Featured Exhibits

Regional High School Art Show

March 2nd – May 5th, 2018

The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center is proud to sponsor the 39th Annual Regional High School Art Show in cooperation with the North Central Educational Services District and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction each year. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our students’ creativity and talent District-wide and State-wide. Museum visitors can see artwork from students in Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan Counties, with winners recognized in 8 categories as well as vote on their favorite in our “People’s Choice Award.”


2018 NCW Juried Art Show and Sale

June 1st – September 8th, 2018

The 3rd NCW Juried Art Show & Sale presented by the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center showcases quality work by regional artists in a museum setting. The art show opens during the First Friday Artwalk of June on Friday, June 1 from 5-8pm. This year’s event highlights area artists of both two and three-dimensional original works that will be on display and for sale. The exhibit will be open to the public during regular museum hours through the first Friday of September. This exhibit is co-sponsored by the City of Wenatchee Arts, Recreation & Parks Committee.


Edward Curtis Exhibit

October 5th, 2018 – March 2nd, 2019

From 1907 to 1930 photographer Edward Curtis took on the colossal task of documenting the remaining intact Native American tribes of the American West. The resulting portfolio, The North American Indian, contains twenty volumes of photographs and ethnographic text. This can be seen as a wealth of information for the tribes recorded in each volume. The Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center will recognize the 150thanniversary of Edward Curtis’ birth by presenting an exhibition focusing on the bond between Native Americans and their environment and how this has changed over time.

This featured exhibit will fill the Main Gallery with a representative selection of photographic prints from Volumes 7 and 8 of The North American Indian along with interpretive text panels and relevant displays on loan from private collections.