Texas Folk Arts Statewide Convening: Evening Program
Texas Folklife will present the first ever Texas Statewide Folk Arts Convening, a gathering and discussion amongst folk and traditional arts stakeholders from across Texas, with an evening program featuring presentations and performances by folklorists, artists, and traditional arts programmers.
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. Texas Folklife believes this convening represents an exciting step towards creating a Texas-wide community of folk and traditional arts programmers, specialists, and practitioners, with the long-term goal of serving the diverse regions of our state and strengthening the folk and traditional arts for years to come.
The evening program will feature stimulating discussion with convening participants and the audience, and a live music performance by conjunto accordionist and educator Juan Longoria, Jr.
Snacks and beverages courtesy of New Belgium Brewing will be available for donation.