June 27–July 1 and July 4–8, 2012. The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is an exposition of living cultural heritage annually produced outdoors on the National Mall in Washington, DC, by the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

The 2012 festival features the following programs:

  • Campus and Community celebrates the 150th anniversary of the founding of two institutions that touch our lives every day: public universities and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
  • Citified: Arts and Creativity East of the Anacostia River, presented in collaboration with the Anacostia Community Museum, highlights the connections among residents of urban communities as expressed through arts and creativity.
  • Creativity and Crisis: Unfolding the AIDS Memorial Quilt features the remarkable artistry, inspiration, and impact of the largest community art project in the world.

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