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Winter in Walla Walla

What’s happening during DECEMBER, JANUARY & FEBRUARY: A quieter and slower pace greets those who visit Walla Walla during the winter, but the season offers plenty to do to and keep visitors busy (and fed)! The first weekend of December, holiday spirit abounds with area wineries hosting Holiday Barrel events throughout the Valley and downtown … Read More

Terry Martin & Ken Melhus: Harmony in custom guitars

By Vicki Hillhouse Terry Martin and Ken Melhus spent years between them playing guitars before they combined forces to make them. At their Walla Walla Guitar Company, their expertise in design, manufacturing and a love of music is behind their business’s mission to “create instruments that are visually exciting, unique and play like an old … Read More

Sweet Summer Nights at The Milton Freewater Drive-In Theater

Summer nights are lovely in the Walla Walla Valley. If you’re looking for a fun activity that the whole family will enjoy, then look no further than the Milton-Freewater Drive-In Theater! Just a few minutes from downtown Walla Walla, this drive-in theater provides a delightful blend of modern convenience and old-fashioned charm.  General Admission is … Read More

Penny Michel: Unearthing a vision

By Vicki Hillhouse There’s a reason Penny Michel’s ceramic sculptures often look as if they could have been part of an archaeological discovery. The lines, textures, shapes and figures in her pieces are inspired by a childhood among Roman and Phoenician ruins in Carthage, Tunisia. A resident artist at Telander Gallery, she started in ceramics … Read More

Stay Cool This Summer: Indoor Edition

Swing into Summer with these Indoor Activities Well, folks, gone are the days of bundling up because summer is here! And while the sunshine is nice, sometimes we need to keep cool indoors. We’ve rounded up a collection of outings to keep the whole family comfortable and entertained. And when you’re excited to do it … Read More

Stay Cool This Summer: Outdoor Edition

Swing into Summer with these Outdoor Activities When the sun is shining, you can bet we’re soaking it up! We’ve rounded up a collection of outings to keep the whole family comfortable, entertained, and excited to do it all again. There’s always something new and we’ve got the scoop with our online calendar here. Splish … Read More

Squire Broel: Honoring the voice within

By Vicki Hillhouse Painter and sculptor Squire Broel isn’t concerned whether people always understand the intent behind his abstract works. “I used to think about making art that people could engage with, and I finally got to a place where I realized I wanted to make work that was a true expression of my feelings,” … Read More

Tricia Harding: The paper engineer

By Vicki Hillhouse Tricia Harding works with paper the way other artists might work with paints. She uses different kinds of paper — some collected in her travels, some purchased for her by loved ones and some of it handmade in her studio — to create small, often abstract, works as a recreation or reflection … Read More