Established in 1988, the North Carolina Folk Art Society seeks to educate and share information with its members regarding all types of southern traditional and contemporary folk art including but not limited to pottery, paintings, woodworking, and sculpture.

The Society hosts all-day quarterly meetings held on Saturdays that are usually located throughout the state and sometimes in other southeastern states depending on the topics covered. Past meetings have included visits to museum exhibitions, galleries, artist studios, homes of collectors, and various cultural and historical institutions.

Membership benefits include invitations to quarterly meetings, the annual hard copy newsletter VOICES published in the fall, and access to the VOICES digital archives.