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 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.

See Exhibits

The museum currently has exhibits for viewing in person in the Hall of Government in the 700 Lavaca building in Downtown Austin.

The exhibits are changed periodically and include information cards and information about the artists.

Location

700 Lavaca St

Austin, TX 78701

 
Hours

Monday - Friday,

8am-5pm

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.