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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas


Virtual Roundtable 1: Redefining our Work? Folk and Traditional Arts During a Pandemic

Event Date: 
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 18:00
Event Category: 
Non-Texas-Folklife Event

This discussion is centered around the value and nature of what folk and traditional arts means right now during this challenging time, ideas for connecting individuals and communities going forward, support for artists, as well as some of the issues culture workers, folklorists, artists, and arts administrators should consider while undertaking our work during the coronavirus pandemic.


Patton Stories 2020

Patton Elementary students interviewed for "Patton Stories" series
Producer Ezra interviews Ruan about the Indian festival Diwali.
Patton Arts Day 2020 Poster

Texas Folklife participated in the annual Patton Arts Day on March 13, 2020. We worked with schools to distribute cultural survey to the students, and choose six students' stories to record. The six "Patton Stories" cover the students and their families traditions and customs. The finished audio stories are based on interviews with the students and their parents, and feature customs based in India, Ireland, Mexico, El Salvador, and more. 

CANCELLED! Big Squeeze 2020 Finals

Event Date: 
Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 13:00 to 17:00
Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are canceling all scheduled TexasFolklife events and gallery operations including the Big Squeeze live auditions and concerts until further notice. The #BigSqueeze2020 will continue online though! Take care and thank you!