first_imgFacebook215Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The City of OlympiaMark your calendar for Arts Walk LI! On Friday, October 2, from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 3 from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m., 91 downtown businesses will open their doors to showcase the wonderfully rich and diverse resource of visual and performing arts of the South Sound Region. Enjoy two days of drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography, fibers and other visual art. Take in diverse performing arts, from family theater to a variety of musical styles and dance! Whatever art form moves you, chances are you’ll find it downtown during Arts Walk. Arts Walk maps are available at participating locations, The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW and Olympia City Hall, 601 4th Ave E, after September 21.  You can also download/view a digital version after Sept 21 at olympiawa.gov/artswalk.For youth and families, the City of Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation Department sponsors a hands-on activity area with the Hands on Children’s Museum. Stop by Friday, October 2, at Washington Street and 5th Avenue between 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. for kid’s face painting and art making.The Arts Walk map cover this fall features the artwork of Doyle Fanning, In the Night Sky. Fanning is a photographer, printmaker and paper cut artist living and working in Olympia, Washington.  Since 2003, her work has been exhibited throughout the south sound and as far away as Yakima, Tieton and Laguna Beach, CA. Earlier this year, her work was featured in the “Her Story” juried exhibit at the Gallery in the Minnaert Center for the Arts and in an exhibit at Childhood’s End Gallery. Regarding her artwork for the Arts Walk cover: “In the Night Sky suggests a solitary moment of silent beauty as the year comes to an end and turns in on itself. A time of reflection and wonder only known in the darkest days of the year. It is in those restful moments that the seeds of spring and renewed life take root.”Sponsored by; Arts Walk is sponsored by the City of Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation Department and the Olympia Arts Commission, with support provided by Art House Designs, Capitol City Press, Mixx 96 FM, and the Washington State Employees Credit Union along with participating artists and businesses.For more information, please contact Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation, at 360.753.8380 or olympiaparks@ci.olympia.wa.uslast_img