FREE--The Duwamish Longhouse is sponsoring a monthly Duwamish Native Art & Crafts Market (Sept.-Dec.) to support and promote local Native American artists representing a board range of tribal traditions. It is a chance to meet the artists. Unique items in every price range. Snacks: soup of day and more. Free admission and parking for shoppers.
Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held.
It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm.
Admission to the market is free and open to the public. For booth space information contact:
There are 16 vendor spaces available for each of the Duwamish Native Arts & Crafts Markets.
SEPTEMBER 15 * 16 * 17, 2017, 10AM—6PM.
OCTOBER 20 * 21 * 22, 2017, 10 AM—6PM
DECEMBER 15 * 16 * 17, 2017, 10AM—6PM
There currently is a vendor waiting list for the Duwamish Native Holiday Gift Fair. Preference is given to returning 2016 vendors and enrolled members of the Duwamish Tribe.
NOVEMBER 24 * 25 * 26, 2017, 10AM—6pm
Flyer artwork: Duwamish River Mural by John Romero (Eastern Shoshone)
Mural Location: Behind Northwest Printers Supply, 6521 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108.
Romero’s mural, created in collaboration with his son Joe, celebrates the four rivers that used to drain into the Duwamish: The Black, the Cedar, the Green, and the White. It also tells the legend of Sky-Taw, a being who lived at the mouth of the Black River.