Beginning with African-American Folk Art

Mary Proctor Art for Sale

Featured Online from January 1 until March 1

To start the New Year, we are pleased to present a selection of folk art that takes us back to the beginning of Main Street Gallery in 1985. From the start, we have specialized in the art of the Southeast, and that of course has always meant the inclusion of a strong representation of African-American folk artists. Then and now, some of the best, most true folk art in the country is being produced by Black artists in the South.

As a gallery that blends in fine art and studio and folk pottery with folk art, we don’t get too hung up on categories and definitions. But we can say that the art presented here by makers including Buddy Snipes, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, O.L. Samuels and Charlie Lucas is folk art, the real deal!

We are also pleased to introduce two artists deserving recognition, Rudy Savain and Tommy Durham.

2023 Exhibitions

Our 2023 season’s exhibitions will be posted soon

2022 Exhibitions

Theresa Disney new work

June 11 – July 16, 2022: “Cut Loose!” Fanciful Floral and Woodland Paintings by Theresa Disney.  

Marsha vrono Trunk show

June 25, 2022: “All That Sparkles.” Semi-Annual Trunk Show by jewelry designer Marsha Vrono (11:00 until 3:00).

r. a. miller folk art

July 23 – August 13, 2022: “R.A. Miller Paintings, Whirligigs and Cut-Outs.” Treasures from private collections by the Georgia folk art great. 

group exhibition featuring birds

August 20 – September 24, 2022 EXTENDED until November 12: “Birdwatching: Main Street Gallery Artists Find Avian Inspiration.” 

mama johnson collected works

Oct. 1 – Nov. 12, 2022: (POSTPONED until next summer) “Look, Look, Who?”  Selected works by inventive Florida self-taught artist Mama Johnson.  

Note: There is no additional charge for shipping/handling inside the continental U.S., except where noted on individual pieces of artwork. Tax is charged to Georgia buyers only.

To view other works by these artist’s please visit their individual webpages. 

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