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Exhibit: Arbutus Folk School

by Ray Zill on 2024-01-19T16:47:34-08:00 | 0 Comments

About Arbutus Folk School

Our mission is to enrich lives and build community through experiential learning in arts, craft, and culture.

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit based in Olympia, Washington offering year-round classes, workshops, resources, events, and artist residencies with a focus on ceramics, music, woodworking, blacksmithing, fiber arts, glass arts, and folk & traditional arts.

Last year we offered over 250 classes & workshops that engaged over 700 students in floor loom weaving, Japanese calligraphy, dovetail joinery, slip casting, and more. Arbutus also sponsors musical events, and classes in a variety of traditions: cooking, basket making, leather working, book binding, scrimshaw, flintknapping, bow-making, and more.

We are working to:

· Inspire lifelong learning in a supportive environment.

· Increase access to arts, culture, and heritage experiences for our community.

· Promote intergenerational and intercultural connections.

· Support a strong creative economy.


This exhibit displays the work of two Arbutus instructors: Jane and David Stone



Arbutus recently moved to a new location in downtown Olympia: 705 4th Ave. East

For more information about Arbutus and its programs: email us at or call 360/350-0187

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