Community Archives - South Sound YMCA

Join a community celebration in support of arts, culture, and mental health in our community!

The Plum Street YMCA is the proud host of the newest edition to Downtown Olympia’s mural collection. Situated at the entrance to Downtown, this new piece of public art welcomes guests to our community with a message of hope and love. It also serves as a reminder to residents that we are here for one another – that ours is a community of compassion and care.

Created by artist Elisa Del Guidice, design elements include images unique to our region. The work is also part of a larger, national project – You Are Not Alone Murals.

The event will include an opportunity for attendees to participate in a ZUMBA for Mental Health exhibition, connect with other community advocates around fostering physical and mental health, and support local artists.

Event Agenda:
– 3:00 – Art viewing | meet & greet
– 3:30 – ZUMBA for Mental Health – Guests are welcome to join in or watch the dancing!
– 4:15 – Remarks & Ribbon Cutting

Project Partners:

South Sound YMCA has served our community for over 130 years. The Y empowers everyone, no matter who they are or where they are from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships and opportunities for all to learn, grow and thrive. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, the Y’s goal is to improve overall health and well-being, ignite youth empowerment and demonstrate the importance of connections in our community.

Olympia Artspace Alliance (OAA) is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization established in 2011 to preserve, develop, and advocate for affordable live, work, and exhibition space for artists. They are committed to creating compensated opportunities for artists in the greater Olympia area and have worked with the City of Olympia for more than a year to design a low-barrier program for artists to install murals in the downtown core.

Olympia Parking & Business Development Area (PBIA) is Olympia’s business improvement district – a legislated taxation district. The PBIA board is made up of elected business owners from the downtown core, who work with City staff to recommend and implement plans to enrich downtown.

Join us for a community dance, featuring a variety of music styles to get moving to!

This event is FREE and open to the public! No membership is needed, but photo ID is required for entry.
Enjoy salsa from Olympia Salsa while you interact with other community members!
Y staff such as personal trainers, group exercise instructors, swim instructors, and others will be on-hand to answer questions about programs, employment, personal development, and more.

Looking for work that matters? Be a changemaker, work for the Y!

Stop by our Hiring Fair at Briggs YMCA on December 16! Human resources and managers will be onsite to conduct screenings. If you are interested, please bring your resume, and copies of certifications (i.e., CPR, Instructor, etc.), if applicable. Please review our job opportunities online!