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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.
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  • Posted on Tue Feb 4, 2020

    Texas Folklife is seeking quilts for an exhibit

    Stories preserve events and pass on understanding from one generation to another, keeping cultures alive and providing a link to understanding who we are. Quilts often have stories to tell too.

    Texas Folklife is seeking quilts that have a story to tell for an exhibit at our Houston Street gallery this spring. We will exhibit 12-15 quilts for 3 months.

  • Posted on Thu Dec 19, 2019

    Join Texas Folklife at the Texas Folklife Gallery as we celebrate the opening of Exhibit: The Art of Vintage Cars. Tim Higgins will be in attendance to speak about his experiences and creating the exhibit. Refreshments and great company will be provided.

    Tim Higgins always had a fascination with cars of the fifties and sixties and those of the decades before. Photographing vintage cars rekindled his fascination with the spirit of a past era and their beauty. The photos in this exhibit were taken over a period of seven years at the Lone Star Round Up and The Austin Speed Shop.

  • Posted on Fri Nov 8, 2019


    Holiday Folk Art Bazaar

  • 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.