Main Street Gallery | Clayton, Georgia
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Main Street Gallery, located in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains, was established in 1985. Since that time, it has dedicated itself to discovering new artists as well as nurturing ongoing relationships with established artists. Main Street Gallery maintains a large inventory of contemporary folk art as well as traditional folk pottery and handcrafted furniture.
Main Street Gallery is housed in a renovated storefront building in historic Clayton. It features three floors filled with original artwork by self-taught artists, craftspersons and fine artists.
Clayton is about 80 miles northeast of Atlanta, Georgia and approximately the same distance southwest of Asheville, North Carolina. It is within 30 minutes of Highlands, North Carolina. In addition to the natural beauty of the mountains, the surrounding area offers many outdoor recreational opportunities such as white water rafting on the nearby Chattooga River.
The three floors in the historic storefront building feature:
Contemporary Folk Art
Artists include Rudolph V. Bostic, Shane Campbell, Cornbread, Dorethey Gorham, Lonnie Holley, Leonard Jones, Sarah Rakes, O.L. Samuels, Jay Schuette, Robert Terrell, Purvis Young and others
Fine Art and Fine Craft
Jeffery Kronsnoble, Karen Croner, Mike Esslinger, and others
Southern Folk Potters
Roger Corn, Bill and Jo Flowers, Chester Hewell, Vicki Miller and others
Don Bundrick, Weyman Evans, Frank Gilmer, Phyllis Kravitz, Inez Nickman and others
Annabelle Noel, Austrian Atelier, BaaBaa Zuzu, Karen and Tom Cassara, Cedar Chan, Claude Dozorme, Wynn Mather, The News, Table Art and more
Handmade Jewelry and Table Accessories
Ayala Bar (Is Art), Sarah Cavender, Michal Golan, Heather Haas, Michael Michaud (Silver Seasons), Rena Luxx and more .
If you cannot visit Main Street Gallery in person, contact the gallery and the staff will send photos of the requested work by email or U.S. mail.
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Main Street Gallery
In 1985, Jeanne Kronsnoble and an artist friend opened a studio in Clayton, Georgia, where they could create and display their own artwork. Before long, Jeanne’s interest in the local folk art became a passion and she began traveling the back roads throughout the Southeast to meet artists, hear their stories, and collect their work. In 1996, the gallery moved into a larger historic storefront space to showcase the work of these self-taught artists. Main Street Gallery has evolved over the years into one of the premier folk art galleries in the United States and has been featured in such publications as Southern Living, Better Homes and Gardens, and The New York Times. This Brown's Guides Gallery contains five of many artists represented by Main Street Gallery. The works, including contemporary folk art and fine art paintings, papier mache, and gourd sculpture, are grouped by artist. The description under the first image in the series of five contains a brief biographical sketch of the artist.
Shop for wood carvings by Lonnie Money or the work of other contemporary folk artists at Main Street Gallery in Clayton, Georgia
Main Street Gallery has evolved over the years into one of the premier folk art galleries in the United States and has been featured in such publications as Southern Living, Better Homes and Gardens, and The New York Times.