Category: Other Events

Olympia Celebrates a Festival of Lights

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS One of the joys of living in a broad, multicultural society is the resulting plethora of holiday celebrations. Hanukkah, the Jewish...

South Sound Sacred Celebrations

by Ned Hayes for OLY ARTS Winter is a time for family and for fun. Christmas is often celebrated as a single day during which the birth of Jesus Christ is remembered,...

Olympia Downtown for the Holidays

by Tom Simpson for OLY ARTS Olympia always welcomes in the new holiday season in style with a joyous celebration full of music, lights and much more. “Downtown for...

A Stroll through Providence Christmas Forest

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS In its 30th year, Providence Christmas Forest is a different kind of winter wonderland — a forest of trees and wreaths decorated in...

The Pumpkin House

by Ned Hayes for OLY ARTS Pumpkin carving is an annual tradition at the Halloween season. In Olympia, the act of pumpkin carving has become a refined art form for one...

Poet Nikkita Oliver Returns to Olympia for 2017 Women of Achievement Celebration

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS In November, YWCA Olympia is welcoming back nationally known slam poet Nikkita Oliver to Olympia. Last spring, Oliver was keynote...

OLY ARTS Podcast Samples

OLY APPETIZER (Weekly Local Food Overview) (90 SECOND VERSION) OLY ARTS – SOUND STAGES (Weekly Theater Overview) (90 SECOND VERSION) OLY UPDATE (Weekly Arts...

OLY ARTS Editorial Change

OLY ARTS announces the departure of long-term managing editor Christian “Carv” Carvajal, who served as the publication’s founding editor. Carvajal...

Olympia Peace Choir

Community Peace Walk at Heritage Park

by Karen Lunde for OLY ARTS From the earliest tribal welcome songs to anti-war and protest anthems, music has given a powerful voice to messages of peace. The Olympia...

Olympia Harbor Days

Maritime Fun at Olympia Harbor Days

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS While Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer across the U.S., our community takes full advantage of the long weekend by...