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Arts & Culture Updates in Olympia Region

John Welsh

John Welsh’s Grand Finale

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS After 18 years as music director of Student Orchestras of...

OLY ARTS Podcast Samples

OLY APPETIZER (Weekly Local Food Overview) (90 SECOND VERSION) OLY ARTS – SOUND...

Nathan Rødahl

Nathan Rødahl Conducts Olympia Chamber Orchestra

by Kelli Samson for OLY ARTS Native Olympian Nathan Rødahl will conduct the Olympia...

Olympia Beer advertisement: "Always Welcome"

“It’s the Art” of Olympia Beer Advertising

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS “It’s the water” is the slogan that put Olympia on the...

Alice in Chains, from Night of the Living Tribute Bands 2016

Return of Night of the Living Tribute Bands

by Jennifer Crain for OLY ARTS It’s another night of rockin’ recollection. On October...

Pisano and Imogen in Harlequin Productions' Cymbeline

REVIEW: Cymbeline at Harlequin Productions

THEATER REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Few community theaters, or for that matter...

“Intimacy Happens,” mixed media by Marilyn Frasca, photo courtesy of the artist

REVIEW: Marilyn Frasca at Childhood’s End

VISUAL ARTS REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Marilyn Frasca is a marvel. If there was...

OLY ARTS Editorial Change

OLY ARTS announces the departure of long-term managing editor Christian...

Andy Akiho

Emerald City Music Grooves With Andy Akiho

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS Emerald City Music has recently started its second season....

Jesse Geray (Igor) and Ian Montgomery (Frederick) in rehearsal for Young Frankenstein. Photo by Daniel Wyman

Young Frankenstein Comes Alive

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Standing Room Only in Yelm, the same outfit that brought...

The Midnight Sun Performance Space

A Farewell to the Sun

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS After 24 years filled with performances of all kinds...

Heather R. Christopher as Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

REVIEW: Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat at OFT

THEATER REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat at...

The Midnight Zone

Now Entering: The Midnight Zone

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS This Sunday, Olympia Improv Collective launches a new show...

Grease at Capital High School

The Theater Season at Area High Schools

by McKenzie Murray for OLY ARTS Three local high schools have announced their dramatic...

Piaf! The Show

Parisian Piaf: Sa Vie en Rose

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS A touch of French cabaret comes to Olympia in the form of...

Masterworks Choral Ensemble

Surprises in Store From Masterworks Choral Ensemble

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS This season, Masterworks Choral Ensemble will travel to the...

Molsky's Mountain Drifters

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters at Nova Middle School

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS What happens when you mix a well-established fiddler...

The Illustrious Ms. Hattie Hotpants

Behind the Scenes of Cabaret Derriere

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS The creators and performers of Olympia’s Own...

Caddie Derby

Hit the Trails With Masterworks Choral Ensemble

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS This fall, Masterworks Choral Ensemble takes a break from...

The Heartsparkle Players

A Commitment to Collaboration

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Holding collaborative, public performances for decades...

the cast of All the King's Women

Not Just an Elvis Play at OLT

by Rosemary Ponnekanti for OLY ARTS One doesn’t have to be an Elvis Presley fan to like...

Jazz Walk

Even More Spectacle at Jazz Walk

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS When Arts Walk ends, Jazz Walk begins. The second-annual...

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...

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts

The Washington Center Season Launch

by Kelli Samson for OLY ARTS The Washington Center for the Performing Arts has been...

The REDS

Fiddle Fest Keeps It Traditional

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Within the citywide celebration that is Arts Walk,...

Olympia Symphony Orchestra

Olympia Symphony Orchestra’s Opening Statements

by Jennifer Crain for OLY ARTS In October, Olympia Symphony Orchestra embarks on an...

Olympia Zine Fest

Zines for All

by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS For those wanting to find an escape from mainstream media,...

Lord Franzannian Royal Olympian Spectacular Vaudeville Show

Lord Franzannian Royal Olympian Spectacular Vaudeville Show

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Hold on to your seats, Olympia, because the Lord...

"Go-Stay," painting by Susan Christian

Susan Christian at Stable Studios

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Stable Studios is tucked away in an easy-to-overlook...

Amy Solomon-Minarchi

Amy Solomon-Minarchi at Fall Arts Walk 2017

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Olympia poet Laureate Amy Solomon-Minarchi is doing...

Tom Rieger, left, and Amos Callender, right. Photo courtesy Thomas Architecture Studios.

Sand Carving at Thomas Architecture Studios

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS For the two days of Arts Walk and approximately a week...

Mariella Luz

Mariella Luz at Fall Arts Walk 2017

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS In any community you’ll find people like Mariella...

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