The Top-Notch Team of the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

2012 Festival GalleryThe last of the equipment has been moved off the National Mall, and as we prepare to turn the page to focus our attention on the 2013 programs, we appreciate the incredibly talented and hardy participants with whom we collaborated on this summer’s Festival.We also tip our hats in profound gratitude and respect to our staff, interns, and volunteers, who endured both record high temperatures and a destructive thunderstorm with grace, resilience, and energy.

Here are some of the faces of the hundreds of folks who worked behind the scenes every day to produce the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Images by Festival photographers Pruitt Allen, Harold Dorwin, F.T. Eyre, Francisco Guerra, Walter Larrimore, and J.B. Weilepp are indicated in the captions. All other images provided by Betty Belanus, Josue Castilleja, Sojin Kim, Helen Klaebe, James Mayer, Jennie Terman, and Charlie Weber.

  • kainoa

    mahalo nui loa to all of the volunteers, and in particular, kurt, betty, and cristina, for working tirelessly to make this year’s folklife festival a success!

  • Tish Johnson

    It was a great festival, thank you to all the great staff, interns, and volunteers for all their hard work….especially with the extreme heat and the storm. Not the easiest conditions. I look forward to attending this festival again, whether as participant, volunteer, or happy festival goer!