48 Natoma Street, Folsom, CA 95630 916-461-6601
Regular Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 6-8 p.m.
Call for additional evening and weekend hours
Admission is free
Please note: no pets are allowed in City of Folsom facilities. Service animals are welcomed and permitted in accordance with the Americans for Disabilities Act (ADA).
The full text of the ADA Service Animal Policy is available upon request by contacting City of Folsom Animal Services at 916-461-6040.
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Please join us as we showcase our wonderful Art Center and Gallery the Second Saturday of every month, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a new series of Second Saturday activities! Go to www.folsom.ca.us for more information special activities, gallery tours and workshops offered that day.
“This gallery is featuring artists of great caliber, and is building a reputation for itself in Northern California."
- Susan Laird, Village Life Newspaper
"This show rivals recent showings of California art at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, and future exhibits promise to be of additional cultural significance. Folsom’s little free, community art gallery is absolutely worth taking the time to visit."
- Village Life Newspaper
The Gallery at 48 Natoma brings high quality, original art exhibits to our community that otherwise are not be available in the area. The City of Folsom Community and Cultural Services Division opened the Gallery at 48 Natoma in June of 2007. As part of a dual purpose building combined with a Senior Lounge, the Gallery at 48 Natoma and the Art Center comprise the entire front half of the 11,000 sq ft facility. There are two exhibition spaces at 48 Natoma: the professional Main Gallery and the Community Gallery. In the Main Gallery, an interesting line-up of art exhibits showcases a wide variety of art by regional and national professional artists, area museum collections as well as national traveling exhibitions. The Community Gallery features shows by local artists, community art contests, student work, and regional art organizations. Whether you “know what you like” or are interested in seeing something completely different; from the conservative to the cutting edge – there will be something here for everyone.
Find Out More
To find out more up to the minute information about all the arts and cultural activities in Folsom, arts organizations, arts programs and events, log onto http://folsompresents.com/
The Gallery at 48 Natoma brings dynamic, professional local,
regional and national art experiences to the Folsom community. Many
individual and corporate sponsorship opportunities are available. More
sponsorship information is available at the bottom of this web site. Please
call the gallery coordinator, Cindy Abraham, 916-351-3506, if you would like
to find out how you can help support this worthwhile community asset.
"Feast for the Eyes" - May 11 to June 28, 2018
Scratchboard paintings by Linda Heath Clark and oil paintings by Craig Stephens
Springtime is the season for the ripening of fruit, bushels of zucchini from the backyard garden and trips to the farmer’s market. Artists have been capturing the season’s bounty for centuries in realistic representations in still life studies. In the next exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma, two prolific artists will display their images of fruits and vegetables. “Feast for the Eyes,” will highlight incredible scratchboard paintings by Linda Heath Clark and lovely oil paintings by Craig Stephens.
More information about the current exhibit Feast for the Eyes Art Exhibit
In the adjacent Community Gallery at 48 Natoma, the El Dorado Hills Arts Association will showcase their annual 2018 Spring Art Studio Tour Preview with over 50 artists from 20 studios that are participating in this year’s event. This is a great way to see a preview of all of the artists in the Art Tour, get a free studio map, and plan your route for the tour.
The Art Center and Gallery at 48 Natoma will be open for the tour weekend on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, from 10:00am to 5:00pm; free admission and all ages are welcome. For more information about the Studio Tour go to:
"Life Lessons" - July 13 to September 8, 2018
Fabric portraits by Sandra Poteet, sculptures by Amanda Paoletti and paintings by Chris Foster.
Summer weddings are in full bloom this time of year with outdoor venues booked a year in advance, florists and dress shops are at their peak of the season. Going into the wedding season, most people want to learn the secret of a good relationship. Advice from those couples that have made it for 30, 40 50 or more years is remarkable. What is the magic formula for keeping a couple together for a lifetime? Surveys report that only 7% of marriages will reach the 50-year mark. Everyone who enters into a committed relationship wants it to be forever, make it through thick and thin, and live happily ever after. It is sad, but facts show that 40-50% of marriages may fail. In the next exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom, three fantastic artists explore different aspects of relationships in a variety of media. Maybe a few words of wisdom can be learned from the exhibit, “Life Lessons,” with fabric portraits by Sandra Poteet, sculptures by Amanda Paoletti and paintings by Chris Foster. The exhibit opens on Friday, July 13, and continues through September 8, 2018.
