Northwest Folklife has a long history of exploring a topic in depth at the annual Northwest Folklife Festival. For over a decade we have presented what we call the Cultural Focus, a “festival within a festival” that features one Pacific Northwest group’s traditional arts through special performances, panels, workshops, exhibitions, demonstrations, and activities.
|2012||The Next Fifty|
|2010||Northwest Folklife is Community!
Thirteen groups that have become important to the Festival over the past 39 years (African American Gospel, All Ages, Bluegrass, Croatian, Filipino, FolkFloor Volunteers, Hungarian, Indian Dance, Jewish, New Old-Time, Northwest Folk Dancers, Inc., Ukrainian, Washington State Fiddle & Dance)
|2009||The Centennial Celebration of the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, 1909-2009|
Native Americans Living off the Reservation
An exploration of the communities that lie on either side of the International Boundary between Washington State and British Columbia
|2006||Arab Communities of the Pacific Northwest|
|2005||Generation to Generation: Passing on our Traditions
Masters artists and apprentices from Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
|2004||Traditions from the Horn of Africa
Communities from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, and Djibouti
|2003||East Meets West: Maritime Culture of the Atlantic Northeast and the Pacific Northwest|
|2002||East Meets West: Forest and Woodlands Culture of the Atlantic Northwest and the Pacific Northwest|
|2001||Han Madang: Korean American Communities of the Pacific Northwest|
|2000||Carnival Arts of the Caribbean|