The Folk Art Gallery is located in 1321 Fourth street San Rafael, CA 94901. The folk art gallery of California explores many artworks collected from the villages and market places located in the remote corners of the world.
The Folk Art Gallery in its collection includes range of items from different parts of world representing different cultures. The range of collection includes ritual and ceremonial symbols, baskets, tribal masks from Africa, containers, textiles and other objects used in daily life. In the gallery there are beautiful wooden oil paintings collected from Peru. There are also some unusual wooden carvings collected from Mexico. There are jewelry cases all filled with silver, precious and semiprecious jewels and traditionally designed ornaments. These cases have beautiful components taken from different continents of earth. It also includes folk art works made by contemporary North Americans. The folk art gallery holds beautiful ceramic pots made in the mountains of Peru. Visiting the gallery one can also find bright kilim from Istanbul and roughly shaped prayer box from North America.
Folk art provides opportunity of getting ideas about the lives of those people who has created the objects in its collection. Through folk art gallery, scope of sharing a common ground of beauty, art and culture and learning more about others simultaneously knowing ourselves can be achieved.
There are many folk art galleries located all around the world some names are like
Yard Dog Folk Art Gallery: The Yard Dog is located in1510 S. Congress Ave.
Austin. This gallery has nice collection of assembled art and contemporary artworks. The gallery remains open from Monday to Friday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, on Saturday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Sundays 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
La Tienda Gallery: The gallery opened in 1962, deals with handcrafts made in America in the late 1970s. The works kept here are just the samples of the collections kept in the Ballard location of Seattle.
Flat Penny Folk Art Gallery: The Flat Penny Folk Art Gallery is located in Athens, Georgia. The gallery remains open from Thursday to Saturday from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. The gallery is a great supporter of folk art and artists.