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Art for (anything but) plain folk – five folk art havens in the South

  • Roots Up Galleryt 6 East Liberty Savannah, GA, 31401 United States (map)
Roots Up Gallery Leslie Lovell

By T. Wayne Waters

Roots Up Gallery in Savannah is housed in a stately mid-19th century townhouse in the heart of historic downtown Savannah and specializes in southern folk art by both contemporary and legacy artists. Owners Leslie Lovell and Francis Allen, both artists, describe Roots Up as a gallery for self-taught, visionary, folk and outsider art from the South. It features an eclectic mix of artistic media but mostly paintings, pottery, sculpture and jewelry. Roots Up has occasional folk artist meet-and-greets, book signings by authors devoted to folk art and other special events.

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