IN THE SPIRIT Northwest Native Festival

Tacoma Art Museum is proud to continue to partner with The Washington State History Museum and the Museum of Glass to bring you the IN THE SPIRIT Northwest Native Arts Market & Festival, an annual celebration of contemporary Native art and artists!

This longstanding indoor/outdoor festival is an opportunity for visitors to experience traditional and contemporary art, music, fashion, and dance from a diverse group of Native Artists and Makers. With something for everyone, bring the whole family to see performances, shop the art market, hear from local artists, explore all three museums for free, and make art of your own!


IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts Exhibition & Northwest Native Festival 2022

The Washington State History Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, and Museum of Glass are partnering to host the annual In the Spirit Northwest Native Festival in Tacoma, Washington on Saturday, August 6, 2022. This free festival will include exhibitions, performances, activities, arts market, and a contemporary Native fashion show at TAM.

Call for Designers

As part of the festival, the Tacoma Art Museum will host the In the Spirit Northwest Native Festival Fashion Show, which brings talented regional designers to showcase their collections at TAM. Read the full call and apply today.

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.