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Cultural Industries

Two Degrees Northwest

Where Art Meets the Land (2DNW) is a University of Idaho Extension pilot program intended to develop a strong regional economic sector comprised of cultural industries. Research indicates the arts and handmade goods can be central to a strong and vibrant place-based rural economy. Therefore, the projects of the Two Degrees Northwest Program involve supporting and creating opportunities for heritage, art and food-based economic development and cooperatively marketing the region’s arts and fine crafts along with other locally made products such as foods, wines, unique sites, services, and experiences.

Based in north central Idaho and southeastern Washington, and the places between 45 and 47 degrees latitude, the pilot region stretches from the Plummer/Worley area of northern Idaho south to Riggins. From east to west, it encompasses towns such as Uniontown, Colfax, and Palouse in southeastern Washington state and across to the Montana border.

Program activities include “Business of Art” classes such as Social Media and E-Commerce for artists, Photographing Art and Archival Matting and Framing; and a trail guide called Artisan Trails of North Central Idaho and Southeastern Washington.

For more information

Lorie Higgins, 208-885-9717 or