About the Musuem:
Devoted to such folk artists as Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Sybil Gibson, Benjamin Perkins, this museum houses a permanent collection of 3500 pieces. Other folk art and mainstream 20th-century American art are also highlighted.
The Fayette Art Museum was founded in 1969, now contains 3,700 original works of art. The museum was founded as a result of a gift from Lois Wilson to the City of Fayette of 110 pieces of art work in 1969. Fayette City Hall housed the museum until 1982. The old grammer school of 1930 was renovated in 1982 to become the Fayette Civic Center & Art Museum. This multipurpose facility was designed to be the cultural community center for the city.
In October, 1996 the museum opened six new galleries on the ground floor. Showcased in the Folk Art Galleries are Alabama folk artists Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Rev. Benjamin F. Perkins, Sybil Gibson, and Fred Webster, along with the primitive works by Lois Wilson.