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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas


Creative Space Survey

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. 

Live Interview Recording and Project Update: Texas Fiddle Traditions

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 15:00 to 17:00
Event Category: 
Non-Texas-Folklife Event

Please join us on Sunday, September 29th, at 3 pm at the Texas Folklife Gallery for an update on the Local-Memory digital history project and a live recording of an interview with Dan Foster, fiddler and scholar. Dr. Michael Schmidt will discuss his new research on the history of Western Swing in Austin between 1940 and 1955 and recent additions to its exhibit on dance bands and Swing in Austin (1929-46). After the update, he and Joe Dobbs, musician and librarian, will interview Dan Foster about the Texas fiddle tradition and Mr.

La Música: Exhibit Opening & Artist Reception

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:00
Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event

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.