The Museum

A collaboration between the Travis County Communications and Records Services (CARS) Department and the Austin Friends of Folk Art

Works

The museum's holdings come from around the world and from a variety of artists. In our online catalog you are able to view the current cataloged art works and filter the art works by different categories.

Artists

The museum features artists that have significant bodies of works in the collections. These artists have made important impacts in the world of folk art and some continue to work today.

Galleries

Galleries are online exhibits that showcase the work of different artists and types of folk art. These galleries were curated by the museum to draw attention to the works of certain artists and the importance of certain types of folk art.

Exhibits

Works from the museum are on display in the 700 Lavaca building in downtown Austin. On the first floor in the Hall of Government and in the second floor lobby, you will find a small selection of works from the museum.

The museum is working on new exhibits for 2022. Please subscribe to our newsletter (at the bottom of the page) to get updates about new exhibits.

Austin Friends of Folk Art

Austin Friends of Folk Art

AFFA is dedicated to the knowledge, promotion and preservation of folk arts and world cultures. Our bylaws say AFFA “is organized and shall be operated [. . .] for civic, educational and charitable purposes related to the support, promotion, appreciation, and development throughout Austin and Travis County, Texas, of folk art from around the world.” Founded in 1987 by a small but enthusiastic band of culturally curious explorers, AFFA has carried out its activities as a non-profit educational organization in compliance with Internal Revenue Code 501(c)3 since 1988.