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2011 Festival Blog - Behind the Scenes

Preview Festival Foodways Demonstrations


Food consumption and preparation is universal to the human experience, and foodways provide an excellent window into many cultures. AtRead More

June 25, 2011   3 Comments

Designing Festival Event Markers


Over the past few months, Folklife Festival senior graphic designer Josue Castilleja met with curatorial teams to conceptually walk throughRead More

June 20, 2011   2 Comments

Get Your Festival Gear On!


This year, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival will offer a variety of specially designed apparel for purchase at the Marketplace: “Est.Read More

June 13, 2011   8 Comments

Dispatch from our Festival Warehouse


The Festival’s talented team this summer includes our supply clerk, Ms. Elizabeth Martin. Liz’s job is like that of aRead More

June 8, 2011   No Comments

Promoting Sustainability on the Mall: The Festival Debuts Collectible Water Bottles and Free Water Stations


This summer, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival debuts 3 free filtered water stations located on Festival grounds. The Folklife Festival isRead More

May 31, 2011   No Comments

Launching the 2011 Folklife Festival


Talented curatorial teams are quickly moving forward with plans for the 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Steve Kidd, who directs theRead More

May 6, 2011   No Comments