This is what it means to be a Friend of Folklife: you make it all possible.
Did you enjoy the 45th Northwest Folklife Festival? It is but a portion of the opportunities that you create with your philanthropy: people of all ages, cultures, and means join together in self-expression and participatory arts. Renew your gift today.
Community-powered all-ages cultural showcases at the Folklife Festival numbered a record 152 this year, including Blues Dance, Fiddle, Rhythms of India, Japanese, Mexican Folklorico, Maritime, Morris Dance, Filipino, Reggae Rising, Stand Up Comedy, and more. The 2016 Cultural Focus: Power of the Human Voice through Song brought countless folks together for participatory singing and chorales. Dancers enjoyed 83 hours of dance opportunities at Warren’s Roadhouse and in The Armory!
Your summertime gift sustains Northwest Folklife leading up to our new fiscal year on October 1, when we start fresh with the Seattle Children’s Festival on October 9.
A main event in Northwest Folklife’s ‘Our Big Neighborhood’ youth and family program, the Seattle Children’s Festival is a day dedicated to sparking children’s’ curiosity about the world and developing young minds and bodies through movement, rhythm, song, and hands-on activities. New highlights this year include opportunities to learn American Sign Language; join in the Movement Series with Irish Set Dancing, Kid’s Yoga, Family Dance, and more; and a great variety of interactive performances presenting world cultures.
A whole sampling of ‘Folklife Presents’ workshops and performances bridge the Northwest Folklife Festival and the Seattle Children’s Festival, along with new arts and culture connections for Friends of Folklife. Through intergenerational, multi-cultural exchange, we are promoting greater social understanding. The more we celebrate one another the better.
You make the Folklife magic happen: we can’t do it without you.
P.S. You are invited to Become a Friend of Folklife, and Thank You for being one! We hope to see you for these new adventures: Arts and Culture Connections for Friends of Folklife.
*P.P.S. Two dedicated donors have offered to match your gift in a campaign called ‘1,000 for the Future.’ New gifts of $1,000 from corporations and individuals will be matched through 9/30/2016! Please contact Sheila Siden at 206.233.3953 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. Your support makes our cultural community thrive. Thank You!