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Artists in residence return to schools

Spring/Summer 2021

In a school year with so much change and uncertainty, art provided students with a sense of stability and a creative outlet for self-expression. Methow Arts education programs, which serve about 5000 students and 350 teachers in Brewster, the Methow Valley, Okanogan, Omak, Pateros, and at the Paschal Sherman Indian School, gave elementary students across… [Read More]

Arts education programs spotlight BIPOC artists

Spring 2021

Historically underrepresented in arts education curricula, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) artists took center stage in Methow Arts’ art lessons during the winter and spring of 2021. Studying art from the past is an effective and time-honored tradition. Art from different eras in history helps us learn about the cultures it comes from.… [Read More]

Student artwork featured at Three Rivers Hospital

Spring/Summer 2021

Four new exhibits of student artwork are displayed at Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster. Sponsored by the hospital in partnership with Methow Arts, the exhibits feature work by Brewster Elementary and Methow Valley Elementary students and include block prints, chalk pastel landscapes, mixed-media self-portraits, and watercolor salmon paintings. Methow Valley sixth graders completed an interdisciplinary… [Read More]

CANCELLED! Sip and Paint with Bethany Wray

Tues, June 29, 5:30pm, 2021

Cancelled due to heat! We’ll be back in July on TUES, JULY 27, 5:30PM. We will provide all materials for this class.  ONLINE TICKETS HERE Sit by the cool Twisp River and paint outside with watercolor artist & teacher Bethany Wray. In this 2.5 hour class, students will learn basic watercolor technique to create a… [Read More]

Faces: self-portraits inspired by Kehinde Wiley

Spring 2021

Kehinde Wiley (b. 1977) is one of the foremost portraitists of the 21st century, redefining a genre rooted in privilege. Historically, only those with means could afford to have their portrait painted, leaving museum visitors staring into the faces of primarily the upper-crust of European society. Wiley, too, was educated in this tradition. “I was… [Read More]

Telling the story: artist Dan Nanamkin shares Indigenous culture

Summer 2021

Dan Nanamkin, k’oup?lus enim kl’a (Thunder and Lightning), is from the Chief Joseph Band Of Wallowa, Nez Perce, and Colville Confederated Tribes of Washington State and has been an advocate/teacher for indigenous culture, community unity, youth empowerment, racial equality, and peace for several decades. Nanamkin is committed to the preservation of Indigenous culture and sees… [Read More]

Methow Arts Announces its Summer Concert Series

Sat, June 26, 6pm, 2021

Save the Date! SAT, JUNE 26, 6pm-8pm. In place of Arts Festival, we present a summer concert series. The first is coming right up! In celebration of our community we present a FREE Boat-in Concert at Patterson Lake with Bitterroot Beets! Enjoy the concert from the lake in your boat or water vessel! This boat-in concert is designed… [Read More]

The Bite is Back: Winthrop Kiwanis summer auction

June 4-19, 2021

One of the valley’s most popular events–the Winthrop Kiwanis Bite of the Methow dinner and auction–has had to be cancelled the past two years due to COVID-19. But the chance to help Kiwanis reach their fundraising goals–and consequently support community projects–remains, in the form of an online auction. Winthrop Kiwanis turns all proceeds from their… [Read More]

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