The Conway Muse

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Art Gallery, Live Music, Theater, Storytelling
Back in 2004
It was an auction barn
Looked quite different
But has been popular for a long time!
Today it's artwork

The Muse

The Conway Muse is located in a converted 1915 Norwegian dairy barn.  We are a music venue with small and medium sized performance spaces.  Located in the very tiny town of Conway, WA (population 91 – about 55 miles north of downtown Seattle). We are a full service spirits, beer and wine restaurant, open to all ages (no minors after 11:00 pm)

Available for rent for birthdays, Quinceañeras, weddings and receptions, anniversaries, wakes, celebration of life, or any other private event.

History of the Property

The Conway Muse was originally a Scandinavian dairy barn built in 1915.

During the last century it also had a life as a glass shop, antique shop, and auction barn.

The original hay loft doors and rail can still be seen in the Bard Loft.

Today, the Muse is owned by Elfa Gisla and Tom Richardson who purchased it 2004, and with TLC gave it a new life as a unique and eclectic performance, culinary and visual arts venue .

The Conway Muse was named after the Greek Muses who inspired the arts.

About the Owners

Elfa Gisla & Tom Richardson are the proud owners of the Conway Muse and have been hosting music events here since 2005.   

Elfa is Icelandic and grew up in both the US and Iceland.  She is an actress, artist and published children’s book author.  Elfa founded META performing arts with Stella Ireland and is an active member of the Skagit Valley Arts community.    Elfa manages the all bookings at the Muse as well as our awesome staff, kitchen, website and art gallery.

Tom is a Battalion Chief with the Seattle Fire Department and Task Force Leader with FEMA Urban Search & Rescue Washington Task Force 1.  Tom manages the bar and production side of our music events.

We look forward to seeing you at the Muse!

~Elfa & Tom {& Boot}

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

Steve Jobs

Welcome to the Muse - Where Magic Happens!