Folk Arts Marketplace

Online

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: Larry Armstrong & Arizona Dance Hands

Tucson

Dean Armstrong started the Arizona Dance Hands as the house band for the Open Door Night Club on Benson Highway in 1948. When KOLD became Tucson’s first TV station in 1953, Dean and the Arizona Dance Hands were the very first program broadcast from Tucson. The Arizona Dance Hands has maintained a presence in Tucson, ... Read more

Virtual Performance: Calpulli Tonantzin

Online

Calpulli Tonantzin is an Aztec dance group. Dance ceremonies are opened and closed by burning copal to the four directions and represent the cosmos, the energy of every living being. Dancers move to the beats of the huehuetl, or "drum" in the nahuatl dialect of their ancestors. This event is broadcast on TMY’s Facebook page ... Read more

Lit Up: Traditional Artists on Tucson Walls

Tucson

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