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In the Spirit Northwest Native Arts Festival


The free festival and arts market is a community favorite. Shop for handmade Native arts and meet the artists. Enjoy song, dance, music, food, and a runway fashion show featuring Native designers. See Native art exhibitions. Don't miss a performance by the band Khu.éex’ (pronounced koo-eex), co-founded by artist and musician Preston Singletary who plays bass in the band. Khu.éex’ translates to “Potlatch” in the Tlingit language. The band shares culture, stories, and music through contemporary interpretations focused on empowering others. The Seattle Times (Paul de Barros) described Khu.éex’ as "...mixing Native American song and spoken word with atmospheric, visionary jazz improvisation in a way that recalls the ecstatic ’70s jazz-funk work of groups like Weather Report or Carlos Santana." Admission to both museums and the festival is free. See for a schedule of events.