Lifting the Sky: An Indigenous Fashion Show

Photo credit: Meka Clothing/Rabbit Hearted Girls Photography

In partnership with the Seattle Art Museum, yəhaw̓ presents Lifting the Sky: An Indigenous Fashion Show on May 2nd. 

Curator Lisa Fruichantie (Seminole/Mvskoke-Creek) brings together Native designers, artists, and performers from across the Pacific Northwest for a night of Indigenous fashion. Watch contemporary styles walk the runway to the beat of a powwow drum, learn about intertribal regalia created by local community members, and shop at an all-Native fashion market.

Fashion shows are at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm and the Native Fashion Market takes place throughout the evening. Visitors can continue exploring urban Indigenous perspectives upstairs in the SAM galleries with half-off admission to Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer.

This event is a satellite program of yәhaw̓yәhaw̓ is a year-long Indigenous community-based project culminating in the inaugural exhibition at Seattle Office Of Arts & Culture’s ARTS at King Street Station in March 2019.

The exhibition is accompanied by a mentorship training cohort, satellite shows, residencies, vendor opportunities and partner programs. yәhaw̓ will feature the work of 200+ Indigenous creatives at over 20 sites across Seattle and beyond. Curated by Tracy Rector (Choctaw/Seminole), Asia Tail (Cherokee), and Satpreet Kahlon, this project series will celebrate the depth and diversity of Indigenous art made in the Pacific Northwest.


  • May 2, 2019
  • Brotman Forum, Seattle Art Museum (1300 1st Ave)
  • 5:00 – 8:30 pm

More information here.