Folk and Traditional Arts

Supporting North Carolina’s living traditions, old and new



Folklife celebrates the unique character of North Carolina and the arts, practices, and lifeways that emerge from within a community. Traditional arts are often deeply rooted in a geographic location and its religious, ethnic and occupational groups, or they are carried with immigrant and migrant communities as they establish themselves in new homes. Folklife and Traditional Arts are the arts and practices of the people.


Zoe van Buren, Folklife Director
(828) 250-3123