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Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center

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Address: Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC 28805
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Traditional and contemporary Southern Appalachian crafts, including...

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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First visited the Folk Art Center several years ago and have been back every time I'm in the area. The building is architecturally attractive. Highland Guild crafts are the best... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First visited the Folk Art Center several years ago and have been back every time I'm in the area. The building is architecturally attractive. Highland Guild crafts are the best of the best and their work for sale is top of the line, as is their work on display in the gallery upstairs. Don't miss their other sales locations in... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we love visiting this guild as they are very selective in choosing their exhibits and one can usually find something lovely to buy.

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Schleswig, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful museum with really great pieces on exhibit, this place is only made better by the local artists shops featuring original works. I was charmed out of my shoes. A must see.

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orlando
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The arts and crafts were well done and priced fairly. The displays and atmosphere in the building were very nice.

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Fairview, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can spend time upstairs in the exhibit area which changes periodically. Don't miss the beautiful quilts hanging on the walls on the way upstairs. Downstairs in the Allanstand Craft Store, admire the work of the artisans. There is everything from handmade baskets, stain glass, jewelry, wooden bowls, pottery and more for sale. This is a great place to shop... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

crafts.Spent about an hour looking around at various artist's crafts. There was everything from quilts, to sculptures, glasswork, jewelry, and clothing, to name just a few. Free admission. I would personally recommend against bringing small children there due to a lot of breakable art work, even though it's kept up higher.

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Thank Dree59
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The crafts are more art than anything else. The quality of the handmade brooms, pottery and wood furniture, bowls, utensils is amazing. There is a large loom in the entrance which someone was using when we were there. Quilts line the walls. We expected more traditional things which are there, but there are also lots of modern pottery, textiles, quilts,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful experience! Stumbled on this one. When inside, amazing display of folk art in abundance. I bought 2 squares of hand-dyed fabric featuring nature prints. The center houses all sorts of local pottery, glass ware, jewelry, basketry, and many other items. A must stop if you are in the area. Informative; eye pleasing-great to do on a rainy day (as... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only was there a fabulous show by local college professors, but the craft store was brimming with wonderful local crafts. Definitely a quality example of what is available locally in the area.

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Garland, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Folk Art Center, located on the Blue Ridge Parkway just east of Asheville, has extremely high quality crafts, mostly at correspondingly high prices. However, the center is well worth a visit, even if your budget prevents a purchase. The wonderful wooden crafts, especially the inlaid boxes, were the most impressive to me, but the variety of crafts on display... More 

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