IN THE SPIRIT is an annual celebration of diverse Native arts and culture. It includes a two-month long juried art exhibition at the Washington State History Museum (mid-June through mid-August), and a free all-day festival on a mid-August Saturday. The festival is an indoor/outdoor event collaboratively hosted by Washington State History Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, and Museum of Glass; all three museums are free for the day of the festival and feature Native art exhibitions.
Now in its 14th year, IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts is a summertime favorite in the South Sound. This juried exhibition features work in a wide variety of mediums created by Native artists from throughout the Northwest and beyond. Special events for the exhibition include an Artist Awards Ceremony on opening night, and a gallery talk presented by one of the artists on the third Thursday evening in July.
2019 In The Spirit Northwest Native Festival Vendors
Are you a Native artist interested in vending at the 2020 IN THE SPIRIT Northwest Native Arts Festival? Click here to download the vendor application guidelines and form to be considered as a vendor at one of the three participating museums.
Thank you for your ongoing support of the IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts exhibition and Northwest Native Festival!