In the adjacent Community Gallery at 48 Natoma, the Annual Student Show of adult art classes from the 48 Natoma Art Center will be on display through August 30, 2018.
The public is invited to celebrate both exhibits at the free opening reception on Friday, July 13, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00pm, with refreshments, wine and live jazz keyboard music by Chet Chwalik.
Gallery exhibits are planned about one year in advance. Upcoming exhibits include photography, paintings, sculpture, textiles, videos and more! Past exhibits have included nationally acclaimed professional artists’ subjects from animals to automobiles, international paintings and photography from Antarctica to Africa, as well as top California art organizations and nationally touring museum collections such as from the Norman Rockwell Museum in Massachusetts and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. Free opening night receptions have refreshments, wine and live music.
The Gallery at 48 Natoma has exhibits scheduled 12-18 months in advance. Plan your visit into 2018!
"Mandarin," oil painting by Craig Stephens
Painting by Jennifer Maria Harris
"Tom Sawyer" by Norman Rockwell
Covered Bridges from the Smithsonian Institution
Sculpture by Peter Langenbach
"From Hare to Eternity" exhibit of original Warner Brothers cartoon animation
Painting by Elaine Bowers
Painting by Mariam Pakbaz
Glass by Demetra Theofanous
Sculpture by Camille Vandenberge
Scratchboard by Linda Heath Clark
The gallery offers free school and group tours for all ages; from pre-school to scout troops to college classes to senior clubs.
Docents lead groups and discuss the current exhibitions, art techniques and styles. Tours are approximately one hour long and allow time for individual viewing and questions. In addition, special hands-on art workshops can be arranged to emphasize the art techniques shown in the gallery. A small fee is arranged to cover the costs of materials for these unique workshops. Please call the gallery director, Cindy Abraham at 916-351-3506 for more information and to arrange a creative tour just for your group!
Professional regional and national artists are featured in the Main Gallery, bringing art to Folsom that otherwise might not be able to be experienced locally. Local, emerging artists and students also have opportunities to exhibit their work in the Community Exhibition Gallery within the art center. Most exhibits are scheduled a year in advance. To request gallery guidelines and an application to exhibit, please contact the gallery director at 916-351-3506.
Click here to download brochures describing our exhibition programs for children, local, regional, amateur and professional artists.
Gallery Exhibition Description Brochure
Artists interested in having their work considered to exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma must send in an application with requested information. Most fine art mediums are considered including painting, photography, sculpture, fiber, ceramics, mixed media and others.
Click here to download a brochure with complete exhibition application information.
Gallery Exhibit Application
Also while at the gallery, don’t miss the current display next door in Folsom City Hall, 50 Natoma Street, by the Folsom Arts Association.
Their rotating art exhibit features great work for sale by local artists. Photography, oil and acrylic paintings, pastels and sculpture from this display can be purchased at the Gallery at 48 Natoma front desk.
All art events, art classes and programs at the Art Center at 48 Natoma are available to ALL ages and skill levels. From beginning to advanced artists wonderfully exciting classes are offered in a variety of subjects including a range of children' and adult art classes. Classes include, ceramics, pottery, sculpting, cartooning, oil, acrylic and watercolor painting, Chinese brush painting, printmaking, portrait drawing, photography, and digital art, as well as children's theater and adult dance lessons in ballroom, country line and Bollywood styles. Classes change from session to session and offer the latest in artistic trends and interests.
Youth, teen, adult & senior programs are offered at the Art Center and can be found in our Folsom Recreation Activity Guide. To see all of our current classes, descriptions and fees see the Parks and Recreation Activity Guide.
Register for online any of our art classes.
For class information or class registration, please call 916-355-7285.
Gallery sponsors receive many recognition benefits. Thank you to our current list of generous sponsors. If you are interested in supporting this worthwhile community asset, please contact Cindy at (916) 351-3506.
You can help grow art opportunities in the community by making a donation through your Folsom utility bill. with tight budgets everywhere, a little help from you can go a long way to ensuring we keep great arts programs in Folsom! Simply round up your bill or add a $1 next to "Take pART" on your payment coupon. Donated funds support a variety of programs including: Community Arts programs, Community Arts Organizations and Educational Arts Programs! for more information, contact Gallery Director, Cindy Abraham at 916-351-3506 or firstname.lastname@example.org.