Arts & Heritage

Okanogan Country is home to a vast array of artists, musicians and thespians.

Many writers and poets live in this area as well, so make sure to look at the calendar of events to see what's happening when you visit. Local coffee shops, galleries and brewing companies often host readings, live music and the ever-popular open-mic night.

 

Mazama

Windows into the Wild Talkes-Foster Bridge Trail - Student work created over 5 years, including integrated ecological studies with art, poetry, reflection and technique. Made possible through the Methow Arts Artist In Residence Program with artists Bruce Morrison, Jim Neupert and poet Linda Robertson. l 997-4004 for information. 

Winthrop

The War of the Frogs & The Cranes Chickadee Trail - Created through the Methow Arts Artist In Residence Program w/ MVSTA, Washington State Arts Commission, Liberty Bell HS Students & artist Richard Beyer l 997-4004 for information.

Winthrop Gallery l 996-3925

Methow Valley Artisans l 996-2078

Shafer Museum - Pioneer museum open May-Sept l 996-2712 | website

North Cascade Smokejumper Base - Birthplace of Smokejumping, free tours daily l (509)997-9750 | website

Twisp

Methow Arts Alliance l 997-4004 l website

Confluence Gallery & Art Center 
997-2787 l website

Merc Playhouse l 997 PLAY l website

Methow Valley Interpretive Center l Native Americans, geology, natural history 997-4904  | website

TwispWorks  |  997-3300 |  website

Tonasket

Tonasket Community Cultural Center |  Mural on building l 486-1328

US Armed Forces Legacy Project | Legacy Wall, Memorial Park  Visible from HWY 97 | website

Conconully

Conconully Museum l 826-4308

Conconully Historical Sites | Original Frank Matsura studio & site of century-old Protestant church. 

Omak

Omak Performing Arts Center l 826-0797 l website

How the Animals Got Their Names | Wooden sculpture collection in the Omak Eastside Park, made possible by the Colville Tribal Artists’ Association. 

Omak Main Street Historical Photo Tour | Main Street in Omak contains a self-guided historical photo tour.

Okanogan

Frank Matsura Photos and Murals - Japanese pioneer photographer Frank Matsura recorded everyday life in the region from 1903 to 1913. Nine murals of his work are located in town.

Okanogan County Historical Museum Features a replica of an old west town of early 1900’s and a fire hall museum, on Business Loop 97 towards Omak l 422-4272

Oroville

Old Oroville Railroad Depot Historical Society Museum & Log House Oroville l 476-2570 l 476-2476

Molson

Molson School Museum l Early pioneer life. (509)483-3292

Old Molson Ghost Town Museum l (509)485-3292 | website

Curlew

Ranald MacDonald Storyboard/Mural Curlew | MacDonald’s gravesite is commemorated as a Washington State Park on the Kettle River, just South of the Canadian border. Sign & mural by Charlene Payton.

Ansorge Hotel Museum | Wooden hotel built in 1903 located on Ferry Street in Curlew l 779-4840 l website

Antique Auto & Truck Museum | On Hwy. 21 North, between Republic and Curlew | website

Republic

Stonerose Interpretive Center | Dig and keep your own fossils l 775-2295 l website

Nespelem

Sasquatch Disautel Pass (Hwy 155) 18 foot metal work sculpture by Smoker Marchand.

Pateros

Reflections on the Columbia, Pateros Water Towers | Colorful mosaic tiles cover the towers that sit above town, by artist Dick Elliot.

Steelhead Sculpture | South entrance to town, designed and constructed by Roger Howe.

Dog on Rock in the River | Primarily visible from the water and located ¼ mile down river from the Pateros Bridge. Sculpture by Richard Beyer.

Pateros Museum at City Hall | The Pateros Museum is open year round Mon.-Fri. 8am to 4:30pm, same entrance as City Hall.  | (509)923-2571 | website

Bridgeport

Labyrinth & Salmon Maze | At Chief Joseph Dam the labyrinth is in the shape of a 150-foot mourning dove and includes a water feature. The Native American story of Salmon and Mourning Dove are described. Nearby view the 225-foot Salmon Maze | (509) 686-5501.

Fort Okanogan Interpretive Center | (4 miles NE of Bridgeport on Hwy 17) | (360) 902-8844 | website

Bridgeport Fish Hatchery

Grand Coulee Area

Colville Tribal Museum - Coulee Dam l (509) 663-0751 l website

Dry Falls Visitor Interpretive Center - Coulee City l (509) 632-5214

Grand Coulee Dam  | Laser light show & interpretive center l (509) 633-9441

Historical Walking Tour of Grand Coulee Dam | Start at the Visitor Arrival Center in Grand Coulee and follow the signs. | website

 

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