Texas Folklife was proud to partner with the Trinity River Audubon Center in Dallas to wish a buen viaje to the monarch butterflies as they migrated south through Texas to their final destination in the forests of Michoacan, Mexico. To celebrate the occasion, the TRAC held a festival with a variety of presentations on butterflies and Latino-themed cultural programs, like the history of conjunto music but with a twist - all with songs about birds!
The Big Squeeze program is looking for the next generation of Texas polka musicians.
Texas Folklife is conducting an ongoing survey of food traditions in different regions across the state Texas. Enjoy this short multimedia story about a mayhaw jelly producer from some of our fieldworkers.
A father describes a tradition with his son of seeking out Austin's best breakfast tacos.
Enjoy this collection of short articles about the now-established food trailer movement in Austin and the stories of those who operate them, written by one of our fieldworkers Anne Gessler. Stay tuned for more tasty stories about Texas foodways!
Texas Folklife receives funding from the Still Water Foundation in order to support our cultural work in Austin schools and community.
Houston Endowment supports nonprofit organizations and educational institutions that produce and maximize enduring benefits for the people of the greater Houston area. Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones established Houston Endowment as a private philanthropic foundation in 1937 to help create a community where opportunity to thrive is available to all.
We invite you to take “a place at the table” and tell us about your family’s favorite dishes, or the work you do to produce food for your family or for the market. Over the past few years we have been traveling around the state visiting festivals, conducting interviews and meeting Texans from all cultural backgrounds with a story to tell. Your food story could become part of new exhibits, radio and television documentaries and placed as a legacy for future generations in Texas libraries.
Since 1923, Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park has been Houston’s venue for free outdoor performances. This remarkable facility with its free high-quality programs is unique in the US. It is the only proscenium theatre in the country that offers an artistically excellent, culturally diverse eight month season of performances totally free of charge to the public.
The mission of the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) is to advance our state economically and culturally by investing in a creative Texas. TCA supports a diverse and innovative arts community in Texas, throughout the nation and internationally by providing resources to enhance economic development, arts education, cultural tourism and artist sustainability initiatives.
Learn more at: http://www.arts.texas.gov/