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9 North American folk art meccas

By: Josh Lew on May 21, 2015, 4:40 p.m.
Multi-colored souvenirs and national craft in Oaxaca

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Everyday art

Folk art is the perfect medium for getting in touch with simpler times. And even in today’s digitally focused society, the folk art scene is booming. Decorative and utilitarian works created by untrained artists are displayed in museums and sold in galleries around the U.S. Many people find this style of "everyman art" refreshing, and the best folk pieces can be meaningful in spite of their simplicity.

Here are some great folk art destinations around North America where you can enjoy the simple beauty of the down-to-earth designs. (Text: Josh Lew)