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Tlingit Art at Renaissance Faire

“Sea Spirit” box design, © Odin Lonning, Tlingit.
“Sea Spirit” box design, © Odin Lonning, Tlingit.

From 10 AM - 2 PM on Saturday, September 28, talented Island artisans will sell their work as well as demonstrate a rich variety of art forms at the Community Renaissance Faire, across the street from the Blue Heron.
 
Watch Tlingit artist and heritage specialist Odin Lonning as he demonstrates traditional Northwest Coast Native woodcarving and design. His eye-popping educational display includes ceremonial regalia and carving tools. By the time of the Renaissance period, the art and culture of the Tlingit and other Indigenous peoples in the Americas was highly refined. Formline – the elegant iconography of Northern Coastal First Nations – had existed for at least 1,000 years. Find out what Tlingit life was like in Southeast Alaska while Europe experienced the Renaissance.
 
Renaissance Faire is a free, family-friendly event, but bring a few quid with you to support Island artists. Fine art to suit every budget will be available. Sales benefit Vashon Allied Arts and individual artists. For off-Island visitors, Blue Heron/Vashon Allied Arts is located at 19704 Vashon Hwy SW.