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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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+1 828-298-7928
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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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Beautiful selection of crafts, especially in the upstairs gallery. Large gift shop. Prices were quite high and we didn't purchase anything, although we enjoyed perusing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful selection of crafts, especially in the upstairs gallery. Large gift shop. Prices were quite high and we didn't purchase anything, although we enjoyed perusing everything.

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McKinney, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had visited their Asheville shop but stopped here during a short drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, It is an interesting, beautiful building and the items are as well. Part of it is a museum with permanent displays and the remainder is a well stocked shop. We were glad we made the stop.

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Thank TomRuthWilliams
Carrollton, Georgia
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great selection of local arts and crafts. We didn't get a chance to go upstairs due to elderly mom tiring easily but she truly enjoyed exploring everything downstairs. We could have wandered the downstairs for over an hour or two. Great prices. Unique finds. Awesome to know our $ are going to local artists. Great place to shop for presents... More 

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Thank Hopper30134
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Come here for a wide sampling of the best art and handcrafts in the southern Appalachian region. On weekends, watch local craftsmen at work. Don't miss the "museum" and larger, more permanent collection upstairs.

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Thank Ele B
Asheville
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is everything that a collector could want in this well arranged art--ceramics, painting, quilts, baskets, weaving, jewelry of base metals and silver and gold. Beautiful objects hang from the rafters and fill the shelves. A don't miss it place to visit.

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Thank AnnClarkeSnell
Bend, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This folk art center is huge and so much better than anything "equivalent" we have ever seen. The artists are jury-selected and every item is top quality--none of the usual "tourist stuff"--but items anyone would be pleased to display in their homes. This is a must-see stop for anyone who admired hand-crafted items.

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Thank 740marie
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a must stop along the Parkway. There are very interesting exhibits from the local artists and crafts people. Most of the items are for sale, though the prices are very steep.

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Lutz, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the BEST of arts and crafts of the mountains celebrated here, with gorgeous displays and a large and wonderful gift shop, with friendly and helpful staff.

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Thank 2014magnolia
Great Falls, Virginia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were lucky as they were having a Folk Art Exhibition when we stopped. We enjoyed the walks on the trail and the Exhibit, as well as the nice facilities.

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Lutherville, Maryland
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped by As we were curious. The art was amazing. There was a man making flutes. Being a quilter, the quilts were fun to view. Plenty of things to buy to bring something special home.

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