By Christian Carvajal
Olympia Film Society’s 16th-annual Duck the Malls fundraiser benefits independent artists and crafters in the South Sound while supporting visual-arts programming at Capitol Theater. It boasts items from over 50 vendors, including makers of board games, ceramics, dolls and other toys, ironwork, lighting and musical instruments. Homemade desserts are on sale at the concession stand, including such coveted treats as gluten-free and vegan pastries.
When Duck the Malls was first mounted in 2002, noted OFS executive director Audrey Henley last year, “It was more garage and yard-sale stuff and some handmade items.” In recent years, however, planners shifted toward solely local products. “Part of the OFS mission,” Henley explained, “is to not only support film and music but art in all forms.”
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Duck the Malls
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8
206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia