2023 ArtWORKZ Junior Art Show & Competition

February 03 - March 18

ArtWORKz Junior Art Show & Competition closes on March 18. Open to all youth under the age of 19, the event received 157 submissions this year in such media as drawings, paintings, ceramics, metal works, prints, photography, collage, traditional arts, and sculpture. Entries will be displayed for six weeks in the Featured Exhibit Gallery at TCI and closes March 18. The works of art cover a range of media, paintings, photography, ceramics, leatherwork, sculptures, quilting and more. Entries were judged in 3 age categories; 10 and under, 11-14, and 15-18. Artwork was judged on artistry, creative vision, technical merit, and presentation. This year’s judges for the show were Susan Sheoships, Mary Harris, and Kynde Kiefel. Awards were presented at the Artists Reception, on February 25. Come in and see who won!

While you’re here, shop the Museum Store’s sale on beadwork supplies. Beads, fringe, and other supplies are all marked down at 30% off! (May not be combined with other offers/discounts.)

Enjoy lunch at Kinship Cafe then stroll through the exhibits.


Beadwork supplies on sale at 30% off!

March 01 - March 31

Get everything you need to get to work on regalia and repairs. Take 30% off all supplies now through the end of March.  (Offer may not be combined with other offers/discounts.)

Kinship Cafe March Specials

March 03 - April 01

March 3 FREE First Friday: Indian Tacos and Frybread
March 7-11: Breakfast Sandwich
March 14-18: Chicken Pozole
March 21-25: Chicken, Bacon, Avocado Sandwich
March 28-Apr. 1: Ultimate Beef Nachos

Every Friday, Smoked Salmon Corn Chowder!

Take-out is still available by calling 541.429.7702 to
place your order, or dine in. Open Tues-Sat, 11am-2pm.



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.