Olympia Downtown Alliance & City of Olympia Seek Community Input on Downtown Creative District Strategic Plan

Submitted by Olympia Downtown Alliance

The Olympia Downtown Alliance, in partnership with the City of Olympia, is facilitating the development of a strategic plan for the Downtown Creative District. The associated Creative District Advisory Committee, comprised of local and diverse creative industry professionals, seeks community input and has developed a survey to inform the strategic plan further and guide future programming. The Committee invites the community to participate by taking the survey here.

Mariella Luz, the Creative District Advisory Committee Co-Chair, said, “It’s exciting to be part of the process to expand our creative district’s possibilities—to hear what our community wants and try to put that into action.”

Olympia’s Creative District will reinforce the local, authentic, creative vibe of Olympia while embracing our evolution. It will help expand the city’s creative economy and further define Olympia as a regional hub for local arts, cultures and heritage.

“Olympia has a long history of artistic expression and innovation, from live music to theater to the visual arts to dancing in the streets dressed as animals,”  said Aslan Meade, Director of Strategic Alliances at the Thurston EDC, an Olympia Downtown Alliance Board Member and the Committee Co-Chair. “Now more than ever, we need to support and celebrate those among us who bring the arts to life and help sustain a vibrant, resilient, creative economy in our Capital City.”

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