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.

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.

If you are a native artist interested in submitting artwork for this year's exhibit, please download and submit this year's application.  Applications must be received by Friday, March 18, 2016.  Selected artists will be notified by April 15, 2016.
Information about becoming a vendor at this year's festival will be posted soon!

If you have any questions, please contact Molly Wilmoth, Lead Program Manager, at molly.wilmoth@wshs.wa.govor 253-798-5926.
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