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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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Very Interesting facts about native/area crafts

The craft center is about a mile from the Blue Ridge Park Welcome Center. It has items of history... read more

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George F
Knoxville, Tennessee
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The Center is always changing. We cannot miss a visit every time we are in Asheville. We love... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Asheville, North Carolina
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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.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC 28805
+1 828-298-7928
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Reviewed yesterday

The craft center is about a mile from the Blue Ridge Park Welcome Center. It has items of history from the area, but also many of the local crafts which are very unique and for sale. It is a great depiction of the area. It...More

Thank George F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Center is always changing. We cannot miss a visit every time we are in Asheville. We love original arts and crafts therefore this center is high on our destinations list.

Thank R2014CQlindam
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of different pieces of art. I enjoyed looked but did feel the items were a bit pricey. Hard to decide if there was an upcharge or not. However, the guild does give you a great opportunity to see local artists so you can...More

Thank YellowBrickRdWeGo
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center is about 20 minutes outside of Asheville, on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It houses a museum of top quality Appalachian crafts including wood working, jewelry, textiles, pottery, quilts, dolls and many others. Members of the craft guild...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing works of art, quilts, jewelry, wood work, etc. by local artisans. Well worth stopping and visiting.

Thank TravelingLibrary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Start upstairs for the history and cultural parts before you venture into the store. I'm an original to the area and can attest to the accuracy of the upstairs...downstairs is a mix of good crafts mixed with inexpensive impulse-purchases.

Thank 2Whitakers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The center is a good place to get a feel for what this part of North Carolina is all about. There is also an area that provided info on the Parkway.

Thank Halls4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The quality of the Crafters is amazing and many of the crafters are present, they have beautiful jewelry, ornaments, wood items from spoons to bowls and boxes, all exquisite! Also paintings, yarns, clothing,etc.

Thank Joan K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've enjoyed our visits here everytime we've visited Asheville. The items on display are beautiful and of the highest quality. When we've visited, there have been a couple of artists displaying and explaining their work in the lobby. It's always nice to meet them, as...More

Thank Harry S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some beautiful work by artisans is in this building. I was awed by the depth and breadth of the talent displayed across the various media, but was most impressed by the quilting and woodworking. If money were no object I would have filled my car...More

Thank Kathy W
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Sherry S
12 June 2017|
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Response from 155PaulD155 | Reviewed this property |
There is no cafe.
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
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