In the Spirit

IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts Festival & Market

Join us for the 10th Anniversary of IN THE SPIRIT in summer 2015.

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.


Congratulations to our 2014 IN THE SPIRIT award winners!

Best in Show: Kaila Farrell-Smith for "M is for Mak'Lak', W is for White: Authentic Indian Design"
Spirit of the Northwest: Kathey Ervin for "Water Journey"
Honoring the Ancestors: Earl Davis for "Sheephorn Style Bowl"
Honoring Innovation AND People's Choice Award: Charles W. Bloomfield for "Our Missing Sisters"
Runner Up, People's Choice Award: Jeffrey Veregge for "She's Got It Where It Counts"


View a photo gallery of artwork, performances, and vendors from past IN THE SPIRIT exhibitions and festivals.

Questions about IN THE SPIRIT? Contact Molly Wilmoth at 253-798-5926 or