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Arts and Heritage Day in Olympia

  • 415 15th Avenue Southeast Olympia, WA, 98501 United States (map)

This is an exciting two-day event that brings together artists, arts, humanities and heritage leaders, and cultural professionals from across Washington state. Arts & Heritage Day is hosted by the Washington State Arts Alliance, Washington Museum Association, ArtsWA, ArtsEd Washington and Artist Trust.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018: 

    • Washington State Historical Society Heritage Outreach Workshop 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
      Get inspired with a full day of programming at the Lord Mansion Coach House. Cost for the workshop is only $10, with boxed lunches available for an additional $11. The Coach House is located at 211 21st Avenue SW, Olympia, WA, 98501, seven blocks from the Capital Campus. Off-street parking is available. Register
  • Evening Reception with Legislators 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Historic Lord Mansion (formerly the State Capital Museum at 211 21st Avenue SW, Olympia) RSVP to
  • Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) Meet and Greet 7:30pm Board members will hold an informal meet and greet with the public at the Governor Hotel, Cellar Restaurant, 621 Capitol Way. Arts & heritage constituents are invited to meet and mingle with ArtsWA Board members. No host food & bar.

February 7, Arts & Heritage Day will begin in our hub of the Washington Room in the Pritchard Building, starting with orientations for participants, followed by pre-arranged meetings with legislators throughout the day, grab lunch TO GO in the cafeteria and join colleagues and friends in the Capitol Rotunda where there will be performances by the Mid-Columbia Mastersingers of Richland, incoming State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna, Squaxin Island Tribe dancers, remarks by special guests, and more.

This is a great opportunity for advocates to talk with their legislators about statewide arts and heritage issues and local concerns, thank them for their support, and share specific stories and highlights from our work in our communities, schools, and venues statewide. Your presence along with many other arts and heritage advocates from across the state helps legislators who we are when we talk about the importance of the arts and heritage in our communities. With newly elected legislators and the reshuffling of legislating positions, this is a particularly important year to join your peers in Olympia.

As we work to confirm appointments with legislators, we are seeking advocates to meet with legislators. (If you have never advocated in Olympia before don’t worry, we will pair newbies with seasoned advocates. It is a great way to learn).

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Schedule: 

  • Heritage Caucus 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. Cherborg Rooms A-B-C
  • Check-In Table 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Arts & Heritage Day Activities Washington Room in the Pritchard Building
  • Orientation / Legislative Briefings 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. Information review for meetings with legislators
  • Meetings with Legislators (all day as scheduled TBA)
  • Gathering 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Washington Room in the Pritchard Building