NAPA, Calif. – American creativity, past and present, has been a driving force in shaping the spirit of the American Folk Art Festival. On Saturday, May 1, this creative spirit will again be alive and well in the heart of the Napa Valley, as knowledgeable dealers and talented artists come together to showcase and sell many wonderful examples of both antique and contemporary American folk art.
The event is the third annual American Folk Art Festival, again being held on the grounds of the beautiful Laird Family Estate Winery, 5055 Solano Avenue in Napa from 12 noon until 5 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Napa Valley Museum located in nearby Yountville, California.
The festival is open to the public, and a $10 admission will be charged. A wonderful array of folk art will be available from purchase, including everything from whirligigs, gameboards, tramp art and dolls, to braided and hooked rugs, quilts, paintings and papier-mache creations.
Featured wood sculptor Freeland Tanner will be present with several examples of his works inspired by tramp art. Freeland’s work has been featured in the book Tramp Art: Another Notch, Folk Art from the Heart by renowned collector and dealer, Clifford Wallach.
Festival guests can enjoy Laird Family Estate wines, refreshments and light appetizers throughout the afternoon and listen to live music provided by Pacific Chamber Jazz. All of this is included with the $10 admission.
The Napa Valley Museum is dedicated to promoting the cultural and environmental heritage of the Napa Valley. The museum’s special, changing exhibits represent a diverse range of subjects from fine arts to history to natural sciences. They are committed to presenting exhibits that will entertain and educate the local community as well as visitors from around the world. The Napa Valley Museum is located at 55 Presidential Circle, Yountville, California.
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