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The Gallery at 48 Natoma

About the Gallery

The Gallery at 48 Natoma brings high quality, original art exhibits to our community. The City of Folsom opened the gallery in June 2007. There are two exhibition spaces: the main Gallery at 48 Natoma that features work by professional regional and national artists, and the Community Gallery that showcases the work of local emerging artists, students, and regional arts organizations. Most of the art on display is available for sale; admission to the gallery is free.

“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

Location: 48 Natoma Street, Folsom, CA 95630

Phone: 916-461-6601
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday,
and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of every month.

Free opening receptions are held 6 to 8 p.m. the first Friday of each new exhibit.

Gallery Tours:

Free guided tours for school and community groups are available by appointment. Gallery docents lead the one-hour tours and discuss the current exhibitions, art techniques and styles. Tours allow time for individual viewing and questions. Special hands-on art workshops can be arranged to emphasize the art techniques shown in the gallery. A small fee covers the materials for these unique workshops.

Join the free Coffee Break Tour at 10 a.m. the last Thursday of each month. The 15-minute guided tour is led by the gallery director; come and enjoy a complementary cup of coffee and get your culture fix!

Volunteer, docent, student internships, and senior project opportunities are available; call 916-461-6611 for details.

Stay in Touch

Follow the Gallery at 48 Natoma on Facebook and subscribe to the digital newsletters that are sent by email prior to each opening reception.

Volunteer, docent, student internships, and senior project opportunities are available; call 916-461-6611 for details.

Current Exhibit: "Three Women Photographers"
March 15 through May 2, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incredible wildlife and nature imagery by three women photographers are highlighted in this exhibit.  Photographers Mary Aiu, Lynne Edwards and Ruby Pacheco will bring their award-winning expertise to the display. Read more about the exhibit.

 

The Community Exhibition Gallery

"Animal Artists from the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary"
March 8 through April 25, 2019

Paintings created by the animals from the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary are on display. Zookeepers provide animals such as tigers, mountain lions, deer, monkeys, snakes, and hedgehog with non-toxic, washable paint. The animals then “paint," and their paw prints, claw marks, and scratches become beautiful abstract works of art. The finished paintings are offered for sale, with proceeds benefiting the animals at the zoo sanctuary.

2019 Exhibits

Gallery exhibits are planned at least one year in advance. Upcoming exhibits include photography, paintings, sculpture, and textiles.

Past Exhibits

The gallery's past exhibits have included nationally acclaimed professional artists’ subjects from animals to automobiles, international paintings and photography from Antarctica to Africa; premier California arts organizations; collections from the American Association of Aviation Artists; an exclusive private collection of Warner Brothers animation; and nationally touring museum collections from the Norman Rockwell Museum and the Smithsonian Institution.

Want to Exhibit Your Art?

Professional regional and national artists are featured in the Main Gallery. Local, emerging artists and students also have opportunities to exhibit their work in the Community Exhibition Gallery within the art center. Exhibits are scheduled a year in advance, and most fine art mediums are considered. Read about the gallery guidelines and complete an application to exhibit or call 916-461-6611 for more information.

Art at Folsom City Hall

After you visit the gallery, make sure to stop by Folsom City Hall, 50 Natoma Street, to see the current display of artwork by members of the Folsom Arts Association.

Gallery Gift Shop

The gift shop features a large selection of unique art pieces at reasonable prices. The handmade jewelry, blown glass, wood pens, book markers, ceramics, cards, and other items are all created by regional artists.

Gallery Sponsors

Help the Gallery at 48 Natoma continue to provide enriching cultural art experiences to the Folsom community. A variety of individual and corporate sponsorship opportunities are available, and sponsors receive many recognition benefits. We thank The Dyer Family Foundation, Folsom Arts Association, and Take pART in the ARTs (through utility bill donations) for their generous support of the gallery. Call 916-461-6611 to learn more about the sponsorship program.