TACOMA, WA.- The Washington State History Museum and The Evergreen State College Longhouse Education and Cultural Center present the fourth annual In the Spirit: Contemporary Northwest Native Arts Exhibit, Market and Festival. The exhibits featured artwork has been selected by a three-member jury comprised of local experts in Native American art. The exhibit opens July 9 and will be on display through August 30.
In the Spirit: Contemporary Northwest Native Arts Exhibit will showcase the work of 30 contemporary Native American artists, all living and working in the Pacific Northwest. A weekend festival August 8 and 9 will offer guests an opportunity to partake in Native American traditions, purchase fine art and support these local artists. In the Spirit is a celebration of how todays Native art connects traditional artistic heritage and contemporary forms of expression. Exhibit opening reception FREE and open to the public.
On July 16, beginning at 5 p.m., Join the festivities as we open the fourth annual In the Spirit: Contemporary Northwest Native Arts Exhibit. A performance, opening remarks, a brief awards ceremony, and a blessing celebrate the opening of this exhibit. Guests can vote for their favorite artwork while viewing the exhibit; the winner of the Peoples Choice vote will be announced at the close of the Native Arts Market & Festival Aug. 9.