Current Folk Art Events

Please contact the venue directly to make sure it is possible to visit.

West

From: 
March 13, 2021
Until: 
May 8, 2021
Tierra del Sol Gallery
945 Chung King Road
Los Angeles , CA 90012
United States
From: 
April 28, 2021
Until: 
June 10, 2021
3245 16th Street
San Francisco , CA 94103
United States
From: 
February 19, 2020
Until: 
July 18, 2021
2626 Bancroft Way
Berkeley , CA 94720
United States
From: 
February 27, 2021
Until: 
January 1, 2023
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive Golden Gate Park
San Franscico , CA 94118
United States

Midwest

756 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago , IL 60622
United States
From: 
April 1, 2021
Until: 
August 14, 2021
608 New York Avenue
Sheboygan , WI 53081
United States
From: 
April 4, 2021
Until: 
October 3, 2021
608 New York Avenue
Sheboygan , WI 53081
United States
From: 
November 21, 2020
Until: 
October 3, 2021
480 E Broad St
Columbus , OH 43215
United States
From: 
December 26, 2020
Until: 
October 31, 2021

Invention, whimsy, and imagination by 121 Kansas and 19 national artists commemorate 25 years of the Grassroots Art Center

The Grassroots Art Center in Lucas is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the exhibition Flying Free: 25 Years of Grassroots Art. Unique and original works of self-taught, outsider art by 121 Kansas artists and 19 artists from around the country will be on display through Oct. 31, 2021.

Grassroots art highlights inventiveness and the use of non-traditional materials. Works on view include a papier mache circus, limestone carvings, kinetic sculpture, drawings and paintings, fiber arts, and art made from repurposed, recycled, and natural materials. Selected by founding Art Center executive director Rosslyn Schultz, the exhibition is appropriate for visitors of all ages and galleries are handicapped accessible. Original gifts are available in the Art Center shop.

213 S. Main Street
Lucas , KS 67648
United States
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN 55404
United States
4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis , IN 46208
United States

Europe and Elsewhere

From: 
June 24, 2017
Until: 
May 16, 2021
Jozef Guislainstraat 43
Ghent 9000
Belgium
From: 
December 11, 2020
Until: 
May 24, 2021

The creators of Art Brut conceive their works in the margins of what is gene­rally accepted as art, and so are indifferent to any rules or standards relating to artistic creation. Michel Thévoz’ analysis of the concept of the frame in Art Brut is therefore fascinating, precisely because the works selected for the exhibition tend to break out of their frames, both literally and figuratively.

Michel Thévoz’s book Pathologie du cadre, preface by Sarah Lombardi, Paris, Les Éditions de Minuit, 2020, 160 pages, 67 color plates, will be published this autumn.

Avenue des Bergieres 11
1004 Lausanne
Switzerland
From: 
November 28, 2020
Until: 
June 6, 2021
10365 Islington Ave
Kleinburg , ON L0J 1C0
Canada
From: 
April 7, 2021
Until: 
June 6, 2021
Am Campus 2
Maria Gugging 3400
Austria
From: 
March 4, 2021
Until: 
June 27, 2021
Avenue des Bergieres 11
1004 Lausanne
Switzerland
Voßstraße 2
 Universityclinic Heidelberg

Heidelberg
 D-69115
Germany
From: 
March 28, 2021
Until: 
July 11, 2021
Davidstrasse 44
St. Gallen , SG CH-9000
Switzerland
From: 
September 5, 2020
Until: 
July 30, 2021
2 rue Ronsard
Paris 75018
France
From: 
April 24, 2021
Until: 
August 21, 2021
Lene Bredahls 10
Randers C 8900
Denmark
From: 
January 27, 2021
Until: 
September 5, 2021
Am Campus 2
Maria Gugging 3400
Austria
From: 
February 1, 2021
Until: 
September 15, 2021
Parc D'Avoy
Liege 4000
Belgium
From: 
April 8, 2021
Until: 
September 15, 2021
Parc D'Avoy
Liege 4000
Belgium
From: 
October 12, 2019
Until: 
December 31, 2022
Jozef Guislainstraat 43
Ghent 9000
Belgium

