Mark Your Calendars for an Arts & Heritage Day events in Olympia, February 7 & 8, 2017!

Sign up for Arts & Heritage Day participation here,

Then scroll down to see more ways to get involved!

Join your colleagues and cultural supporters statewide for this two-day event, presented in cooperation with the Washington State Arts Commission, the Washington Museum Association, ArtsWA, Artist Trust and Arts Ed Washington. 

Legislative Reception

Sponsored by the Washington Museum Association

Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Time: 5:00 –7:00 PM


Historic Lord Mansion home of the State Capital Museum, 211 21st Avenue SW, Olympia, WA 98501

How: RSVP contact Susan Rohrer (360) 586-0116,

Highlights: Please RSVP by January 30.

Join heritage and arts supporters from across Washington State at a reception for our legislators.  Legislative receptions are a key tool for interacting with lawmakers and budget creators in an informal, friendly atmosphere.  It’s also a great way to connect with your cultural colleagues which can help your organization well into the future.

The event will be held in the mansion’s Coach House which is adjacent to the Lord Mansion, at the rear of the property.   A small parking lot and street parking surrounds the museum property.  For ease of access, park at the rear of the property on nearby streets, close to the Coach House.  Please be mindful of parking restrictions in the historic neighborhood.

 If you can’t attend, you can still help!  Please ask your legislators to attend, and let us know if you’ve done so by sending an email to

Arts & Heritage Day

A civic participation day, including pre-scheduled meetings with individual legislators from every district in Washington.

When: Wednesday, February 8

Where: State Capital, 415 15th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501

How: Sign up to participate at

Highlights: Making the case for museums, heritage, and arts!  Connecting with colleagues and caretakers of Washington State’s cultural legacies!

On February 8, Arts & Heritage Day will begin with orientations for participants, followed by pre-arranged meetings with legislators throughout the day, lunch on your own with colleagues and friends, maybe even a performance or two! This is a great opportunity for advocates to talk with their legislators about statewide arts and heritage issues and local concerns, thank them for their support, and share specific stories and highlights from our work in our communities, schools, and venues statewide. Your presence, along with many other arts and heritage advocates from across the state, helps legislators learn who we are when we talk about the importance of the arts and heritage in our communities. With newly elected legislators and the reshuffling of legislating positions, this is a particularly important year to join your peers in Olympia.

As we work to confirm appointments with legislators, we are seeking advocates to meet with legislators. (If you have never advocated in Olympia before don’t worry, we will pair newbies with seasoned advocates. It is a great way to learn.) Register on the Arts Alliance website at  If you are interested in participating on February 8th.

The Draft Issues Brief will be available on the Arts Alliance website soon. Please note that issues brief will change in the weeks ahead.

In your response please include:

  • Your name
  • Are you willing to lead the meeting?
  • Your home district and your work district. If you don’t know your district you may
  • find out here:
  • Would you like to carpool?

If you’re unable to attend but would still like to help, please forward this email to other arts supporters in your district and have them get in contact with Arts and Heritage Day.

We truly appreciate your work on behalf of public support for the arts, humanities and heritage in Washington, and look forward to seeing you in Olympia on February 8.