"In the Spirit" exhibit, market and festival at The Washington State History Museum
Tacoma - The Washington State History Museum and the Longhouse Education and Cultural Center at The Evergreen State College present the fifth annual "In the Spirit" celebration, which includes an exhibit and the Northwest Native Arts Market & Festival.
In the Spirit: Contemporary Northwest Native Arts Exhibit showcases the work of contemporary Native American artists, all living and working in the Pacific Northwest. A jury comprised of Native American art experts selected the exhibit's featured pieces. The exhibit will be on display through September 19 at the Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington.
In the Spirit: Northwest Native Arts Market & Festival
August 7 and August 8; 10 am - 5 pm daily, Washington State History Museum
Outdoor activities are Free
This weekend Festival offers guests an opportunity to partake in Native American traditions, and to purchase art and support these local artists. Check out a variety of products from some of the best Pacific Northwest weavers, printmakers, carvers, bead artists and other artisans. Visitors can experience Native American culture by taking in live performances from Native dancers, musicians, and storytellers.
List of all the artists scheduled to attend the Festival
Saturday, August 7
- 10 am – Robert Satiacum, opening and prayer
- 10:30 am – Rona Yellowrobe Walsh, flutist
- 1 pm – Henare and Tawera Tahuri, Māori dancers from New Zealand with Gene Tagaban (Tlingit)
- 3 pm – Alaska Kuteeyaa Dancers
Sunday, August 8
- Noon – Sngagim Axasniikangin (Dream Dancers)
- 1:30 pm – Henare and Tawera Tahuri, Māori dancers from New Zealand with Gene Tagaban (Tlingit)
- 3 pm – Awards for "People's Choice," "Artist's Choice," and "Pendleton Prize"
About the Washington State History Museum
The Washington State History Museum, flagship of the Washington State Historical Society, is located at 1911 Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma, just off 1-5. The Washington State History Museum presents exhibits, programs and events that bring Washington's history to life. The Washington State Historical Society has been dedicated to collecting, preserving and vividly presenting Washington's rich and varied history since 1891.
Hours (through Labor Day)
Tuesday - Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm, with extended hours and free admission every third Thursday from 2 - pm
Hours (After Labor Day)
Wednesday - Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm, with extended hours and free admission every third Thursday from 2 - 8 pm
$8 for adults; $7 for seniors, age 60 and above; $6 for students and military* with valid ID; children, age 5 and below, and members are always FREE.
Through September 5, active duty military and their immediate family members are free as part of Blue Star Museums program.