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.
ALCHEMY ON DEMAND
Strategic communications services including public relations, media and community outreach.
Natural dye studio focused on earth pigments and locally-gathered botanicals. Natural dye demonstration garden.
Leashes and collars made from the highest-quality materials including some colored with locally-sourced natural dyes.
DOOR NO. 3
Artisan printed goods, printmaking classes and exhibits.
20 years of full-service creative development including brand experience, advertising, print & digital design, trademarks, packaging, retail environments, websites and more.
Micro-manufacturer of everyday gear designed to be useful, versatile and durable (pronounced “equipped”).
GLITTER & GRIT SILVERSMITH
Silversmith classes and jewelry made with hand-pulled sterling silver and local stones.
JUST IN TIME DELIVERY
Delivery service to and from the Methow Valley.
KTRT ‘THE ROOT’ 97.5
Local radio as it was meant to be, with ‘round the clock music for all tastes plus national shows like E-Town and Democracy Now.
LIBERTY BELL HIGH SCHOOL:
WELDING-High school students learn basic welding techniques for use in industry, farming, art or other settings. Community welding classes offered each winter.
ADVANCED CARPENTRY-High school students learn advanced carpentry and remodeling skills on TwispWorks’ historic campus.
Affordable conversion services for video transfer, film transfer, slide scanning, photo scanning, negative scanning and audio transfer.
Ever-evolving showcase of local art in all media. Methow Made and TwispWorks merchandise.
Custom metalwork including lighting, banisters, gates and other metal elements for homes and gardens.
METHOW VALLEY CLAY ART CENTER
Supporting the ceramic arts in the Methow Valley with studio space, community classes and visiting artist programming.
METHOW VALLEY INTERPRETIVE CENTER
Permanent and rotating exhibits and education on the Native American and natural history of the Methow Valley.
METHOW VALLEY NATIVE PLANT GARDEN
The largest shrub-steppe demonstration garden in the inland Northwest, featuring more than 200 species of native plants and ethnobotanical information.
RAINBOW BRIDGE DAYCARE CENTER
Childcare and preschool following the Life-ways approach to childcare, based on the teachings of Rudolph Steiner and Waldorf education.
SPARTAN ART PROJECT
A 1951 Spartan Imperial Mansion converted into a mobile art space for works by local, regional and national artists including the “Intimate Performance” series.
THE STUDIO PROJECT
Academic coaching for kids of all ages, and photography studio.
Knitting studio and yarn shop, building community and inspiration through knitting classes and groups.
THE VALLEY TEEN CENTER
Providing a safe, constructive place for teens to see their friends, connect with adults, gain practical skills through activity nights and have fun!
Painter and metal artist Steve Ward coaxes carbon steel into art with cutting, welding, bending, grinding, brushing and other techniques.
THE YAKAMA NATION FISHERIES
Using scientific expertise in concert with traditional ecological knowledge to restore culturally important fish runs in the Columbia River.
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