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chalk art at Procession of the Species

Chalk Art at the Procession of the Species

by Ned Hayes for OLY ARTS Nearly every inch of the route for the Procession of the Species is covered with vibrant chalk art. The Procession team hands out chalk to...

Procession of the Species – 2017

OLY ARTS is excited to provide comprehensive coverage of the 2017 Procession of the Species. Our coverage is listed below. ((See the OLY ARTS Procession 2017 photo...

Amy Solomon-Minarchi

Writing in the Rain With Olympia’s Poet Laureate

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Olympia’s first poet laureate, Amy Solomon-Minarchi, is already hard at work promoting poetry within the community with her call...

"A Tender Moment" (watercolor), by Robyn Chance

Fall 2016 Arts Walk Guide

Olympia’s fall Arts Walk 2016 takes place on these days: Friday, October 7 (5-10 p.m.) Saturday, October 8 (noon – 5 p.m.) Think of Arts Walk as a...

Brian Jansen

Painter Brian Jansen at Rush In Dumplings

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Brian Wayne Jansen is a self-taught artist who began his career shortly after he took an art history class in high school. He enjoyed his...

"A Tender Moment" (watercolor), by Robyn Chance

Painter Robyn Chance at Bamboo & You

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Robyn Chance has lived in the Northwest for most of her life. She attended the University of Washington, the University of Puget Sound and...

Tom Anderson

Painter Tom Anderson at Childhood’s End Gallery

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Tom Anderson is a contemporary mixed-media artist. He’s the artist who created Olympia’s Park of the Seven Oars by the...

Sally Penley

Calligrapher Sally Penley at Buck’s Fifth Avenue

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Sally Penley is an aptly named calligrapher living in Olympia. In addition to her love of letters and mixed-media painting, she enjoys...

Pat Tassoni

Sculptor Pat Tassoni at Peacock Village

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Pat Tassoni is locally famous for lamps patterned after the Space Needle and made from recycled materials. On display at Peacock Village...

Nikki McClure

Nikki McClure Nurtured by Olympia Art Scene

by Ned Hayes for OLY ARTS Once upon a time, Nikki McClure hung out with Olympia’s own “riot grrrls.” She danced on stage at Nirvana’s early performances and...