Matt Armbrust

Matt Armbrust

Clay art

Ceramicist Matt Armbrust and the Methow Valley Clay Art Center are hosting ceramicists from around the country as part of the Methow Valley Clay Art Fest, Aug. 8-11 at TwispWorks.

The free event will feature demonstrations from artists Seth Charles, Deb Schwartzkopf and Don Ashford.

For information, contact Armbrust at or go to



The community is invited to a free concert  presented by students of the sixth annual Pipestone Summer Music Camp, on Aug. 2 at 4 p.m. in the Methow Valley Community Center gym.

Twenty music students from the Methow Valley and surrounding areas are attending the five-day camp, taught by local music teachers Terry Hunt, Pam Hunt, Craig Weaver, Tara Kaiyala Weaver and Molly Filer.

This year’s camp includes both children and adults studying violin, viola, cello, flute and guitar. The final concert will include performances by chamber music groups and a string orchestra.


Home tour

“Eclectic Methow” is the theme of this year’s Methow Valley Home Tour, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Aug. 10. The tour, sponsored by Confluence Gallery & Art Center, will feature eight homes in the Winthrop/Twisp area.

Tickets and guidebooks will be available for purchase the day of the tour as well as during the opening reception of Confluence’s “Inside-Out” design exhibit on Aug. 3 from 4-8 p.m., and during business hours the week prior to the home tour.

Cost is $25 per ticket, or $20 each for four tickets or more. For more information, call 997-2787.



The Wayne Horvitz Quartet will perform at the Mazama Country Inn on Aug. 11 from 6:30-9 p.m. in a benefit concert for Room One and The Cove. Horvitz is a world-renowned jazz composer, artist, producer, and proprietor of The Royal Room in Seattle. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for ages 16 and under.

Tickets are available at and at Room One in Twisp. A barbecue costing $10 will start at 5:30 p.m.