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Great Lakes Folk Festival

The festival encourages cross-cultural understanding of diversity in our society through the presentation of musicians, dancers, cooks, storytellers, and craftspeople whose traditions are rooted in their communities. Multiple campus departments contribute to the festival, which is also seen by the City of East Lansing as a vital element in community enhancement.


MSU Museum, City of East Lansing, MSU Office of the Provost, featured MSU colleges and communities, University Outreach and Engagement


University Outreach and Engagement, MSU Museum, Great Lakes Folk Festival, City of East Lansing, and over 100 sponsors.


C. Kurt Dewhurst

Director for Arts and Cultural Partnerships, Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship
Curator of Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Michigan State University Museum
Professor, Department of English
University Outreach and Engagement Campus Senior Fellow

Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship