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Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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I've been visiting this location for over 50 years. They offer a variety of handmade items that... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Matthews, North Carolina
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VERY nice!

Expensive but beautiful hand crafted art pieces. Very helpful staff and wonderful location on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lori Z
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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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Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC 28805
+1 828-298-7928
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I've been visiting this location for over 50 years. They offer a variety of handmade items that are created with beautiful artistry and craftsmanship. Always a must stop when in the Asheville area!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Expensive but beautiful hand crafted art pieces. Very helpful staff and wonderful location on the Parkway

Thank Lori Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

This facility includes a permanent collection of various crafts upstairs, with related written materials to provide historical context and significance. The first level is dedicated to crafts on sale. This includes a wide range of items of beautiful craftsmanship and quality. Highly recommend if you...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is chock full of excellent local folk art. We happened to be there when they were offering a wood turning exhibition and a wood carvers competition. But if you like jewelry, wall hangings, paintings, metal carvings, wood carvings, pottery and many other types...More

Thank Susan O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arts and crafts are really not interesting to me, but these displays gave me a real sense of the area. Be sure to go up to the 2nd floor to see the exhibits. There were a couple of artisans demonstrating their craft on the main...More

Thank capitollover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A museum and craft shop all in one. Amazing crafts for sale. My favorite was the blown glass. Great way to experience the history of Appalachian culture.

Thank Kenneth M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of gorgeous crafts if all kinds, beautifully displayed. Great place to shop for beautiful gifts.

Thank Carol P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a treasure trove of art and crafts by so many artisians from the area. We have visited many times, and can never seem to get out without buying something that we never realized we needed! It is a great place to spend...More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I love hand crafted art. The folk art center is full of amazing work from many local artisans. We love the wood crafts, the pottery, fabric arts, it is all top quality beautiful work. Looking forward to our next visit.

Thank chasenmailing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This spot is a gem, for sure. Whether you like art or not, this center is an important historical preserve. These artisans create high-quality pieces, many sharing and passing down traditional techniques not found in bookstores. Prices are high, but to be expected for one-of-a-kind...More

Thank Jill M
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Sherry S
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Response from Paul D | 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
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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