SHI sponsors a biennial Juried Art Show and Competition, which is held in conjunction with Celebration, a major dance-and-culture festival organized by SHI. The goals of the Juried Art Show are:

- To encourage and enhance the creation and production of Southeast Alaska Native objects of artistic value that have fallen into disuse and are becoming rare

- To stimulate and enhance the quality of artistic work among our Native artisans

- To encourage the development of new forms of art of purely Southeast Alaska Native form and design