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“Elements” at Culler Studio 3/6

“Elements” Join Sarah & Grace Ashford for Elements, March 6th from 10-5. This is the 4th annual mother/daughter show hosted by Culler Studio on the TwispWorks campus The show will feature newly created art pieces and gorgeous wearables by Sara Ashford, along with Grace Ashford’s most recent jewelry designs in mixed metals and stone. Contact Sara at cullerstudio@gmail.com for more information.

MVIC Opening Day April 9th

The Methow Valley Interpretive Center open its doors for its fifth season on Saturday April 9.  An expanded fire and flood display will be featured along with a presentation on “alluvial fans and the human experience” for the “Last Sunday” program, April 30 at the Center.  All “Last Sunday” programs are free with donations sincerely appreciated.  May will feature food and flowers, of course!

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News from the Executive Director

It’s hard to believe 90 days have passed since I became Executive Director of TwispWorks. Equally hard to comprehend is the tremendous progress I’ve seen through the hard work and support from the community, donors, volunteers, board, staff and TwispWorks partners. There have been strategies to plan, budgets to pass, funds to raise and a holiday event to implement among many other things, but one of the most significant changes in the past few months is the growth in our Read the Rest…

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Door No. 3 2016 Calendar Launch

Door No. 3 is celebrating seven years of printing!  Stop by to wish them a happy birthday and don’t forget to pick up your limited edition 2016 Calendar in Four Seasons while you’re there! Door No. 3 offers a careful curation of early-1900’s imagery examining the interrelationship of humans and their environment. Hand printed on a 1911 Chandler & Price letterpress, signed by the artists and numbered in a limited edition of 175. To order online or to reserve a calendar for pick up click Read the Rest…

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MVCAC 2016 Winter Retreat Feb 5-13

Come visit the MVCAC for a 8 day pottery intensive designed to help ceramic artists of all levels find and develop a unique and concise voice in clay. The retreat will start Friday February 5 at 7pm with introductions, snacks and beverages, a brief orientation, and plenty of conversation. Gain 24 hour access to the MVCAC studio and its multitude of equipment and firing styles. Then meet each evening for a group conversation and critique hosted by MVCAC founder and Read the Rest…

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North Cascades National Park & eqpd Partner

TwispWorks partner eqpd (pronounced “equipped”) and North Cascades National Park and North Cascades Institute have collaborated to pilot the “Partners Project”.   The program, designed to celebrate organizations with strong missions and good intentions, applies a partner’s logo to the exterior of a bag and prints their mission statement on the inside. The “Last Bag”, eqpd’s signature line of bags that stand for something, serves as the perfect canvas for the program.   Founder and senior designer Jonathan Baker comments that “the Read the Rest…

Some of the TwispWorks family of board members, staff and campus partners.

Put the Works in TwispWorks! Calling all Volunteers…

Ever wondered what makes TwispWorks tick?  Find out by volunteering.  TwispWorks is looking for community and arts minded folks who can lend their time, expertise and dashing good looks to keep TwispWorks ticking! Gardening get you going? Tool belt your go-to accessory? Help  keep the TwispWorks campus beautiful and the buildings in tiptop shape by volunteering to help with landscape and maintenance projects. Ever fantasized about being Julie from the Love Boat for a day?  Volunteer to be TwispWorks very own Read the Rest…

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Summer at the Methow Valley Interpretive Center

The Methow Valley Interpretive Center hosts events, videos and displays that highlight the cultural and natural history of the Methow Valley with a mission is to create, fund and operate an interpretive center that recognizes the pre-European native inhabitants and portrays the geology and natural history of the Methow Valley. The Native Plant Garden continues to grow and evolve with new plants and zones being added all the time.   Stop by to see all the hard work and loving care Read the Rest…

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Bernard Hosey Founders Building Opens

On Friday, May 22, TwispWorks dedicated the Bernard Hosey Founders’ Building. The building, known by the Forest Service as the “fire cache” building and more recently as the North Warehouse, was built in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The building is a carbon copy of ranger station warehouses built throughout the West during that era. Thanks to our dry weather, the 6,000 square foot building is in excellent condition. However, it was never used year-round and required updated plumbing Read the Rest…

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SBA Recovery Resources for Business, Individuals

The Small Business Administration has declared our area a disaster, and SBA representatives have set up an office in Twisp to offer the following services: Answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan programs Explain the application process Help individuals and business owners complete their loan applications Types of Disaster Loans Available: Home Disaster Loans – Loans to homeowners or renters to repair or replace disaster-damaged real estate or personal property owned by the victim. Renters are eligible for their personal property Read the Rest…