Category: New This Month

Local Artists Highlighted at Center Salon

By ALEC CLAYTON  The Washington Center for the Performing Arts celebrates local artists of all stripes in its fourth-annual Center Salon. This year’s event will...

May’s Olympia Design Month: We Build This City

By CHRISTIAN CARVAJAL Janae Huber and other citizens launched the group Olympians for People-Oriented Places in 2015. Their goal was to support a compact, diverse...

Ballet’s Romantic Comedy: Coppelia

By KAREN LUNDE Coppelia arrives at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts April 18 through 20, bringing a tale of mayhem, mischief and mistaken identities. Studio...

Season Finale for the “Characters” of Olympia Symphony Orchestra

By MELINDA MINTON Olympia Symphony Orchestra’s grand finale for its 66th season provides the experience of visiting characters its audience will...

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...