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VOCA: Methow Arts announces its newest Initiative and Call to Artists of Color

September 2020

As part of Methow Arts’ commitment to advancing racial equity and committing resources to support regional artists, leaders, students and communities of color, we are thrilled to announce a series of new initiatives aimed at amplifying voices of color through the Arts. VOCA, Advancing Voices of Color in the Arts, is the newest initiative of… [Read More]

What do you Stand For?

Methow Arts announces a design competition for teens (Application and more information coming soon.) Deadline Friday, September 25, 5pm. Methow Arts challenges teens across Okanogan County to create a unique design inspired by a cause they care about. The top designs will be displayed in an exhibit at Methow Arts in downtown Twisp, WA and… [Read More]

Dan Nanamkin: preserving Indigenous culture

Summer 2020

by Ashley Lodato Methow Arts staff writer Storyteller, dancer, teacher, musician, author, and activist Dan Nanamkin is a member of the Chief Joseph Band of Wallaowa, Nez Perce, and Colville Confederated Tribes. Nanamkin, whose Native name means “Thunder and Lightning,” has been an advocate for Indigenous cultural arts since the 1900s, particularly in the area… [Read More]

Donna Keyser and Tim Odell of Alpine Welding

METHOW GALLERY RELATIONSHIPS – 1 Methow Gallery is a place for art and creative ideas. A few years ago it was a brick and mortar gallery at TwispWorks and now it exists on the web. The curators of Methow Gallery, Donna Keyser and Laura Karcher, will be exploring the world of artistic relationships through a… [Read More]

Emerging Artists, Art as Salvation

By Rose Weagant Three months. For three months, we were more or less stuck in our houses, away from friends and family in order to keep each other safe. Jobs, plans and lives were put on hold. And then the walls closed in on us.  The biggest task for many of us (at least those… [Read More]

Yes, community theatre is still vital.

by Rose Weagant In small, rural communities, sometimes it’s hard to keep entertained. Many of us take turns entertaining each other, on radio shows at KTRT, playing music at the local watering holes, or gracing a stage once in a while. It is our commitment to arts engagement that continues to enhance our community and… [Read More]

Lynn Shelton: director, writer, editor, daughter

Summer 2020

by Ashley Lodato Methow Arts staff writer When director, editor, writer, and actor, Lynn Shelton died May 16, 2020 at the age of 54, the world lost a dynamic member of the arts community and Twisp River residents Mac Shelton and Frauke Rynd lost a beloved daughter. A graduate of the University of Washington’s School… [Read More]

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