The 46th National Women’s Music Festival
June 30th – July 3rd, 2022
Marriot Madison West, 1313 John Q Hammons Dr, Middleton
Thu 5 pm-9 pm, Fri-Sat 10 am-9 pm, Sun 10 am-3 pm
The Festival Marketplace is open to the public and no tickets are required to shop!
Palestine Partners, a Madison-based organization that supports Women in Hebron and Youth of Samud, will be selling Palestinian crafts in the Music Festival Marketplace.
This four-day musical and cultural extravaganza covers all facets of women’s lives. Choices include workshops, concerts, comedy, theatre, a marketplace, films and videos, silent and live auctions, spirituality and writer’s series, and much more!
Palestine Partners will have beautifully hand-embroidered tote bags, pouches, purses, scarves, and pillow covers, and handmade earrings, necklaces and other crafts from the Women in Hebron Fair Trade Cooperative, all celebrating Palestine.
Playgrounds for Palestine will have Kufiyas, the beautiful traditional scarves of Palestine made by Palestine’s last surviving factory in Al Khalil, Hebron; Fair Trade Olive Oil from small farms in Palestine, Olive Oil Soap, and Zataar spice.
Plus Madison’s Knitting for Peace will offer beautifully hand-knit hats and other treasures made by women from Iraq and Syria who have resettled in Madison.
Stand with Palestine Yard Signs will also be available for purchase.
Hosted by Palestine Partners and Playgrounds for Palestine, with special guests from Knitting for Peace.
Celebrate Summertime! Please come out and support Palestinian artisans, farmers, and their communities as they continue to struggle against the health and economic impacts of COVID and increasing settler aggression throughout the West Bank.
And be sure to watch Palestine 1920: The Other Side of the Story, a fantastic new 45 minute documentary from Al Jazeera that explains how Palestine was prosperous, fully occupied, and as modern as any other part of the region before British and then Israeli colonialism took it over.
State and Gilman
4-8 pm THURSDAYS
May 12 • June 9 • August 11 • September 8 More Info
Our friends at Palestine Partners, a Madison-based organization that supports Women in Hebron and Youth of Samud, will be selling Palestinian crafts outdoors in Madison throughout the summer and into the fall.
Come celebrate the rich cultural heritage and diversity of our community as International Festival returns live to Overture Center! Enjoy free performances, savor cuisine from around the world, browse the arts and crafts, and check out the many local organizations & businesses with global connections.
We’ll also be selling olive oil soap, embroidery, ceramics, earrings, Hirbawi keffiyehs and other crafts from Gaza and elsewhere in Palestine. Although our online Marketplace is currently closed, you can browse there before the sale. We look forward to seeing you!
Note: Some programs will also be livestreamed online. For more information including COVID-19 protocols, visit Overture’s website.
Saturday, Oct 16, 10 am – 4 pm
1924 East Dayton Street, Madison [Map]
Off First Street between East Washington and East Johnson
(Rain date: Sunday October 17 at 317 Rethke Ave, 11 am – 3 pm)
Palestine Partners and Playgrounds for Palestine will hold a fall Sidewalk Sale to celebrate the olive harvest. Handmade Palestinian crafts from Women in Hebron Fair Trade Cooperative and Olive Oil, Soap and spices from Playgrounds for Palestine.
Beautifully embroidered bags, purses, scarves and pillow covers, handmade earrings and other beautiful crafts from Women in Hebron Fair Trade Cooperative in the West Bank. Palestinian-made Kuffiyas, the beautiful traditional shawls of Palestine, in an amazing array of colors, made in Palestine’s one surviving Kuffiya factory in Al Khalil (Hebron). Fair Trade Olive Oil from small farms in Palestine, Olive Oil Soap, and Zatar spice, all from Playgrounds for Palestine.
Hosted by Palestine Partners and Playgrounds for Palestine.
Stand with Palestine Yard Signs will be available for purchase. Celebrate the olive harvest! Please come out and support Palestinian artisans and farmers and their communities as they struggle to the health and economic impacts of COVID and a recent increase in settler aggression throughout the West Bank.
Sunday, October 3, Noon – 3 pm
James Madison Park shelter
614 E Gorham St, Madison, WI
Wishing you could visit Palestine? Don’t miss this free outdoor celebration of Palestinian dance and culture.
Dance performance by Milwaukee’s Traditional Palestinian Dabka group Al-Ghurba. Free Palestinian snacks and sweets. Taste and celebrate this year’s Olive Harvest! Purchase Palestinian Olive Oil, soap and spices from Playgrounds for Palestine and learn about the playground funded by donations from Madison in the West Bank city of Hebron.
Shop early for the holidays from a selection of Palestinian Kuffiyas and handmade earrings, jewelry and embroidered shawls, scarves, household items, bags, purses and more, made in Palestine by Women in Hebron Craft Cooperative and available in the US from Palestine Partners.
Enjoy a free demonstration of the traditional Palestinian art of Henna painting and have an artist decorate your hands.
Door Prizes, including Olive Oil, a traditional Kuffiya made in Palestine’s last Kuffiya factory, and a hand embroidered coin purse made in Hebron.
This event is free and open to the public. Although the event is in an open park shelter we ask that you wear a mask, to keep yourself and other guests safe. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available free.
Presented by Students for Justice in Palestine, Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, Playgrounds for Palestine Madison Chapter, Palestine Partners, grassroots group Madison for Palestine, and the U.S. Palestinian Community Network.
August 28, 10 am to 4 pm outside 1820 Rutledge St, Madison [Map]
Madison-Rafah Sister City Project and Palestine Partners will hold our first in-person crafts sale since February 2020, near Yahara Park during the Orton-Front Festival. Stop buy to see beautiful fair-trade crafts from Gaza, Hebron, and other parts of Palestine, including embroidery, ceramics, wood products, jewelry, keffiyehs, and olive oil soap.