OLYMPIA – The Evergreen State College’s House of Welcome – The Longhouse will host its inaugural Outdoor Native Art Market at the college’s Indigenous Arts Campus from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 18.
This is a new event and is the first event of its kind since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic caused the cancellation of the annual Holiday Art Markets hosted by Evergreen.
"We want people to come back to the House of Welcome: The Evergreen Longhouse, “said Kara Briggs, Vice President for Tribal Relations, Arts and Cultures. “We want to gather community, share Native arts and enjoy Native foods."
There will be approximately 25 artists/vendors who will have their Native art on display and for sale. Attendees can expect to see jewelry, woven pieces, leatherwork paintings, carvings and more. There will also be a Native food booth featuring frybread, Indian tacos and clam chowder.
"Native artists have struggled with a lack of venues to sell their art during the years of the pandemic and related closure," explained Briggs. “This inaugural open air Native Art Market at the Evergreen Longhouse is a chance for artists to sell some of their work and for visitors to reconnect with their favorite tribal artists and purchase handmade Native art."