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"In the tradition of Ladyfest 2000 and in solidarity with Ladyfests all over the world, Ladyfest Olympia 2005 is a festival organized by local women of all identities to showcase, celebrate and encourage the art and activism of women everywhere. Ladyfest Olympia is a non-profit music and arts festival benefiting local organizations that support women. We are committed to inspiring self-empowerment in the face of oppression and we welcome and encourage all people who support the education, advancement, and celebration of women to attend our festival.

Ladyfest Olympia 2005 Donation Form

Ladyfest 2005 is an art and music festival that will take place from July 28th-31st, 2005. All proceeds after expenses will benefit local non-profits including Safeplace, and G.R.U.B. It will be located in Olympia, Washington, the historic birthplace of the Riot Grrrl movement and home to some of the country's most energetic underground music and art scenes. This festival will showcase and encourage the artistic, organizational, and political talents of women. Scheduled events include musicians, performance artists, films, authors, and visual artists. Participatory workshops and panel discussions on current women's issues are also an integral part of the festival. Ladyfest 2005 is organized by women and features female performers, artists, and panelists. All are welcome to attend.

Ladyfest 2005 is the homecoming of a phenomenal movement that started here in Olympia with the first ever Ladyfest in August of 2000. This first Ladyfest inspired over 87 other communities such as Dublin Ireland, Monterrey Mexico, San Paulo Brazil, Berlin, San Francisco, New York, Austin and to come together and create their own versions of Ladyfest. Olympia and our powerful community of women created an event that encouraged other groups of women to come together and organize like-minded events. Very rarely in this world are women given the opportunity to work solely along side one another to collaborate and explore what we are capable of creating. We feel strongly that this experience should be explored and are excited by the outcome of our efforts. We also are proud of the wave of inspiration and influence that the past festivals have affected others and ourselves.

The excitement and promise of Ladyfest 2005 is spreading though town. Although it is still in its planning stages, Ladyfest 2005 has secured performers such as legendary Barbara Lynn, Texas soul & blues singer songwriter and active feminist. We want to expose our community and the audience to women that inspire us and offer our support and an opportunity for these great ladies to share and shine. In addition to performances and art exhibits, there will be participatory events such as political/educational workshops, open mics, guerilla art, and opportunities for impromptu performance." (


Olympia, WA
United States
47° 2' 16.3464" N, 122° 54' 2.502" W
07/28/2005 - 07/31/2005