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Family Day: Celebrate Indigenous Artists!

  • Fab-5 HQ 1120 South 11th Street Tacoma, WA 98405 (map)

Free and open to the public, all are welcome.

Families and children of all ages, please join us for a fun-filled afternoon of hands-on learning led by Native American artists! Stop by or stay for the day as we celebrate Indigenous cultures and creativity - hear Lushootseed songs and stories, explore books by Native authors, and create your own treasures to take home.

This event is curated by Kimberly Corinne Deriana (Mandan/Hidatsa) and Asia Tail (Cherokee) of yəhaw̓, an Indigenous artist collective.

This event is in conjunction with Tacoma Reads 2019, a partnership of City of Tacoma, Puyallup Tribe of Indians, and Tacoma Public Library. Tacoma Reads is a local community reading program that seeks to unite the community in dialogue around contemporary themes through reading a common text. The 2019 Tacoma Reads selection is the bestselling debut novel “There There” by Tommy Orange. Described as “groundbreaking, extraordinary” by The New York Times, “There There” is a multi-generational, relentlessly paced story of 12 urban Native Americans traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, interconnected in ways they may not yet realize.


  • Lushootseed with Kayla Guyette (Jicarilla Apache) and Paige Pettibon (Salish)

  • Story Stones with Raven Juarez (Blackfeet)

  • Selfie Station by Alex Britt (Nansemond)

  • Books by Native authors from Tacoma Public Library’s collection