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April 13, 2018


Join the Washington Center for the Performing Arts as we celebrate Olympia Arts Walk and Procession of the Species Celebration Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28! The Center has a full schedule of events accompanying the variety of art and performances happening throughout downtown Olympia.

Center hours for this Spring’s Arts Walk are:

Friday, April 27, 5:00 PM-10:00 PM

Saturday, April 28, Noon-8:00PM.

Schedule of events:

Friday, April 27, 2018

5:00 PM-10:00 PM: Lisa Geertsen, Show of Hearts

7:00 PM-9:00 PM: The Tuned In Academy – Musical Showcase (WCPA Orchestra Lobby)

7:00 PM-7:30 PM: Studio West Dance Academy (Out front of the Center – In Street)

Saturday, April 28, 2018

12:00 PM-8:00 PM: Lisa Geertsen, Show of Hearts (Lisa will not be on site)

2:00 PM-4:00 PM: Student Orchestra of Greater Olympia’s “Pet the Instruments” (with Hand’s On Children’s Museum activity in the Black Box)

We will have light concessions available both days in our concessions area.

The public is also encouraged to attend the dedication of the City of Olympia’s Music Out Loud mosaic honoring Verne Eke Saturday, designed by local artist Jennifer Kuhns. The mosaic honoring Eke is one of three mosaics in downtown that will be dedicated from noon to 2:00 PM on a walking tour beginning at the intersection of 4th Ave and Chestnut St, leading to 5th Ave and Capitol Way.

The Washington Center is thrilled to be the home of the Verne Eke mosaic. Eke founded the Capital Area Association for the Performing Arts (CAAPA) in 1973, committed to creating a center for the arts in Olympia. CAAPA, together with the help of the Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team and the Patrons of South Sound Cultural Activities, fundraised and selected the site of the existing Washington Center.

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