A blog sponsored by the Michigan State University Museum's Michigan Traditional Arts Program, a partnership with the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Sharing news and information about the Great Lakes Folk Festival, Quilt Index, the MSU Museum's traditional arts activities, Great Lakes traditional artists and arts resources, and much more. Development of content for this blog supported by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Michigan State University Museum shares a hearty thanks to all the artists, volunteers, sponsors and friends who helped make the Great Lakes Folk Festival a memorable celebration of culture, tradition and community. After a soggy start, we turned the weekend around weather-wise and ended on a really high note. Thanks to all the visitors who came -- and many who came back multiple times -- to enjoy the special mix of programs throughout the festival site. 

Thank you also for the many congratulations, comments and ideas. There's tremendous pride at the MSU Museum every year in putting together this special mix of skilled artists from so many corners of the world who share their talents and connect with audiences in a way that truly resonates and endures.

This event belongs to all of us, and you can be a part of its continued success in important ways: please visit our web site, http://www.greatlakesfolkfest.net, and make a donation and/or take our visitor survey!