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The Methow River Poems of William Stafford

Summer 2020

by Ashley Lodato, Methow Arts staff writer Settled in scenic spots along the Methow River from Pateros to Washington Pass, the Methow River Poems invite readers to feel the grandeur of the watershed’s stark beauty through the words of the late Poet Laureate William Stafford. Seeking an alternative to the natural history interpretive signs the… [Read More]

Methow Arts Staff and Board Statement on Racial Equity

June 2020

The Methow Arts Alliance Staff and Board of Directors, like many of our colleagues who share a commitment to advancing racial equity, are deeply affected by the events of the last few weeks and their impact across the nation. We join with individuals, organizations, and leaders nationwide in solidarity, condemning the circumstances that led to the death… [Read More]

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Shop online. And be inspired. Let’s support our local artists through their online shops, understanding that shipping may be impacted by the COVID-19 Outbreak.

Methow Arts – COVID – 19 Resources & Programs

April 2020

Methow Arts offers FREE COVID – 19 RESOURCES HERE to NCW Artists, Makers, Creative Sectors in need. WE ARE OPEN! Just email us for free assistance. We are open and here to help. or 509-997-4004 Methow Arts is open and our employees are working remotely to assist our ARTists, ARTs & Cultural organizations, students & parents,… [Read More]

Update: Icicle Fund’s Conservation, History and Arts (CHA CHA) Artist Residencies

May 21-23, 2021

As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, the Icicle Fund is hosting two Artist-In-Residence events to celebrate the Conservation, History and Arts (CHA) of North Central Washington at the Methow River (October 2-4) and the Wenatchee River (May 21-23, 2021). The goal of the residencies is to honor, celebrate and record the unique environmental aspects of each location, inspired by revisiting past work created by poet William Stafford in the Methow (1993) or Watershed Artists in the Wenatchee (2001).

Equity & The Arts: Resources

Racial injustice & systemic oppression permeate our institutions, and the arts are no exception. They can also be a powerful tool in deconstructing privilege and anti-racism work.


ABOUT THE METHOW ARTS COVID-19 RELIEF FUND FILL OUT THE ONLINE APPLICATION HERE Methow Valley artists are facing severe loss in income and business. Rural artists continue to be deeply impacted as events, conferences, art at Farmer’s Markets, and performances across the country continue to cancel. They are impacted by hospitality industry and retail/artist studio… [Read More]

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