Photo by Olivia Richards, Avanti High School Intern to ThurstonTalk
Arbutus Folk School is located downtown Olympia on Fourth Avenue right across from Olympia City Hall. Originally, Arbutus was in a different spot but has recently moved to the their new, larger location. This is an amazing venue run by founder Stacey Waterman and through the help of volunteers from our own community. The school consists of classes run by Thurston area artists and open to the public to take. Arbutus has open mic nights, daily classes and many other activities that reflect the creativity so present in the Olympia atmosphere. Stop by their school downtown and sign up for one of their incredible courses. It’s a great opportunity and will not disappoint.