Join Maryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council, in honoring three outstanding stewards of our state’s living cultural traditions in a public ceremony and concert.
The ceremony will feature this year’s recipients: in the category of Person, documentary story quilter Joan M.E. Gaither of Anne Arundel County; in the category of Place, the Baltimore American Indian Center; and in the category of Tradition, the Deal Island Skipjack Races and Festival.
The evening will conclude with a country blues concert by the Phil Wiggins Blues House Party. Bandleader and harmonica player Wiggins, of Takoma Park, was honored earlier this year with a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts — the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts.
Free tickets are available here.