The Olympia Arts Commission works to support local artists through networking, skill development and visibility through opportunities such as the Community Arts Roundtable and Arts Walk. Through established process, they help to guide the City’s public art program, including outreach and education about the collection through avenues such as weekly summer public art tours.
- Percival Plinth Project
- Arts and music resource guides can be found at Arts Resources
- Information on the City's Public Art Collection can be found at Public Art.
- In 2007, the Commission participated in an Arts Center Feasibility Study Arts Center Final Report
- In 2009, hosted a visit by Artspace for a preliminary feasibility study Artspace Olympia Final Report.
The Olympia Arts Commission is an advisory board, appointed by the Olympia City Council. Members serve three-year terms.
|Established:||1988. In 2008, The Arts Commission recognized two decades of service to the community. Arts Commission 20th Anniversary
Meetings are open to the public. Second Thursday of January, March, May, July, September, and November, 6pm, Olympia City Hall, Executive Conference Room, 601 4th Ave E. Meeting minutes and agendas can be found HERE.
If you would like to schedule a presentation or topic for discussion, please contact staff at least one week in advance.
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|Committees:||Community Events & Outreach
Danielle Westbrook, Chair
Art in Public Places
Trent Hart, Chair
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A majority of members of the Olympia Arts Commission must reside in the City of Olympia or Olympia's Urban Growth Area.
The City of Olympia will post public notices when positions on City boards and commissions become available. Applications are available by calling City Hall at 360.753.8447. Successful applicants will be interviewed by the City Council, General Government Committee. Based on committee recommendation, the City Council makes all final appointments.
The City of Olympia does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities in City services, programs, or activities. The City provides reasonable accommodations to the public with disabilities. We invite you to contact the Parks, Arts and Recreation Department two (2) weeks in advance of the date a program begins or forty-eight (48) hours before Parks, Arts and Recreation meetings to discuss any special accommodations which may be necessary.