It’s Hard To Tell When A Tradition Begins…
We believe in quality. We believe in tradition. We don’t believe in these things simply because we are a family-owned, American small business; we believe in them because, since 1984, we’ve seen the reaction and appreciation when exceeding expectations of collectors from around the world. Vaillancourt Chalkware is a fine art quality collectible that you can watch being hand painted right in our Sutton, MA studios.
Join us this Christmas Season (or anytime, as we’re open seven days a week all year) to experience the wonder of the holidays. Our Christmas Retail Gallery is decorated with the splendor of the season, enjoy tours through the Artist Studios where you can watch our artists painting each Chalkware figure, peruse our Christmas Museum where we cataloged Christmas traditions throughout the generations and cultures, and sync your calendar with our calendar of events—including A Christmas Carol, performed by Gerald Charles Dickens which takes place the Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving Weekend.
In today’s day and age, it is rare to find a family business that thrives on American-made quality. Founded in 1984, Vaillancourt Folk Art has become a household name to collectors and Christmas enthusiasts around the world because of their highly detailed, hand-painted, Chalkware figurines. From the largest private collection of vintage confectionary moulds dating as early as the mid-1800s, the contemporary chalkware style—first developed by Judi Vaillancourt—pays homage to the early Victorian decorative art form and is completed in a small studio in Central Massachusetts. In addition to their popular chalkware designs, Vaillancourt Folk Art has several other lines, including, mouth-blown Polish glass Christmas ornaments, and a full line of gifts and collections.
Studio Tours are available throughout the year exploring their artist’s studio, Christmas museum and retail gallery—beautifully decorated with the splendor of the holidays. To make it even more personalized, there are several events throughout the winter season to bring together a community, including the Chain of Lights and Dickens Weekend.
Vaillancourt Folk Art operates with one goal in mind: starting your family tradition by creating that special gift that will be handed down throughout generations.