Walter Magazine: “Outside(r) Raleigh: Down Highway 15, a Folk Art Community Thrives”January 22, 2021
For years, the Fearrington Village Folk Art Show in Pittsboro has attracted a cast of artists from all over the Southeast.
Scraps of tin covered in bright paintings of farm animals, mosaics made from broken glass and bottle caps, a car painted pastel-pink, covered in jelly molds — folk art can be hard to explain, but you know it when you see it.
Approachable and often affordable, folk art is found all over the U.S., but particularly down Highway 15 in Pittsboro. It’s there that, historically, folk artists and enthusiasts gather each winter for the annual Fearrington Folk Art Show.