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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

Folk Arts (Visual Arts)

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  • 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.

  • Posted on Fri Aug 16, 2019


  • Posted on Mon May 20, 2019

    Visions of Traditional Country Dance Music 

    Photographs by Rupert Chambers

    June 27th - August 30th


  • Posted on Thu Jan 24, 2019