Charlie and Susan Frye are the proprietors of Folk Keeper Gallery & Antiques in Historic Downtown Lenoir, North Carolina. The shop features many fine regional Folk Artist with a wide range of subject matter and styles. The unique aspect of Folk Keeper Gallery is that Charlie Frye who is an internationally collected Folk Artist is in residence year-round and Susan Frye who is an up and coming Folk artist is also in residence.  Don’t be surprised if you see Charlie with a brush in his hand when you visit.

While Charlie’s primary focus is on creating more great Folk Art, Susan balances her time between creating art, curating the antiques and running the back end of the business. It’s a beautiful artistic and business balance that makes this team so effective.

The Frye family loves Folk Art and they love their home in historic downtown Lenoir.

A creative moment with folk artist Susan Frye

Charlie and Susan have been named “Master Folk Keepers” by syndicated TV host Carl White of Life In the Carolinas.  White said, “Charlie Frye is the real deal and the work that he and Susan are doing is vital in preserving the rich culture of Southern American Folk Art”

Official Folk Keeper T-Shirts have arrived and are ready to be picked up or shipped. The must have addition to the collection of any folk artist or folk art collector.

$18.00 gets you your choice of shirt in your size.
Shipping is separate. 

Ceramic Camp Mugs - $5.00

Keep it Folk!

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Folk Keepers Gallery and Antiques is filled with pottery, folk art, sculptures, jewelry, antiques, cards, and more!

Whether you are a blushing bride, purchased a new home that needs more color, have a spouce who always needs help when it comes to picking out gifts, or just have really great taste in art, come in today and let us help you build your gift registry!