Open Studio Saturdays begin at TwispWorks this Saturday (May 24) from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Every Saturday through Aug. 30, visitors will be able to see Methow Made goods being created and visit with the artists, crafters and entrepreneurs that call TwispWorks home.
Around 10 studios will be open each week, according to TwispWorks Entrepreneurship Coordinator Alison Gillette. Participants include Culler Studio, where botanical alchemist Sara Ashford uses natural dyes to create colorful textiles; Donna Keyser Studios; D.o.g. dudz, with handmade dog accessories and dog snacks; Twisted Knitters yarn shop; Glitter & Grit silversmith; stone carver Batya Friedman; metal artist Jerry Merz; Methow Valley Clay Art Center; La Fabrica, where fabric artist Jae Cremin creates felted items and decorative textiles; and the Spartan Art Project mobile art gallery.
Campus tours will be held at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and noon.
Room One, the Methow Valley’s health and social services support center, will hold the first of several fundraising bowl painting sessions during Open Studio Saturday this week.
Also this Saturday, geomancer and TwispWorks artist-in-residence Karin Wimmeder will begin construction of a new structure in the center of the campus parking lot.
The Methow Valley Interpretive Center and Native Plant Garden, which chronicles the native people as well as the geological and natural history of the Methow Valley, is open on the TwispWorks campus every Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
For more information call TwispWorks at 997-3300 or go to www.twispworks.org.