Annually (or occasionally bi-annually), there is a conference of the Italian Folk Art Federation of America. It is an exhilarating gathering where hearts and minds are joined in a truly sharing experience. There are dance and song workshops, costume and instrument exhibitions, demonstrations, lectures, and guest speakers and artists. All conference sessions are focused on various aspects of the Italian folk arts. It is a gathering that brings together people who share the common goal of keeping Italian folk heritage vibrant and growing in America. One does not have to be Italian to participate. The only requirement is a passion for the Italian folk arts!
The 2017 IFAFA Conference will be held
in Rockford, IL
November 10-11, 2017
hosted by Amici Italiani Folk Dance Troupe
and the Greater Rockford
Italian American Association.
For information on past IFAFA conferences, please click here.