The Folk Art Center (Southern Highland Craft Guild), Asheville

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The Folk Art Center (Southern Highland Craft Guild) exhibits traditional and contemporary arts and crafts from nearly 1,000 craftspeople from nine states in the Appalachian region. The guild, chartered in 1930, fostered commerce for craftspeople of the region during the Great Depression. You'll have the chance to see live craft demonstrations in the center lobby. Tour the galleries to see examples of clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, paper, and other natural fiber arts and crafts. For an opportunity to purchase guild member work, stop in at the center's main gift shop, Allenstand, which claims to be the United States' oldest continuously running craft shop. Using our custom trip planner, Asheville attractions like The Folk Art Center (Southern Highland Craft Guild) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Due to time and weather, we visited the store in Biltmore Village. We were very happy with selections and purchased a few fabric items that we have been looking for in the past. Staff were very...  more »
  • What a cool and inspiring museum/gallery and shop!! The large store alone, filled with local artists’ goods, is worth the trip alone. But the gallery is worth seeing too and they have a fascinating...  more »
  • Super cute museum and shop featuring local crafts and information about the area. Some really interesting carvings, doll and basket weaving and folk art. Shop has everything from homewares to Christmas tree ornaments, all made by local crafts people. Staff were friendly and helpful.
  • It is not like regular people stuff it has Style in the old fashion history way.

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