UPDATE as of May 22, 2023: Registration ahead of the event is closed. On-site registration will be available on June 8.
UPDATE as of May 1, 2023: Due to high demand, on-site lodging is no longer available. There are off-site options in the Lake Guntersville area such as Wyndham Garden Lake Guntersville, Hampton Inn Guntersville, VRBO, and Airbnb; there are also private and public campground options in the area. Neither AFS nor South Arts has any affiliation with these options and they cannot guarantee availability; lodging reservations are responsibility of the attendee.
Join us for the 2023 Folklife in the South Gathering (FITS, for short), June 8-10, 2023, at Lake Guntersville State Park in Guntersville, Alabama. FITS is a regional gathering that brings together community leaders, folklorists, traditional artists, educators, documentarians, activists, students, and other cultural workers from across the Southeast to learn from one another, celebrate traditional arts, discuss issues relevant to our region, and forge partnerships across disciplines, states, generations, and communities.
FITS has convened on a regular basis since the 1980s. This year, South Arts is partnering with the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Alabama Folklife Association, and the American Folklore Society to hold the first FITS Gathering since 2017.
To learn more about the 2023 FITS Gathering, visit the South Arts website.