Visitors are always welcome on the TwispWorks campus. Our campus partners are a collection of independent businesses and projects, so sometimes the campus is more active than other times. Below are some of the things you can expect to do and see here–and some of the best times to visit.
Working Art Studios
More than a dozen working artists maintain studios at TwispWorks.
Current partners include artist working in silversmithing, metal work, stone carving, textile arts, ceramics, glassblowing and print and book arts.
Most of the artists open their studios to the public on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Others keep weekday hours as well. For a list of artists and their hours, see who’s here.
Methow Valley Interpretive Center
Learn about the people, place and land of the Methow Valley at the Methow Valley Interpretive Center at TwispWorks. The volunteer-run center features permanent and rotating exhibits highlighting the plants, wildlife, geology and climate of the Methow Valley, along with artifacts, language recordings and cultural information related to the Methow band of the Colville Indians. On the last Sunday every month at 5 p.m., the center offers expert lectures on natural history and Native culture.
Open from Noon – 5 pm. Admission free/by donation
Pine Needle Basket Weaving workshops 12-5pm $10 donation
Open 10am-5 pm, Admission free/by donation
Ancestral Skills workshops Saturdays. 10am-2pm. $10 donation
Open Noon – 5 pm, Admission free/by donation
Native Plant Demonstration Garden
A native plant demonstration garden offers botanical and cultural information about the plants of the shrub-steppe and other ecosystems of the Methow.
When complete, the garden will be the largest of its kind in the inland northwest.
In the center of the garden a replica encampment simulates where members of the Methow Band of Indians would have lived.
The encampment was built by students from the Paschal Sherman Indian School on the nearby Colville reservation.
The garden is open to the public at all hours.
Public Art and Picnic Area
The grounds of TwispWorks are open all hours. Guests are welcome at the picnic area near the main entrance from Glover Street.
Visitors also enjoy the public art and sculptures at TwispWorks, particularly Entro and Round & Round, monumental spherical sculptures by well-known artist Bernard Hosey, who helped found TwispWorks.
Special Events & Classes
New events and classes added every week.