Meet the Artists

206 Zulu

206 Zulu is a non-profit organization dedicated to provide accessible spaces while serving communities through the upliftment, preservation and celebration of Hip Hop culture. LEARN MORE

Sunday, October 25 - 11:45am | Dance & Movement

Aleksa Manila

Aleksa Manila is Seattle's sweetheart of social activism. As a genderqueer FilipinX immigrant, her passion lies in honoring and uplifting marginalized communities especially BIPOC and gender diverse people. Finding her platform as a performance drag artist, she focuses on the power of voice and visibility for human rights centered on LGBTQ history… LEARN MORE

Saturday, October 24 - 12:45pm | Stories & More

Auntie Lena and Possum, of Look, Listen and Learn

Look, Listen and Learn (LL+L) produces children’s television to bridge the achievement gap in Washington so that BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) kids enter school ready to learn and able to succeed. Featuring local children and teachers at learning venues across King County, LL+L applies brain development knowledge to foster learning… LEARN MORE

| Learning Together

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s (BIMA’s) mission to inspire curiosity, wonder and understanding by connecting people with the contemporary art and craft of the Puget Sound region is brought to life through exhibitions and educational offerings for learners of all ages. BIMA believes art is for everyone and is committed to provide free general… LEARN MORE

| Arts & Crafts

Barbara Rodriguez of Día de Muertos Committee

Barbara Rodriguez-Gonzalez Originally from Mexico City, has been a resident of the Seattle area for the last 26 years. Proud mother of Emiliano and Citlalli. Passionate about all the artistic expressions that represent her Mexican Culture. She’s the Founder/Producer of Corazón•Arte•Cultura, a radio/social media platform, former Board President of… LEARN MORE

| Stories & More

Caspar Babypants

Caspar Babypants is also known as Chris Ballew, three time Grammy nominated lead singer and songwriter for the Seattle band The Presidents of the United States of America. Ten years ago Chris rediscovered turn of the century folk and traditional music and focused on a more simple approach that gave birth to Caspar Babypants. His wife Kate Endle is… LEARN MORE

Sunday, October 25 - 12:10pm | Music & Song

Coyote Youth Advisory Board featuring Asha

Coyote puts professional tools in the hands of young people. Working side by side with professional artists, students build skills for their futures and make projects they cab feel proud of! Coyote offers a wide variety of 10 hr hands on studio courses, specializing in mediums that are hard to access. With youth in the driver's seat students discover… LEARN MORE

| DIY Building

Coyote Youth Advisory Board featuring Milo

Coyote puts professional tools in the hands of young people. Working side by side with professional artists, students build skills for their futures and make projects they cab feel proud of! Coyote offers a wide variety of 10 hr hands on studio courses, specializing in mediums that are hard to access. With youth in the driver's seat students discover… LEARN MORE

| DIY Building

Danitra Hunter

Seattle based Author/Illustrator, Danitra Hunter, has been creating her character Purrdie Burrdie for 10+ years. Originally a self taught artist, Danitra has studied fine art and taken online storytelling workshops, bringing about a perfect marriage of her two passions. Purrdie Burrdie I Love Myself, Can You See will be Danitra’s first self… LEARN MORE

| Stories & More

Fiber Arts

Fiber Arts has been a presence at the annual Festival for over five years. We like to inspire and educate people about the beauty, artistry and connection to folk cultures from around the world through fiber arts. LEARN MORE

| Arts & Crafts

Francisca Flores Garcia of Machtia

I am the founder of Machtia, Mexican Cultural Consultant, Folklorist, Culture and Tradition Bearer. Curator, Artist, Teacher, Lecturer. My work has been seen in Centro de la Raza, Sea Mar Museum, Northwest Folklife, Mexican Consulate of Seattle, Rainier Art Center, eSe Theater, Act Theater, Dance This with Joyas Mexican Youth Dance Group at the Paramount… LEARN MORE

Sunday, October 25 - 12:40pm | My Healthy Kids

Ginger Gears

Ginger Gears is a tech education company dedicated to inspiring a passion for STEM in young learners and eradicating under representation in STEM by supporting marginalized students. As part of our virtual programming, we encourage audience members to donate directly to artists, or organizations of the artist… LEARN MORE

| S.T.E.A.M Lab

Harry Terhanian of Northwestshare presents Goloka Farm Tour and Soil Preservation

Northwest share is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization based in Seattle founded in 2000 promotes Arts, culture, tradition, heritage, education, health and humanities.  Northwest share organizes many arts and cultural festivals all around Washington state in partnerships with City of Redmond,  One Redmond Foundation,  City of Bellevue, … LEARN MORE

| My Healthy Kids

Harry Terhanian of Northwestshare presents Indian Spice Mixing

Northwest share is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization based in Seattle founded in 2000 promotes Arts, culture, tradition, heritage, education, health and humanities.  Northwest share organizes many arts and cultural festivals all around Washington state in partnerships with City of Redmond,  One Redmond Foundation,  City of Bellevue, … LEARN MORE

| My Healthy Kids

Johnny Moses

Johnny Moses is a living link with Pacific Northwest ancestral philosophy and cultural practice. He was raised in the village of Ohiat on the Northern Vancouver Island. He was traditionally educated by his Grandparents and Elders born in the 19th and early 20th centuries.His gift as a memorizer was recognized at a early age. He was sent as a youth… LEARN MORE

Sunday, October 25 - 11:30am | Stories & More

Juliana and PAVA

Juliana & PAVA was founded in 2008 by a Russian folk singer and an ethnomusicologist Juliana Svetlitchnaia with the goal of preserving and promoting Russian folk songs gathered in expeditions to Russian villages where they existed for centuries and were passed down through generations only by oral tradition. The ensemble is on 4Culture Touring Arts… LEARN MORE

| Music & Song

Living Legacies Toolkit

As Northwest Folklife looks ahead to celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2021, it is the stories and traditions of the region that serve as the foundation and significance behind our organization and work. Join in preserving, supporting and cultivating our community’s cultural endowment through the Living Legacies Toolkit to document and capture family… LEARN MORE

| Living Legacies

Look, Listen and Learn team members

Look, Listen and Learn (LL+L) produces children’s television to bridge the achievement gap in Washington so that BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) kids enter school ready to learn and able to succeed. Featuring local children and teachers at learning venues across King County, LL+L applies brain development knowledge to foster learning… LEARN MORE

| Learning Together

Momentum Irish Dancers

Momentum Irish Dancers is a non competitive Irish dance group out of Burien, WA. We dance for fun and exercise and love to share our traditional dance by performing for schools, nursing homes, and senior centers. LEARN MORE

| Dance & Movement

Music Together @ Music Center of the Northwest

Join Music Together at Music Center of the Northwest while we sing, dance, play and learn to our favorite songs! This class will introduce little ones to basic musical concepts through songs, rhythm, rhymes, movement and instrument play. Bring your little music maker along for the ride! As part of our virtual programming, we encourage audience… LEARN MORE

Sunday, October 25 - 11:00am | Music & Song

Northwest Kung Fu and Fitness

Northwest Kung Fu and Fitness, led by Sifu David F. Leong carries on the tradition of Chinese Hung Kuen Kung-Fu. Hung Kuen Kung Fu originates from southern China and is historically one of the few styles passed on from generation to generation relatively unchanged within the last few hundred years. LEARN MORE

| Dance & Movement