Methow River Collaborative bridges art, water, community and learning


Have you noticed unique artworks sprinkling the Methow Valley?

Coordinated by Methow Arts, the Methow River Collaborative is a project of the Department of Ecology, Methow Salmon Recovery Foundation, Bureau of Reclamation and Methow Arts Alliance. True to the Methow, the project uses locally crafted artwork to connect the very things we value about where we live: the river, nature, our community, art and learning.

(Artwork by Hannah Viano.)

In March Methow Arts commissioned artists Hannah Viano and Tim Odell to create ten artworks (stations) which capture these elements.

“Our goal is to link people to place,” says Amanda Jackson Mott, director of Methow Arts. “We want people to be enticed by the unique artwork and want to get engaged and learn more about our sense of place and Valley.”

Brochures, maps, a webpage ( and ongoing activities for all ages will link to the ten stations. So keep an eye out for an owl, blue heron, bear, deer, beaver and other native creatures and fauna of the Methow. And don’t forget to check out the website to find out what surprises the project has in store.

INFO: Methow Arts, SPONSORS: Department of Ecology, MSRF, and Bureau of Reclamation.