PolkaWorks highlights unique cultural traditions through documentaries, photography and public programs designed to educate and inspire.
PolkaWorks is a multimedia non-profit creating films and exhibits that celebrate contemporary folklore and "untold" cultural stories. As filmmakers and photographers, we are keenly attracted to the human connections that forge culture, and we create projects celebrating these community ties. Whether we’re covering communities that maintain traditions, or how families pass the torch to the next generation, we remain open and curious about the experiences of those around us.
The name PolkaWorks honors the Texas Czech heritage of our founder, artist and documentarian, Lori Najvar. Our organization takes inspiration from these roots, using them as a jumping off point to explore a wide range of unique subcultures in Texas and beyond.
As a 501c3 organization, Lori and her team craft inspirational, educational documentaries and exhibits highlighting unique cultural traditions.
The latest PolkaWorks production is SaddleUp–Texas Ranching Tradition is currently exhibited online with Texas Folklife.