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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas


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Exhibits at the Texas Folklife Gallery and elsewhere
Texas Folklife works with artists from around the country to exhibit their works portraying the depth and breadth of Texan culture.  The exhibits are typically held at the Texas Folklife Gallery in Austin, and also in other locations around Texas.  Please contact us if you are interested in bringing one of our Exhibits to a venue near you.
Most recent articles, events, video, audio and blog posts for this page:
  • 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 Mon May 20, 2019

    Join us on Thursday June 27th at the Texas Folklife Gallery on 1708 Houston St. for refreshments and an artist reception with photographer Rupert Chambers and guest musician Bob Dabbs. 


  • Posted on Wed Jan 16, 2019


    Visit the Exhibit Weekdays from 10-5pm M-F and During the West Austin Studio Tour May 11-12 & May 18-19

    Visioning Human Rights in the New Millennium: Quilting the World's Conscience

  • Posted on Wed Jan 16, 2019

    ***Gallery space is limited, and this event is now SOLD OUT.  If you were unable to secure an RSVP, please check back for future artist talks related to this exhibit. Exhibit will be showing through May 2019, please arrange a visit to Texas Folklife gallery during gallery hours (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm)***

  • Posted on Tue Aug 14, 2018

    In the clubs, ballrooms, and barbecue joints of neighborhoods such as Third Ward, Frenchtown, Sunnyside, and Double Bayou, Houston’s African American community birthed a vibrant and unique slice of the blues. Houston blues was and is the voice of a working-class community, an ongoing conversation about good times and hard times, smokin’ Saturday nights and Blue Mondays. Showcasing the photographs and stories in the book Down in Houston: Bayou City Blues by Roger Wood and James Fraher, this exhibit presents a detailed portrait of the Houston blues scene, past and present, through interviews and dramatic black-and-white photographs.

  • Posted on Tue Aug 14, 2018

    In 2012 Texas Folklife and the Brownsville Historical Association (BHA) partnered on “Taquerías of Southmost,” a researc

  • Posted on Thu Aug 9, 2018

    Down in Houston: Gallery Exhibit Opening
    Texas Folklife Gallery
    1708 Houston St / Austin, TX 78756

    FREE with RSVP

    Eventbrite - Down In Houston: Gallery Exhibit Opening

  • Posted on Fri Apr 20, 2018