5/18/2015: Arbutus is thrilled to announce that we received a $600 grant from the Community Sustaining Fund of Thurston County! This grant, combined with additional donations from the community, will fund a $3k project to purchase and install a new kiln and ventilation system for the ceramic studio! We expect the project to be completed by the end of June, 2015.  Thank you CSF of Thurston Co for your generous support!

5/11/2015: Our library is growing!  Arbutus Folk School has received a generous donation by Jean Mandeberg, a well-loved professor of art and art history from The Evergreen State College.  Jean is retiring this summer and has donated a significant portion of her professional reference collection to our library! Come by and check it out!  In addition to Jean’s collection, we have nearly a full set of Fine Woodworking magazine, books on traditional woodworking techniques, fiber art, native crafts and more!