Local Galleries

TRAVIS JOHNSON STUDIOS & GALLERY STORE Travis Johnson Studios Gallery Store is a multifaceted creative extension birthed from Johnson’s personal art practice as a painter, sculptor, and fashion designer. He thrives on cultivating curating, developing, and promoting local, regional, and international artists. His studio showcases artists in a seasonal exhibition series, and he and his …

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Juried Show Brings Barnes Back to SPSCC Gallery

“We are a community college gallery, and he is a deep part of our community,” said Sean Barnes, the gallery manager — and no relation. “Nathan is an accomplished artist and a wonderful curator, but also, how many opportunities do you have to invite someone back to curate an exhibition in the space where they used to work?”

Entertainment Center

“We’re going back to cabaret style. … There’s something about the community feel,” Center Salon organizer Bryan Willis explains. “You’re talking with other people at your table. … There’s just more rapport (between) the actors and the audience.”

Black Art and Black Artists Exhibition at The Gallery at Tacoma Community College

Black Art & Black Artists Exhibition – featuring 14 artists from our region, the exhibition showcases works across mediums, exploring themes like historical education, healing and representation. It explores themes of Black culture, identity and society. At Tacoma Community College’s gallery through March 17, 2023.

Bryan Willis

Bryan serves as playwright-in-residence for the Northwest Playwrights Alliance at Seattle Repertory Theatre.  His plays have appeared throughout the U.K., China, Israel, Japan, Canada and U.S., including New York Theater Workshop, Milwaukee Rep, Unseam’d Shakespeare Co., Riverside Studios in London and Seattle’s ACT. Bryan’s work has also been featured on NPR and BBC Radio.  He has …

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Fall Arts Walk 2022

Art galleries, bars, restaurants, shops, performance spaces — more than 80 downtown venues will be aswarm with excitement as artists young and old, amateur and professional, bring downtown Olympia to vibrant life for two evenings in early October. It’s been happening twice a year since 1990, when the first-annual spring and fall Arts Walks kicked off. In addition to visual art, there will be street performances, a busking zone and food trucks.

Debra Van Tuinen: Creating Light and Community

By Molly Gilmore Debra Van Tuinen has received many accolades for her paintings, which were included in the 2004 Florence Biennale and have hung in U.S. embassies, but her latest award recognizes not her art but her courage and her commitment to Olympia. Van Tuinen — who opened a downtown studio and gallery in August …

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Jasmin Faulk-Dickerson Live Reading and Discussion at Orca Books Co-op

Join us for a live discussion with author of The Last Sandstorm, Jasmin Faulk-Dickerson! In her memoir, “The Last Sandstorm”, Jasmin Faulk-Dickerson tells the story of her first 25 years in Saudi Arabia, before her daring escape to the West. The author was born in the 1970’s and grew up in the shadow of Riyadh, a city that …

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Woods & Water opening reception

Thomas Architecture Studios presents Woods & Water, an exhibition of Nancy Romanovsky’s oil landscapes of the Western States: forests, the trees that form them, and the rivers that feed them. Features scenes at Nancy’s tree farm, near Montesano, Washington, as well as the terrains she hiked in Arizona, Colorado, and Oregon. May 1-July 18. Reception: …

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