Arts Walk Spring 2022

"Modern Dinosaurs" by Heather Wood
Apr. 1-30, 2022
Admission for Arts Walk is free April 22, 5-8 pm.

Arts Walk

Arts Walk Spring 2022

Olympia Arts Walk is a semi-annual community event celebrating the arts. In a typical year, thousands gather in downtown Olympia in both the Spring and Fall for a festive arts experience that uses creativity to connect and engage. Street closures are April 22-23, and throughout the month art displays, programs and activities will be presented by participating locations and artists.

Experience Arts Walk with Hands On

Throughout April, the Museum will feature paintings by local artist and Hands On employee, Heather Wood in the Play Day Café. The collection of “Modern Dinosaurs” combines her love of dinosaurs with her whimsical sense of humor, juxtaposing accurate portrayals of some of her favorite giant reptiles with more modern settings and situations. Admission during Arts Walk is free April 22, 5-8 pm. During Arts Walk hours there may be adults in the Museum without children.

Arts Walk Activities
  • Artist Meet & Greet (April 22, 5:30-7:30 pm). Meet Heather and see her exhibit in the Play Day Café. Learn dinosaur facts and color your own Modern Dinosaur. Heather will also be sharing fossils and casts from the Age of Dinosaurs Burke Box. Visitors can also enjoy a tour of the Museum’s permanent art collection.
Heather WoodAbout the Artist

Heather Wood is a Washington local, HOCM employee (for seven years!), and Evergreen college alum. Her childhood love of art grew from graphite to mixed media throughout high school. In college, she focused her skills on acrylics and other paint media. Heather’s familiarity and affection for the Washington peninsula, forests and beaches help drive her imagination and creation of works, allowing her to dream up interesting landscape pieces that mold well with her passion for dinosaurs. Her devotion to dinosaurs started at an early age, but was more recently refined with the creation of her first dinosaur piece “The Dangers of Selfies”. She also brings her enthusiasm for art, science, and the natural world to her position in the education dept. at the Museum.