Last weekend, Twispworks celebrated the grand opening of its new outdoor plaza, which was supported in part by a Murdock Trust grant. Twispworks is a center for arts, culture and business in Twisp, Washington, and the new plaza serves as a place for people to gather, picnic, attend outdoor music and arts performances and cool off in fountains. Recently featured in Methow Valley News, the new plaza is described as a place for artists to reach their audiences, performers to entertain and the local and visiting community to celebrate the natural environment and history of the Methow Valley.
The Murdock Trust awarded a $240,000 grant to Twispworks earlier this month toward the next phase of improvements on this project.
The next phase of campus-wide improvements includes creating pathways throughout TwispWorks, and improving pedestrian access from Glover Street onto the campus. Currently, most people walk through the parking lot to enter the campus.
TwispWorks received word last week that it has been awarded about $240,000 from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust for the pathways and to repave the parking area, said Linnertz. The work is expected to begin in 2018, he said.