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A Journey Across America

This website is a journey across America through the lives of individuals whose creativity is rooted in their cultural identity and community. Each of the artists featured here is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts’ National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest honor in folk and traditional arts. 

Explore Their Traditions

Learn About Their Passion and Commitment

These artists are innovators and teachers, eager to share their skills and knowledge. They are dedicated to time-honored traditions and demonstrate the diversity of their contributions to the cultural fabric of American life.