Museum hours: Sat and Sun, 9am – 2.30pm
Adding to downtown Pittsboro’s slowly growing collection of small (pun intended) museums (the other can be found in our historic courthouse). The new non-profit will provide art-education opportunities to students and interested community members alike. Lisa Piper and Dave Clark, owners of Small B&B and Cafe, built the museum because of their passion for folk art culture, believing that the art’s accessibility and intrinsic qualities make it worth sharing.
The Small Museum of Folk Art will include pieces from such notable local artists as Clyde Jones, Vollis Simpson, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, and Virgil Lee Johnson, an emerging outsider artist. The collection was originally a gift of more than 400 folk art pieces that had been gathered over a 30-year period. The museum, located on the same property as the Small B&B Café, will be eco-friendly, have water reclamation, and be constructed from reclaimed and salvaged materials. We are excited to be able to show this collection and give adults and children alike the chance to see what it is like to follow your passion.