After all this heavy reading about the development of Olympia, it's time for some lighter fare:
Did you know, Olympia has it's own travel guide??
GrassRoutes Travel just recently released, under its Urban Eco-Travel Guide Series the city of Olympia!
How great is that?
Enjoy your weekend!
FIRST FRIDAY in JUNE is on the 6th from 5pm - LATE.
Highlights For June 6th:
• LEMON DAYS Summer Sidewalk Sale
• The Artists Gallery presents, Marilyn Turley, watercolorist and esteemed gallery member, demostrating watercolor painting techniques. Marilyn will provide instruction to guests wishing to paint a greeting card. Come paint with the artist and take home an original work of art.
• Listen to our First Friday Radio spot on MIXX 96. (Or listen to it here!)
Thank you MIXX 96.
Abstractions Gallery, Archibald Sisters, Artist's Gallery, Bella Boutique,
Blue Heron Candle Co., Blue Lotus Cafe, Bonaventure, Caffe Vita, Childhood's End Gallery, Darby's Cafe, einmaleins, 510 Interiors, Home Body Eco-Luxe Living, Hot Toddy, Reflections Gallery, Room 30, Studio Four18, Sweet Life, The Black Front Gallery, Wind up Here.
Contact us, if you'd like to participate, or have questions about events and locations.
For more info, go to:
See you downtown,
This weekend will be the great LEMON DAY extravaganza in town.
Downtowns biggest sale of the year. Dozens of stores will participate and discount their great fare to rock-bottom prices. How can you afford to not be there. Well, we won't pay you to shop but with some of the deals you're getting it'll feel almost as if we would.
Check out www.everydayolympia.com for more details.
A friendly gnome by the name of Olim just “walked in” to visit us at einmaleins.
He’s from Gnomediaries.com and comes with a special message about climate change and how you can do your part in making sure this planet stays as beautiful as it was intended to be!
Come and stop by tomorrow during First Friday and say Hi to him!
And visit www.everydayolympia.com for more info.
mathias & Olim - the Gnome.
Locals, Internet Savvy geeks, world peace lovers, art fanatics - all of you!!
einmaleins has a very special announcement for you:
Olympia Artswalk 2008 will go Live, Worldwide, on the Web.
And you can be a part of this!!!
We installed a live web-cam at einmaleins, which will send Arts Walk across the wires all around the world!
How fantastic is that??
Here is the link for a preview:
So, tell your folks and friends from near and far. Logon yourself if you can't make it downtown this weekend or if just want to see why Arts Walk is Olympia's biggest party of the year!
And, if you want to let out that inner actor/actress in you, swing by einmaleins ans say Hallo to the world!
The camera awaits you!!
it's time again for our monthly First Friday event in Downtown.
They will showcase their farm and present their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.
And we certainly will have some tasty treats and noone will leave thirsty either!!
But this is not all:
What a great night we had.
After we closed shop at einmaleins, we walked around a bit, to take in the atmosphere downtown.
It was really awesome!
Considering everything that we should be thinking about the event, downtown and safety, the economy, Bush and Riots and Karma and everything in between. It was cool to meet new people, friendly people. People being excited about being out in downtown on a Friday night.
The Black Front Gallery had a great show and their place was humming.
Many stores that I hadn't connected with in regards of First Friday were open, their stores lit up new shop owners were gracious hosts and showed us their space and welcomed us in.
it's a good time to be in Downtown Olympia!
Tonight is First Friday night!!
Lots of places downtown are participating in this great event.
Have nothing to do tonight - come out and join the fun.
Participating locations include:Abstractions Gallery
... more to come...!
Check http://www.everydayolympia.com for more information.
see you there.
as a downtown business owner and ODA member and someone in love with the city I started First Friday in Downtown this December with a few other businesses.
Every month we've grown. More stores have been participating and more people have been out and about, enjoying this regular event and the possibilities to meet people, walk around a city "alive", and shop and dine till late into the evening.
Now, so far I've been managing the event from my computer in the store and keeping everything electronic and simple, but now we're at the brink of growing this into a "funded" event as the PBIA and the ODA both have been approaching me, asking me to present the idea and let them help support it.
I've got some ideas of what this event could turn into, and am presenting those next week to both committees to see what they think, where they stand and if it makes sense for them and me to work together.
Here is my challenge for all of you:
Creative visionaries of Olympia - here is your chance!
Tell me what you would like to turn this event into!!
Give me ideas, dreams - help me color the rough draft and be a part of something that can and will be a huge hit for Olympia.
Even some testamonies or letters of recommodation if you will would be great, so I don't sound like a lonley voice, but "represent the people"!!!
Now, obvioulsy I sound way to excited for this blog and will receive alot of comments and responses about why this event will suck, fizzle and die. Why Olympia is a lost cause and why the ODA and PBIA are the devil. Save your breath, I know where you stand and don't care - because I still believe in this city and in the power of people to make a change for the better.
'Nuff said - now it's your turn!
The Downtown Shopper has arrived.
Everyone, and i think we mean around 70,000 household around Olympia should have received this week along with the Shopwise Mailer the 2nd official Downtown Shopper.
So, grap the mailer, head on downtown and shop the amazing stores participating offering a great variety of discounts and deals.
See you out there,
PS: The sun is shining, what are you waiting for, it's such a rare chance...