We are proud to share that eight Mass Cultural Council-funded apprenticeship teams will be demonstrating at the Lowell Folk Festival from July 28-30, 2023.
Attendees to the free festival in Lowell, MA can experience traditions including Chinese papercutting, Nipmuc wampum and tanning, Dominican Carnaval mask-making, Uyghur calligraphy, and more.
Mass Cultural Council Folk Arts and Heritage Manager Maggie Holtzberg appeared on NBC10 Boston to discuss the festival and the importance of sustaining these cultural traditions.
Image: Mass Cultural Council Traditional Arts Apprenticeship team Ablikim Emet and Munawwar Abdullah, Uyghur calligraphy. Photo by Maggie Holtzberg.