Folklife festival celebrates arts and culture


ONTARIO — Four Rivers Cultural Center will host a day-long folklife festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 23. Tradition Keepers Folklife Festival is free, and will celebrate a diverse range of traditional arts and culture in the Four Rivers area.

Community members will put their skills on display, some of which includes cowboy poetry, silversmithing, rawhide braiding, Paiute basketry and cradleboard making along with pow wow dancing, Japanese taiko drumming and mochi making.

There also will be a visit from National Heritage Fellow Eva Castellanoz.

The festival coincides with the opening of a new exhibit, Buckaroo and Ranching Folklife of the Four Rivers Region.

The center is producing the event and exhibit with the support of the National Endowment of the Arts grant which enabled the Cultural Center to hire folklorist Josh Chrysler.

The Cultural Center is at 676 S.W. Fifth Ave., Ontario.

For more information, call (541) 889-8191.



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