What is Folk Art? Folk Art is art created by a self-trained artist. Folk art is primarily utilitarian and decorative. Folk art has a naive style that is unique & wonderful, it is art in which traditional rules of proportion and perspective are not employed. At Weathered Nest we have all kinds of American Folk Art from antique and vintage signs, handmade quilts, vintage posters, carnival art and unusual gifts like up-cycled hearts made out of broken skateboards. Folk art comes from the traditions & experiences of the common people. Folk art is a reflection of the past history of America. It shows the history of this nation. Every piece is a part of the heritage of the United States.