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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

Folk Arts (Visual Arts)

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  • Posted on Mon Feb 3, 2014

    Applications for the 2020 Apprenticeship Program are now closed. Thank you to all who submitted applciations this year!

  • Posted on Mon Feb 24, 2020

    In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are canceling all scheduled TexasFolklife events and gallery operations including the Big Squeeze

  • Posted on Thu Jan 30, 2020

    Clockwise, from left: 2020 master Yuxin Mei; 2020 Master Thanmayee Krishnamruthy;

    2020 Master Mike Beumel; and 2020 Master Gideon Alorwoyie.


    Eight Master and Apprentice Pairs Awarded $3,000

    An Array of Traditional Art Forms Represented – from Pingelap Stick Dancing to Conjunto Accordion Playing

  • Posted on Tue Jan 7, 2020

    Early in 2019 Sabrina Yakana participated in the Texas Folklife Apprenticeship Program. She learned the traditional art of Pingelapese stick dance from master artist Sepir Yakana, a dance previously done to train hand eye coordination for warriors entering into battle. Now, however, the dance serves as a way to entertain.

  • Poster created by Akins High School student Jennifer Arriaga.
    Posted on Fri Jan 3, 2020

    Texas Folklife and Akins High School Austin Corps created a new radio and podcast series, "See It Through My Eyes,” during the fall 2019 school semester. This series of audio documentaries is about Texas artists and activism, civics, and Akins High traditions. This project was produced by the Texas Folklife student and community documentary training program, Stories from Deep in the Heart, and Akins High School Austin Corps senior class lead by Social Studies Teacher Linda O’Neal. The culmination of the project was a Listening Party at the City Hall Austin on December 6, 2019.

  • Posted on Tue Nov 19, 2019

    Las Lavenderas: 

    They were strong women, a key group in the economic development of their time -- and a force to be reckoned with! 

    Join Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance for our 17th original musical that brings history to life through community theater -- featuring acting, live music, and dance.  Written by Tekina-eirú Maynard, Las Lavanderas is our newest play based in history that celebrates unsung heroes!  

  • Posted on Fri Nov 8, 2019


    Holiday Folk Art Bazaar

  • Posted on Wed Nov 6, 2019

  • Posted on Tue Sep 10, 2019

    First Annual Texas Folk Arts Statewide Convening: Evening Program

    Discussion, presentations and artist demonstrations about the folk arts and traditions of the Lone Star State.

  • Posted on Mon Aug 26, 2019

    Texas Folklife announces the opening of the exhibit La Música. La Música features paintings by Roel Flores, an artist from Weslaco, Texas. La Música centers on the musical symbols and icons of Tejano music. There are portraits of Tejano legends Flaco Jimenez and Valerio Longoria along with landscapes of the Rio Grande Valley sprinkled with accordions. Flores love of music began when he was only 6 years old and has stayed with him throughout his life.