IN THE SPIRIT Northwest Native Festival 2024

The 19th annual IN THE SPIRIT Arts Market & Northwest Native Festival will be on August 10, 2024!

The festival celebrates the diverse Native cultures of our region and is hosted collaboratively by the Washington State History Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, and Museum of Glass.

Enjoy shopping among and talking with artist vendors, listening to Native music, watching dynamic cultural dance, making art, exploring exhibitions, and more.

The 2024 Indigenous Fashion Show at Tacoma Art Museum is a vibrant celebration of Indigenous culture, held annually as part of the In the Spirit Festival in collaboration with the Washington State History Museum. The event showcases contemporary Indigenous fashion, featuring intricately designed garments that reflect ancestral motifs and innovative interpretations of traditional materials. Led by Mary Kelsay, the creative director and owner of MEKA clothing, the fashion show highlights the resilience and creativity of Indigenous designers.

Admission to TAM will be free for the entire day.

Call to Indigenous Youth Fashion Designers: click here

Color logos of partners and sponsors for In the Spirit 2021 celebration.

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