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15th Annual  IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts Virtual Exhibition 1

IN THE SPIRIT Artist Awards

Contemporary Native Arts
  • Dates:
    Jul 15, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Ages:
    All ages
  • Where:
    Facebook Live @historymuseum
  • Tickets:


  • Accessibility:

    Accessible online

IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts – Artist Awards Ceremony
Thursday, July 15, 6:00 PM
FREE Facebook Live Presentation

Now in its 16th year, the IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts exhibition will be open for in-person viewing at the Washington State History Museum! However, the Artist Awards Ceremony will be virtual for 2021.

Hear from exhibition jurors Todd Clark (Wailaki), Philip H. Red Eagle (Dakota and Puget Sound Salish heritage), and Laura VerMeulen (Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska) as they introduce the 2021 exhibition and announce the artist awards for Honoring the Ancestors, Honoring Innovation, Spirit of the Northwest, and Best in Show.

We hope you can join us in celebrating these talented artists!

How to view this live-streamed program:

Our program is live-streamed on Facebook but you do not need to have a Facebook account and do not need to sign in to Facebook, to see it. The live program is viewable for everyone.

Click the button below to see the program when it begins at 6 PM on July 15, 2021. (Note: At this link, you can also see archived videos from the other public programs we’ve presented during the past year.)


Need more help getting into the online program? Click the button below for step-by-step directions and a downloadable PDF.


Need WiFi to see our programs?

In response to COVID-19, the Washington State Department of Commerce is supporting free drive-In WiFi hotspots to provide free temporary, emergency internet access for Washingtonians who do not have broadband service to their homes. Click here to access information about locations.

This free online program is generously supported by Columbia Bank.

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