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2012 Festival Blog - Creativity and Crisis

Photos From Our Festival Visitors: Flickr Galleries #4 & #5


In spite of the powerful storm that swept across the Mall on Friday night, causing substantial damage that shut downRead More

July 1, 2012   No Comments

Festival Photo Daily Dozen: July 1, 2012


The Festival re-opened a day after a big storm swept through the D.C. area. Thanks to the staff, interns, volunteers,Read More

July 1, 2012   No Comments

Displaying The Quilt


Joanie Juster, Reader Coordinator for  The NAMES Project Foundation, joined a Festival panel to discuss the first public displays ofRead More

July 1, 2012   No Comments

Marketplace Preview–From Artists in Oregon and South Africa


The 2012 Festival Marketplace features items related to all three programs, including foods, music, and crafts. The items mentioned belowRead More

June 30, 2012   No Comments

Photos From Our Festival Visitors: Flickr Gallery #3


Here are a few of the  great photos taken by visitors to Day 3 of the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.Read More

June 30, 2012   No Comments

Festival Photo Daily Dozen: June 29, 2012


Despite the record temperature that topped 100 degrees, Day 3 of the Folklife Festival continued with more great performances, narrativeRead More

June 29, 2012   No Comments

Photos From Our Festival Visitors: Flickr Gallery #2


Here are a few of the  awesome photos taken by visitors to the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Take a look!Read More

June 29, 2012   No Comments

Meet the Women of In Process…


Sing out! Let your voice be heard Learn from the ancestors’ stories About how they fought the battle For ourRead More

June 29, 2012   No Comments

Photos From Our Festival Visitors: Flickr Gallery #1


Our Festival Flickr Galleries are back! Here is a wonderful selection of images posted on Flickr of the opening dayRead More

June 29, 2012   No Comments

Festival Photo Daily Dozen: June 28, 2012


Day 2 of the Festival! We are cheating a bit today–adding in a couple of late-arriving photos from last night’s concerts.Read More

June 28, 2012   No Comments