Your Communities. Your Traditions. Your Folklife.

Northwest Folklife aims to strengthen our communities through arts and culture. This calendar brings together our greater community’s events and gatherings. Here, you will find events ranging from cultural celebrations to music and dance performances and traditional gatherings.

Together, we can continue to celebrate the rich arts, cultures, and traditions that thrive in the greater Pacific Northwest.


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Lifting the Sky: An Indigenous Fashion Show

May 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm


In partnership with the Seattle Art Museum, yəhaw̓ presents Lifting the Sky: An Indigenous Fashion Show. Curator Lisa Fruichantie (Seminole/Mvskoke-Creek) brings together Native designers, artists, and performers from across the Pacific Northwest for a night of Indigenous fashion. Watch contemporary styles walk the runway to the beat of a powwow drum, learn about intertribal regalia created by local community members, and shop at an all-Native fashion market. The fashion show starts at 6 pm and the Native Fashion Market takes place throughout the evening. Visitors can continue exploring urban Indigenous perspectives upstairs in the SAM galleries with half-off admission to Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer.

This event will be held in SAM’s lobby and is free, open to the public, and family friendly. Seeing SAM’s exhibitions upstairs will be half-off usual museum rates.

Designers —
Meka Clothing/Mary Kelsay
Trickster Company/Crystal Worl
Evan Ducharme
Abriel Johnny ­Rodriguez

Vendors —
Paige Pettibon
Ashley Alvarez
Michaila Taylor
Denise Emerson
Crystal Worl & Rico Worl of Trickster Company
Ayanna Fuentes

Host/Emcee —
Roquin Siongco
Roldy Aguero Ablao

DJ —
Drew Hobson

Videographer/Photographer —
Che Sehyun

Photo: Courtesy of Meka Clothing/Rabbit Hearted Girls Photography


May 2
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Seattle Art Museum
1300 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
(206) 654-3210


Yəhaw̓ Show – Indigenous Creatives
(253) 336-6477