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“Best folk art in Sante Fe!”

Davis Mather Folk Art Gallery
Ranked #11 of 219 Shopping in Santa Fe
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Folk and Unusual arts from Mexico and New Mexico. Owned for 40 years in the same family!
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Davis Mather Folk Art Gallery 141 Lincoln Ave. Only 1 block north on northwest end of plaza.

If you are a folk art enthusiast, do not miss this small gallery of carefully selected fine folk art from Mexico and New Mexico. Aguilar, Joe Ortega, Jimenez, Davila, etc. prices from very inexpensive to more collectable one of a kind art. Very knowledgeable and friendly owners!

Thank KenHoge
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

Thank you to all those who have submitted reviews for this wonderful gallery in Santa Fe; otherwise, my friend and I might have missed out on a folk art lovers' Mecca. Most of the art is from Oaxaca, but there are many New Mexican artists also, as well as Peruvian pieces. You can find whimsical gifts for under $15 or spend, ahem, much more than that for a one of a kind collector's item. Your generous, friendly, and expert host Davis Mather will let you know how your favorite piece was made and with what materials, but because he has a working relationship with many of the artists represented in the gallery he will also share interesting tidbits about the artists themselves. We spent close to two hours browsing, talking, and buying, enjoying every minute of our time in this tiny treasure trove. If you have even a casual interest in folk art, it's a must see. Come with money. You'll want to spend it!

1  Thank sclark30
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

From fabulous local work to Oaxaca and beyond, this the best-curated collection of folk art most of us are every likely to find. Davis is a knowledgeable wild man, and the "Wall of Snakes" like no other! Trust me, you will leave this shop with your own snake.

1  Thank Ray S
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

I have purchased folk art from Davis Mather and love it. The store has been a family favorite for two generations.

Thank Tucsondiego
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

This is a delightful small place with a lot of personaility. We love the art, the owner, and the wonderful arty displays of Oaxacan animals! Davis is a fun character with lots of information. We do not want to miss this place ever again when in Santa Fe!

Thank Onthejob_11
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