We promote indigenous arts and cultures through education, cultural preservation, creative expression and economic development. Learn more about what we do.
What We Do
- Native artist programs—The Longhouse supports Native artists, and hosts exhibitions and art sales throughout the year.
- Multi-cultural classes, presentations, performances and more—See our calendar of upcoming and past events.
- Native art grant program—Fund your northwest native art project.
- Venue services—Host your next event at the Longhouse with Evergreen’s Conference Services.
Keep up with our latest events on our Facebook page.
In the Spirit: Contemporary Native Art Exhibit
June 8 - August 18, 2013
Come view the work of some of the best contemporary Native artists in the Northwest! The works of twenty-one artists, whose pieces have been juried into this competitive exhibition, will be on display at the Washington State History Museum, located at 1911 Pacific avenue in dowtown Tacoma.
Prizes for: Best of Show, Honoring the Northwest, Honoring Tradition, Honoring Innovation, Print Prize, and the People's Choice are awarded. You may vote for your favorite work for the People's Choice Award - the winner will be announced on August 17th!
Image: "The Bat" © Jeffrey Verrege, winner of the 2012 People's Choice Award
Click here for information on visiting the museum.
In the Spirit: Northwest Native Art Market & Festival
August 17, 2013 10:00am - 7:00pm
Free Museum Admission All Day!
You are invited to the In the Spirit Native Arts Market & Festival, an exciting day of performances by a variety of talented musicians and dancers representing indigenous peoples from all over:
- Haandei I Jin Dance Group
- Alaska Kuteeyaa Dancers
- Vince Redhouse (Navajo) flute performer -see Vince perform "The Swan" at Cannon Beach, Oregon in 2009.
- Scatter Their Own, see their live performance of "All Along the Watchtower" at Gathering of Nations 2013!
- The Puyallup Canoe Family
- Other Acts, TBA
The In the Spirit Nartive Arts Market & Festival is a wonderful venue for browsing and purchasing one-of-a-kind gifts and art from the finest Native artists and craftspeople in our region. Baskets and weavings, clothing, jewelry, prints, and carvings are just some of the items that will be on sale! If you are a Native artist interested in a vendor spot, submit your application by June 25th.
In the Spirit is organized through a partnership with the Longhouse Education and Cultural Center and the Washington State Historical Society. It is generously supported by the Bamford Foundation, media sponsor KUOW-FM, the Nisqually Tribe, the Tacoma Arts Commission, and the Tulalip Tribe.
Download the In the Spirit poster here.
For more information, contact Laura Grabhorn at (360)867-6431 or email Laura Grabhorn.
Make Model Canoes
Three Weekend Commitment
with Alex McCarty (Makah)
June 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, 2013
Place: The Evergreen State College Longhouse Carving Studio
For details and to register call 360-867-6718 or email Erin Genia.
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.
Advisory Board Member
Associate Professor of Art
University of Colorado-Boulder
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