Southeast

600 St. Andrews Blvd. The Alice & William Jenkins Gallery
Winter Park , FL 32792
United States
From: 
February 8, 2021
Until: 
May 29, 2021
816 Bull St.
Columbia , SC 29208
United States
From: 
February 6, 2021
Until: 
May 30, 2021
925 Camp Street
New Orleans , LA 70130
United States
From: 
February 1, 2020
Until: 
May 31, 2021
2001 Campus Drive
Durham , NC 27705
United States
110 Salem Avenue SE
Roanoke , VA 24011
United States
From: 
June 16, 2018
Until: 
June 21, 2021
1934 Poplar Avenue
Memphis , TN 38104
United States
Ackland Art Museum
101 S. Columbia Street University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill , NC 27599
United States
From: 
March 16, 2021
Until: 
July 10, 2021
405 Rose Street Singletary Center for the Arts
Lexington , KY 40506
United States
From: 
February 16, 2021
Until: 
July 10, 2021
301 South Main Street
Harrisonburg , VA 22801
United States
From: 
August 3, 2020
Until: 
July 17, 2021
816 Bull St.
Columbia , SC 29208
United States
From: 
April 23, 2021
Until: 
August 1, 2021
900 East Princeton Street
Orlando , FL 32803
United States
From: 
January 19, 2021
Until: 
August 14, 2021
University Avenue and 5th St.
Oxford , MS 38655
United States
Boca Raton Museum of Art
501 Plaza Real
Boca Raton , FL 33432
United States
From: 
September 11, 2020
Until: 
September 12, 2021
Ackland Art Museum
101 S. Columbia Street University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill , NC 27599
United States
From: 
April 7, 2021
Until: 
September 13, 2021
Asheville Art Museum
2 South Pack Square
Asheville , NC 28802
United States
From: 
February 13, 2021
Until: 
November 13, 2021
400 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans , LA 70116
United States
From: 
January 1, 2021
Until: 
January 1, 2022
400 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans , LA 70116
United States

Northeast

From: 
January 23, 2021
Until: 
June 6, 2021
American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square
New York , NY 10023
United States
From: 
January 22, 2020
Until: 
June 21, 2021

By appointment only

47-29 32nd Place,
Long Island City, Queens , NY
United States
From: 
February 1, 2021
Until: 
July 31, 2021
1230 Fifth Avenue
New York , NY 10029
United States
Showing at: 
ONLINE at https://popularpainters-elmuseo.org/
From: 
October 10, 2020
Until: 
August 1, 2021
American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway
Baltimore , MD 21230
United States
From: 
May 1, 2021
Until: 
September 25, 2021

This exhibition features quilts made between 1864 and 2010 from the Museum’s Decorative Arts collection.

49 Washington Street, Newark , NJ 07102-3176
United States
From: 
August 31, 2019
Until: 
October 11, 2021

The quilt that inspires quilters all over the world will be on its yearly display at the Bennington Museum from September 1 through October 8. Brought to the museum over 60 years ago, the Jane Stickle Quilt is only shown for a short time each year due to the fragility of the fabric.

75 Main Street
Bennington , VT 05201
United States
From: 
November 25, 2020
Until: 
November 25, 2021

* While this exhibition is not open to the public, please stay tuned for virtual tours *

Running until November 2021, "A Visionary Spirit for Invention” is a bespoke art exhibition selected from works within the permanent collection of The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) and assembled out of a great shared respect and affection between the State of Maryland and the EU, bolstered from a tour of AVAM by all twenty-seven EU Ambassadors to the US, that occurred in December 2019.

2175 K St NW
Washington , DC 20037
United States
From: 
February 6, 2021
Until: 
January 9, 2022
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston , MA 02114
United States
From: 
February 23, 2019
Until: 
March 3, 2024
American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway
Baltimore , MD 21230
United States

Southwest

From: 
January 12, 2020
Until: 
September 5, 2021
Camino Lego Box 2087
Santa Fe , NM 87504
United States
From: 
December 18, 2020
Until: 
October 15, 2021
2301 North Central Avenue
Phoenix , AZ 85004
United States
From: 
December 8, 2019
Until: 
August 31, 2022
Camino Lego Box 2087
Santa Fe , NM 87504
United States
From: 
October 6, 2019
Until: 
December 31, 2022
Camino Lego Box 2087
Santa Fe , NM 87504
United States