News-Antique.com - Apr 03,2008 - While red and white are alluring colors for wine drinkers, on May 3rd, it’s more likely that red, white and blue will be the colors drawing people to the Napa Valley. A group of American Folk Art dealers have organized the first ever American Folk Art Festival to be held at Laird Family Estate Winery, 5055 Solano Avenue in Napa from 12 noon until 5pm. The event is being held to help raise money and awareness for The Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco
Napa, CA April 3, 2008 - Folk Art enthusiasts will have an opportunity to indulge their passion for both antique and contemporary folk art at “Folk Art Festival 2008” to be held on Saturday May 3rd in the beautiful Napa Valley. The event will benefit The Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco.
The festival, open to the general public, will be held at Laird Family Estate Winery at 5055 Solano Avenue in Napa, Ca. from 12 Noon until 5pm. Several folk art dealers will be on hand displaying their collections of unique Americana; ranging from whirligigs, gameboards, and carnival wheels to antique textiles, paintings and papier mache creations.
Acclaimed New York State folk artist Sarah Havener will be in attendance at the festival where she will be demonstrating how she fashions antique textiles into beautiful replicas of everyday Early American objects, such as clothes, purses and pockets.
In addition to folk art displays and demonstrations, the festival will host a silent auction of items from several of the participating dealers and a raffle with cash prizes. Laird Family Estate wines, refreshments and light appetizers will be served throughout the afternoon.
The Museum of Craft and Folk Art provides innovative exhibitions and educational programs that are designed to connect with and inspire diverse communities. As the only folk art museum in Northern California, the museum is known for a rich offering of focused and unique exhibitions of traditional and contemporary folk art and craft from around the world; demonstrating how folk art, contemporary craft, and fine art are all part of the same continuum. The Museum of Craft and Folk Art is located at 51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA 94103.