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Tag: Northwest Native Community Celebration

Jan.
21st

Annual free Northwest Native Community Celebration brings art, music, canoes and more to Tacoma Art Museum

A canoe from last year's Northwest Native Community Celebration at TAM. Photo: Janet Jensen, The News Tribune.
A canoe from last year’s Northwest Native Community Celebration at TAM. Photo: Janet Jensen, The News Tribune.

Tacoma Art Museum and local tribes once again collaborate to bring the annual Northwest Native Community Celebration to the museum this Sunday. The free festival celebrates Tacoma’s Native American heritage through art, dance, music and three canoes from the Puyallup and other Coast Salish tribes.

“The Northwest Native Community Celebration continues the relationship that Tacoma Art Museum and the City of Tacoma share with the Puyallup Tribe,” says the press release.

Among the activities are a market of local artisans from basket weavers to painters, and hands-on activities in the art studio. Music and dance performances will be given by the Sacred Water Canoe Family, Native B.R.I.D.G.E. and Chief Leschi School. Read more »