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July 30, 2019

CENTER STAGE AWARDS & GALA RECOGNIZED EXCELLENCE IN THE ARTS, RAISED RECORD AMOUNT

The 4th annual Center Stage Awards & Gala was held last Thursday, July 25. The Washington Center is proud to announce that thanks to the very supportive and enthusiastic donors and guests, the evening raised over $158,000. “This was an extraordinary evening of generosity and love for the arts,” says executive director, Jill Barnes. “Thanks…
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July 1, 2019

Jill Carter: 2019 Achievement in the Arts Awardee

Excellence in the Arts for Achievement awardee, Jill Carter, has been a fixture in the arts community in the Olympia area since the 1980s, when she attended The Evergreen State College (TESC). It was there that she met Bud Johansen, a faculty member, and founder of Johansen Dance Center and Ballet Northwest. Bud recognized Jill’s…
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June 6, 2019

Megan Smith receives 2019 Washington Center Anacker Scholarship

Each year the Washington Center for the Performing Arts awards a scholarship to a graduating high school senior from Thurston County who plans to study and pursue a career in the arts. The scholarship was endowed by former Washington Center Board President Sally Anacker to from a belief that the arts exist to enrich our…
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May 7, 2019

ARTS AWARDEES ANNOUNCED

The 4th Annual CENTER Stage Awards & Gala will be held at the Center on Thursday, July 25, 2019. The event is a fundraiser for the Washington Center and an opportunity to celebrate local artists and supporters of the arts. “This year’s gala will have a mid-century modern feel,” says Jill Barnes, Executive Director. “Think…
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February 4, 2019

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2019 EXCELLENCE IN THE ARTS AWARDS

The 4th annual CENTER Stage Awards & Gala will be held at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, July 25, 2019. The event is a fundraiser for The Washington Center and an opportunity to celebrate local artists and supporters of the arts.   During the gala, the Excellence in the Arts awards…
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