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
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Takoyaki Balls! Photo: Steven Meckler Food-to-go from beloved TMY food vendors at 3 Tucson locations. Study the menu first then show up to order, pay, and take home. That might mean a little bit of waiting, but that’s how it always is! And, while you wait, watch TMY performers share cultural expressions in music and ... Read more
Arizona Blues Hall of Famer Tom Walbank has been playing the blues for 35 years. He has shared the stage with blues greats such as B.B. King, Robert Cray, Charlie Musselwhite, and Kim Wilson. A solo performer who specializes in the Electric Delta Blues tradition, Walbank plays blues that echo the slide work of Muddy ... Read more
Gertie N the T.O. Boyz is famous for its crowd-moving, old-time traditional Tohono O’odham music or “waila,” a blend of Norteño, cumbia, and polka sounds. The band consists of Gertie on the accordion along with saxophone, violin, bass, bajo sexto, and drums. All band members are from the Tohono O’odham Nation in Southwestern and Central ... Read more