Main Street Gallery specializes in self-taught art, also known as contemporary folk art, outsider art, visionary art, or vernacular art. Established in 1985, the gallery represents over seventy-five artists mostly from the Southeastern portion of the United States. Located in Clayton, Georgia, we also offer fine art, southern folk pottery, furniture, sculpture, crafts and an extensive selection of unusual gifts items.
The images below characterize some of the paintings and other art you will find on our website. For more, please visit our Artists’ Galleries.
In 2012 Main Street Gallery was voted #1 in “Brown’s Guides to Georgia” request to “Name Your "Must Stops" along US 441 from Fargo at the Florida state line to Dillard at the North Carolina state line.”
"I have been shopping at Main Street Gallery for 26 years and it is always sheer delight! Quality art work is presented in a bright and cheery environment. My many purchases have given me years of enjoyment. I can’t imagine making a trip to North Georgia without stopping by Main Street Gallery!"- Judy Barber
"We have spent many hours in the Gallery on many occasions over the years. It is definitely our favorite place to shop. The jewelry, furniture and art are eye-catching and unique." - Monica & John Montgomery
"Main Street Gallery is one of the happiest, liveliest shops I've ever entered! The art is always clever, bright, innovative, and memorable. I credit Jeanne and Donn for their vision and creativity. This is the first place we take our friends from out-of-state!" - Sarah Gordon
“I visit MSG three times yearly. Nestled in the misty blue shadows of the North Georgia Mountains, the gallery remains a favorite place to visit on a free Saturday. The aged hardwood floors, creaking stairs, and bright ambiance make the place distinct. More important, talk with Donn and Jeanne about art and stuff is always heartfelt, cozy, welcomed. After every visit, I walk away with something new, something unforgettable. A great place, great art, and great folks!” - Steven H. Littrell
“Been here many times over the past twenty years. Love to pop in to get my folk art fix every now and then. Nice selection.” - Susan M Strahl-Hayes
“The collection I found at this gallery is eclectic and beautiful! Donn was very patient as she acquainted me with both the artists and their media. Can't wait to return!” - Deborah Childs
“One of my favorite gallery's. I am an avid folk art collector and the collection at Main Street is first class. The team really knows their stuff and I always walk away with another amazing piece for my collection.” - Ben Brummerhop
“We have been visiting Main Street for many years and never fail to find another wonderful item to add to our collections. We get so much pleasure from viewing our jugs, pottery and especially our canes and dioramas. The comments and compliments we receive from our friends and guests are also so much fun; the uniqueness of our art inspires a lot of discussions. We never fail to visit when at Lake Rabun and our trip to Main Street is a high point. Thanks for all the wonderful, unique treasures and for your delightful service and friendship.” - Sally & John Oberholtzer