Saturday, June 17, 2023
10:30 AM Reception | 11:00 AM Brunch and Program
Gather on the Pavilion at TwispWorks
We had a wonderful time hosting over 50 guests on campus for the second annual Backstage Pass Brunch. After celebrating the first brunch last year, we sought to make this brunch even better, highlighting different partners on the TwispWorks campus, and creating a fun and unique event.
During the reception, attendees chatted with members of TwispWork’s board of directors and staff and enjoyed pastries and beverages catered by TwispEats. They were then split into tour groups and had the opportunity to visit two of the four campus partners highlighted during Backstage Pass: Old Schoolhouse Brewery, Hannah Viano Studios, and KTRT The Root. Every group also got to tour Methow Valley School District’s auto technology facilities.
You can see more of Stephen Mitchell’s photos from the event here.
Attendees enjoyed strawberry coeur la crème and vegetable cheese frittatas at each stop, before we closed out the event at Perri Howard’s studio, Velocity Made Good, with refreshments like sparkling wine and Old Schoolhouse’s locally brewed beer. We viewed a heartfelt video about the new autotech building created by Jamie Petitto that details the presence of the trades in the Methow Valley and how the opportunities to pursue them have changed lives.
We want to express a HUGE thank you to all the guests who attended, as well as the board members, volunteers, staff, TwispWorks partners, and everyone who made this event possible. We were thrilled to share more of the work that TwispWorks does that normally stays behind the curtain and are so grateful for the supporters of TwispWorks and all that they have done to increase the economic and cultural vitality of the Methow Valley.
You might also enjoy watching the video that premiered at the event. It features local student Sterling Konrad, auto tech and welding instructor Matt Kennedy, and 509 Automotive owner Matt Smith: