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UPDATED! Luminary Procession ~ The Fifth Element: Spirit

- Fine beings of joy and care for the well-being of life, community, and wonder upon this planet Earth

Earthbound Productions, Samba Olywa, and Artesian Rumble Arkestra welcome all to share in the spirit of our community at the Spring 2023 Luminary Procession! Olympia's treasured lantern and light procession will take place at City of Olympia Artswalk on Friday April 28 at 8:30 pm.

People of all ages are encouraged to bring a lantern or wear lighted attire and join in the Luminary Procession.

  • 8:00 pm - Borrow a lantern to carry (see below)
  • 8:15 pm - Gather in the street closure area at 4th and Washington Streets
  • 8:30 pm - Procession begins

Route: The route is about 1/2 mile long through the downtown core. A map of the route is below. A downloadable map will be available on the Artswalk Oly web site: Part of our route is considered by City of Olympia to be a 'rolling' street closure - this means that the Procession needs to stay in the right-hand lane of the street in areas where the streets are not completely closed. Your cooperation will help us all stay safe and have fun.

Borrow a lantern: Some lanterns to borrow from Earthbound Productions will be handed out in the alley next to Olympia Lamplighters at 211 4th Avenue East (next to Quality Burrito), starting at 8:00 pm.

In the event of heavy rain, the Luminary Procession may need to be postponed. Stay tuned to the Olympia Procession of the Species Facebook page for updates.

Fine Companions of the Procession ~

It is always a pleasure to hear when friends and neighbors still hold the kindness and intention of the Procession upon their horizons.

And there is a horizon. And that horizon is 2023.

We are still in a pandemic. And as our communications with Thurston County Health have brought to the fore: we are only in the early stages of the present recovery; a recovery that will require a resilience on behalf of all the community, perhaps well into summer, in order to assure its success.

As you are most likely aware, there are many schools, businesses, and organizations that are doing their best just to tread water as they watch to see how things unfold. And while there will not be a Procession for us to focus on this year, it appears that many of you are in good health and well energized to make a contribution elsewhere. And we are certainly encouraging people to take on the effort of doing so. There is always a need for more pandemic-related help at the Food Bank and perhaps the same is true for Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Family Support Center, and Senior Services among others. And there are still trees to be planted and beach trash to be picked up. Maybe some of you could even pool your resources and get involved in building a tiny house. What's promising is that everything the Procession stands for, and everything the Procession strives for, can still be accomplished without the actual Procession. So if you are up for it, definitely go for it!

With the finest of considerations,
-Eli Sterling

The Procession of the Species Art Studio Brings the Community Together for a Greater Cause - ThurstonTalk article

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The Procession of the Species Celebration: Creating cultural connections between communites and the natural world!

With minimal public funding we are dependant on your generous donations. If you would like to send a donation please address your check to Earthbound Productions and mail it to: P.O. Box 7192, Olympia 98507.

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