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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....
Methow Valley Brewfest debuts at Winthop Barn with beer, cider, music

Methow Valley Brewfest debuts at Winthop Barn with beer, cider, music

The inaugural Methow Valley Brewfest, featuring beverages from more than a dozen breweries and cideries, live music and more, will be staged on Saturday (June 23) at the Winthrop Barn in conjunction with the Methow Valley Singletrack Celebration. The Brewfest, coordinated by Old Schoolhouse Brewery, will feature beverages by Old Schoolhouse as well as Black...
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 …
New Old Time Chautauqua revives American tradition in valley visit

New Old Time Chautauqua revives American tradition in valley visit

By Ann McCreary In the era before the Internet, before television, before movies and before radio, rural Americans found summer entertainment and engagement when a traveling troupe of entertainers and educators arrived in town. Called “Chautauquas,” the touring groups presented dance, music, drama, magic, acrobatics, vaudeville, lectures and a variety of “cultural enrichment” throughout rural...
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...
Twisp, Arts Alliance seek proposals for major public arts project

Twisp, Arts Alliance seek proposals for major public arts project

The Town of Twisp, in cooperation with the Methow Arts Alliance, is inviting artists to submit proposals for the Twisp Gateway and Public Art Project, a major undertaking to help introduce visitors to the town. The project has a $60,000 budget, which will be used to create artworks at the north and south edges of town...
Contemporary Native American artists featured in Confluence Gallery exhibit opening Saturday

Contemporary Native American artists featured in Confluence Gallery exhibit opening Saturday

Confluence Gallery opens a new exhibit this week that features works by an array of contemporary Native American artists. “Snk’lip Nc’aps: Coyote Winked” opens with a free reception on Saturday (May 26) from 5-8 p.m. at the gallery in Twisp. Also opening on Saturday is a solo exhibit by artist Kalindi Kunis. “Inflorescence” will be...
Jazz-filled weekend features the Westerlies and local performers

Jazz-filled weekend features the Westerlies and local performers

Several opportunities to hear jazz — and to burnish your improv skills and try them out at an open mic — are on tap over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The performances include George Schneider’s Methow JazzStars — an ensemble of local talents on flute, piano, sax, …