See the Olympia Arts Walk and Stay at The Inn at Mallard Cove!

If you have ever wanted a reason to visit Olympia, WA, here is one of many that we have up our sleeves here at The Inn at Mallard Cove.  We want you to experience a special, twice-a-year event, the Olympia Arts Walk, the next of which is on April 25 and 26, 2014.

Young musician at a recent Arts Walk, Downtown Olympia

Young musician at recent Arts Walk, Downtown Olympia
(Picture courtesy of www.thurstontalk.com)

What the Arts Walk is, in a nutshell, is a bunch of art forms—music, paintings, sculpture, and poetry, to name several—that are on display in local Olympia businesses.  Most of the venues are open well into the night, and most are within walking distance of Olympia’s downtown area.  An extra added attraction this April is the Procession of the Species Celebration, a colorful community pageant in recognition of Earth Day and the Endangered Species Act where residents don handmade art forms representing some aspect of the natural world. Each person—or shall we say species?—involved in this event has a purpose, which is to honor the proper balance between nature and humans.  Imagine an adult human dressed up as a salmon, three people inside an Orca whale costume, or kids dressed as clams, oysters or starfish—all swaying to the rhythmic beat of neighborhood samba bands!

The combination of Arts Walk and the Procession of the Species exemplifies Olympia, Washington at its diverse and environmentally sensitive best.

Giant Whale made of recycled plastic shopping bags at last year’s Procession Giant Whale made of recycled plastic bags at last year’s Procession (Earthbound Productions)

To entice you to visit, attend the Arts Walk and then relax here at the inn, we are posting an exclusive special on this blog.  Stay here for at least one night, attend the Arts Walk, and you will qualify for a 10% discount on your stay at The Inn at Mallard Cove.

Come to Olympia’s Arts Walk, even if you don’t stay at The Inn at Mallard Cove.  We want you to have a blast in our city, and this is a great time of year to visit.

 

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