The in-person Festival Marketplace is on hiatus in 2023, but we encourage you to shop in the online store.
The Marketplace honors the creativity, cultural heritage, and masterful skill of our Festival participants. Your purchase not only supports artist and artisan groups but also contributes to the sustained development of traditional crafts worldwide and, ultimately, the mission of the Smithsonian.
This exceptional shopping experience is your opportunity to share the inspired—and inspiring—sights and sounds of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Shoppers will find beautiful works created by past Festival participants as well as a global community of talented artisans.
Year-round, explore the online Marketplace presented in collaboration with NOVICA, the the world’s largest impact-retailer for artisans and craftspeople around the world.