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Sgʷigʷialʔtxʷ: House of Welcome

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Longhouse Education and Cultural Center: A Gathering Place for People of all Cultures


Longhouse Good News Update 2016

Read about the good news that has happened at the Longhouse over the past year.

Good News Update


20th Anniversary Show Publication

For over twenty years, the Longhouse has been working with Indigenous artists of all kinds to fulfill its mission of promoting Indigenous arts and cultures.

In honor of this relationship, the Longhouse hosted an exhibit showcasing the work of over 70 Indigenous artists. Whether they are masters at the top of their fields, or mid-career and emerging artists, all have participated in Longhouse programming over the years—from Artist Residencies, to exhibiting art, leading workshops or receiving grants.

You can view the entire collection of work from the Longhouse 20th Anniversary Exhibit in our online publication.

(Please note that all of the photography contained herein is posted for viewing purposes only. Any attempt to copy or reproduce for private or public use is strictly prohibited).



What We Do

We promote Indigenous arts and cultures through education, cultural preservation, creative expression and economic development—learn more.

  • The Longhouse supports Native artists and hosts Native art Sales and Exhibits throughout the year.

  • Fund your art project with the Grant Programs that we offer to Native artists in the Northwest—The 2017 Native Creative Development Grant cycle will be available to Native artists in Washington and Oregon. Check back for more information on when this grant cycle begins.

  • Host your event at the Longhouse with Evergreen’s Conference Services.

  • We host and offer multicultural classes, presentations, performances, and more! Visit our Events page to see what's happening next.

  • The Longhouse is in the process of developing a graduate-level academic program—a Master of Fine Arts in Indigenous Arts.


Upcoming Events

"People of the Salmon" 

  • Wednesday, May 17, 5 - 7pm at the Chihuly Boathouse on Lake Union and Ivar's Salmon House in Wallingford, Seattle

  • A Longhouse fundraiser for the 2017 "Gathering of Indigenous Artists of the Pacific Rim" 

  • Space is limited, purchase tickets today!

  • More information: or (360) 867-5337


Stay up-to-date with the Longhouse by visiting our Facebook page!


Longhouse Merchandise

You can support Longhouse programming by purchasing merchandise. We offer a variety of gifts, including the beautiful Thunderbird Arrives wool blanketco-designed by Louie Gong (Nooksack) and Longhouse staff, and produced by Louie Gong's Eighth Generation.