Methow Made is excited to announce the expansion of its popular retail store, Valley Goods, from a holiday pop-up to a permanent space for all things local! Opening in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, Valley Goods will feature all your favorite local artists and makers from around Okanogan County. It’s new, larger location, in… [Read More]
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).
Twisp Togetherness….TwiSpiritedness? Whatever you call it, if you ask a local, they’ll say it’s real. In recent months, however, as with everything else the pandemic is leaving its palpable impact here, too. That’s why the Town of Twisp recently launched the Community “B.E.E.” Initiative, aligning seamlessly with the Twisp Chamber of Commerce’s mission to advocate… [Read More]
In normal times, businesses in the Methow Valley look forward to Winter’s respite. Life moves a little slower with the decrease of tourists and arrival of holiday breaks. The act of turning the calendar to a New Year offers nostalgic reflection of another successful 12 months operating a small business. (And, of course, work hours… [Read More]
Mary Kiesau was a woman of extraordinary energy and drive. Renowned for her photography and Environmental Education business, Mountain Kind, as well as for her deep connections within the Methow Valley community. The Mary Kiesau Fellowship Fund honors her legacy through celebrating Mary’s educational and artistic passions: living in harmony and balance with the earth… [Read More]
Grace Ashford’s childhood was spent surrounded by artists and craftspeople. “I grew up in a household that lived and breathed art and had at my fingertips the raw materials and the grown-up tools to experiment.” This upbringing instilled in Grace an incurable desire to design and create. Grace spent her early adult life living abroad… [Read More]
Update December, 2020 Submitted by Amanda Jackson Mott, executive director – Methow Arts Alliance. Twisp receives Creative District Certification from ArtsWA READ HERE. We have hired artist Hannah Viano to create the first “Twisp Wayfinding Project” which will add up to 5 Art Panels to the main business corridor in Twisp. We will present the… [Read More]
CLICK HERE TO VIEW ART VIDEOS Methow Arts has received a grant from Icicle Fund that will support a Youth Arts Initiative (YAI) for students in grades K-5 in the Cascade School District, which serves Leavenworth, Plain, and the Peshastin-Dryden area. The initiative is a three-year pilot grant that has a goal of increasing the… [Read More]