The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is an annual event in Washington DC that celebrates creativity and culture. The themes for the 2012 festival are Campus and Community; Citified: Arts and Creativity East of the Anacostia River and Creativity and Crisis: Unfolding The AIDS Memorial Quilt. Enjoy the following photos and get a glimpse of this year's event.
Photo: Citified: Arts and Creativity East of the Anacostia River. This mural is one of many on display. Artist cooperative Albus Cavus leads workshops and invites the public to join in the creation of a mural at the festival.