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folk art

n.
Art originating among the common people of a nation or region and usually reflecting their traditional culture, especially everyday or festive items produced or decorated by unschooled artists.

folk′-art′ adj.
folk artist n.

folk art

n
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Movements) the visual arts, music, drama, dance, or literature originating from, or traditional to, the common people of a country
2. (Art Movements) the visual arts, music, drama, dance, or literature originating from, or traditional to, the common people of a country
3. (Music, other) the visual arts, music, drama, dance, or literature originating from, or traditional to, the common people of a country
4. (Dancing) the visual arts, music, drama, dance, or literature originating from, or traditional to, the common people of a country
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Noun1.folk art - genre of art of unknown origin that reflects traditional values of a societyfolk art - genre of art of unknown origin that reflects traditional values of a society
genre - a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique
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Looking for a way to bring attention to its culture, Slovenia has emphasized its folk arts.
All Americans are indebted to Bess for her visionary leadership of the Folk Arts Program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
The event, which is free to the public, will include panel discussions on folk-life projects based on oral history and community history collection; new strategies for presenting traditional folk arts and grassroots cultural preservation and presentation.
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The Griffith Park Centennial Folk and Traditional Arts Festival celebrates the 100th anniversary of Griffith Park through the folk arts and traditions of the cultures indigenous to the area, including music, dance, oral histories, food, arts, crafts and children's activities, from 10 a.
Pervious Thai culture performances were organized in February with the Folk Arts team of Al Menya cultural centre awarded after its participation in the international festival of Folk Arts in Thailand.
The final day of 'Live our Heritage Festival' will coincides with World Heritage Day -- the annual event that is held on the 18 April -- and has secured both support and sponsorship from many governmental and private sector parties including folk arts associations, Dubai Heritage Development Centres managed by the Authority, and Al-Futtaim Group.
Habib bin Mohammed al- Riyami, Secretary-General of SQHCCS said in a press conference held to announce the winners of the award that the award this year included three areas for Omanis, namely translation, Omani folk arts and the novel.
Finally, I am pleased to report that the Society is partnering with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for a folk arts survey of a large part of Central and Western New York State, helping to extend our reach to and understanding of the folk arts in New York.
This historic form of music also depicts our strong relationship with other nations through the blending of the country's folk arts with that in the Gulf and the Arab world as well as with other forms of art that have arrived through overseas travel and trade," he added.
Al Shanqeeti highlighted the 12 popular types of Emirati folk arts, which will be highlighted to the public during DWHC.
The troupe performed at several shows at different malls and shopping centres during the recent Eid Al Adha holiday, covering a crosssection of folk arts from Qatar, Asmi said.