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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Dr. Michael Engs, of Arizona Heritage Tours, brings to the kitchen the lesser-known contributions of African-descent people who first reached the Southwest in 1538 through events related to Spanish exploration, conquest, and settlement. Some came involuntarily as enslaved people, others as free adventurers and entrepreneurs. A second wave came by way of the western expansion ... Read more
The Bouncing Czechs was formed in 1996 within the Tucson Czech-Slovak Club. Since then the band has grown in popularity and now performs throughout Arizona, playing European Polkas and Waltzes and many old time folk favorites. The band is an Oktoberfest highlight throughout Southern Arizona. Current members include band leader John Prokop, tuba; Roxanna Baker, ... Read more
Established in 2001 by our late director and accomplished mariachi musician, Refugio “Cuco” Del Cid, Mariachi Herencia de Cuco Del Cid is a group of young musicians promoting our Mexican heritage and culture through mariachi music in Tucson and all over Arizona. Cuco, an accomplished musician of over 60 years, set the foundation for this ... Read more