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 garden and a natural dye garden.
Read about all our on-campus partners, including when and how to visit their spaces, here.
Top 5 Things to do at TwispWorks
- Relax and enjoy the public outdoor spaces! You can enjoy the Front Lawn, Plaza, Pavilion, and gardens at your leisure. The Native Plant Demonstration Garden is the gateway to the Methow Valley Interpretive Center. Situated next to Culler Studio, the Dye Garden is used to grow for creating dyes and pigments. If a garden gate is closed, feel free to let yourself in!
- Check out the public art! 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.
- Shop! Methow Valley Goods is stocked with work from 90+ Methow Valley and Okanogan County artists and makers. This is the place you can get all things Methow—from fine art to pottery to beer and wine. Read about all our other Campus Partners, including when and how to visit their spaces, here.
- Eat! FORK a popular Valley food truck that parks by the Front Lawn on a seasonal basis. The menu is an Asian inspired mix of salads and sandwiches alongside American standards like burgers and hand-cut fries.
- Drink! At the Old Schoolhouse Brewery Taproom, you can drink OSB’s delicious beer and enjoy a comfortable, art-focused hangout spot! The taproom is open 7 days a week: Monday – Friday 3pm – close, Saturday – Sunday noon – close.
Anne Acheson, Business Manager
Joe Bastian, Facilities Manager
Sarah Brown, Executive Director
Lindsey Bryson, Retail Operations and Events Manager
Sierra Golden, Associate Director
Tori Karpenko, Director of Campus Operations
Julie Tate-Libby, Director of Programming
Board of Directors:
Char Alkire, President
Rachel Hong, Vice-President
Peter Speer, Secretary
Dennis Weston, Treasurer
Sarah Gilman, Executive Member At Large