All Montana traditional artists are invited to apply for the 72nd National Folk Festival, to be held in Butte July 9-10-11, to sell their work as part of the Montana Arts Market. The festival adheres to the following definition:
Traditional arts are those art forms that are learned as part of the cultural life of a group of people whose members share a common ethnic heritage, language, religion, occupation, or culturally united geographic region. Folk and traditional arts are shaped by the aesthetics and values of a shared culture and are passed from generation to generation, most often within family and community through observation, conversation and practice.
More information and applications are available on the Festival web site. The Festival is also soliciting applications from Native American artists for a First People’s Marketplace. Deadline for receipt of applications is March 31.