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Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

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  • Posted on Fri Jun 28, 2019
    The annual Stories Summer Institute was June 17-21, 2019. During the Institute, participants crafted stories with instruction and guidance from audio radio producers and a guest folklorist instructor. Participants enrolled from education and nonprofits backgrounds and created four unique audio stories about "Women in the Austin Music Scene." The intensive workshop covered radio production, such as interviewing, logging, and sound, and also the folklore tradition of storytelling.
  • Posted on Tue Nov 12, 2019

    Join us at the Texas Folklife Gallery on Tuesday December 3rd as we close out Giving Tuesday and prepare for the 5th Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling. The $10 entry fee will go towards our Giving Tuesday fundraising goal. Refreshments will be provided and live music will be provided by the Shinbone Alley String Band. 


  • Posted on Tue Nov 12, 2019

    Join us at the Texas Folklife Gallery Thursday December 12th to celebrate the release of Dr. Rachel Valentina González's latest book Quinceañera Style: Social Belongings and Latinx Consumer Identities.

  • Posted on Thu Oct 10, 2019

    The Austin arts community is well aware of the creative space issues we face, so we are working together to propose potential solutions.  Over the past year, creative space needs have been discussed at monthly meetings by a small group of representatives from interested nonprofit arts groups and businesses, artists, and educational institutions. 

  • 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 Fri Aug 2, 2019

    The TFAL is Live


  • Posted on Fri Jul 26, 2019


    Texas Folklife and VSA Texas Announce “Stories for Creative Forces Listening Party”

    Monday August 12, 2019


    Cultural Activities Center

    3011 N 3rd St, Temple, TX 76501

    Free and open to the public with RSVP

    A Presentation of Audio Stories and Writing Projects Created by Veterans during Creatives Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network Projects by Texas Folklife & VSA Texas

  • Posted on Mon Jul 15, 2019

    Thursday, August 15th

  • Posted on Fri May 17, 2019