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Cover Art

Every bi-annual Arts Walk, an artist is selected and commisioned by the City to create a new, original work of art to be featured on the Arts Walk poster and other event publications.

Applications for 2024 will open in fall 2023

The City of Olympia is committed to being an inclusive, affirming, and equitable place where community members and staff can live, play, and work. We adhere to the non-discriminatory treatment of all persons in employment, calls for art, and in the delivery of services and resources. We strongly encourage people who are Black or Indigenous, people of color, transgender, non-binary, LGBTQ, immigrants, people with disabilities, and women to apply.

How to Apply

Selected artists receive $750 to create a new work, and are featured through multiple ways, often including:

  • Being highlighted through exclusive in-studio interviews,
  • The City's website & social media platforms,
  • Press interviews,
  • Promotion through additional event marketing and publications.
Apply in the fall for the following year.


What is the Selection Criteria for choosing Cover Artists?

What materials are required with an application?

What are work sample requirements

What are important dates?

Is there anything else I should know when applying?

Spring 2022 Cover Artist Rene Westbrook

Fall 2022 Cover Artist Katherine Ransom

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