Artists and craftspeople once feuded, with artists using easels to smash fancy pottery and craftspeople barricading art-museum doors with plaster of Paris. Encourage arts-and-crafts harmony with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of folk arts and crafts at The Folk Tree in Pasadena.
Teeming with curios and game-changing treasures, The Folk Tree specializes in the one-of-a-kind work of artisans and craftspeople from Mexico and cultures around the world. Dress up desks, end tables, and museum-quality cinder blocks with wooden carvings, clay figurines, pottery, and other objects d'art made with expert craftsmanship and high-level sorcery. Memorialize beloved armadillos of your childhood with an elaborately painted carving from the family of Pedro Ramirez ($68.50 and up), or make conversations with your walls seem normal by decorating them with coconut masks ($16.50). Shadow boxes ($26.50 and up) integrate three-dimensional tableaus and written text to satirical effect, and black-clay lanterns (starting at $9.50) combine an alluring sheen with tamed fire. T-shirts are also available to help keep customers as artfully ornamented as their décor.
The Folk Tree can help customers tie rooms together with the aesthetic twine of a distinctive statuette or achieve perfect spatial balance with a feng-shui-tweaking tin mirror. Due to the game-changing nature of its stock, the store also provides a gift solution for that tough-to-buy-for family member or cat.
Not valid for consignment items. Must use in one visit.
- It is one of my favorite places to get lost. I especially love the art installations in the back room. I can never leave there without some unique new piece to add to my collection. – Rebecca H., Yelp
- Even though I myself am in the 'art biz', I often find galleries intimidating. The Folk Tree is the opposite, always warm and welcoming. And the prices can't be beat. – Ulla A., Facebook
217 S Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, California 91105Get Directions