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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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Pretty to browse, but pricey

The artwork in the gallery upstairs was definitely worth stopping to look at (especially on a day... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nashville, Tennessee
Imagine how beautiful the craft work is (I can't show you)

We drove up the Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville, NC, to this place, on the advice of a friend who... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bethesda, Maryland
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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
+1 828-298-7928
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Reviewed yesterday

The artwork in the gallery upstairs was definitely worth stopping to look at (especially on a day when the weather may be sub-par), but we had higher hopes for the "craft" items on the first floor, Thought it may be a good place to shop...More

Thank Aligrew
Reviewed yesterday

We drove up the Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville, NC, to this place, on the advice of a friend who had been there. It displays a wide range of craft work from artisans all through the Appalachians (not just this area). A few craftspeople were...More

Thank HarveyL759
Reviewed yesterday

If you're driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway, stop in for a break at the Folk Art Center. Beautiful stuff - great gift shopping!

Thank FranD25
Reviewed 2 days ago

The guild members who are allows to sell are the best of the best. What do you want? Wood. Glass. Woven. Bowls. Dishes. Utensils. Utilitarian or strictly decorative. Upstairs there is a small museum space and a temporary exhibition of projects by local fine arts...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Pottery, wood, quilts, jewelry, garden art and more. Some weekends the artists are there working on their wares. We go every time we're in the area. We always find unique well made things. A beautiful drive too in October

Thank Rockystheman
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent exhibits and large gift shop. Stop here in spacious parking lot to rest and take in the traditional arts of western North Carolina. Textiles, clay, metal, glass, jewelry, and other forms are exquisite.

Thank Henry R
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a nice place along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The highlight of my visit was meeting and chatting with a wildlife wood carver. He was there doing his artistry, very personable and unassuming. I bought a wooden spoon, probably overpriced as others have said...More

Thank AlexandraTheEmpress
Reviewed 4 days ago

I bought a Sterling Silver necklace and earrings from an artist exhibition of Kim Thompson jewelry. It was a 45th Anniversary Gift from my husband for that special occasion. When I tried on the earrings, I noticed one post was bent. The sales person said...More

1  Thank forthlin
Reviewed 4 days ago

Supports local artist and crafts folk, Beautiful pottery, quilts and wood work. Spend an hour or two just taking it all in

Thank CBG327
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Packed with lots of good quality local arts and crafts this place was a gem to find. There were pottery and lace making demonstrations set up for you to watch and ask questions. All type of media could be found along with some history on...More

Thank D P
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Sherry S
Is there a cafe on site
12 June 2017|
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Response from 155PaulD155 | Reviewed this property |
There is no cafe.
We are driving from Savannah to Chicago and want to stop in Asheville - have one day - would like to see the Biltmore and the Folk Art Center. Is this doable? Any route recommendations?
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
How much time should be allowed to see the Folk Art Center?
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