PUNCH Projects and the artist residents of Thorp, Ellensburg and the Manastash Canyon in Central Washington, invite you to three days of art, camping, beer, music, river floating and camaraderie. It’s a casual affair … an annual three-day party with your artsy, country kin on the farm.

We’re going to start Friday evening in downtown Ellensburg for the opening reception of the Confluence Gallery artists from Twisp, WA at Gallery-One. After that, we’ll be hanging out at Howard and Lorraine Barlow’s homestead in Manastash Canyon, just outside the Ellensburg city limits. Lots of things to do around Ellensburg on Saturday, and a river float on Sunday!

Food & Drink
We will have a keg of beer. On Saturday evening, we will have some BBQ for everyone. We’ll also have some chips and salad, but feel free to bring a side dish to share. You’re on your own for other meals, snacks, coffee, etc.

There is limited space to pitch a tent or park your modestly sized camper at Howard and Lorraine’s house on Friday and Saturday nights.

Ticket Information
You’re welcome to come to all or just a part of the event. Events at Gallery One are free and open to the public. The Saturday events at Howard and Lorraine’s, as well as the camping and river floating require a ticket.

Important Details
NO DOGS! Sorry. That many dogs all in one place gets a little crazy! You’re welcome to come to all or just a part of the event, but tickets are required for Saturday night and river rafting.

Need more info? Send us an email at art@punchgallery.org.

Lost on the way?
Call Justin Beckman @ 509-306-9302
or Howard Barlow @ 509-859-3196


Friday, September 1, 2017

5 – 7pm
First Friday
Gallery One 408 N. Pearl Street 
Join us in Ellensburg at Gallery One for the opening reception of The Confluence Artists from Twisp, WA.

7:30 – 9pm

After the Artwalk, feel free to grab a beer and dinner at Iron Horse Brewery or any one of Ellensburg’s fine dining establishments. Our favorites include: The TavTacos ChalitoFidelina’s Taqueria, Cornerstone Pie and Sugar Thai.

9:30 – 11pm
Campfire (invitation only)

Grab a six-pack, come on out to Manastash, and claim your camping spot at the Summerfest campground on Howard and Lorraine Barlow’s homestead. We’ll be drinking beers by the propane fire pit.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

8 – 10am
Rise and Shine
If you’re one of the people that camped out on Friday night, we’ll have some coffee around, or you can head into Ellensburg for a proper breakfast.

9am – 1pm
Kittitas County Farmers Market
Downtown Ellensburg
Lots of goodies galore – food, crafts and good times.

10am – 5pm
Kittitas County Fair and Rodeo
Kittitas County Fair Grounds, Ellensburg
Elephant ears, funnel cakes, giant pickles, rides and rodeo – need we say more?

3pm – 5pm
Let’s Hangout (tickets required)
11670 Manastash Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926
Beat the heat and run through the sprinklers with us at the Barlow Homestead in Manastash as we start getting ready for dinner.

5pm – 7pm
Dinner (tickets required)
Come and get it!
Um, well, the Taco Truck double-booked, so the PUNCH crew are treating you to some deelicous food items from the grill. You know, things like hot dogs and fake meat patties. We’ll have some chips and salad, but bring a side dish if you want! We’ll have cold drinks and some beer, but feel free to bring your own extras!

7 – 9:30pm
Music (tickets required)
The Killdeer String Band
Join us for some live music!

10pm – Midnight
After Hours (tickets required)
Grab a lawn chair or blanket. It’s time to cozy up on the grass, under the stars for an outdoor movie. Or if you prefer, you can gather around the campfire and tell that story again about how you did that thing that one time.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

8 – 10am
Rise and Shine
Grab a cup of coffee, it’s time to wake up and start packing up your gear. River floating starts in 2 hours!

Check Out Time 
Here’s your hat, where’s your coat? Time to head out.

12 – 5pm
River Float (tickets required)
Limited Space! Registration Required!
The cost for the river float is $25 which includes the raft, transportation up the river, life vest, and paddles. R.S.V.P. and prepayment is required. Stay tuned for ticket info.