Visual Arts

Jeff Evans Magic Show

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm

LOCATION: Tumwater Valley Golf Course, 4611 Tumwater Valley Dr. SE, Tumwater. See magician Jeff Evans' spectacular magic at the Artesian Family Festival & Thunder Valley Fireworks Show. Afterwards, Jeff will stroll among the masses performing magic tricks. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.

Staff Training - Tumwater library closed

Tue, 05/09/2017 (All day)

The Tumwater Timberland Library will be closed Tuesday, May 9 for staff training. The library will resume its regular schedule Wednesday, May 10. The Tenino Timberland Library will also be closed for training. All other Thurston County Timberland libraries will be open as usual. For Timberland library locations, hours and other information see the library's website at or call 704-4636 to speak with a librarian.

Biophilia Collection - Lucy Gentry Meltzer at Salon Refu

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Bezango, WA - Screening

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The documentary film, "Bezango, WA" is being sponsored by the Olympia Historical Society and is coming right up! Thursday, June 2nd, 6:30 PM, Lacey Timberland Library. This film chronicles the art, history and lives of prominent Seattle area cartoonists and comic artists. 

A Question & Answer with directors Louise Amandes and Ron Austin and local comic artists will follow the program. Free and open to the Public – for teens and adults.

Olympia Comics Festival Preview Night

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Come and celebrate the 16th annual Olympia Comics Festival, an event centered on
alternative, arts-for-arts-sake comic books. Two of this year's guests of honor,
Tatiana Gill and Brandon Graham, will present their work, take audience
questions and sign copies of their books. This event will occur after regular
library hours and no other library services will be available. 

All library programs are free and open to the public.  Call 360-352-0595 with any questions.

Jenny Montgomery - "Hatch" at Salon Réfu - Time change...

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Poems/Installations: Hatch
by Jenny Montgomery

Helena Meyer-Knapp: "Peace-Abilities" at Salon Refu

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Chinese Lion Dancers @ Olympia Timberland Library!

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Location: Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave SE (360-352-0595)
Date: Wednesday, February 3rd at 5:30 p.m.
Celebrate with the Olympia Tai-Chi & Kung-Fu Club performing the traditional Lion Dance and Kung-Fu to ring in the Chinese New Year of the Monkey! The club's Kung-Fu style is the Hung-Gar Southern Style form. The group has performed at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts and the Dragon Boat Festival.
This program occurs during library open hours and is sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library.


Cassie Thornton at Evergreen

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Cassie Thornton at Evergreen
Recital Hall of the Communications Building
The Evergreen State College
11:30 - 1:00, Wednesday October 7th

Cassie Thornton is a social practice/interdisciplinary artist. She's interested in debt and privacy, and in industries that promote individual liability, deny trust and interdependence.Her work investigates and reveals the impact of governmental and economic systems on public affect, behavior and unconscious.

Her website ("a wild place with a boring facade") has brief descriptions of lots of her recent work - visualizing debt, using sound to express and manipulate debt, dramatizing the dirt that still lingers in clean bank lobbies, repurposing an old activist video to critique education as an instrument of social control and subordination through student debt, and so on....

Family Fun for Arts Walk

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Fall Arts Walk is here! We’re open from 10am to 8pm on October 2 and 10am to 4pm on October 3. You can enjoy family art activities and a variety of local art will be on display at the WET Center. 

WET Science Center, 500 Adams St. NE, Olympia, WA 98501

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