Sponsored by the Olympia Arts + Heritage Alliance (AHA), It’s The Water Is an exhibit exploring the ways in which water, in all its many forms, has played a central role in the life and history of Olympia. Using historic photographs, contemporary art and reproductions of artifacts, the exhibit tells the rich story of everything from shipbuilding, oyster harvesting, maritime fleets, the fire department, beer brewing, artesian wells, festivals, Capital Lake, rainfall, sea level rise, tribal fishing and trade routes, little Hollywood, and the Port. The exhibit is sited in the windows of the historic city hall / fire station at State Street and Capitol Way. Join Project Manager and Curator, Kristen Ramirez, local printmaker Mimi Williams and historian Shanna Stevenson to learn more about the exhibit. Kristen will share what she learned as she curated the exhibit and designed the posters. Mimi will discuss her artwork and the ways she uses water to anchor her prints in Olympia. Shanna will talk about the history of the city hall / fire station. The conversation will be moderated by AHA Board Member, Doyle Fanning.