2019 ArtWORKz Junior Art Show & Competition

February 09 - March 30

The  annual youth art show and competition, ArtWORKz 2019, featuring the artistic endeavors from youth throughout the region under the age of 19 will be on exhibit in the Tamástslikt gallery from February 9, 2019 through March 30, 2019. 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. An Entry Form and Info Sheet are available for artists.

Prizes will be awarded at the Artists Reception on Saturday, March 9, 2019 which begins at 1pm and is open to the public.  OPENING DAY IS FREE!


BOOK SALE at The Museum Store!

March 01 - March 31

All books are discounted by 30% this month! Treat yourself or take advantage of the sale to get ahead on birthdays, graduations, bar mitzvahs!

March discount not valid in conjunction with other offers, discounts.


“Different Places In Her Heart” – Art by Ellen Taylor

April 19 - June 15

This one woman art show by local Tribal member Ellen Taylor is colorful, vibrant, and full of love and respect for her subjects. The public is invited to view the exhibit on opening day for FREE!

Thank you to our sponsor CHI St. Anthony Hospital.


2019 Mammoth Cup Golf Tournament

May 17

Get your team together and sign up now for this year’s exciting event scheduled for Friday, May 17! You can register and pay here  or sign up at the golf course before May 10, 2019. Great tee prizes! Excellent golf course! Fun side bets! Indian Taco Awards Dinner! (Purchase extra dinner tickets here.)


SAVAGES AND PRINCESSES: The Persistence of Native American Stereotypes

July 05 - October 19

Stereotypes of Native American peoples are ubiquitous and familiar. This exhibit brings together thirteen contemporary Native American visual artists who reclaim their right to represent their identities as Native Americans. Whether using humor, subtlety, or irony, the telling is always fiercely honest and dead-on. Images and styles are created from traditional, contemporary, and mass culture forms. Opening day is FREE!

Sponsored 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.