WENATCHEE — There are ghosts haunting Wenatchee’s downtown buildings, leaving their traces along brick walls and alleyways. Some allude to the area’s fruitful orchard industry, others to departed mechanics and blacksmiths, but all are rich with stories of the past.

Susan Lagsdin is a local writer, retired teacher and WVC instructor, and Write On The River board member emeritus. Recently I caught up with her to talk about her craft.

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Wenatchee Valley College has a very unique art class available this fall called Art 143, or Natural Science Illustration. If you are inspired at all by the natural world or would like to experiment with new media, this might be a class you would love.

MOSES LAKE — The Moses Lake Museum & Art Center has launched its own YouTube channel to highlight current exhibits while the doors remain closed to the public. Grant County is in Phase 2 of the state's reopening process, and the museum will not be able to open to the public until the cou…

For dancer Tomas Sauceda, art is more than just about cool moves, it’s a way to help children cope with life’s challenges and to build-up community ties. The 30-year-old Wenatchee-born street dancer, hopes to one day open a studio, as well as make a name for himself in the world of dance.

WENATCHEE—It’s easy to spot a Rollie Schmitten signature: Just look for the fish. Rollie draws a fish’s head, complete with a sly smile and air bubbles, then wraps the ‘S’ in Schmitten into an underbelly, crosses the ‘T’s’ with a long swipe and extends the end of the ‘N’ to create a sweeping backfin.

Marlene Farrell is a longtime member of and volunteer with Write On The River; you’ve most likely seen her at Four Minutes of Fame, WOTR’s open mic event.

Keep it virtual or take an evening trip outside to catch one of roughly two dozen artists performing in the Wenatchee Valley this week. Events include an open mic for guitar soloists, the jazzy Vincent Allis and Rhia Foster and a few classical concert performances.

Icicle Creek Center for the Arts is creating powerful new experiences for audiences in North Central Washington and beyond by livestreaming concerts and also rehearsals. Thanks to the teamwork of marketing manager Mason Elliott and technical director Eric Frank, the nonprofit is delivering a…

The COVID-19 pandemic has made life more stressful for many people. To cope with these challenges, Wenatchee artist Kathy Durrant paints rocks. She does not paint just for herself; she paints for everyone, writing encouraging quotes on rocks and then hiding them around town.

The Two Rivers Art Gallery opened its doors back up on June 17 and is welcoming guests back in. The gallery asks visitors to practice social distancing and are offering face masks at the door for a $1 donation.

WENATCHEE — Local artist Martha Flores has been painting signs in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and freely giving them away. Her recent expressionist work includes portraits of African Americans such as George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.

Joyce Williams is a local writer and member of Write On The River. Recently, we caught up with Joyce about her books, her passions, and her creative process.

The Numerica Performing Arts Center has announced the nominees for the second annual Apple Awards, a program that honors the achievements of local, participating individuals and schools that have demonstrated excellence or innovation in theater. Winners in eight categories will be announced …

Local photographer Reed Carlson will teach a virtual nature photography workshop hosted by the Wenatchee River Institute on June 4. As a part of the class, Carlson will give photography challenges that students can complete over the weekend, according to a WRI press release.

Two Rivers Art Gallery is inviting local artists to participate in a backyard paint-out on June 20. The contest is a part of its annual Plein Air Paint Out, an event focused on capturing the role landscape plays in the Wenatchee Valley.

The Central Washington Modern Quilt Guild will host a Pop-Up Outdoor Quilt Show along the Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail between Pybus Public Market and Walla Walla Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 30.

In these strange and uncertain times, Write On The River would like to help you take a breath. Even in darkness, creativity abounds, and we want to tell you about some of the people in our community who contribute to the arts scene.

Somewhere, nestled in the Cascades in the tiny town of Leavenworth, lives a pair of authors who share more than an abiding love for stories — Suzette and Clint Hollingsworth are married.

LEAVENWORTH — Icicle Creek Center for the Arts is premiering its Locals Only Series with a trio of short films starting at 7 p.m. March 27.