Community Preparedness Planning Coordinator

Methow Valley Long Term Recovery (MVLTR) is seeking statements of interest from independent contractors to coordinate the development and implementation of a neighborhood oriented Community Disaster Preparedness plan for the MVLTR service area to serve as a guide for the community during times of future natural or other disasters. Qualified candidates will know the Methow Valley well, have knowledge and experience in organizing communities around planning efforts, excellent writing and verbal communications skills, program research and development experience, confident public Read the Rest…


TW Receives Grant For Warehouse Renovation

TwispWorks received a grant of $150,000 from the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust to complete the renovation of the Bernard Hosey Founders’ Building to serve as an arts and media eduction center on the TwispWorks campus. 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. Read the Rest…


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…


Classic Car Cruise-In

Wednesday, August 20 5:30-8:30pm   The Methow Motorheads return to TwispWorks for the August Class Car Cruise-In. Hot Rods, trucks, and more will gather in the TwispWorks parking lot from 5:30pm until 8:30pm with hot dogs and soda available to all. Contact Don for details, 509-860-1610


4th Annual Community Harvest Potluck

CLICK HERE TO TELL US WHAT YOU’RE BRINGING! Sunday, September 28 5pm til dark Please bring a potluck dish to share   Join TwispWorks, the Methow Valley Interpretive Center and your neighbors in celebration of the harvest, changing seasons and our hard working local farmers and food producers. Bring a chair and blanket, plus a main dish, side dish, dessert or beverage to share! There will be lawn games, live music and fun for all. Please let us know what Read the Rest…


“I Land” is a landing place in a sea of asphalt

“I Land”, an installation artwork by visiting Artist-in-residence Karin Wimmeder, is a new landing place in the sea of asphalt at the center of TwispWorks. Wimmeder’s work at TwispWorks is meant to draw attention to the center of the TwispWorks campus, from which you can see expansive views of Mt. McClure and surrounding hillsides. Few people ever stop to notice the views because the space is a vast expanse of unwelcoming asphalt. In the next year or so, TwispWorks plans Read the Rest…

The North Warehouse, built in 1939 by the CCC.

The North Warehouse, built in 1939 by the CCC.

Renovation Bids Requested

It’s time to build! The Twispworks Foundation is seeking bids from licensed General Contractors for the renovation of the North Warehouse, a 6,000 square foot 1934 building on the TwispWorks campus.  This historic building is currently uninsulated and it’s time to upgrade the utilities and bring it in to modern use. Contact Tori Karpenko at 509-997-3300 for the bid packet and to arrange for a tour of the building.


New Partner Twisted Knitters

A hearty welcome to our newest TwispWorks partner, Susan Hamer of Twisted Knitters! Susan offers FREE drop-in knitting and crochet classes during her open hours. A frequent knitter and crocheter, Susan is also a developing weaver. She’s going to have open hours FOUR days a week! Monday, Friday, and Saturday, 11am-2pm, Wednesday 2-5pm. Check out her website for upcoming classes, knit groups and schedule changes. Congratulations Susan and welcome to the TwispWorks family!

Batya Friedman

Batya Friedman

Stone Carver Batya Friedman

Seattle-based stone carver Batya Friedman occupies an open-air studio space in TwispWorks South Shed. A student of Pratt-based stone carver Sabah Al-Dhaher, Friedman started carving seven years ago, intrigued by the challenge of working with stone. Her hand-carved approach works to honor the natural form of the stone, a technique termed “direct carving” and the three pieces of Kansas limestone currently in the South Shed are Batya’s biggest undertaking to date. In a past life, they served as fence posts out Read the Rest…


Liberty Bell HS Welding Lab Off to a Great Start

This September started the third year of the Liberty Bell High School Welding program on the TwispWorks campus, and there is no sign of slowing down. The class is at capacity with 18 students comprised of a mixture of intermediate and advanced (returning 2nd and 3rd years, respectively) as well as first-year students. Veteran teacher and local artist Barry Stromberger still helms the wheel, working with all levels at once! As the year goes on, returning students will work with Read the Rest…