PARC Foundation Puts Its Money Where the Arts Are

By CHRISTIAN CARVAJAL It’s easy to find noteworthy talents in Thurston County. This publication relies on that. What’s harder to find is someone willing to fund such talents until they can be showcased and, if possible, earn financial stability. Thankfully, the PARC Foundation has stepped up that laudable task. Inspired by the success of a …

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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 festival of lights, begins at sundown on Tuesday, December 12 this year and lasts for eight full days. It commemorates the revolt of the Hebrew Maccabees against the …

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Ballet Northwest brings the Nutcracker back to the Washington Center

by Jennifer Crain for OLY ARTS Once again, the stage at the Washington Center will be filled with mice, soldiers and snowflakes in Ballet Northwest’s 34th annual production of The Nutcracker. Ken Johnson, co-artistic director of Ballet Northwest, says this is a landmark production year for the 48-year-old company. They redesigned the scenery for the …

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Studio West’s Nutcracker Brings Ballet to Life

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS No holiday season is complete without settling into a soft, cozy theater seat to watch Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker ballet. Studio West Dance Academy knows just how important the dance is to building holiday cheer, and it’s doing its part to bring The Nutcracker to life once again this winter …

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Luminary Procession 2017 – Photo Essay

OLY ARTS is excited to partner with Shanna Paxton Photography for complete photographic coverage of Procession of the Species 2017! ((See also our PROCESSION OF THE SPECIES photo essay here.)) CLICK THROUGH FOR ALL THE PICTURES >> CLICK THROUGH FOR ALL THE PICTURES >> CLICK THROUGH FOR ALL THE PICTURES >> CLICK THROUGH FOR ALL …

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Procession of the Species 2017 – Photo Essay

OLY ARTS is excited to partner with Shanna Paxton Photography for complete photographic coverage of Procession of the Species 2017! ((See also our LUMINARY PROCESSION photo essay here.)) CLICK THROUGH FOR ALL THE PICTURES >> CLICK THROUGH FOR ALL THE PICTURES >> CLICK THROUGH FOR ALL THE PICTURES >> CLICK THROUGH FOR ALL THE PICTURES …

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Olympia Film Festival: An Overview

November 3-13, 2016 The Olympia Film Festival is one of the longest-running film festivals in the nation and Olympia Film Society’s (OFS) biggest event of the year. This 10-day festival is packed with exciting movie premieres, celebrity guests, live music and educational workshops, hosted in the Capitol Theater in the heart of Olympia’s historic theater …

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