First opening in 1990, American Trails Gallery proudly features the arts and crafts of the indigenous peoples of the Americas. We also feature regional artists depicting the wildlife and landscapes of the area. When you purchase a gift from American Trails you are helping to support hundreds of families who are working hard to keep the traditional arts and crafts of their communities alive and well.
In May, we will be featuring the folk art of Oaxaca, Mexico. Fanciful carvings called alebrije or animalistas were first done by artist Pedro Linares Lopez in the 1930’s. When documentarian Judith Bronowski made a documentary about Pedro in 1975 he soon rose to international fame. The art form took off and we are proud to have over 80 families represented in our gallery.