vince Brown

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS “I don’t really remember a time when I didn’t...

Olympia Film Society

Olympia Film Society Showcases Miyazaki and More

by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS During the last days of summer, Olympia Film Society makes...

"Logical Consequences," acrylic painting by C.J. Swanson

Color and Structure: Susie Englestad and C. J. Swanson

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Featured artists for August and September at Art House...

LaVon Hardison

Books by the Bay: A Party at Port Plaza

by Ned Hayes for OLY ARTS “Books by the Bay,” an annual music-and-literary party,...

Tipsy Piano Bar

Smooth Sounds and Southern Hospitality

by Jennifer Crain for OLY ARTS On August 10, the doors to the New Orleans-inspired Tipsy...

"Dragon Ballet" by Arrington DeDionyso

A Paper Narrative: Art at Browsers Bookshop

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Browsers Bookshop is going into the art-exhibition business....

Mark Alford in The Incredible Undersea Trial of Joseph P. Lawnboy

The Incredible Undersea Trial of Joseph P. Lawnboy

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS In The Incredible Undersea Trial of Joseph P. Lawnboy,...

Amy Shephard of StoryOly

StoryOly Seeks Icebreaking Storytellers

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS StoryOly bills itself as Olympia’s premier...

Di and Burt Meyer

Burt Meyer, 1941-2017

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS It’s a dream, for many, to have their presence keenly...

Thurston County Fair

Hit the Midway at the Thurston County Fair

by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS Every year in the first week of August, the Thurston County...

Dennis Rolly, photo by Scot Whitney

Dennis Rolly: Larger Than Life

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS When not appearing on area stages, Dennis Rolly can be found...

"Strange Fire" by Alec Clayton

Alec Clayton: Artist, Author, Critic

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS When artists stop creating art in one medium, they most...

Dewey Paul Moffitt

The International Bob Dylan Tribute Festival

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS The International Bob Dylan Tribute Festival, stopping...

PNWTC's Lion King Jr. cast

The Lion King Jr., a “Little People Production”

by McKenzie Murray for OLY ARTS Pacific Northwest Theater Company’s summer youth...

Bree Loewen

Bringing the Mountains’ Stories to Life

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Mother, nursing student, mountain climber, author,...

"Coriolis," sculpture by Cyrra Robinson, photo by the artist

REVIEW: Cyrra Robinson’s Of the Abyss

VISUAL ARTS REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS New to Olympia’s art scene is metal...

Chef Amadeus

Fungi for the Whole Family

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Perhaps making up for the pervasive aroma of...

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Olympians at Oregon Shakespeare Festival

by Kelli Samson for OLY ARTS Shakespeare famously wrote, “To be, or not to be? That...

Olympia Improv Collective

Olympia Improv Collective

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS The Olympia Improv Collective is producing its first show...

The Lego Movie

Summer Movie Nights 2017

Summers are the joyful peak of the year in the Pacific Northwest. To soak up summer...

"Joie de Vivre," sculpture by David Varnau

Percival Plinth Project

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Olympia is buying a new piece of art, and anyone who can...

Darol Anger and Rushad Eggleston

Darol Anger and Rushad Eggleston at NOVA School

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Darol Anger and Rushad Eggleston have played together in The...

The Adarna

The Adarna at Capital Lakefair

by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS This July will see the return of Seattle rock band The...

Harumph

Harumph at Music in the Park

by Nora Kovacs for OLY ARTS After releasing its debut album Threes this past February,...

David Correa

David Correa at Music in the Park

by Rosemary Ponnekanti for OLY ARTS David Correa has been blending Spanish guitar with...

Nate Botsford

Nate Botsford at Music in the Park

by Rosemary Ponnekanti for OLY ARTS Portland singer-songwriter Nate Botsford has been...

Kissy Flick

Kissy Flick at Music in the Park

by Kelli Samson for OLY ARTS Kissy Flick makes its Music in the Park debut with a sound...

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