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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: Tom Walbank


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

Virtual Performance: Gertie N the TO Boyz


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

Traditions Tuesdays: Pascua Yaqui Paper Flower Making      


Flowers have a special connection to the Pascua Yaqui and are used in celebrations and memorials. Learn from traditional artists how to make paper flowers and the meaning of these sacred object for to Yaqui/Yoeme people. Panel co-curated by Daniel Vega, Director Department of Language & Culture We thank the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Department of Language ... Read more

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