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 pmFree
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.
Meka Clothing/Mary Kelsay
Trickster Company/Crystal Worl
Abriel Johnny Rodriguez
Crystal Worl & Rico Worl of Trickster Company
Roldy Aguero Ablao
Photo: Courtesy of Meka Clothing/Rabbit Hearted Girls Photography