In 2015, the Travis County Commissioners Court approved an important partnership between the Austin Friends of Folk Art (AFFA) and the Travis County Archives, which allows Travis County to exhibit AFFA’s continuously growing collection of art objects, artifacts, photographs, and related materials. In exchange, Travis County provides storage and preservation for the collections at the Travis County Archives when not on display.
Travis County looks forward to making these items available to the public through rotating exhibits and displays throughout county buildings. Currently, select items are on display at 700 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX, 78701 in the Hall of Government; plans are in the work to expand exhibits to further spaces and buildings.
For information on the latest folk art exhibits, please visit our blog.
A website for the Austin Friends of Folk Art collections is currently being developed and soon will be available. The site will include photos, descriptions, and galleries of the extensive folk art housed at the Archives. Check back soon for further information.