IN THE SPIRIT is an annual juried art exhibition during summer at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma. The favorite summertime event in the South Sound celebrates diverse Native arts and culture and culminates in day-long, free festival and arts market, showcasing emerging and recognized artists and designers. The festival is hosted collaboratively by the Washington State History Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, and the Museum of Glass. Virtual exhibition: Jul 16 – Oct 25, 2020. Virtual Arts Market and Festival: Sep 10 – Oct 17, 2020. Artist Spotlights: Thursdays Sep 24 – Oct 8, 2020 (more info). Closing Celebration: Oct 17, 2020 (see info below. More info: https://www.washingtonhistory.org/event/in-the-spirit-closing-celebration/
2020 IN THE SPIRIT closing celebration
Join the renowned band Khu.éex’* for a live streamed performance directly from Museum of Glass. Tlingit tribal member Preston Singletary, an internationally recognized glass artist, founded this one-of-a-kind collaboration with major musicians including the legendary late Rock and Roll Hall of Fame composer and performer Bernie Worrell of Parliament/Funkadelic and Talking Heads: Skerik, collaborator with Pearl Jam; Stanton Moore of Galactic; Captain Raab of Red Earth; and tribal members Clarissa Rizal, Gene Tagaban and Nahaan.
*Khu.éex’ (pronounced koo-eex) translates to “Potlatch” in the Tlingit language. The Tlingit are a Native group from Southeast Alaska. Singletary thought of the name because of the notion of sharing culture, stories, and music. The intent of Khu.éex’ is to present contemporary interpretation of our culture to empower others.