NEW YORK TRADITIONS:
The Gallery of New York Folk Art
129 Jay Street, Schenectady, NY ♦ 518/346-7008
Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday hours (May-October) 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (in conjunction with the Schenectady Greenmarket outside City Hall);
or by Appointment
The New York Folklore Society operates its Gallery of New York Folk Arts — NEW YORK TRADITIONS — a consignment folk art gallery that provides a sales outlet for folk arts from New York State. Over 65 folk and traditional artists are represented in the gallery. This includes Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) beadworkers and basketmakers, wood carvers, quilters and other fiber artists, stone carvers, and furniture makers.
We also carry hard-to-find books of regional interest and audio recordings of folk and traditional music.
This photograph by Harry Wirtz.
Located in an airy and light-filled storefront on historic Jay Street in Schenectady, we offer a wide variety of woodcarving, quilts, decoys, Iroquois handicrafts, handwoven baskets, historic tinware, Amish furniture and quilted wallhangings, and books and CDs of regional significance among many other items related to New York State. |
Please take the time to come visit with us and peruse journals of New York Folklore dating back to its inception in 1945, and our many other publications.
Along with selling affordable traditional art, the gallery also provides educational material about the artists and their artistic traditions, which serve to enlighten the public about various cultural communities around New York State.
Artist Demonstrations are made possible with a grant from the Schenectady County Initiative Program of the Schenectady County Planning Department.
HAVE A LOOK INSIDE OUR GALLERY.
The gallery is made possible with the generous support of the
William Gundry Broughton Charitable Foundation
|Bernard Domingo will be at the New York Folklore Society’s Gallery to help us c e l e b r a t e |
the 18th annual Kids Arts Festival
on Saturday, June 1.
Sponsored by the ElectriCity Arts & Entertainment District, Kids Arts Festival targets pre-school and young school age children. The festival runs from noon until 4 p.m. Funding for the New York Folklore Society for this event is provided by Stewart’s Holiday Match and Schenectady County Initiative Program (SCIP).
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|Clockwise: Baby's cloche; Pysanky eggs, cribbage set, diaper set with cloche.|