Thursday, February 10, 2011


As expected the 4th anniversary Westside Artswalk was a resounding success and we want to thank everyone involved with this capitalized woot.... WOOT! If you're interested in learning more about how you can be involved in the collective or if you want to help organize for a possible Eastside Artswalk at the end of march please email raccooncollective(at) STAY STOUT!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

4th Anniversary West Side Arts Walk

4th anniversary of the Westside Arts Walk is Saturday January 29, 2011!! Find a map at a local venue or download it here!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

3 year anniversary Artswalk

THR33 y3ars!
WOW it's been three years well that is super sweet!
Big thanks to all of the fabulous raccoons out there!!!
If you been wondering where a digi-map is for this Saturdays artswalk look here. Sorry I'm too busy to make a gmap this time....
If you ever want to" join" the collective or just have a really great idea shoot us a line at

Monday, June 22, 2009

OLY summer squash schedule

So the complete schedule is online here in pdf form and can also be found at many of your favorite
Oly hang outs including: Last Word, Vics, Old School, Cafe Vita, Sizzizzis,
the food Co-ops, B&B, Oly Coffee Roasters

Friday, May 29, 2009

May Artswalk map

Sorry it took so long but thanks for everyones hard work here is the map you've all been waiting for...

Monday, May 25, 2009

Pan-OLYmpia Summer Squash Festival

The Raccoon Collective Presents:
Olympia Summer Squash Festival 2009
June 24th-28th

The Raccoon Arts Collective presents Olympia's first annual Summer Squash! From Wednesday June 24th through Sunday June 28th, the community will join in a celebration of all that we have to offer. Integrating performance and participation we hope to deconstruct the barrier between life and art. Working and playing together we form a stronger and more meaningful community. For five days, in formal venues, as well as houses and gardens, Olympia will actualize this greater vision of itself. Summer Squash incorporates visual art, performance, music, athletics, gardening, teaching and learning into a single event. We hope to achieve a breadth and scope that will engage all members of the Olympia area. Our days will be filled with murals, sports and workshops; our nights with theater, dance and music, everyday unique and inspiring. This is an event for the people, by the people, of the people. Our goal is to support community members in seeing their visions become reality. Motivating each other we can achieve more than we would alone. What will you do to be a part of the fun? For more information contact: Weekly organizational meetings open to all: Wednesdays 7pm @ Media Island 816 Adams SE Mission Statement: Support community based culture by establishing venues for individuals and groups to celebrate with the greater population. Integrating performance and participation in these venues deconstructs the barrier between life and art.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

2yr Anniversary Westside Artswalk

Hey friends, On Sat Jan 31st is presenting our 2 year Anniversary Westside Artswalk complete with food, eclectic music, installation, visual arts, and lots of dancing with your friends. Things have been shaping up really nicely. So far we have some excellent events including:

  • Marching band
  • Acoustic shows
  • Secrete cafes
  • Electric shows
  • Get your craft on workshops
  • Art and installations
  • Animal Costumes
If you would like to participate as a artist, volunteer, or venue please to a brief but essential meet up on Sunday 5pm @ The NEW house 431 Percival ST NWor email us with details.... Please spread the work we're looking for volunteers, visual artist, dancers, hookas?, and stout event ideas. Oh and animal costumes will be lackadaisically enforced don't forget!!!! check back for further updates and for map of participating houses.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

New Valerie Park Distro

The Bad news:

We've had to cancel one too many artswalks lately because of general over commitment to basic survival
The Good news:  We will do artswalk at the end of January which will be our official two year anniversary.  Think Party.  Big Party
We're also pround to annouce our partnership with local upcoming Ms. Valerie Park Distro
New Distro! by raccoon collective.
This is a new (small-ish, humble-ish) Olympia-based distro. It's CD's, zines, tapes, vinyl, and handmade things from local (mostly Oly, Seattle, Portland) folk. Check it: Everything's real cheap and more stuff is getting added all the time, so keep comin' back! Thanks to all who can support it and make it work for the artists involved.  Look for work by Raccoon collective member artist. Words.

Beware we never hibernate!

Beware we never hibernate!
bikes are sexy!

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