Beat the Drum for Culture in Olympia!

© 2011 Washington Capitol Campus, Jimmy Emerson, Flickr
© 2011 Washington Capitol Campus, Jimmy Emerson, Flickr
© 2011 Washington Capitol Campus, Jimmy Emerson, Flickr
© 2011 Washington Capitol Campus, Jimmy Emerson, Flickr

Arts & Heritage Day in Olympia is February 4 & 5

For Washington State’s cultural community, the key 2014 advocacy event, Arts & Heritage Day, is happening on Tuesday, February 4th and Wednesday the 5th. As a collaboration of the Washington State Arts Alliance [WSAA], the Washington State Historical Society [WSHS], and Washington Museum Association [WaMA], Arts & Heritage Day offers information, training, professional development and social networking over two days in Olympia.

On February 4th, the WSHS is offering Small Museum Workshops: Risk Assessment for Small Museums and Small Nonprofit Media 101, in the State Capital Museum Coach House. Register by January 30th. Following the workshops that first day, the annual Arts & Heritage Day reception takes place in the State Capital Museum’s historic Lord Mansion. The reception offers opportunities to rub elbows with state officials, legislators, and fellow cultural workers in an informal, convivial setting.

Bright and early (7:00 – 8:00 a.m) on February 5th, Arts & Heritage Day advocacy kicks off at Heritage Caucus in the Cherberg Building on the Capitol Campus with presentations by WaMA and the WSAA. The Cherberg meeting rooms continue as headquarters for the comings and goings of culture advocates as they meet with legislators throughout the day. The enthusiasm generated when arts and heritage folks come together to tell their stories in that setting is infectious. Plan to come for both days in Olympia and experience the electric atmosphere for yourself!