Welcome to our free community calendar! The events below have been submitted by organizations and community members. Events are not sponsored or endorsed by OLY ARTS.

Tenino Arts Creative Market

Downtown Tenino 147 Olympia St N, Tenino

Save your 2nd Saturday for us! Tenino has a heart of stone.  And one of glass, watercolor, metal, wood, drama, music, mystery and so much more!  On the second Saturday of each month through September, Tenino Arts brings together a collection of local artisans for a street fair they call […]

Playback Theatre! Weaving the Wisdom of Art & Activism

Olympia Senior Center 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA

Join Window Seat Media and Senior Services for South Sound for an afternoon of Playback Theatre, a spontaneous collaboration between performers and audience. People tell real moments from their lives, then watch them re-created on stage. This is an Audience Up! performance. In this performance audience members are invited to join […]

Free, with opportunity to donate

Airbound Arts: Saturday Spectacular

Airbound Arts, 312 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501 312 Columbia Street NW, Olympia, WA

Join us for our monthly aerial and circus arts show at Airbound Arts! When: Saturday, September 10th at 7pm (all ages) and 9pm (mature)! Doors are 30 minutes prior to each show. Where: 312 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501 The Studio is in the alley to the left of […]

$5.00 – $15.00

Sharing Stories Through Handicraft: An Artist Talk with Dan McKinstry & Harvest Moon

Arbutus Folk School 610 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA

Join Window Seat Media and Arbutus Folk School for an artist talk with Master Storyteller and Basketweaver, Harvest Moon, and Master Luthier, Daniel McKinstry. Both have deep ties to the region and a shared love for western red cedar as a medium for their craft. We’ll explore how handicraft is […]

Free, with opportunity to donate

Books by the Bay- A Seaside Celebration to Benefit the South Sound Reading Foundation

Olympia Yacht Club 201 Simmons St NW, Olympia, WA

Celebrate Literacy! South Sound Reading Foundation's Books by the Bay annual literacy celebration presented by TwinStar Credit Union featuring: -Favorite Northwest Authors: David B. Williams (Homewaters) and Craig Romano (Urban Trails), - Live Music - Drinks & Heavy Appetizers - Ever- popular blind date with a book, a punch wall, […]


Olympia Speculative Fiction Writers Group-Decompression


We’re a mixed group of writers just starting out and writers who have been writing for years. We also have short fiction writers, novel writers, and some that fall into both camps or somewhere in between. Our aim is to get better at our speculative fiction and advance our writing […]


TCMedia Presents The Studio A Concerts: Ethan Tucker

Thuston Community Media Studio A 440 Yauger Way SW, Suite C, Olympia, WA

Thurston Community Media is launching a new event series to showcase regional musicians and raise funds to support its community programming and media education services. The series kicks off on Friday, September 23rd, with Olympia’s own Ethan Tucker. Tucker will perform Cool Kids, Crazy Nights, and other favorites as well […]


Stories of Food, Food as Story

GRuB 2016 Elliott Ave NW, Olympia, WA

Stories of Food, food as Story is a workshop series that invites participants to explore their history and cultural heritage through food traditions. Participants meet over four sessions beginning on September 24th and ending on November 6, 2022. Workshop sessions guide participants through the process of: *Identifying a food tradition […]

$5 – $500

Gala and 2023 Season Announcement

Harlequin Productions 202 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA

Join us under our canopy behind the State Theater for delectable local food and drink, musical entertainment and a silent auction. Then follow the red carpet inside the State Theater for Artistic Director Aaron Lamb's 2023 Season Announcement Presentation and a live auction hosted by Aleksa Manila!

$100 – $150

Sacred Seasons: Spiritual Wisdom of Fall & Winter

Gwinwood Retreat Center 6015 30th Ave SE, Lacey, WA

The Celtic tradition embraces a deep connection to the rhythms of the natural world. The constant shifting and unfolding of the seasons offers invitations to attune our inner landscape to the world around us and receive both its gifts and challenges. Through this dynamic interaction with natural rhythms, we become […]


Fall Gallery Event

The Artists' gallery 2505 4th Ave W Suite 105, Olympia, WA

Join us for our Fall Gallery Event! Guest artists Ruth Greening will be showing her jewelry, and Sherry Kirk will be showing her pottery. Meet the artists, have a glass of wine and enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and live music. This event is open to the public and we welcome […]


Public talk and book signing: The Power of Mind: A Tibetan Monk’s Guide to Finding Freedom in Every Challenge, with Khentrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche

Olympia Community Center 222 Columbus St., Olympia, WA

  Khentrul Lodrö Thayé Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist Monk and esteemed scholar, will be coming to Olympia, WA, as part of his International public talk/book signing tour. This free event will be held on Saturday, October 1, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Olympia Community Center, Rm A, 222 […]


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