In the Spirit
IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts Festival & Market
Join us for the 11th Annual IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts Market & Festival on August 13, 2016 from 11:00am to 5:00pm.
Exhibit opens May 28 and runs through August 14, 2016.Held each year in August, IN THE SPIRIT: Contemporary Native Arts Market and Festival encompasses a day of dancing, drumming, singing, and shopping with a diverse group of Native American artists. The festival is the final celebration of the IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts Exhibit held annually at the History Museum, during which we will present the People's Choice Award. The Museum will be filled with vendors selling exquisite artwork in all price ranges. Round out your festival experience by catching performances of native singers, musicians, and dance groups throughout the day. The History Museum and all festival activities are FREE and open to the public.
2016 IN THE SPIRIT Festival Performers
Vince Redhouse, Navajo flute
Rona YellowRobe, Cree/African-American flute
Alaska Kuteeyaa Dancers, Haida and Tlingit dance
Le-La-La Dancers, Kwakwaka'wakw First Nations dance and song
2016 IN THE SPIRIT Arts Market Vendors
Lois Chchinoff Thadei, Sealaska, Ketchikan Community
Kathey Ervin, Wyandotte
Linley B. Logan, Onondowaga (Seneca)
Andrea Wilbur-Sigo, Squaxin
Lillian Pitt, Warm Springs, Wasco, Yakama
Jeanette Huber & April Jones, Jicarilla Apache Nation, Taos Pueblo
Jason Reed Brown, Koyukon Athabascan
LaVerne Kearns, Kickapoo, Muskogee
Andrew Peterson, Skokomish
Charles W Bloomfield, Pyramid Lake Paiute
Denise Emerson, Navajo, Skokomish
Angee Harrington, Suquamish
James Price, S'Klallam, Navajo
Michelle Price, Navajo
Vince Redhouse, Navajo
2016 IN THE SPIRIT Festival Demonstrators
Earl Davis & Kenny Waltman, Shoalwater Bay Tribe, carving
Kathey Ervin, Wyandotte, weaving
Congratulations to the 2016 IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts Exhibition award winners!
Best in Show: High Tea by Kathey Ervin
Honoring the Northwest: Sacred Survivance by Ka'ila Farrell-Smith
Honoring the Ancestors: In the Present (Bowl Design) by Earl Davis
Honoring Innovation: Overwhelmed by Jennifer Angaiak Wood
The People's Choice Award First and Second Place as well as the Purchse Prize award will be given at the IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts Market & Festival on August 13, 2016.
And congratulations to all of the 2016 selected IN THE SPIRIT artists!
Philip H. Red Eagle
Chholing P. Taha
Jennifer Angaiak Wood
Leah Thomason Bromberg
Denny Sparr Hurtado
Linley B. Logan
Charles W Bloomfield
If you have any questions, please contact Molly Wilmoth, Lead Program Manager, at email@example.com 253-798-5926.