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Folk Arts Marketplace


A pilot online marketplace featuring the work of 8 TMY traditional artists opens to the public. Since 1974, folk artists have demonstrated their work at TMY. From basket weavers to calligraphers, pyzancky egg makers to paper cutters, these artists turn ordinary materials into meaningful utilitarian or decorative art. This year, select folk artists offer works ... Read more

Virtual Performance: Halau Hula O Ualani


Photo by Steven Meckler Halau Hula O Ualani is a Polynesian Group that has been studying and performing in Tucson since 1993. The group first performed under the direction of Ernie Menehune Eraina Kannette and the Polynesian Review. When Menehune passed, Kumu Ualani formed her own school, still carrying her mentor's name, The Menehune Dancers. ... Read more

Lit Up: Traditional Artists on Tucson Walls


Video projections of traditional dancers and manual artists doing what they do best: moving and making. The precise and sinuous movements of Japanese traditional dancers, the athletic leaps and twirls of Polish folk dancing, the steady delicate hand of a Henna artist, and more writ-large on public walls around Tucson. Find a list of projected ... Read more

Virtual Performance: Richard Noel, Jam2Grow


Photo by Steven Meckler Richard Noel is a musician and facilitator using percussion as a method of healing, enjoyment, and community building. A longtime performer, former board member, and steady stage manager for Tucson Meet Yourself, Richard has brought life to this festival for many years. Richard was born and raised in the twin islands ... Read more