The Folk Art Museum of Central Texas is a museum in Austin, Texas that collects, preserves and exhibits folk art from around the world. Formed in 2015, the museum is a partnership between the Austin Friends of Folk Art and the Travis County Archives. Under the partnership, folk art donated to the Austin Friends of Folk is stored in the Travis County Archives and maintained and exhibited by Travis County Staff. Currently, the museum displays its art in rotating exhibits in county buildings and other local buildings, including the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and Austin Public Library. In the coming years, the museum hopes to find a permanent space to store its collections and display exhibitions.

Appraisals and Authentication

The museum does not offer any appraisal services. Please do not contact us with a request to appraise artwork, we do not have any professional appraisers on staff.

The museum can help with authenticating art but does not guarantee accuracy and recommends working with a qualified appraiser.

Donating to the museum

For all questions about donating to the museum, please contact Gloria Pennington at the Austin Friends of Folk Art.

For more information on the Austin Friends of Folk Art, please visit their site.

Contact The Museum

700 Lavaca St.
Austin, TX 78701