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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 everything she can to change the perception of poetry as a stuffy, elitist art...

Amy Solomon-Minarchi

Bus Stop Poetry

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Bus stops are not very interesting places. Because of that, most of us spend our time at bus stops with our heads buried in a book,...

Lennée Reid

The ARTery Performance Art Festival

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS There’s something unique about the Olympia arts community, especially when it comes to cross-genre collaborations. The arts community...

Jim Lynch

Saint Martin’s Summer Creative Writing Institute

by Nora Kovacs for OLY ARTS Saint Martin’s University will open its doors to 15 local fiction writers for the second installment of its Summer Creative Writing...

Weekend Preview: May 26, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, Olympia’s musical season ramps up with show-stopping concerts all over town. And...

Kendra Tanacea

Kendra Tanacea Poetry Reading at Browsers

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS For some people, reading and writing are creative outlets that allow them to tap into the extraordinary without being hindered by...

Ballet Northwest's The Sleeping Beauty, photo by Jerome Tso

Weekend Preview: May 11, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, there’s no shortage of theatrical performances, classic dance and musicals to keep you...

Nikkita Oliver

YWCA Olympia’s Racial Justice Summit: Intent Vs. IMPACT

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS There are times when a community must come together and rally for social justice, awareness and inclusion, though the issues at hand...

Young Arts Ambassadors, 2016

Young Arts Ambassador Youth Showcase

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS The arts are for everyone to create and to enjoy. The Washington Center for the Performing Arts’s Young Arts Ambassadors are learning...

Amy Shephard, photo by Heather Schofner Photography

Center Salon at The Washington Center

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Billed as being “much like Parisian salons of old,” Center Salon at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts will fill the intimate...