Events, Markets and Exhibits

The House of Welcome hosts cultural events and public programming supporting Indigenous artists locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

The Holiday Native Art Fair is just one of many events held at Evergreen's House of Welcome
Textile weaving from the across the Waters Longhouse at 25 Fall exhibition.

Markets and Exhibits

The House of Welcome hosts art markets twice yearly in early December and mid-June, as well as hosting exhibits throughout the year in the Evergreen Gallery located on Evergreen's Olympia Campus in Evans Hall. 

We follow the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990. In order to sell at our markets, you must meet the criteria set forth in the Act to sell work advertised as Native or Indian-made or of a specific tribe.

Evergreen Gallery Current Exhibit

Summer Native Art Fair
June 22, 11 am - 5 pm | House of Welcome

Vendors offering artwork in all price ranges will be at this indoor art market in the House of Welcome. River Road Canoe Family will be selling frybread, Indian tacos, soups and desserts as well as beverages.

NoiseCat Residency
February - August 2024

The House of Welcome will be hosting artist Ed Archie NoiseCat for a 6 month project with apprentices Ablaza Pluff and Earl Pluff who will be carving a red cedar story pole of Billy Frank Jr. Billy served on The Evergreen State College Board of Trustees and was a longtime supporter of the House of Welcome.


Celebration at the House of Welcome.

The House of Welcome hosts a variety of public programming throughout the year, including an annual community dinner every fall, performances, lectures, films, cultural art workshops and cultural presentations.

In addition to workshops, presentations and performances, there are several recurring events throughout the year including the annual Tribal youth art-making event, Generations Rising and December's Holiday Native Arts Fair.

Event Spaces
House of Welcome facility info


Accommodations and configurations

The House of Welcome is a multi-purpose facility—able to serve a variety of educational and cultural functions. The internal post-and-beam support system (constructed with two-foot wooden columns that remain visible), allows the interior "Great Hall" to be opened for gatherings, performances and lectures. Partitions also allow use as three large classrooms and an intimate seminar area.

House of Welcome facilities are close to all campus resources. At 12,000 square feet, the building accommodates 400 people for academic program lectures, conferences and cultural events.

The House of Welcome is one structure and part of the Indigenous Arts Campus.

Reserving Space

Contact information

Conference Services at Evergreen will provide information on catering services and guidelines, audiovisual services and more. 

Contact Conference Services at (360) 867-6192 or email

Indoor wood-burning fires in the Cedar Room are reserved for ceremonial purposes only. Outdoor fires reservations are available for staff, faculty, student groups and classes of The Evergreen State College through Space Scheduling. 


No drugs or alcohol

The House of Welcome is unlike any other building on campus. It embodies the partnership between The Evergreen State College and the surrounding Tribes. It was built on a foundation of respect and acknowledgment for the original Indigenous Coast Salish peoples of the land in this region. Out of respect for the Indigenous peoples of this land, we ask that you refrain from the use of drugs or alcohol in and around the buildings. Groups who reserve space are responsible for the scheduled activities and will be held accountable for infractions of the permanent ban on the use of drugs or alcohol in or around the building.