The 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival has begun! Running June 29-July 4 and July 7-10 on The National Mall, this year’s festival celebrates the Basque country and the sounds of California. Next week, studio arts intern Haley will visit the festival and report back with her impressions and share some of her great photos of the art and artisans featured. In the meantime, check out http://www.festival.si.edu/ for a full schedule of events and activities. And from Smithsonian Studio Arts to you, Happy Fourth of July!