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Craft and Folk Art Museum

5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
+1 323-937-4230
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The diverse collection of this museum encompasses all sorts of hand-made artwork from throughout the world.
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  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
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5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Central L.A
+1 323-937-4230
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful museum in LA across from LACMA and Tar Pits. It is small but the work they showcase is unique. They also offer monthly events including family art workshops. Many are even free and open to the public. This museum is also...More

Thank Ryanne P
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

I wanted to see the US-Mexico Border exhibit produced in conjunction with Pacific Standard Time. Several contemporary pieces were on display, mostly made by US based artist an some Mexican artisits. I saw one piece made by a Guatemalan. In most cases these pieces were...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Although there is not too much to this small museum (one floor of art when we were there), it does offer an interesting view of the Latino culture in particular in LA. There are some outstanding pieces. And the outside of the building is fabulous.

Thank sewkap
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The Craft and Folk Art Museum is a refuge from the main-stream commercialism of LACMA and the Peterson Auto museums, a return to art at it's base. Well curated exhibits highlight interesting themes, materials, and under-appreciated folk, craft and contemporary artists.

Thank eheyman
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We were at the La Brea Tar Pits and decided to visit here as it was across the road. This museum is very small so it doesn't take a long time to do. But it's interesting and always good to support smaller artists. The gift...More

2  Thank bmflynn
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Some lovely and interesting things but I was hoping that it would be a bit bigger and the restaurant is no longer there. However, I enjoyed what they had on exhibit there and would recommend. Takes less than an hour. Some other restaurants are near...More

1  Thank Gail C
Reviewed 10 November 2016

The Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) is a somewhat hidden treasure in the museum district of LA, right across the street from the La Brea Tar Pits and the Page Museum and only a couple of blocks from LACMA (the LA County Museum of...More

1  Thank John_Schunhoff
Reviewed 13 September 2016

See what your contemporaries are crafting at a friendly venue across Wilshire Blvd from LACMA and the La Brea Tar pits. Art from various mediums with changing exhibits several times a year. They also have a variety of hands-on art-making for young and old -...More

1  Thank SmokeyLA
Reviewed 8 September 2016

As an admirer of all things folk art, I looked forward to visiting the museum when in Los Angeles and was disappointed. There are only two gallery spaces and the exhibits were sparse. Great gift shop but that wasn't what I came for.

1  Thank GigiATL
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Often our alternative to behemoth LACMA, CAFAM is a more manageable size and always seems to have 2 incredibly interesting exhibits. Often good with curious kids too. Nifty gift shop too.

Thank RomeTheSecondTime
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15 February 2016|
Response from _MTJ_99 | Reviewed this property |
No. This kind of information is usually found on the establishments web site: cafam . org
28 June 2015|
Response from Philip S | Reviewed this property |
The museum doesn't have any parking but there are numerous lots within walking distance or you can park for free down many of the side streets for up to 2 hours.