TwispWorks was established in 2009 to redevelop and revitalize the vacant 6.4 acre Twisp Ranger Station located in the heart of Twisp at the intersection of Highway 20 and Glover Street. TwispWorks is the place where people, place and ideas come together to increase the economic vitality of the Methow Valley. Occupants of the campus include local businesses, community organizations, artists, craftspeople and producers who have created a nexus for arts, culture and community.
TwispWorks and our campus partners offer a wide range of engaging classes and community events suitable for people of all ages. People can shop from local producers, tour active artist studios, watch demonstrations and performances and enjoy outdoor spaces including a native plant demonstration garden and a natural dye garden.
Check out all TwispWorks has to offer at our Web site: www.twispworks.org. See you at TwispWorks!
Arts at TwispWorks
Stop by the TwispWorks campus to visit and shop open artist studios on Saturdays from 10AM-2PM.
Culler Studio – fiber art and natural dyes, natural dye demonstration garden. Classes offered.
d.o.g. dudz – naturally dyed hemp doggie gear.
Door No. 3 – hand printed goods. Classes offered.
Glitter N Grit Silversmith – hand-pulled jewelry. Classes offered.
Keyser Studio – fine art & custom signs.
Lucid Glassworks – functional and colorful glassware. Demonstrations daily.
Melinda Hannigan Studio – fine arts painter specializing in oil paintings.
Methow Gallery – woodwork, shoji screens and paper. Classes offered.
Methow Metalworks – functional and decorative metalwork. Classes offered.
Methow Photo Arts – photography services and print sales.
Methow Valley Clay Art Center – functional and fine art ceramics. Classes offered.
Nice Nests – species-specific nestboxes crafted from salvaged wood and found hardware.
Shivelight Studio – mixed media art.
Studio B – stone carving.
Velocity Made Good – painting, sculpture, arts planning. Classes offered.
Ward Studio – painting, furniture, sculpture and custom metalwork.
A large classroom space available to rent for classes, small performances, meetings, films, etc.
Spartan Art Project
A remodeled 1951 Spartan travel trailer serves as a mobile art gallery featuring works by local and regional artists, including gallery shows and musical performances.
Methow Valley Interpretive Center
The Methow Valley Interpretive Center hosts events and exhibits that highlight the cultural and natural history of the Methow Valley including the “Last Sunday” lecture series and ancestral skills workshops.
Methow Native Plant Garden
The Methow Valley Native Garden at Methow Valley Interpretive Center is largest collection of native plants in a public garden in North Central Washington.
Two massive steel spheres by sculptor Bernard Hosey are highlights of the TwispWorks campus. “Round and Round” can be seen on the Highway 20 side of the campus, while “Entro” welcomes visitors to the Methow Valley Interpretive Center. TwispWorks’ newest piece of public art, “Ignis Internum” by TwispWorks partner Steve Ward, is located in front of the Bernard Hosey Founders Building.
Staff and Board
Don Linnertz, Executive Director
Tori Karpenko, Director of Campus Operations
Chris Schneider, Director of Development
Anne Acheson, Business Manager
Sarah Prochnau, Community Relations Coordinator
David Hobbs, Facilities Assistant
Board of Directors:
Ray Johnston, President
John Battle, Treasurer
Jim Salter, Secretary