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Mill Village Folk Art

By - Judy Aiken Young

Preserving Our Textile Heritage With Art

Fall In The Village
"Going Cruisin"
On The Porch At Park Place
Judy Aiken Young
"Artistes" for the Lord!
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Fall In The Village

Fall In The Village

Fall landscape of a cotton mill village

12"H x 24"W

$25.00 Print - Signed & Numbered

(Includes shipping)

"Going Cruisin"

"Going Cruisin"

Nothing was more fun than getting together with
friends and cruising the local burger joints!

8"H x 10"W

15.00 Signed & numbered print

On The Porch At Park Place

On The Porch At Park Place

This is a mill village family making memories on a Sunday afternoon. The actual photo used for inspiration is the Padgett family from the Park Place Community, Greenville, SC. The nearby cotton mills were Poe Mill and American Spinning.

8"H x 10"W

$12.00 signed & numbered print

Includes shipping

Judy Aiken Young

Judy Aiken Young

"Artistes" for the Lord!

"Artistes" for the Lord!

This book features the works of Artist Judy Aiken Young as she chronicles her Faith Journey, her Artistic Journey and her Life Journey in this lighthearted, inspirational book!

8.5"H x 5.5"W x .45"D




As a self taught artist, I have spent many years as a working artist in different genres and media. I have traveled our beautiful state of South Carolina painting hundreds of murals in homes, schools, churches, hospitals and other businesses. As of late I have returned to the work I started back in the early 90's and that is this featured folk art.

I feel truly blessed to have grown up on a cotton mill village in the 1950's and 60's when the textile industry was at its peak. Thanks to our hardworking elders who worked in the textile mills, my generation was able to have a better life. Sadly most of those elders and textile mills have passed on. In the 1990's I was inspired to use my art as a tribute and to illustrate the stories of the cotton mill people and neighborhoods. The neighborhoods may have been in different cities and states, but the stories are similar.

The landscapes of those villages were dotted with Smokestacks, Water Tanks and Steeples. Therefore, I chose this as the title of this portfolio of paintings. The inspiration that I had way back when still burns deeply within me this day!

I appreciate you visiting my website! I hope you will visit often as I plan to add other items with different themes as inspiration leads me and time allows!

Warmest regards,



October 1, 2017

Saxapahaw Museum

Saxapahaw, NC

Mill Village Folk Art is currently on display at the Saxapahaw Museum

August 26, 2017

11th Greenville Textile Heritage Festival

Hughes Main Libray, Greenville, SC

Theme: Home Life on the Mill Village - Celebrating Life on the Mill Hill

September 24, 2016

Tenth Annual Greenville Textile Heritage Festival

Hughes Main Library, Greenville, SC

Theme - School Days, School Days, Dear Old Golden Rule Days

September 26, 2015

9th Annual Greenville Textile Heritage Festival

Hughes Downtown Library, 25 Heritage Green Pl, Greenville, SC 29601

Theme: Fabric of Our Faith Woven At The Mill Hill Church

November 4, 2014 - April 21, 2015

Palmetto Medical Research Assoc. LLC

201 South B Street, Easley, SC 29640

October 4 - 5, 2014

Greenville Textile Heritage Festival

Greenville, SC

Content copyright by Judy Aiken Young.