Billy Thomas

Billy Thomas is co-owner, publisher and executive editor of OLY ARTS. He is an Olympia native and has been an advocate for local arts and businesses for many years. He worked for The Olympian and The News Tribune for six years, learning publishing and advertising, and served as their last Community Relations Manager. Before purchasing OLY ARTS, Thomas was Director of Marketing and Sales for the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, promoting local arts organizations and generally causing trouble. He enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest with his husband, taking trips to Long Beach as often as possible to grab a scoop of cookie dough ice cream and relax on the sand.

Writing by Billy Thomas

Arts and Culture Events This Memorial Day Weekend

By Billy Thomas As the weather continues to warm up, and the sun — that’s that...

City of Olympia Seeking Citizens for Heritage Commission

By Billy Thomas The City of Olympia announced on Friday that it is looking for citizens...

Ben Moore’s Space Set to Transform into ‘Percival Place’

By Billy Thomas South Puget Sound Community College announced that it has partnered with...

Pop-Up Art Coming to Olympia Storefronts

What’s the best way to address empty storefront space in downtown Olympia? Fill it with...

Harlequin Announces Transformative Season

By Billy Thomas Last Saturday, Harlequin Productions hosted its 2020 season announcement...

2018 State of the Arts

By Billy Thomas and Lydia Boss, special contributor Artist Trust is a nonprofit...

Broadway Olympia Productions Asks for Public Support to Continue Season

By Billy Thomas On Valentine’s Day, while many couples were doting over chocolates...

Well-Traveled Musical Highways…and Snowplows

By LUCY VOLKER and BILLY THOMAS February’s performance by the Olympia...

2019 Percival Plinth Project Begins

By Billy Thomas The City of Olympia Percival Plinth Sculpture Project kicked off in early...

Harlequin Productions Revives Holiday Classic The 1940s Radio Hour

By Billy Thomas This holiday season, Harlequin Productions goes back in time to present...

Rodents of Unusual Size Swarm the Capitol Theater

By Karen Lunde and Billy Thomas Imagine a 20-pound rodent that looks like a weird cross...

Elizabeth Lord Presents HOMESICK

By BILLY THOMAS for OLY ARTS As summer begins, master storyteller Elizabeth Lord invites...

Olympia Celebrates 18th-Annual Comics Festival

by Billy Thomas for OLY ARTS On Saturday, June 2, 2018, comic book creators, readers, and...

Billy Thomas

Billy Thomas is co-owner, publisher and executive editor of OLY ARTS. He is an Olympia...


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