Adriana Felix is a Yaqui artist, raised in Tucson, Arizona who creates detailed clay dolls. Since a child Adriana was always drawn to art and the details in the work itself. Adriana’s parents were raised in the community of Old Pascua. Here she learned to cherish and be inspired by her Yaqui culture. Growing up … Read more
Maria, a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, is a contemporary painter working in a variety of media. She is inspired by the Sonoran Desert landscape and sells original paintings, prints and cards.
Marcelino Flores III is a Yaqui contemporary painter. Marcelino Flores IV, is a Yaqui artist, born and raised in Tucson, who focuses on fantasy sculpture. At the festival you can find his sculptures for sale, from classic movie monsters to crabs wearing cans and everything in between.
Susana Arellano is a Tucson curandera who learned the practice of healing the heavy-hearted and the art of making ojos de venado (deer eyes), a protective amulet within Yaqui culture. from Nana Mary Lue, a Yoeme medicine woman from Tucson’s Pascua Yaqui community. Susana was awarded a Master-Apprentice Artist Award in 2021 from the Southwest … Read more
Jose B. Gallardo was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and is a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona. “I’ve been a cultural participant for the last 32 years. I am proud to keep our culture and customs going in teaching people and our youth about our beliefs traditions.”
The deer dance of the Yaqui and Mayo people of Sonora, Mexico, is not a performance but a ceremonial and sacred blessing. Thanks to many decades of respect between TMY organizers and the Yaqui/Yoeme people, this blessing has been shared at the festival, one of the only places it can be seen outside of its … Read more