Scott Aldridge and his mother, Jerry run CulturalArt.org, an online store selling a variety of Central American craft art that has personal ties to the individual people who create these dazzling objects.
Scott got his start in the Western National Park Service, which covers a variety of national monuments like Saguaro National Park. During this time he organized art festivals, and invited traditional artisans from across Mexico and Guatemala to come demonstrate their skill and sell their work. After fifteen years, Scott decided to start his own business, and took all those years of accumulated experience and distilled it into an online store for Oaxacan alebrijes, or painted wood carvings of animals, Huichol yarn paintings, and other traditional folk art.
Cultural Art is special because Scott's experience with the artists has led to him knowing some of the best people in the medium, such as the famous Jacobo and Maria Angeles. He also has a good eye. From whimsical creatures to amazingly detailed totems, Scott has a breathtakingly diverse selection that leaves something for everyone. Every piece is high quality, whether they are the graceful beavers and otters of the Morales family, or the mystical and fanciful raccoon made by Raymundo and Catalina Fabian Olivera.