The Gallery at 48 Natoma

The Gallery at 48 Natoma Offers New Online Store
and Retail Shopping Hours

Shop for one-of-a-kind paintings, mosaics, and ceramics at the gallery's new online store! If you prefer to shop in-person, the gallery also offers drop-in retail shopping hours from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Shopping appointments are also available between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; call 916-461-6601 to reserve an appointment time.

Current COVID-19 public health protocols will be in place, and masks must be worn at all times while waiting to enter and inside the building. Shoppers will be limited to a maximum of 10 inside the building at a time to ensure adequate space for social distancing. The City of Folsom is following public health guidelines provided by county, state, and federal officials. As these guidelines evolve, program and event details may change as well. 

Please note that regular Gallery tours and Art Classes are not available at this time. The City of Folsom is following the guidance in the current Sacramento County Public Health Order, which closes certain indoor operations or reduces operational capacity.


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: Self-tour visits available by advance reservation only; call 916-461-6611 or email for more information and to make a reservation to visit the gallery.

Gallery Tours:

Please note: gallery tours are not available at this time; the gallery is closed to the public in accordance with current public health directives.
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.

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: Movement, Mastery & Medium --
Sierra Wax Artists

Through April 1, 2021

Please note: in accordance with current public health guidelines, gallery tours are not available at this time.

It’s time for something completely different. Maybe something unexpected; something unique to each person that sees it.  Abstract art does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality but instead use shapes, colors, forms, and gestural marks to achieve its effect. A fantastic group from the Sierra Wax Artists will exhibit these types of exceptional paintings in the exhibit, “Movement, Mastery & Medium,” at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom from January 22 through April 1, 2021.

This group of artists specialize in encaustic art: a paint made from pigment mixed with melted beeswax and resin and after application fixed by heat.  Often abstract, sometimes narrative, these thick, ooey, gooey paintings are lustrous with layers of rich color. Sierra Wax Artists (SWA) was formed in 2012 from a local group of encaustic artists with the mutual desire to provide information, education and build a connection within the encaustic art community. Sierra Wax Artists’ supports all levels of artists, from beginning explorers to experienced professionals, to expand their encaustic horizons.

Shop for art on the gallery's online store and learn more about the artists and the artwork available for purchase. 

Community Exhibition Gallery

Current Exhibit: It's an Abstract World - Folsom Arts Association

Through March 25, 2021

The Folsom Arts Association exhibits “It’s an Abstract World,” featuring a different take on their membership show with abstract paintings in a variety of media. Learn more about the group and artist members.

2021 Exhibits

Gallery exhibits are planned at least one year in advance. Upcoming exhibits include, paintings, sculpture, encaustics and textiles from statewide and regional artists.

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.