SHI sponsors a biennial Juried Youth Art Exhibit, which is held in conjunction with Celebration, a major dance-and-culture festival organized by SHI. The program is part of an effort to increase the number of young artists making high-quality pieces and sharing their work with the public. Cash awards are made to schools of the winners for art supplies to be used by schools or organizations for future instruction in Northwest Coast art. All youth who chose to exhibit receive a specially-made Juried Art Show t-shirt, and winners also receive a certificate. The competition is open to all youth in grades 6-12. The exhibit is held in June every even year.