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.
Today Texas Folklife celebrates #GivingTuesday, the global day of generosity! We want to thank you for your support and hope you will consider making a gift toward our campaign. Your contribution will make an impact; every little bit helps sustain our programs and preserve folk and traditional arts across the state! Give now at https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/txfgivingtuesday2019
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!
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.
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.
Texas Folklife is proud to present the Exhibit Opening of Accordion Kings and Queens at Cactus Music on Thursday November 23rd. The Afternoon will feature music from Texas Folklife Big Squeeze Statewide Accordion Contest Champions Lil Steven and the Zydeco Futures along with special guest Chloe Johnson.
Holiday Folk Art Bazaar
Texas Folklife and Akins High School Austin Corps invite the public to join us for the premiere of a new radio and podcast series, "Stories About Texas Artists and Akins High.” This series of audio documentaries about Texas artists and activism, civics, and Akins High traditions has been produced in collaboration with Texas Folklife’s student and community documentary training program, Stories from Deep in the Heart, and with Akins High School Austin Corps senior class lead by Social Studies Teacher Linda O’Neal.
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