2020 Methow Arts Festival

Sat, July 4, 11:30-4pm, 2020


With Headliners Delhi 2 Dublin!


Are you visiting us for Methow Arts Fest on July 4th? We highly recommend Sun Mountain Lodge as a destination for our events. Be treated like royalty high above the Methow Valley. 

Nurtured by equal parts raucous underground bass parties and all ages folk festivals, ​Delhi 2 Dublin​’s always distinctive sound has evolved over the past decade into its own decisive genre, freshly styled, “Subcontinental Pop” — a name that conveys both its deep South Asian roots and its expansive, crazy-fun appeal. The beautifully supercharged complexity of their sound flows from high-level folk, alternative-pop, with contemporary training, blended and delivered across an array of acoustic instruments — dhol, tabla, violin, guitar — and electronic beats, immersed in smart, heavy, sometimes gritty, and almost invariably joyful beats.

The band averages 100 shows a year in places that have ranged from grimy, mid-2000’s LA dispensaries, to Glastonbury and Burning Man, to performing as invited guests in the Kingdom of Brunei. This isn’t too shabby for a group that was essentially pulled together last minute for what was intended as a one-off performance at the 2006 Vancouver Celtic Festival. That initial public jam session instantly galvanized the festival attendees into wildly dancing fans of a band that technically didn’t even exist. The surge of performance invitations that followed ensured that the hypothetical band had to become a reality. They were instantly part of the fabric of Vancouver’s dripping-with-sweat electronic scene and California’s jam band festival circuit. By 2007 — in other words, about a year after the first time they ever played together — they had released a self-titled album (which sold out in under ten minutes the first time they brought it to a festival) and had performed for a live audience of 100,000 at official Canada Day celebrations in the capital city. This gift of immediately connecting with masses of people, pulverizing their inhibitions, and getting them moving, has been an intrinsic part of Delhi 2 Dublin​’s appeal.

Celebrate the 4th of July in Twisp, WA with music, ARTmaking projects, aerial arts, pie-eating contests and so much more….

NEW! Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, kids get to make  unlimited art projects all day for free. In fact kids 12 and under pay no admission whatsoever – a big thanks to our generous sponsors! Kids 13-18 are just $5 with unlimited art making.



Hands-on ART-making booths include beaded chokers, summer wreaths, Top Hats, Slime-making, Dress up & Photo Station, Ancestral Skills and favorites such as facepainting and Tie Dye Tshirts. These give Arts Fest participants a chance to engage with ART through projects ranging in difficulty suiting all age groups and levels of manual dexterity. New this year kids 12 and under are admitted for FREE! Kids 13-18 are just $5 and all kids get unlimited artmaking for free.

NEW! Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, kids get to make unlimited art projects all day for free. Held in the Twisp River Park and starting just after the Independence Day Parade through Twisp, the festival offers something for everyone. The core activities are over a dozen art booths offering a variety of arts experiences for all ages.

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Enjoy our Old Schoolhouse Brewery BEER GARDEN and LOCAL FOOD ZONE, pie-eating contest
A fresh mix of tantalizing options from our local food vendors: FORK, Rockinghorse Bakery, La Fonda Lopez, Teriyaki Corral, Taco Bahia and Iced Blue Star Coffee at the drink tent & beer garden. Enjoy OSB beer, spiked lemonade, gin & tonic and other chilled beverages in the beer garden. Bring ID! In an effort to reduce waste, please bring a waterbottle or purchase/rent one from us. We offer free water during this event.  TICKETS HERE

pie eatingPIE EATING CONTESTS start at 12:45pm. Sign up at the Volunteer/T-shirt booth. The increasingly popular pie-eating contest will move to center stage so the rest of us can watch the hilarious battle of mouth, stomach, and will.

Day-long stage music and song is intriguing; and live music keeps the scene dynamic, as well as providing a vibrant backdrop for the many celebrations of art happening around the entire park.

(Photos courtesy of E.A. Weymuller.)

Since 1987, Methow Arts Alliance has worked with the community to produce a unique arts festival at Twisp River Park. Held on the 4th of July annually, this community event features day-long entertainment, over 12 hands-on-art booths (hosted by a professional artists from the Artist in Residence roster for the Okanogan region) for children and adults, a local food zone, a pie eating contest, artist demonstrations, field games and much more!

DATE: Sat, July 4th, 11:30-4pm; LOCATION: Twisp River Park, Twisp, WA; TICKETS:$15/Adults, $5/kids over 12. Kids 12 and under are FREE.  

NEW! Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, kids get to make unlimited art projects all day for free.  Advance tickets – ticket holders do not need to wait in line: TICKETS HERE and Methow Arts office in Twisp. CONTACT: Methow Arts, 509.997.4004, info@methowartsalliance.org

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Blue Star Coffee Roasters, Sun Mountain Lodge, eqpd, Icicle Fund, ArtsWA, NEA, Community Foundation of North Central WA, Hank’s Harvest Foods, KTRT, Freestone Inn, Willowbrook Farm and many more!