Sarah Folden: Nurturing Tradition Through Art and Advocacy

Written by on April 27, 2024

In a recent interview on Daybreak Star Radio Station, Ronnie the Blue Eyed Native engaged in a captivating discussion with Sarah Folden, a Contemporary Coast Salish artist and member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. Sarah’s artistic journey is a rich tapestry woven with diverse mediums, from printmaking to painting, all rooted in her deep connection to her heritage.

Sarah’s art is not merely about aesthetics; it’s a platform for advocacy and social change. Through her involvement with Whipsmart, she supports fellow artists, while her artwork amplifies voices on pressing social and environmental issues. Her pieces reflect her love for her Two-Spirit child and her profound bond with her Coast Salish roots.

Beyond her artistry, Sarah serves as an emotional wellness coach, integrating cultural practices into her healing approach. Her holistic guidance emphasizes the transformative power of art in navigating personal growth and healing.

Listeners were left inspired by Sarah’s unwavering commitment to her craft and community. Through her art and advocacy, she bridges tradition with contemporary discourse, offering a glimpse into the resilience and cultural pride of Coast Salish heritage.

Sarah Folden’s work is not just about creating; it’s about nurturing tradition, sparking dialogue, and fostering resilience in her community.



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