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ABOUT NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE

Since 1972, Northwest Folklife has been deeply committed to celebrating the diversity of our Northwest communities and demystifying our differences together, under one roof. Our work centers on preserving cultural arts, bridging connections to heritage and identity, and cultivating the living, evolving traditions of the Pacific Northwest. From daily creativity and imagination to family and community customs, folklife is a part of each of our lives – past, present, and future.

Our Mission & Vision

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Northwest Folklife believes that promoting our arts, culture, and heritage is paramount in nourishing our lives. Amidst these times of uncertainty, we have heard the need for a space to connect during these digitally-driven circumstances. As such, in line with our mission to continue to serve our community, we have created a virtual platform where we can collectively showcase our folklife, right from our homes.
 

Presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, the 50th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival will take place online May 28-31, 2021. Created in partnership with Seattle Center, the festival will feature 6 program channels and a virtual marketplace that will bring together local culture bearers, artists, creatives, sponsors, and merchants all on the From Home to Home platform.

This year's poster features artwork by renowned artist Robert L. Horton.


ABOUT NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE'S PROGRAMS

During this time of uncertainty, we ask you to come together to help us sustain, uplift, and unite our folklife. Please consider making your best gift possible, one that ensures a bright and sustainable future for Northwest Folklife and speaks to the importance of upholding the arts, culture, and music that make up our daily lives.

WAYS TO SUPPORT

During this time of uncertainty, we ask you to come together to help us sustain, uplift, and unite our folklife. Please consider making your best gift possible, one that ensures a bright and sustainable future for Northwest Folklife and speaks to the importance of upholding the arts, culture, and music that make up our daily lives.

You can also show your support for Northwest Folklife by joining our team of volunteers! Help us make the magic of Northwest Folklife happen—volunteer with us!