Pick up the print edition of OLY ARTS’ Spring 2024 magazine!

The OLYARTS free print editions’ distribution area has expanded over the last few years to reach Mason, Thurston, Lewis, and Pierce counties — be sure to grab one!

The magazine appears in spring before Arts Walk and the Procession of the Species, in summer before Capital Lakefair and Harbor Days, and in the fall before the autumn Arts Walk, and in the winter before winter arts and entertainment events. Look for it in the locations listed below!

And as always, our arts coverage is available 24/7 online here at olyarts.org. To receive notice of new articles directly to your email inbox, subscribe! We do not pass on email addresses to anyone, nor do we send spam email.

Have a regional arts-related event? Please put it on our calendar.

Print edition locations:


  • The Station Coffee Bar and Bistro
  • The Olympic Club


  • Book and brush
  • Shonas food company


  • Fog and Fern Coffee House
  • Cutters Point Coffee Company


  • Archibald Sisters
  • Belleza Ropa
  • Bittersweet Chocolates
  • Browsers Books
  • Capital City Guitars
  • Capitol Florist
  • Captain Little
  • Childhoods End Gallery
  • Compass Rose
  • Cryptatropa
  • Dancing Goats
  • Doubletree Inn
  • Drees
  • Ember goods
  • Encore Chocolates
  • Endless Sound Cellars
  • Entelope
  • Green lady eastside
  • Lamplighters
  • Lantern Records
  • Lost world books
  • Marriot Towneplace Suites
  • Meconi’s Subs
  • New Caledonia
  • Olympia Coffee Roasters
  • Olympia Food Co-op east & west
  • Olympia Hair Company
  • Olympia seafood
  • Olyphant arts supply
  • Ossa Skinworks
  • Painted Plate
  • Popinjay
  • Ralph’s Thriftway
  • Rhythms Coffee
  • Schwartz’s
  • Stardust Salon
  • The Olympia Center
  • The Owls Nest Coffee

Olympia (continued)

  • The Spar
  • The Wine Loft
  • Traditions
  • 222 Market Place
  • Vics – Westside
  • Vintage Clothes
  • Voyeur
  • Wayside Cafe and Deli
  • Washington Center
  • Wagner’s Bakery and Cafe
  • Well 80
  • Wild Man Brewing


  • Uraco Coffee
  • Zepplin Shipping and Technology Center


  • Highland Market


  • Metropolitan Market
  • Valhalla Coffee,
  • Bluebeard Cafe,
  • Thirty8th Creates


  • Centerplace Market
  • Landmark Tavern


  • Morgan Art Center


  • Coffee Pub Northwest Bar and Grill
  • Craft District
  • Spuds
  • Sweetlees ice cream


  • Shiplap Shop and Coffee House
  • Yelm Co-Op

Read all about these outstanding spring events:

Celebrate Father’s Day Weekend at the 2024 Olympic Air Show — by Molly Walsh
Look to the skies this Father’s Day weekend during the 24th Anniversary Olympic Air Show organized by the Olympic Flight Museum.

Processing the Procession — by John Longenbaugh
After a four-year hiatus, the Procession of the Species returns to downtown Olympia this April 26th and 27th as part of Art Walk. If you’ve never attended, you might assume it’s a classic small-town parade with an environmental vibe and plenty of costumes, masks, puppets, music and dancing — and you’d be sort of right.

Poetry Popping up for Arts Walk — by Molly Gilmore
On the map for the twice-yearly festival’s spring edition are 100 participating locations hosting visual art, music, dance, puppetry, aerial arts and much more. Amid the wealth of options, collaborative work among literary and visual artists is one of the themes that emerge. “We’ve had poetry in the past, but this year, there’s definitely a lot out there,” said Arts Walk coordinator Jessica Strauss Tomy.

“Learn, Listen, Enjoy, Experience” at Tacoma Ocean Fest 2024 — by Molly Walsh
This June, the Foss Waterway Seaport in Tacoma will deliver a fresh take to Tacoma Ocean Fest. The menu of events will include water-based activities, live music, educational booths and art installations.

Tacoma Spring Theatre Preview — by Adam McKinney
By now, we’ve become used to the bounty of quality offerings that local theaters in South Puget Sound routinely churn out. No matter where you may find yourself, you’re constantly reminded of just how much talent is bound to be lurking in the woodwork. So, just as a taste from up north, here are some theatrical spring gems to look out for in the Tacoma area.

Strip at the Crypt Returns to Olympia’s Cryptatropa Bar this May — By Molly Walsh
Through Strip at the Crypt, the art of burlesque is melded with elements of improvisational comedy into one tongue-in-cheek show that’s bound to skirt expectations.

South Sound Studio Tours Spring 2024 — by Alec Clayton
Visiting artists in their studios, seeing them at work and talking about their art tremendously enhances one’s appreciation for the art and enlarges the sheer joy in looking at art. The South Sound Studio Tours in Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater offer unique opportunities to visit, watch and learn from South Sound artists.

The Multidimensional World of Travis Johnson — by Lynette Charters Serembe
Travis Johnson is a multidisciplinary artist, a prolific painter, sculptor, ceramicist, knowledgeable curator, and he has a deeply moving voice which will touch your soul when you hear it.

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