Fall Arts Walk Guide 2016

small-artswalkOLY ARTS was very happy to be the print media sponsor for Olympia’s Fall Arts Walk 2016. We look forward to future partnership with the City of Olympia Arts Walk team!

In 2016, Arts Walk took place on these days:

  • Friday, October 7 (5-10 p.m.)
  • Saturday, October 8 (noon – 5 p.m.)

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.

The 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 now at participating locations including The Olympia Center in downtown Olympia.

The history of Arts Walk in Olympia began in 1990. 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. Fall Arts Walk has been a two-day event since 2011.

Here were OLY ARTS Arts Walk picks for Fall 2016: 

Arts Walk Features

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....

Arts Walk Highlights

By Alec Clayton Barlow Palminteri, featured artist for Arts Walk at Art House Design, is...

Angel Nava Brings a New Perspective to Fall Arts Walk

By Karen Lunde Olympia brings artists and thousands of art lovers together each spring...

Procession of the Species 2018 — Photo Essay

OLY ARTS is excited to partner again with Shanna Paxton Photography for the complete...

Luminary Procession 2018 – Photo Essay

OLY ARTS is excited to partner again with Shanna Paxton for complete photographic...

Arts Walk: China Star

Arts Walk Pick 2018 by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS The Evergreen Arts Walk Tour describes...

Procession: Luminary Lights Glow in the Night

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS The subtler sibling to the many-splendored Procession of...

Arts Walk: Chris Maynard

Arts Walk Pick 2018 by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Chris Maynard’s unique and...

Arts Walk: Debra Van Tuinen

Arts Walk Pick 2018 by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Debra Van Tuinen’s latest paintings in...

Procession: Honk If You Love Dance

by Bryan Willis for OLY ARTS Artesian Rumble Arkestra is teaming up with Radical Acts of...

Arts Walk: Daniel G. Bernstein

Arts Walk Pick 2018 by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Daniel G. Bernstein’s photography...

Procession: Hansen Elementary Students Get Industrious

by Karen Lunde for OLY ARTS Although few people welcome ants parading across their...

Arts Walk: Diana Fairbanks

Arts Walk Pick 2018 by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Art lovers should have little trouble...