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Native Artists Featured at Native Arts Day


Meet Native artists, learn to make corn husk dolls, and enjoy Native dance and music at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center on November 2, 2019. This new event, hosted by the Friends of Fort Vancouver and sponsored by Pendleton, will feature regional Native artists and their works, activities for children, books, dance and music.

"November is Native American Heritage Month and this is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Indigenous culture and art." stated Mary Rose, Executive Director of the Friends of Fort Vancouver, "We have invited participants to show, discuss, and sell their handmade works. Also, young dancers from the Yakama Nation will perform the Swan Dance which is believed to help promote a sense of belonging and healing."

Artists will exhibit throughout the day in the Visitor Center's Theater. Kevin Peters: Redefining Past and Present, an exhibit by Nez Perce artist Kevin Peters, is also on exhibit at the Visitor Center's Expressions Gallery. The Yakama Nation Swan Dancers will perform at 11:30 am at the Visitor Center.

Children are invited to make corn husk dolls at no charge throughout the day.

Join us for a fun-filled day of visiting with artists and dancers as they express their cultural heritage.

​Time November 2, 2019, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM; The Yakama Nation Swan Dancers will perform at 11:30 AM
​Fort Vancouver Visitor Center, 1501 East Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661

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