Code of Ethics
  • Respect for all people, communities, and cultures
  • Honor our community by being socially, financially, and environmentally responsible
  • Striving for our team and members to meet the highest ethical standards
  • Challenging each other to strive for excellence and to continue learning
  • Embracing continuous improvement and change and fostering bold creativity
Mission and Incusivity Statement

Our mission at Olympia Lamplighters is to provide creators and artists of all ages and disciplines a space to engage, inspire, and grow together as artists and creators in an all-inclusive community.

Because we value inclusivity at Olympia Lamplighters, anyone who is being offensive or is using racial slurs against another guest will lose their membership or day pass and will not be welcomed back into our space.

  • First floor entry, no step up
  • 29 inch double doors which open up to 59 inches total.
  • There are no public restrooms
  • Tables and seating in workspace are movable and modular
  • We work to use eco-friendly cleaning products and aerosol-free air fresheners
  • Assistance animals are welcome. We reserve the right to request you leave if your animal is misbehaving.
General Questions
  • Do you have an online shop?
    • No, many of our artists have online stores of their own that can be found through their social media. Selling online requires staff that we do not have at the moment.
  • Do you allow food and beverages in the space?
    • Yes, however, please understand that anyone can ask you to refrain from eating something if it is liable to set off allergies. We have water, tea, and coffee available as well as a mini fridge that can be used by members. There is also a microwave available for warming up meals brought from elsewhere.
  • How can I get gallery space?
      • Before you do, take a look at our Gallery Preparation Guide to make sure that you have your work properly prepared for a gallery. Contact our Creative Director, Iri Alexander, at iri.olylamplighters@gmail.com to show interest and schedule a time to bring in artwork and fill out the necessary paperwork and W-9.
  • How much does it cost to display art in the gallery?
    • Display space for artists is free and Olympia Lamplighters takes 20% commission for sales.
  • Do you provide private work spaces for artists?
    • We provide individual desks with drawers for storage. Desks are limited so check with the font desk for availability. Our desks are set up in a co-working environment, and are not sectioned off or cubicled. We cannot provide individual rooms, or cubicles.
  • How much are memberships, and how long do they last?
    • Memberships are Pay What You Want. You can learn more about our memberships here.
  • Do you accept donations?
  • Can I gift items from the store?
    • Yes!
  • What kind of classes do you offer?
    • We offer number of arts classes, and events from figure drawing to painting. Keep an eye on our Classes page to see updates for classes.
  • How much do classes cost?
    • Cost of classes ranges from free with donations encouraged to $200 and does not always include cost of materials. Please check out our Classes page for more information.
  • Can I bring my children to space/classes/events?
    Yes, except for our Adult Figure Drawing Classes on Thurs. Please understand that children cannot attend nude figure drawing classes due to legal liability. Age restrictions on classes are by teacher request and class complexity. 
  • Do you offer more lighting?
    We have a few goose-neck lamps that can be borrowed from the front desk.
  • How do I volunteer?
    Please sign up for our newsletter and check out our Support Us page for more information on how to get involved. Volunteers are also occasionally organized through our Discord.