Announcing OLY ARTS – July 2016

by Ned Hayes and Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS

OLYMPIA, Wash. — July 2016


Attention, Olympia arts lovers! We’re thrilled to announce the debut of OLY ARTS, a brand-new publication devoted entirely to local and culture. OLY ARTS is an expert guide to live theater, music, visual arts and other performing arts in the Thurston County region.

Our ONLINE updates are at, and we started publishing our weekly email NEWSLETTER in June. Our print edition includes full-color previews of the best in live summer entertainment, right here in Olympia, Tumwater and Lacey, from performances at Capital Lakefair to summer theater in Thurston County to Olympia’s own Music in the Park.

OLY ARTS is your expert guide to what’s happening in Thurston County arts and culture. In fact, to ensure you get the best information on local events, we’ve recruited the best, most experienced and knowledgeable arts and culture writers we can find, including a former New York Times writer and feature writers for The Olympian, The News Tribune, The Bellingham Herald and many other publications. We have a stellar team on board, and we hope we can count on your regular readership.

You’ll see our hand-picked distributors handing out the print edition of OLY ARTS directly at Capital Lakefair. You can also SUBSCRIBE for regular arts & culture email updates right here, as well as find new updates online at

Performers and local artists, please remember to bear us in mind as you plan upcoming seasons of performances. We’re excited to know what you have in store for us, and we’re here to help you communicate with your audiences and patrons. To deliver your message through OLY ARTS, contact us at calendar @ or editorial @

This is your time to shine, Olympia! Welcome to the premier publication for arts and culture in the Pacific Northwest.

For more information about OLY ARTS, contact publisher Ned Hayes at publisher @ or managing editor Christian Carvajal at editor @