Northern Kickstarter Campaign

As some of you may know, Northern completed a successful Kickstarter campaign over the end days of summer and early days of fall. We raised over $8,000 for The Olympia All Ages Project in order to relocate Northern into a new space. We’re working with that new space now (it’s a secret!) and we will […]

Last weekend at Northern

This past weekend was Northern’s final weekend at the old 321 space on 4th Ave. Before we even found a home for Northern, we knew that whatever space we found would most likely be temporary. Two years and two months is a good run for an all-ages venue, even in such a fickle town as […]

west to east and back again

The Cascade Range, a 1963 wooden puzzle of the United States, Miran and Thao at a sold out show at Northern.


On Friday, April 1st, myself and a number of patient people hung over 200 prints from over 60 local artists and students at Northern working with various print methods. From the Press Release: For the first three weeks of April, Northern is pleased to present “Printstravaganza!” featuring the work of over 60 local artists working […]

Wild Flag at Northern

Wild Flag is a new rock group featuring members of Sleater-Kinney, Helium and The Minders. The best thing to happen to music in 2010? Hell yes. Wild Flag debuted here in Olympia, at Northern! What an honor. They’ve already been generating quite a buzz . Here’s a review in SPIN and there’s a really […]

Digital Photography Workshop @ Northern

The weekend after Arts Walk, I hosted a free digital photography workshop at Northern for kids ages 5 – 18. The intrepid Rachael Lang helped wrangle kids and print photographs. We had 11 kids register for the event and they were divided into two general age groups – young and younger. Rachael and I did […]

Northern on NPR!

Here is the direct link to the story (that’s my photo!!) on NPR’s music blog, “The Record” : Northern opened unofficially in April, 2009 just in time for Arts Walk and officially hosted its first shows in mid-May. The project has been a huge undertaking and I think it’s safe to say it has […]