Located in the heart of Twisp, TwispWorks 6.4 acre campus has a lot for you to explore! You can stroll through gardens, picnic on the lawn, tour artists studios, purchase goods from local producers, listen to live music, watch performers and participate in classes. Check out our Events Calendar for these and other upcoming Events and Classes.
Working Art Studios – Open Studios Friday Nights & Saturdays
More than a dozen working artists maintain studios at TwispWorks. Current partners include artist working in silversmithing, metal work, stone carving, textile arts, ceramics, painting, and print and book arts. Most of the artists open their studios to the public on Friday evenings till 7PM and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Others keep weekday hours as well. For a complete 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 on the TwispWorks Campus. 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.
Fridays: Noon – 4pm, Admission free/by donation.
Saturdays: 10am- 4pm, Admission free/by donation
Sundays: Noon – 4pm, Admission free/by donation
On the last Sunday every month the center offers expert lectures on natural history and Native culture.
Native Plant Garden
The native plant garden is the largest demonstration garden of the shrub steppe ecosystem in inland Washington and includes a traditional Methow tribe encampment, pathways and information about native plant species.
Natural Dye Garden
Visit the Natural Dye Garden and see first-hand how earth pigments and ancient, exotic and locally-gathered botanicals create unique colors in art and fabric making.
The massive steel sphere, “Entro”, by sculptor Bernard Hosey welcomes visitors at the main entrance to campus off Glover Street and is a highlight of the TwispWorks campus. TwispWorks’ newest piece of public art, “Ignis Internum” by TwispWorks partner Steve Ward, is located in front of the Bernard Hosey Founders Building.