2018 ArtWORKz Junior Art Show & Competition

January 27 - March 17

The  annual youth art show and competition, ArtWORKz 2018, featuring the artistic endeavors from youth throughout the region under the age of 19 will be on exhibit in the Tamástslikt gallery from January 27, 2018 through March 17, 2018. A variety of art media forms will be on display including sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, glass, mixed media, photography digital computer-generated art, fiber art, and traditional Tribal work such as beadwork, weaving, and parfleche painting. Young artists are competing for Grand Prizes, Awards of Excellence, Awards of Merit, Honorable Mentions, and Best Emerging Artist. The Artists’ Choice award is determined by the participants themselves. Prizes will be awarded at the Artists Reception on Saturday, February 10, 2018 which begins at 1pm and is open to the public.  OPENING DAY IS FREE!


Museum Store Specialty Blanket Sale

March 01 - March 31

Don’t miss out on the limited quantity Frozen, Mickey Mouse, and Harry Potter blankets – this month they are marked down at 25% OFF! Purchase these great blankets now for birthdays, graduations, births, and other events.

*Discount not valid in conjunction with any other offers/discounts


A Month of Delicious Specials!

March 05 - March 31

Every week Kinship Cafe is featuring a delicious special that is guaranteed to warm you up on these sunny, chilly March days. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day week with our Irish Stew!

Week of March 5 – Pork Posole Verde with homemade tortilla
Week of March 12 – Irish Stew (join us on St. Patrick’s Day!)
Week of March 19 – Venison Stew with frybread
Week of March 26 – Beef Stew in bread bowl


H2O Today

April 06 - July 14

No living thing exists without water yet we treat water as though there were an infinite supply.  Our actions can condemn many of Earth’s creatures—our fellow humans among them—to diminished lives and sometimes even to extinction. Can we learn to become better stewards of water? Is there really a choice? Water shortages and pollution threaten individuals, communities and countries around the globe. But many water problems also have solutions. From households to huge cities, elected officials to entrepreneurs, everyone has a role to play in protecting Earth’s water.

Presented by CHI St. Anthony Hospital




Watch and listen for Spilyáy, the magical Coyote of Legend-Time. Find Spilyáy in Tamástslikt’s major galleries: We Were, We Are and We Will Be. Tamástslikt is a storyline museum and therefore does not merely document artifacts. In the SEASONAL ROUND, the Natítayt (the people) follow the pre-contact lifestyle of subsistence in the abundant natural world, reflecting its balance and order. Ambient sounds take the visitor to another time. Visitors will hear horses rumbling across the grassy plateau, storytellers in the winter lodge, the bell and worshipers in the church. They will hear a recreation of the 1855 Treaty Council of Walla Walla in the tribal language. Audio, artistry and historic images, rare and beautiful artifacts create a broad sensory experience depicting our Tribal world.


Our Tribes are alive and prospering today. Tribal people have survived and thrive in the contemporary world. WE ARE features our resilient people as soldiers and warriors, players in government and the regional economy, leaders in salmon recovery success, balancing the modern with traditions, and still abiding by the Law of the Salmon.


Achievements, aspirations, and concerns of the tribal community are voiced in WE WILL BE. Cháwna mun na’ámta–We will never fade.


The 10-minute introductory Coyote Theater is open for visitors to enjoy. Spilyáy, the magical coyote dominates the story, expressing wisdom and foolishness in a comic exposition of how the world came to be as it is today. Witness Spilyay as he vanquishes the forces of destruction and saves the traditional foods for the Natítyayt.  Coyote Theater is accessible with admission.