Category: Arts Walk

An Artistic Revue: Procession of the Species 2019

By NED HAYES Photography by Shanna Paxton Photography Procession of the Species is Olympia’s annual celebration of the natural ecosystem. It’s been enlivened in...

Healing Art by Kimberly Saltiel

By Alec Clayton Local artist Kimberly Saltiel believes art has the power to heal, and she has the research to back it up. She notes that studies show a direct link...

Ben Moore’s Space Set to Transform into ‘Percival Place’

By Billy Thomas South Puget Sound Community College announced that it has partnered with the City of Olympia to transform the former Ben Moore’s restaurant into...

Flowers and Other Works by Scott Waeschle

By Alec Clayton  Painter and teacher Scott Waeschle has shown his figure paintings and landscapes in area galleries for decades. This year, Olympians get to see...

New Direction for Tom Anderson to Be Seen at Arts Walk

By Alec Clayton  Tom Anderson is practically an art institution in Olympia. His studio has been open to the public since the 1980s. He’s created many well-known,...

A Trio of Artists Enlivens the Former Salon Refu

By Alec Clayton The gallery space once known as Salon Refu is now Lucy Gentry’s studio. “For Arts Walk,” Gentry says, “Susan Christian and I, plus a wonderful,...

Bob Coble and Debra van Tuinen Show Complementary Painting and Sculpture

By Alec Clayton Once again, Bob Cable and Debra van Tuinen grace the space at Waterstreet Café for Arts Walk. “I will be showing my new oils on canvas,” van...

Carved Wood and Ceramics at Childhood’s End Gallery

By Alec Clayton As long as there has been Arts Walk in Olympia, Childhood’s End Gallery has been one of the most popular galleries to visit. In the past the gallery...

Pop-Up Art Coming to Olympia Storefronts

What’s the best way to address empty storefront space in downtown Olympia? Fill it with art. The Olympia Artspace Alliance (OAA) has proposed an ambitious new project...

The Creative Thinking Behind Washington’s New Certified Creative Districts

By Christian Carvajal We all know the state of Washington is proud of its creativity. Over 200,000 Washingtonians make their livings in the arts, adding $22.7 billion to...