Brazil Center serves a broad intergenerational community of diverse backgrounds, residing in or visiting the greater Northwest. This includes those curious about Brazilian culture and looking for an initial exposure, those who regularly attend local Brazilian cultural events, and those of Brazilian heritage.
The annual BrasilFest celebration exposes this multi-layered community to Brazilian arts and traditions during the week of Brazilian Folklore Day (August 22) - a holiday not usually celebrated outside of Brazil. In Brazil, this event represents
is an important educational tool in the preservation/perpetuation of Brazilian folkloric traditions. Our mission goes beyond keeping traditions alive, and integrates contemporary Brazilian expressions. This unique mission provides an opportunity to bring together all artists and organizations concerned with Brazil and to unite them in one venue, thereby increasing the visibility of and knowledge about Brazilian cultural landscapes in our Pacific Northwest community.