While many persons may think of Wisconsin as a state dedicated solely to the pursuit of cheese and all things dairy, the cultural fabric throughout its borders is quite varied. Throughout this site (produced by the Wisconsin Arts Board), visitors can learn about the various folk traditions that live and breathe across the state and discover how their art is connected to cultural life in Wisconsin more broadly. Searching for different artists is quite easy, as the database of material may be searched by ethnicity, location, art form (such as Judaic needlework and Latvian weaving), and different themes. Along with photographs of the artists and their chosen medium, some profiles feature audio clips (where relevant) of the artists in performance. Some of the more lively clips include performances by the Queens of Harmony and Frank Montano's performances on his own wooden flutes. Needless to say, this is a good way to learn about the broad swath of cultural diversity and folklore traditions within the state of Wisconsin.
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