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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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A great learning experience.

The weaver and needle felter working in the lobby were friendly and very willing to chat, explain... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
lindapendleton
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Don't miss this art center!

So many things to see. Upon entering there was an artist making glass beads. She demonstrated the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Carrol D
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Kentwood, Michigan
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC 28805
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"the blue ridge parkway"
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"handmade items"
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"museum quality"
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"beautiful things"
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"worth a stop"
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"available for purchase"
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"beautiful pieces"
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"stained glass"
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"small museum"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The weaver and needle felter working in the lobby were friendly and very willing to chat, explain what they were doing and about their business, inspiration for their work, etc. I appreciated that they were willing to walk away from their work for a few...More

Thank lindapendleton
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Reviewed 6 days ago

So many things to see. Upon entering there was an artist making glass beads. She demonstrated the process (using a blow torch) and told us about her interest in the art. She had a beautiful display of beads to purchase. Other things we found while...More

Thank Carrol D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The day we went to the center, there were two artists demonstrating their work. One worked with precious metal clay and the other was making kaleidoscopes. They were both patient with questions and genuinely seemed to enjoy educating us about how they work. The exhibits...More

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a pleasure to visit this small but fine museum and shop of art and crafts made in the region. I have lived in Florida and have struggled to find hand made goods from US to take to friend in Europe. The weaving, wood,...More

Thank Pat M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great "stop-and-see" place located on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville. The crafts of local artisians are displayed and sometimes the artisans are plying their crafts there. Admission is free and there is a gift shop inside which features unique items.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy beautiful craftsmanship, definitely wander through. I’ve been several times while visiting the area and have been able to observe a variety of artists at work in a variety of mediums. Gorgeous woodwork, pottery and hand-weaving, to mention just a few of the...More

Thank GJDewey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our day of hiking was cut short due to weather so we decided to the Folk Art Center. My husband wasn't so thrilled by the idea but instantly changed his mind when we walked in the door and saw the beautiful quilt on the wall....More

Thank ART1962
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Folk art center is a delight, it functions as a museum, place of information about fine crafts and an extensive gift shop. You can also get information about the Parkway itself. Well worth a stop.

Thank bee50
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I did the Haw Creek Overlook hike starting at this location; five miles round trip and we ended up back here for a reward of beautiful arts and crafts to enjoy and purchase! Unique, gorgeous pieces, large and small. I want to...More

Thank Alison W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by the craft center during a recent visit to Asheville North Carolina. Easy drive right off the blue Ridge Parkway. The center is beautiful, and the history of the craft guild is well documented on the 2nd floor. The displays are interesting and if...More

Thank bruce g
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Sherry S
12 June 2017|
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Response from 155PaulD155 | 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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