Napa Valley Museum American Folk Art Festival 2011

American creativity among the common people, past and present, has been a driving force in shaping the spirit of the American Folk. On Saturday, May 7th this creative spirit will be particularly alive and well in the heart of the Napa Valley.

For the fourth year in a row, a group of knowledgeable dealers and talented artists are coming together for one day to offer for sale many wonderful examples of both antique and contemporary American Folk Art. American Folk Art Festival 2011, open to the public, will take place at Laird Family Estate Winery, 5055 Solano Avenue in Napa beginning at 12 Noon until 5 pm. Proceeds from the event will benefit Napa Valley Museum.

A talented array of folk art dealers and folk artists will be on hand to sell from their collections of truly unique Americana; ranging from weathervanes, gameboards, and dolls, to objects made of recycled materials, colorful folk paintings, Southern outsider art, and whimsical papier mache creations.

Self-inspired folk artist, and Napa native, Jack Roads will be featured at the festival where he will be exhibiting and selling his hand crafted and colorful creations that are most pleasing to the eye. Roads, uses papier mache, vintage fabrics and found objects, shaping them into three dimensional works of fantasy and whimsy. Often referred to as a Halloween folk artist, Roads has had his works on display in galleries and shows throughout the Bay area, and featured on The Martha Stewart show. In addition to his works for sale, an historical collection of Mr. Roads creations throughout the years will be on display the day of the event.

Laird Family Estate wines, refreshments and light appetizers will be served throughout the afternoon and attendees can enjoy live folk music provided by local musicians “Now & Then”, all included with the $10 admission to the event.

Napa Valley Museum is dedicated to promoting the cultural and environmental heritage of the Napa Valley. The Museum’s 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. Napa Valley Museum is located at 55 Presidential Circle, Yountville, CA.

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