2021 marks the 16th annual IN THE SPIRIT celebration, honoring traditional and contemporary Native and Indigenous arts and cultures. IN THE SPIRIT is a collaboration between the Washington State Historical Society, Tacoma Art Museum, and Museum of Glass. IN THE SPIRIT is an opportunity for our communities to learn about, meet, and support the many exceptional Native artists working in the Pacific Northwest. Tacoma Art Museum will be hosting an artmaking moment from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
After hosting events online in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are thrilled to announce a return to an in-person festival! The IN THE SPIRIT exhibition at the Washington State History museum will also be in-person. The Virtual Arts Market and other online events will be available on the In the Spirit website from July 31 to September 3, 2021.
COVID-19 Precautions: In order to protect the vulnerable among us, masks are required for all visitors who are not fully vaccinated. Masks are recommended for all visitors ages 5 and up and are available upon request. Please observe all social distancing between cohorts. Hand sanitizing stations are available in the museum.
For questions, please contact Amelia Layton, Public Programs Manager.