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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  • What a great place to see local artisans work on their crafts and also buy some of the great artwork in so many forms. The staff at the different places to buy the crafts were very friendly and... 
    What a great place to see local artisans work on their crafts and also buy some of the great artwork in so many forms. The staff at the different places to buy the crafts were very friendly and...  more »
  • This place is amazing. The creativity of this area is on display and you will regret it if you don't stop here for an hour, two hours, or more! 
    This place is amazing. The creativity of this area is on display and you will regret it if you don't stop here for an hour, two hours, or more!  more »
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  • A nice break from the heat with beautiful artwork to look at and to purchase, although expensive and for good reason. There were neat displays and even a local artist demonstration. A gift shop as well. My 13 year old even enjoyed it. It’s easy to get to right off the parkway. Signs are easy to follow. I’m terrible with directions and I was able to find it easily without maps.
  • I visited for the first time today, I could have spent a lot more time there if I didn't have another commitment. The shop filled with all variety of artwork, the bookstore, the library, and the permanent displays were all phenomenal. It was easy to get to, clean, and all of the people working on this 3rd of July Sunday or friendly and excited to be hospital. I am definitely bringing back my kids when they visit and recommend highly.

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