Skip to main content

First Annual Texas Folk Arts Statewide Convening:Evening Program

First Annual Texas Folk Arts Statewide Convening: Evening Program

Discussion, presentations and artist demonstrations about the folk arts and traditions of the Lone Star State.


6:30pm – 8:30pm

Texas Folklife Gallery

1708 Houston St – Austin, TX 78756

Free and Open to the Public with RSVP


Find program agenda below. Click here to RSVP through EventBrite

Despite a long history of programming and strong city, local and grassroots folk arts initiatives across the state, Texas has never truly had an organized statewide folk and traditional arts infrastructure.  We believe this is needed in order to adequately serve the diverse regions of our state and strengthen the folk and traditional arts for years to come. This first convening will occur in Austin on September 19th, 2019. We would greatly appreciate your attendance and participation in shaping the folk & traditional arts in the Lone Star State!

The convening will include TCA, Texas Folklife, and a host of Texas-based folklorists, folk artists, and grassroots community and folk arts organizations who are relatively new or with whom we have an established history of public programming. This meeting will provide the opportunity to meet other organizations across the state to discuss strategies to strengthen folk and traditional arts in Texas, as well as discuss issues and strategies with a diverse range of participants representing the entire state. 

Program Agenda

6:30pm – 7:15pm      Discussion: “The Folklorist and the Field: Community Engagement and Partnerships in Action” 

7:20pm – 7:50 pm     Discussion: Addressing Social Issues through Folklore

7:55pm – 8:05 pm     -BREAK-

8:05pm – 8:30pm      Artist Demonstration - Conjunto Accordion in the Classroom - Juan  Longoria, Jr. – Los Fresnos High School