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ARTS
Roll with an eclectic collection of characters in ‘Bike America’

Roll with an eclectic collection of characters in ‘Bike America’

“Bike America,” the dramatic comedy opening at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp this weekend, is not only a literal cross-country journey, but also a journey of discovery that explores issues of identity, individuality and community. The show follows Penny, a millennial who embarks on a transcontinental …
Sioux war club finds its way home

Sioux war club finds its way home

After spending over a century with a Methow Valley family, a ceremonial Sioux war club was donated to a South Dakota museum last week, where it will be preserved and placed on display for visitors to enjoy. The club was originally a gift from a Sioux tribe to Sylvester and Minnie Skinner …
Learn all about the ‘Birds & Bees’ at new Confluence exhibit

Learn all about the ‘Birds & Bees’ at new Confluence exhibit

Our fine feathered (and winged) friends will be the focus of a new exhibit opening Saturday (June 7) with a public reception from 5-8 p.m. at Confluence Gallery in Twisp. The show, titled “Birds & Bees,” celebrates birds and insects. Curator Caryl Campbell said the exhibit ties into ...
New old good times

New old good times

The visiting New Old Time Chautauqua troupe, augmented by local talent, entertained both outdoors and indoors in Twisp on Saturday. Activities included a parade that started at the Methow Valley Community Center after the farmers market, interactive workshops on the TwispWorks campus, and a “Really Big Show” in the community center gym in the evening....
Arts Festival adds cycling and recycling themes to entertainment

Arts Festival adds cycling and recycling themes to entertainment

Grab your refillable water bottle, hop on your bike and head to the Twisp Town Park next Wednesday for a fun and earth-friendly Fourth of July starting at 11:30 a.m. — right after the Twisp parade down Glover Street. In addition to a lineup of great entertainment, food and hands-on arts and crafts, Methow Arts’ annual...
New Old Time Chautauqua offers entertainment, activities

New Old Time Chautauqua offers entertainment, activities

The Methow Valley will host a three-day visit from the New Old Time Chautauqua beginning Friday (June 22). The New Old Time Chautauqua will bring about 60 performers, educators and staff to the valley and, in partnership with Pearrygin Lake, Alta Lake and Conconully state parks, will offer family fun, educational experiences, food and entertainment....
Free music festival staged to support smokejumper base

Free music festival staged to support smokejumper base

A free music festival in support of the North Cascades Smokejumper Base will be held at John Doran’s ranch, just north of Twisp on Highway 20, on Saturday (June 16) beginning at 3 p.m. The event includes performances by Terry Hardesty and the Last Outlaws, Danbert Nobacon and the Axis of Dissent, Sky Kyss…
Little Star Montessori School kids’ art exhibited at Spartan Art Project

Little Star Montessori School kids’ art exhibited at Spartan Art Project

Multi-media art by 3- to 6-year-olds from Little Star Montessori School is featured in a new exhibit at the Spartan Art Project at TwispWorks. Art teacher Matt Armbrust worked with the kids to create the colorful, abstract pieces, which, at several feet across, are as big as the young artists. An art professor of Armbrust’s...
Weagant’s gallery reflects love of Methow and the natural world

Weagant’s gallery reflects love of Methow and the natural world

On the brick walls of Rod Weagant’s bright, airy gallery on Glover Street hang landscape paintings of mountains, rivers, buttes and lakes — many of which may be familiar to Methow Valley residents and visitors. “Paintings for people that love the Methow,” reads a sign on the door of …
Winthrop Gallery’s ‘Home and Garden’ exhibit opens this week

Winthrop Gallery’s ‘Home and Garden’ exhibit opens this week

Artists of the Winthrop Gallery will present works inspired by gardens and the outdoors in an exhibit that opens Wednesday (June 6). Humans seek beauty everywhere — in landscapes, music, art, clothes, furniture and gardens.  The Winthrop Gallery exhibit, titled “Home and Garden,” celebrates the joy that art brings into our homes, and features art and beautiful...