Olympia Arts Walk

OLY ARTS is very happy to be the print-media sponsor for Olympia’s Spring Arts Walk 2019. In 2019, Spring Arts Walk takes place on these days:

  • Friday, April 26 (5-10 p.m.)
  • Saturday, April 27 (Noon-5 p.m.)
  • Element of Spirit Luminary Procession Friday at 8:30 p.m.
  • Procession of the Species Celebration Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

Olympia’s twice-annual Arts Walk celebration has grown to include hundreds of participating artists and up to 30,000 attendees enjoying visual and performing arts in the streets of Olympia.

Full-color Arts Walk maps with listings of venues and artists are available at participating locations including The Olympia Center in downtown Olympia.

Think of Arts Walk as a weekend-long street party, with live music, theatrical performances and the conversion of downtown Olympia into one big gallery. It’s a showcase for the best of local arts and culture, a highlight of Thurston County’s cultural calendar. Take your time and enjoy every last stop on the tour, punctuated by nibbles and drinks from Oly’s best eateries. We bet you’ll find art that’ll make you doubly glad you’re a resident of one of the Pacific Northwest’s cultural capitals.

Procession Photo Essays

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Fall Arts Walk 2018

In 2018, Fall Arts Walk took place on these days:

  • Friday, October 5 (5-10 p.m.)
  • Saturday, October 6 (Noon-5 p.m )

Olympia’s twice-annual Arts Walk celebration has grown to include hundreds of participating artists and up to 30,000 attendees enjoying visual and performing arts in the streets of Olympia.

Full-color Arts Walk maps with listings of venues and artists are available at participating locations including The Olympia Center in downtown Olympia.

Luminary Procession, photo by Richard E Swanson
Spring Events: Luminary Procession, photo by Richard E Swanson

Think of Arts Walk as a weekend-long street party, with live music, theatrical performances and the conversion of downtown Olympia into one big gallery. It’s a showcase for the best of local arts and culture, a highlight of Thurston County’s cultural calendar. Take your time and enjoy every last stop on the tour, punctuated by nibbles and drinks from Oly’s best eateries. We bet you’ll find art that’ll make you doubly glad you’re a resident of one of the Pacific Northwest’s cultural capitals.

Procession Photo Essays


Spring Arts Walk 2017

Olympia’s twice-annual Arts Walk celebration has grown to include hundreds of participating artists and up to 30,000 attendees enjoying visual and performing arts in the streets of Olympia.

Full-color Arts Walk maps with listings of venues and artists are available at participating locations including The Olympia Center in downtown Olympia.

The history of Arts Walk in Olympia began in 1990, when the first event was organized by Jeanne Allan in conjunction with the Olympia Film Festival. After a starting lineup of 21 businesses and other venues, the Arts Commission began managing Arts Walk in 1991. Arts Walk has been a two-day event since 2011.

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Fall 2017 Arts Walk

If you’re looking for coverage of the Fall 2017 Arts Walk, here are all the details:

After a starting lineup of 21 businesses and other venues, the Arts Commission began managing Arts Walk in 1991. Arts Walk has been a two-day event since 2011.

Here are OLY ARTS’s artist and event picks for Fall Arts Walk 2017:

Susan Christian
Evan Clayton Horback
Mariella Luz
Olympia Waldorf School
Random Acts of Dance Collective
Sock Monkeys for Social Justice
Amy Solomon-Minarchi
Lonnie L. Spikes Jr.
Team Form Finders
The Washington Center for the Performing Arts