Arts Partners


TwispWorks’ mission is to increase the economic and cultural vitality of the Methow Valley. We envision a collaborative community where opportunities thrive.

TwispWorks welcomes businesses, non-profit organizations, artists, craftspeople and YOU, the community at-large, to our 6.4 acre campus to share, collaborate, and celebrate the vibrant culture that makes the Methow Valley a special place to live, work, and visit.

On campus you 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: See you at TwispWorks!

What’s at TwispWorks

Read about all our on-campus partners here.             

The Plaza@TwispWorks is a 14,000 square foot outdoor space featuring the new Performing Arts Pavilion, generous lawn and walkways surrounded by native plants, and a splash pad for kids to cool down and play in.

The Front Lawn@TwispWorks is home to FORK! The Valley’s first food truck! Open Wed-Fri from 11am-3PM and Saturdays from 1-3pm.

Public art abounds on the TwispWorks campus. The massive steel sphere, “Entro” by sculptor Bernard Hosey, welcomes visitors on the front lawn while “Ignis Internum” by TwispWorks partner Steve Ward, is located in front of the Bernard Hosey Founders Building. “The Lookout” by Tori Karpenko serves as both a tribute to the campus’ Forest Service past and as a unique outdoor meeting space. The important role of irrigation in the Methow Valley is celebrated in the artwork of partner Hannah Viano that surrounds the TwispWorks Performing Arts Pavilion and Plaza.

Staff and Board


Anne Acheson, Business Manager

Joe Bastian, Facilities Manager

Linsey Bryson, Retail Operations and Events Manager

Sierra Golden, Associate Director

Tori Karpenko, Director of Campus Operations

Don Linnertz, Executive Director

Sarah Prochnau, Director of Partnerships & Marketing Programs

Julie Tate-Libby, Director of Programming

Board of Directors:

Perri Howard, President

Rachel Hong, Vice-President

Dennis Weston, Treasurer

Jim Salter, Secretary

Susan Donahue, Executive Member At Large

Char Alkire

Joanna Bastian

Phil Davis

Anne Eckmann

Sarah Gilman

Baylie Peplow

Tom Robinson

Stuart Spencer