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Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center

Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC 28805
+1 828-298-7928
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Local Arts & Crafts

The artwork is all local artists. Many pieces have a traditional feel, for example the handmade... read more

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TripsterX
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Folk art ... and free

A lovely way to spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon. The first floor has all kinds of Folk Art and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kernal3
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Illinois
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Traditional and contemporary Southern Appalachian crafts, including century-old pieces, are displayed in this folk art center, which also houses the first craft shop in the U.S.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“for sale” (170 reviews)
“on display” (88 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC 28805
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+1 828-298-7928
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The artwork is all local artists. Many pieces have a traditional feel, for example the handmade brooms and corn husk dolls. Other pieces are more contemporary, for example an early pinball machine converted into a coffee table. Many things to see and many items for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely way to spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon. The first floor has all kinds of Folk Art and Jewelry for sale from different artists. While we were there, a demonstration of broomstick lace was going on. The second floor contains the permanent gallery and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A good place to visit if you're in Asheville. Admission is free and they have some very good artwork ranging from quilts to sculptures, paintings and woodwork. There was a weaving demonstration going on while we were there. They also have a very nice gift...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't have to be an artist or a crafter to find joy browsing the Folk Art Center, it's an absolute feast for the eyes. Wicker, wood, linen, glass, metal, pottery, jewelry, paper, painting, sculpture, carving, and the list goes on, something for everyone. The...More

Thank K S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Locals know this specialized artwork venue as simply The Folk Art Center. From many miles around these mountains local artisans come to display and sell their homemade art work. The work is perhaps the most unique available from a well know highway stop as along...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived after 10:00 and enjoyed an hour of looking and shopping. There is almost every kind of art that you can think of here. I especially enjoyed the whimsical paintings of animals and hand crafted jewelry. You will enjoy your time here.

Thank Deborah S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center is a great place to stop while on the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is a large parking lot so it is easy to find parking. Inside the building are restrooms; a gift shop of items made by...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Saturday and was not crowded. There were some gentleman in the lobby making brooms which was fun to watch. They had a small gallery ( handicapped friendly) with some nice pieces. The gift shop on the main floor offered a variety...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was in a beautiful area but there was absolutely nothing to do and I was too scared to walk my kids through the very expensive folk art of about 25-30 items . We rested outside took some pictures and was on our way very...More

Thank Garrett M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are some jaw-dropping works of art here -- terming them as crafts is an injustice to the better ones. A special bonus is the museum of the Blue Ridge Parkway display, which is very informative and rather fascinating. You can also get a boatload...More

Thank Bryant S
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Sherry S
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Response from Paul D | Reviewed this property |
There is no cafe.
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Nutmeg809
19 February 2017|
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Response from blouise2016 | Reviewed this property |
Seeing both attractions is certainly doable in one day. Start with the Folk Art Center which is self guided and can be done easily in one hour. From there go NW on the Blue Ridge Parkway and see part of the wonderful... More
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Tamara D
30 January 2017|
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Response from Farmerhouse | Reviewed this property |
At least two hours. If you are the type that likes to look closely at everything, then maybe three. Very interesting place and lots of nice art pieces. There are many different types of artists on display and some were... More
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