OLY ARTS multi-platform publication delivers news and previews of arts events in a broadly distributed bi-monthly print edition, daily online updates at, an occasionally produced podcast show and dedicated mobile apps for Android/iOS.

Our free print and digital content is created by locally-sourced, paid writers. Since we opened in 2016, our community contributors have been able to create rich content that reaches up to 30,000 readers each month in print, online and mobile.

While we are not a non-profit, we are a small, independent community organization. It is our mission to be the South Sound’s premier multi-platform arts publication. In order to meet our mission and provide the best possible free arts coverage in our community, we rely on advertising partnerships with local arts supporters and organizations – like you!

Editorial Calendar

  • January / February – Jan. 15, 2020 – Oly Old Time Festival
  • March / April – Mar. 15, 2020 – Spring Arts Walk
  • May / June – May 15, 2020 – Capital City Pride
  • July / August – Jul. 15, 2020 – Capital Lakefair
  • September / October – Sept. 15, 2020 – Fall Arts Walk
  • November / December – Nov. 15, 2020 – Holiday arts and culture events


Online engagement stats per month, 2019 vs. 2018
Social media engagement growth, 2019 vs. 2018


  • 25,000 – 30,000 local readers per month
    • 60% of readers in Thurston County
      • LTAC-approved readership
    • 80% of total readership is online


  • 63% female / 37% male
  • 50% of our audience is aged 35-54
    • 28% aged 35-44
    • 22% aged 44-54


  • 56% college educated
    • 24% hold postgraduate degrees

Household Income

  • 78% have said they purchased from a locally-owned business in the last month
  • 57% earn over $50K/year
  • 35% earn between $70K-$90K / year 
    • 17% earn over $70k / year
    • 18% earn over $90k / year

Exclusive Marketing Toolkit

Your business is important. Its success depends on many factors, from a solid financial framework to well trained employees. Balancing this can take all of your attention, leaving little time to think about your marketing strategies.

Let us help. We are the south sound’s premier multi-platform arts publication, reaching up to 30,000 people per month. Put your brand in front of a local audience with income and influence.

For one monthly rate, receive access to OLY ARTS’ suite of marketing tools including ONLINE advertising, MOBILE presence, PRINT advertising and more.

Customized pricing. Contact for more info.

Rate Card and Available Formats

All of these formats are available for advertising partners.

Contact our Advertising Team

View our completeMedia Kit here. Contact our advertising staff at

Where's my printed copy?

In response to the current situation surrounding COVID-19, and following the recommendations of the CDC and other officials, we have suspended the distribution of printed copies until further notice.

Although you will not find copies of OLY ARTS on the tables of your favorite coffee shop, restaurant, theatre, etc., we will continue publishing high quality articles for free here online.

We are a small, independent community publication. In order to meet our mission and provide the best possible free arts coverage in our community, we rely on partnerships with local arts supporters and organizations.

If you feel that continued coverage of our local arts and culture is important to you, please join our list of supporters by making a small contribution.

I know that we will make it through this uncertain time if we continue to focus on what’s important — the health, safety and stability of our local communities and populations.

Billy Thomas, Publisher

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