Duck the Malls
4th Annual Arts and Crafts Sale
benefit for Olympia Film Society/support local artists (bake sale, too!)
Sunday, December 10
11 am – 4 pm
206 5th AV
The Capitol Theatre is Oly’s alternative community center: movies, music, fundraisers and other community events happen here, including art events. Duck the Malls is an art benefit for the Olympia Film Society’s Gallery, and also a venue for local arts and crafters to feel the love of their community.
This year, there will be more artists with more amazing handcrafted wares, including paintings, prints, wearables, jewelry, lamps, dolls, tableware, and some stuff that is just too unique to explain in just a few words. All of this stuff is too unique to find in the malls.
Come see how local artists transform old sweaters into hats, hubcaps into lamps, candy wrappers into dolls, burlap sacks into fashionable bags, scrap paper into intricate collages, and other amazing acts of recycling and art.
Of course, you could make it yourself, but will you? These dedicated artistans have been working all year, perfecting their craft, so that you can purchase the perfect gift for yourself or someone special. Fine art and craft made from precious materials, as well as ordinary and recycled materials, will be for sale. This is an “only in Oly” event, where punks, hippies and hipsters, youngsters and oldsters, artists, craftsters, and folks of all kinds come together to support Oly indie culture. Particiapting artists include:
Mike Cummins (functional ceramics), Jenny Macc (knitted, felted, and crotcheted hats, scarves, handwarmers), Bill Fleming (recycled lamps and picture frames), Jennifer Kuhns (hats and ceramics), Nora Walsh (illuminaria and collage), Lynn Grotsky (lampworked and handmade bead necklaces), China Friese (jewelry), Pat Tassoni (recycled lamps), Betty Jo Fitzgerald (monotypes and collage), Bridget Parent (sexy switch plates), Joshua Gratz (acrylic paintings on wood), BuyOlympia (assorted stuff), and 30 other artists, including moi (Ruby Re-Usable’s useless but compelling recycled art).