W E L C O M E to the many worlds of Indigo Arts. We hope you enjoy exploring our galleries. Indigo celebrates color, texture, and the boundless creativity of the human spirit, with an international bazaar of art and artifacts collected from Asia, Africa and the Americas.
Our inventory includes antiques and one-of-a-kind artifacts of traditional cultures as well as the finest examples of living folk arts and crafts which we can find today. Whenever possible we endeavor to purchase directly from the artists or to buy from cooperatives and arts organizations which return the maximum amount to the artists themselves.
The Indigo Arts collection includes textiles, pottery, furniture, tribal masks and sculpture. We also offer a large selection of such innovative new crafts as baskets woven from telephone wire in South Africa and Zimbabwe, and toys made from recycled tin cans in Vietnam, Cuba, India and Africa.
Indigo Arts Gallery showcases the finest international folk and contemporary art. Regular exhibitions feature Haitian paintings, sculpture and vodou flags, Mexican prints and paintings, Nicaraguan "primitivista" paintings, Cuban self-taught artists, Indian folk paintings, West African barbershop signboards and African and Oceanic sculpture. Recent shows have featured the paintings and prints of Cuban artists José Garcia Montebravo, Mario Mesa, Luis "El Estudiante" Rodriguez and Wayacon; Brazilian artist José Francisco Borges; Haitian artists Gerard, Alexandre Gregoire, Pierre-Joseph Valcin, George Valris and Frantz Zephirin; Oaxaca, Mexico artists Fernando Olivera and Rodolfo Morales; Nicaraguan painter Ignacio Fletes Cruz; Peruvian artist Claudio Jimenez Quispé; and Chicano artist/illustrator Ralfka Gonzalez.
We are also the publishers of Indigo Arts Cards, an eclectic and international line of notecards and postcards featuring popular, folk and contemporary arts from around the world.
We now have hundreds of individual one-of-a-kind artworks on this site. We revise the website nearly every day, except when we are away on buying trips, so check back often. For a chronological list of new additions to the site click on New Listings
To order items you find on our site, or to see photographs of these and more works, please click the Contact/Visit Us icon, email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 215-765-1041 or our toll-free phone number at 1-(888)-INDIART.
We are happy to accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express cards and PayPal . Please phone or fax us with this information. We cannot accept credit card payment for overseas purchases, but can take payments by wire transfer and Paypal. We ship all over the world, generally by UPS or US Postal Service. Because UPS shipping/handling costs are seldom less than $9, we do not ship orders of less than $35.
If you don't get a prompt answer to your email/order please telephone us. We are not really 21st century people, and if we are travelling we may be out of email contact for several days at a time. But our gallery is open four days a week and we check our messages regularly. Thank you.
Please visit our Philadelphia gallery in person if you can. We have many more treasures here than we can possibly put on our website, and we make new acquisitions every day. For directions click on Contact/Visit Us.
Our usual hours are:
Wednesday - Saturday: 12 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday - Tuesday: by appointment or by chance
Open late (9:00 PM) on the Second Thursday of every month.
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