Olympia Arts Walk

Visitors to Olympia's Arts Walk view works of art on display in a gallery or business.

Arts Month - April 2021

The Olympia Arts Month will span the month of April with in-person displays of art, virtual happenings and the added option of limited in person activities and performances that keep with current health guidelines. We are working closely with county health officials and are still holding off on any large gatherings and street closures.  Join us to celebrate Olympia's vibrant arts community, presented by participating locations and artists.

Arts Month programs and activities will include:

  • Works of art on display indoors and outdoors
  • Virtual performances & events
  • Workshops and programs that meet state guidelines
  • Take-out art activities
  • Highlights of recently installed public art

Spring Arts Month

  • April 1 - 30

About Arts Walk

Olympia Arts Walk is a semi-annual community event celebrating the arts. In a typical year, thousands gather in downtown Olympia in both the Spring and Fall for a festive arts experience that uses creativity to connect and engage people from all walks of life. Many of our unique downtown businesses and organizations transform their spaces into creative hubs filled with art, demonstrations, and performances. In the streets and sidewalks you will find pop up performances and places to connect around almost every corner.

Spring Arts Walk includes the incredible Procession of the Species produced by Earthbound Productions.

Visual Artists and Performers that would like to be included on the event map or listed in the event schedule must partner with a downtown business or organization to display your work or present your performance. Contact any business in downtown Olympia and ask if they would be willing to host your work. Most business owners will want to see or hear a sample of your work prior to registration, so be prepared.

Special thanks

Olympia Arts Walk is presented by City of Olympia Arts Commission, the Parks, Arts & Recreation Department, with support from local businesses, event sponsors, community partners, and all who make this event possible.

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