Methow Arts Festival with NANDA, ART-MAKING & JOY

Sat, July 4, 11:30-3pm, 2015

28TH ANNUAL METHOW ARSpend your 4th of July with Methow Arts!TS FEST

FEATURING NANDA, PIE-EATING CONTEST! BEER GARDEN, OVER A DOZEN HANDS-ON ART BOOTHS, CLASSES FOR TEENS AND ADULTS AND LOCAL ART FOR SALE.

NEW Group Pass! Advance only -  ($25/4 people of any age + 5 booth tickets.)

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

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!

FLIGHT! Festival-goers get to experience this year’s theme of flight with ninja bird costumes, nests, birds, airplanes and more. The theme links participants with opportunities to create, fly and imagine.

Performance includes: NANDA Acrobaticalist Ninja Theatre, Wild Mountain Nation and day-long music from the stage, Poi Dancing with Christina Stout, Aerial Arts with Sarah Prachnau, Pie-Eating contest, Hula Hoop Contest.


Nanda ninja theater

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.

This year brings NANDA and new additions of a BEER GARDEN, ART CLASSES for teens and adults and LOCAL ART VENDORS as well as performance artists sprinkled throughout the park.

Headlining the event is NANDA: Acrobaticalist Ninja Theatre

Characterized by a calculated chaos of comedy, high-energy kung-faux fighting, and irreverent pop-culture parodies, NANDA has been performing since 2004. Also incorporating dance, juggling, and acrobatics, NANDA performances are a mishmash of classic vaudeville, circus and modern live entertainment innovation.


hula hoop

STAGE LINE-UP

Our Emcee this year is Danbert Nobacon

11:30 – Performance demos (stiltwalking, juggling, aerial arts with Sarah Prachnau)
11:50 – Olivia De La Cruz & Isaac Castillo (Folk/Pop)
12:45: Hula Hoop Contest (Sign up at Info Booth)
1-1:30PM: NANDA
Acrobaticalist Ninja Theatre! Don’t miss this.
1:35PM Olivia De La Cruz & Isaac Castillo (Folk/Pop)
1:45PM: Christina Stout – Poi Dancing with music
2PM- Pie Eating Contest – winner awarded by Twisp’s Mayor, Soo Ing-Moody  (Sign up at Info Booth)
2PM – Wild Mountain Nation


arts fest parasoleLed by teaching artists and community volunteers, the art booths will include annual favorites such as Laverty Construction’s Wooden Boats, Barry Stromberger’s copper arts, tie-dyed t-shirts, and face-painting, as well as new booths for celebrating flight in all forms.

Demonstration booths will feature painters, glass artists, massage therapists, needle felting and firefighters. Again this year will be an opportunity to hand-paint ceramic bowls for Room One’s 7th Annual Soup Dinner, which raises funds to preserve this vital community resource. And 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.


pie eating 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.

The whole park becomes takes flight during the festival: 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.)


nanda jugglingCLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

PERFORMANCE

NANDA: Acrobaticalist Ninja Theatre.

Characterized by a calculated chaos of comedy, high-energy kung-faux fighting, and irreverent pop-culture parodies, NANDA has been performing since 2004. Also incorporating dance, juggling, and acrobatics, NANDA performances are a mishmash of classic vaudeville, circus and modern live entertainment innovation.

The four members of NANDA grew up together in Port Townsend, WA, where they developed a vision of limitless creative expression from early childhood. Nurtured by the supportive environment cultivated in their hometown, this vision was able to grow and has become an ideal for an entirely new and unique display of performance art. Coining the term “acrobaticalism” to describe this process, and using its tenets as a window to the world, NANDA invents material that draws inspiration from a wide variety of sources, harping on everything from cinema and pop-culture icons to rock music and even cartoons.

This explode-out-of-the-box mentality has inspired extensive explorations into a variety of other avenues, including live video projection, animation and sound. Nearly every second of the action being performed onstage is accompanied by a tightly integrated cinematic sound track. The effect produced is that of a visceral audio/visual blast, and this rich sensory experience, along with the impressive degree of physicality used to convey the action, make NANDA performances accessible and highly entertaining to audiences of virtually any age or background, and of any language or nationality.

Olivia De La Cruz and Isaac CastilloOlivia De La Cruz and Isaac Castillo along with Wild Mountain Nation will play original music to round out the day!


wooden boats CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

ART BOOTHS

Wooden Boats, Face painting & tattoos, Costumes for all ages featuring NINJA Birds, Bird nest necklaces and hairpins, Collage Pennant Banners, Tie Dye, Copper Art, Print Art from Door No. 3,  “Young at Art” nests and fairy houses, Origami Birds and Airplanes.

Thank you to the many local businesses who sponsored this event!

 


DATE: Sat, July 4th, 11:30-3pm; LOCATION: Twisp River Park, Twisp, WA; TICKETS: NEW Group Pass! Advance sales only. $25/4 people of any age. $5/kids 5 years and up (includes 5 free tickets for booths), $8/adults. Under 5 are free. Advance tickets: Riverside Printing/Winthrop, BrownPaperTickets.com, Methow Arts office. CONTACT: Methow Arts, 509.997.4004, info@methowartsalliance.org