Take home the global spirit of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Each product in the Folklife Festival Marketplace highlights creativity, cultural heritage, and masterful skill. Your purchase not only supports artist and artisan groups from around the globe but also contributes to the sustained development of traditional crafts worldwide—an integral part of the mission of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
This exceptional shopping experience is a once-a-year opportunity to share the inspired—and inspiring—sights and sounds of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Shoppers will find beautiful works created by the Festival participants demonstrating their craft on the National Mall as well as other tradition-bearers from Kenya and China, as well as from past Festivals.
|• Jewelry||• Music CDs|
|• Textiles||• Books|
|• Baskets||• Toys|
|• Pottery||• Sculpture|
|• Clothing||• Paper arts|
Since its founding in 1967, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival has supported thousands of traditional artists and musicians from around the world by selling their arts, crafts, and music at the Marketplace. Stop by the tent to pick up something special for a loved one, to watch an artist demonstration, or to discover new music from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
Marketplace vendors are selected based on their regional alignment with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival programs and uniqueness of product line. To receive the 2015 Marketplace call for vendors, please email FestivalMarketplace@si.edu.