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TwispWorks 2009-2019 – Celebrating 10 Years!

Please join us in a community celebration of 10 years of TwispWorks, Saturday June 29th from 12-1:30PM on the Plaza@TwispWorks. We’ll celebrate the presentation of the deed to campus, local musician Marcus Drake will provide the music, we’ll provide the ice cream and YOU can provide the community!

When the US Forest Service consolidated Methow Valley Ranger Station operations to Winthrop over a decade ago, many worried the Twisp campus would be relegated to the history books. But the entrepreneurial spirit of local residents combined with a generous $1 million loan from an anonymous donor to purchase the property, have given the campus a new life! With the loan came a challenge to promote economic vitality in the Methow Valley by reactivating the 6.4 acre campus while creating a financially sustainable business incubator. Since 2009, nearly 45,000 square feet of revitalized space has been created, both in the 17 existing building and in newly constructed spaces. Over 50% of the campus partners are artists and TwispWorks is also home to many businesses, two schools, a light manufacturing facility, a brewery and even the local newspaper and radio station!

With the campus facility fully occupied and sustaining itself through rental and earned income, the loan from the generous donor who purchased it from the USFS in 2009 will be forgiven and TwispWorks will secure the deed to the property. The community vision for revitalizing the old ranger station at the entrance to Twisp, creating an economic engine has been a decade in the making and we are grateful to this community for helping us achieve this milestone!

So plan to join us on the Plaza@TwispWorks, Saturday, June 29th, to celebrate 10-years of TwispWorks and the receipt of the deed to the TwispWorks campus!

The Big Shaabang@TwispWorks

Here in the Methow Valley we like to kick off the summer high season with a Big Shaabang! Come join us for a fun, free, family event featuring live music, open art studios and delicious local food and drink! Come chat with some of the Valley’s most talented artists and craftspeople, tour the native plant and natural dye gardens, cool off in the Plaza splash pad or just enjoy a picnic lunch on the lawns. The Big Shaabang is a celebration of everything that makes summer the Methow so wonderful – the bounty of the valley, the arts and the community!

What: The Big Shaabang@TwispWorks
When: Saturday May 25th Noon-3PM
Where: TwispWorks
Who: YOU! All ages welcome
How Much: FREE!

Next10: Winthrop Community Listening Sessions – Help Inform TwispWorks Vision for the Next 10 Years!

TwispWorks Next10: Your Vision for a Healthy Economy

Ten years after the inception of Twisp Works, we would like to evaluate our role in the community and hear from YOU. TwispWorks is celebrating the end of its first decade with the completion of a vital community hub and business incubator. As we develop and grow valley-wide programs, we want to hear from the YOU how TwispWorks can have the most impact building a healthy Methow Valley economy in the Next10 years.

Please Join Us!

May 22nd in Winthrop at the Winthrop Ice Rink

Coffee and cookies generously provided by Lariat Coffee Roasters and Rocking Horse Bakery (Winthrop).

This event is free and open to all ages.

Next10: Twisp Community Listening Sessions – Help Inform TwispWorks Vision for the Next 10 Years!

TwispWorks Next10: Your Vision for a Healthy Economy

Ten years after the inception of Twisp Works, we would like to evaluate our role in the community and hear from YOU. TwispWorks is celebrating the end of its first decade with the completion of a vital community hub and business incubator. As we develop and grow valley-wide programs, we want to hear from the YOU how TwispWorks can have the most impact building a healthy Methow Valley economy in the Next10 years.

Join us at one of these upcoming sessions:

May 15th in Twisp at the Methow Valley Community Center
May 22nd in Winthrop at the Winthrop Ice Rink

Coffee and cookies generously provided by: Blue Star Coffee Roasters & Cinnamon Twisp Bakery (Twisp); and Lariat Coffee Roasters and Rocking Horse Bakery (Winthrop).

This event is free and open to all ages.

Next10: Mazama Community Listening Sessions – Help Inform TwispWorks Vision for the Next 10 Years!

TwispWorks Next10: Your Vision for a Healthy Economy

Ten years after the inception of Twisp Works, we would like to evaluate our role in the community and hear from YOU. TwispWorks is celebrating the end of its first decade with the completion of a vital community hub and business incubator. As we develop and grow valley-wide programs, we want to hear from the YOU how TwispWorks can have the most impact building a healthy Methow Valley economy in the Next10 years.

Join us at one of the three upcoming sessions:

May 8th in Mazama at the Mazama Community Center
May 15th in Twisp at the Methow Valley Community Center
May 22nd in Winthrop at the Winthrop Ice Rink

Coffee and cookies generously provided by: Blue Star Coffee Roasters & the Mazama Store (Mazama); Blue Star Coffee Roasters & Cinnamon Twisp Bakery (Twisp); and Lariat Coffee Roasters and Rocking Horse Bakery (Winthrop).

This event is free and open to all ages.