September Art @ Northern

For the month of September, Northern is hosting an amazing photography exhibit featuring hundreds of images by artists Aylin Güngör, Tara Jane ONeil and Themba Lewis. The opening was a couple weeks ago and was very well attended. We’re having a closing reception this Friday with musical guests Mt. Erie, Karl Blau, Tara Jane O’Neil […]

June Opening at Northern

On Sunday, Northern had its official grand opening. The work of PJ Sykes and Sarah Cass adorned the walls and the Olympia Free Choir sang a few songs for the occasion.  With the massive help of Mariella and Dirk, the walls were painted and the work was hung and secured just in time for the […]

Northern’s Official Opening

Finally, after 3 1/2 months of renovating and working on The Olympia All Ages Project art gallery and music venue, Northern, we officially opened our doors. We passed our inspections on Friday, hung our first show in the gallery, cleaned up the space, and did our first real sound check mere hours before the first […]

how art and music can change the world…

Photographs! Northern a few weekends ago: Broken Water @ Bike And Bike: Mecca Normal at Evergreen presenting “How Art + Music Can Change The World” – exactly what I needed to hear at exactly the right time: Northern this past weekend, pictured with only 2 coats of primer out of four: Erin baking chocolate beet […]

working for the weekend

The show at the house went off without a hitch. About 80 kids showed up which was less than I thought but still a great turnout for a basement show. Almost everyone in attendance was an Evergreen student. Experimental Dental School was amazing, like one long psychedelic pulsating noise pop drone. They were extremely nice, […]


This weekend I spent many hours working at our new Olympia All Ages venue called Northern. Northern will be home to a gallery and all purpose mixed use space for concerts, happenings, workshops, dances and anything else we can think of or the community proposes.  Since July, I’ve been involved in Oly All Ages event […]

Fort Worden and Mount Eerie

Yesterday, I fled town for the day. I ventured north up highway 101 to Port Townsend, a charming city on the shores of the Puget Sound. After eating lunch and window shopping for a little bit, I asked a local barista about any not-to-be-missed Port Townsend attractions.  She said to follow the shoreline to Fort […]