The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center

The Longhouse is called sgʷigʷialʔtxʷ—The House of Welcome—in South Puget Sound Salish.

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We promote indigenous arts and cultures through education, cultural preservation, creative expression and economic development. Learn more about what we do.

What We Do

  • Multicultural classes, presentations, performances and more! See below for our upcoming events.
  • Native artist programs—The Longhouse supports Native artists, and hosts exhibitions and art sales throughout the year.
  • Native art grant program—Fund your northwest native art project.
  • Venue services—Host your next event at the Longhouse with Evergreen’s Conference Services.

Upcoming Events

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2014 Artist Grant Programs Open

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Apply Now! Fall 2014 Grant Applications due October 20, 2014

American Indian, Alaska Native, or Kanaka Maoli artists who are residents of Washington or Oregon are eligible to apply. See our grant programs web page for more information.

Native Creative Development Grant Application: Word document or PDF

Native Master Artist Initiative Grant Application: Word document or PDF

Traditional Dyeing Workshop with Elizabeth James Perry 

Wednesday, October 1st - Thursday, October 2nd

Longhouse Cedar Room from 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Elizabeth James Perry is a Wampanoag fiber and jewelry artist who specializes in natural dye techniques. Learn more about her work here. During this two-day workshop, come prepared to learn about traditional dyes from plants, waters, minerals, leaf dyes, roots and nut hulls. Exchange processes, techniques, materials and sample mordants.

Space is limited. Contact Laura Grabhorn to register at (360)867-6413 or grabhorl@evergreen.edu. There is a $40 class fee, please makes checks payable to "TESC Longhouse."

Download a pdf poster here.

See past events at the Longhouse.

I have served as a visiting artist in many places such as France, New Zealand, Mexico, Siberia, Japan, Germany and in many Native Nations across the United States. I would like to say that my time spent at the Longhouse - House of Welcome at The Evergreen State College has been vital to my experience as a Native educator. The staff, programs and the community at the Longhouse are unlike any I have witnessed in many places of higher education.

The unity and strength present in the Longhouse has been proven time and time again. I myself will continue to donate what I can to the mission of the Longhouse and I encourage others to do the same. Giving to this place of welcome will in turn give back as it always has to the larger Native community. You will see in time how you to can be a part of the Longhouse history. It has been a great honor for me to witness and be a small part of so much good.

-Melanie Yazzie (Diné)

Advisory Board Member
Associate Professor of Art
University of Colorado-Boulder