Feasibility Study Offers Market Realities, Options as Project Progresses

Feasibility Study Offers Market Realities, Options as Project Progresses by Kris Tucker, OAA Board Chair October 2015 This past year we received a grant from JP Morgan Chase Foundation – as well as generous funding from the Freas Foundation, the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound, and the Nisqually Tribe. … Continue reading

Survey Identifies Need for Affordable New Space for Artists, Creative Businesses

Regional survey draws 700 responses, shows Olympia-area demand for creative spaces OLYMPIA ­_ A recently completed survey of Olympia-area artists and creative organizations and businesses has revealed a strong need for affordable spaces to live and work, and a preference for siting such a project in downtown Olympia. The findings … Continue reading

Artspace Tannery Lofts & Digital Media and Creative Arts Center

OAA Board president Ron Hinton visited the Artspace Tannery project this summer and has shared some of his photographs of the project located in Santa Cruz, California. The Tannery Arts Center Project preserves the historic leather industry building complex and revives the facility today as a thriving art center. (Read more about the … Continue reading

August 2013: We are working toward our goal

We are moving forward with our plans to bring below market studio/residential housing for artists to Olympia.  We are committed to working with local artists, businesses, our colleges and universities, and local residents interested in strengthening and stabilizing our creative community. Thanks to successful fundraising, we are making steady progress. … Continue reading