Liberty Bell High School Poetry Reading at the Merc

Thu May 26, 2016 at 6:30pm, doors open at 6pm

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Liberty Bell High School students will read original poetry at the Merc Playhouse, after working with WA State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall and Spokane poet Dennis Held in their English classes. Marshall and Held will emcee the event and read some of their own poetry as well. Community members are invited to read original poetry… [Read More]

Become an Arts Ambassador for Your School

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Would you like to be a student leader in the arts at your school? CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION Methow Arts Alliance is looking for students who are interested in enriching their school and community with the arts to be part of a new Arts Ambassador project in Okanogan County. This group of students from… [Read More]

Paschal Sherman Indian School Students Share Dancing and Drumming Tradition with Methow Valley Elementary Third Graders



When the ten dancers and drummers from Paschal Sherman Indian School and their two teachers stepped off the bus at Methow Valley Elementary School, third grade students were ready for them. The third grade curriculum includes a year-long journey through Native American studies, beginning with the Wampanoag culture in the New England region and culminating… [Read More]

Brewster 5th Graders Paint Pictures with Words

Spring 2017

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Last winter, Brewster 5th graders participated in a 5-week poetry residency, working with Methow Arts teaching poet Kelleigh McMillan. Students became familiar with “painting pictures with words” and with relating their emotions to the natural world. Each week they experimented with a different poetic concept: simile, metaphor, free verse, stanza, etc. Students wrote poems about their bedrooms,… [Read More]

Open Forge Night with Jerry Merz

Feb 16 & 18, 7-9pm, 2016


CURRENTLY FULL. NAMES WILL GO ON WAIT LIST. Join Jerry Merz of Methow Metalworks for a free introduction to blacksmitthing. Jerry will first introduce students to some of the tools unique to the trade spend some time explaining their safe operation.  Then it is on to the forge for the “fun stuff”.   Learn how to… [Read More]

The Poetry of Place

Fall 2016


by Ashley Lodato, Methow Arts Alliance – Arts Education Director no one    comes                        to     relieve me  of this     solitude         presented     to me                     on a     silver platter              in all its     splendor and i welcome    the heartache ~ from “Abandoned Tree” by Liliana Hart-Beck For a kid raised in the valley, the Methow… [Read More]

Young Writers’ Celebration and Conference at Methow Valley Elementary School

Thu, June 1, 2017, 5:30-7pm


As the school year draws to a close, the excitement is palpable at Methow Valley Elementary School. Students are thrilled by the prospect of summer, true, but they’re also eager to participate in the upcoming Young Writers’ Conference, which engages students in writing activities, including attending seminars of their choice presented by adult writers, artists,… [Read More]

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