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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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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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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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Always a nice place to stroll. Great variety of local artistry, pottery, jewelry, tapestry. Friendly people and guide info/maps for local hiking, drives, etc. Right on the Blue... read more

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Roswell, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Always a nice place to stroll. Great variety of local artistry, pottery, jewelry, tapestry. Friendly people and guide info/maps for local hiking, drives, etc. Right on the Blue Ridge Pkwy.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This shop is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It has handmade crafts, jewelry, woven items and books about the Parkway and Blue Ridge mountains.

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Ames, Iowa
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to the Folk Art Center since almost its opening in 1980. The visits had always been rewarding, what with crafts for sale, temporary and permanent exhibitions. The folks are always friendly and welcoming and, if you want to stretch your legs a bit, you can go for a short hike along the nearby trails. Admission is... More 

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Virginia
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always top notch offerings, fairly reasonable prices. Lots of things to look at. Nice selection of books and gifts.

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have enjoyed this great place many times since arriving in the area in July 2015. Great place to take visitors to get a taste of the fine quality of crafts available in the area. Weekend special events and shows are also fun, especially the demonstrations.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have made several visits to Asheville and this was the first time we have visited this place. We found the wood furniture the most interesting and beautiful and also enjoyed the stained glass and glass mosaic art. However we were less impressed with the recyclables art; a $3,000 dress made of recycled bags and Starbucks cup holders was not... More 

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great folk art both on display and for sale. Also some interesting information and displays on the development of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Brevard, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This collection of local Arts and Crafts is a must if this is what you like. Beautiful craftsmanship. Worth the time. We bring all our guest here for a visit.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing the talent of people in the Guild and some wonderful works on display. There were hundreds of items for sale but most way out of our budget.

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Thank Judy M
Charleston, South Carolina
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unique artisan finds abound! Pottery, glass, carved wood, handbags, textiles- this peaceful, great parking setting has an abundance of locally crafted items that are waiting for you to see and purchase. This is not a big box store full of throw away junk, it is place to see one of kind, handmade treasures just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Take... More 

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