Intimate evening at Spartan Art

The Spartan Art Project at TwispWorks presents another of its intimate performances on Saturday (Sept. 6) from 7 – 9 p.m., featuring original work by local singer/songwriter Matthew Armbrust, followed by violist Jessica Jasper of the Spokane Symphony and freelance violinist Rachel Nesvig performing a Mozart duet.

The Spartan Art Project is a renovated 1951 Spartan Imperial Mansion travel trailer. Attendance is by donation. For more information, call Armbrust at 997-1022 or email

Pipestone rehearsals resume

Pipestone Orchestra rehearsals resume Thursday (Sept. 4). Rehearsals will be held from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Room 7 of the Methow Valley Community Center.

The Pipestone Youth Orchestra rehearsals resume Sept. 9, from 3:20 – 4:45 p.m. in the Methow Valley Elementary School band room.

For information regarding either orchestra, call Cascadia at 997-0222, or Tara Kaiyala Weaver at 341-4194.

Phoenix Festival rises next month

TwispWorks will team up with Confluence Gallery and Art Center and Methow Arts Alliance on Oct. 11 to present the Phoenix Festival, a creative arts celebration to benefit fire and flood recovery in the MethowValley.

The event will be from 4 – 10 p.m. at TwispWorks.

The Phoenix Festival is envisioned as an “arts-inspired experience full of music, interactive art, local food and beverages, and opportunities for our community to rebuild after a devastating disaster season,” according to a press release.

Anyone interested in submitting or presenting fire-inspired creative work in any medium including visual, installation, audio, video, musical or performance art can contact Tori Karpenko at or call 997-3300.