IN THE SPIRIT
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.
IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts
Exhibition on view June 18-August 16, 2020
Now in its 15th 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.
Announcing the 2020 IN THE SPIRIT Artist Applications
Best in Show: Predator Cannibal, Robin Lovelace, Tlingit. Spirit of the Northwest: Full Circle Totem, Dan Friday. Lummi. Honoring Tradition: Little People, Carol Emarthle Douglas, Northern Arapaho. Honoring Innovation: Coastal Mjolnir, Earl Davis, Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe.
IN THE SPIRIT Northwest Native Festival
The 15th annual event will be held in August 2020. Check back for more information!
Thank you for your ongoing support of the IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts exhibition and Northwest Native Festival!