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IN THE SPIRIT Northwest Native Festival 2019
August 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Experience this indoor/outdoor celebration of Native cultures! Dancing, drumming, singing, shopping at the arts market, and a Native designer runway fashion show will take place in and around the museums. Connect with a diverse group of Native artists and shop a wide range of exquisite work in all price ranges.

In partnership with the Washington State History Museum and Museum of Glass.

Cost: FREE

Events and art making are happening throughout the day at Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Glass, and Washington State History Museum. As you plan your visit, please note the event’s location.

12:00 pm | Tacoma Art Museum: Blessing by Connie McCloud of the Puyallup Tribe

12:30 pm | Tacoma Art Museum: Fashion Show
Featuring Designers:
MEKA Clothing
Kaigani Craft
Designs by Della
Abriel Johnny & Debra Noone
AJs by Leslie Holt

2:00 pm | Museum of Glass: Artist Panel featuring Dan Friday, Preston Singletary, Raven Skyriver, and HoWanUT “Haila” Old Peter

3:00 pm | Tacoma Art Museum: Tour of Native Portraiture: Power and Perception

3:30pm | Washington State History Museum: Rona Yellow Robe, Cree/African American flute performance

4:00 pm | Tacoma Art Museum: Tour of Native Portraiture: Power and Perception

4:15pm | Washington State History Museum: Alaska Kuteeyaa Dancers, Haida and Tlingit song and dance performance

5:00pm | All Museums Close

5:30pm | Washington State History Museum: Closing Celebration with peformance by Khu.éex’

Art Making Activities:

12 – 4:30 pm | Tacoma Art Museum: Printmaking in TAM studio

12-5 pm | Washington State History Museum: Carving demonstration by Earl Davis

1-3 pm | Washington State History Museum: Cedar weaving hosted by Kathey Ervin

11 am-2 pm | Museum of Glass: Illustration and composition demonstrations by RYAN! Feddersen

1-4 pm | Museum of Glass: 2D traditional basket pattern making in glass

Free Community Festivals are generously supported by the Tacoma Arts Commission, ArtsFund, and by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission. In the Spirit: Northwest Native Festival is also made possible through the generous support of the Haub Family Endowment, The Suquamish Foundation, and YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties.