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Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center

Address: Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC 28805
Phone Number: 828-298-7928
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Ranked #9 of 79 Attractions in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Traditional and contemporary Southern Appalachian crafts, including century-old pieces, are...
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Type: Educational Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

we visited the Folk Art Center which is located at milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. it's not that far off of I-40 or US 70. definitely go upstairs and look at the permanent collection. kids will get board easy, but if the weather is nice, there is a walking path to keep them busy. there is a separate... More 

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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233 reviews 233 reviews
91 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Every time we visit Asheville we stop in to the Southern Highland Craft center, located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This very modern building features artists demonstrating their craft and you can ask them questions while they work. The upstairs features some of the beautiful crafts produced by these artists from paintings to quilts, wood carvings and more. The main... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

we go here whenever we are in the area and it's always a treat. The Guild now has about 1000 juried members and the level of craft is stellar. Whether it's pottery, jewelry, weaving or quilts, you're in for a treat. They normally have a few artists working and demonstrating- we had a potter and a jewelry artist and they... More 

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West Monroe, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We visited the Folk Art Center the day after a Winter Storm that dusted the Asheville area with an inch or two of snow. The Center's grounds were aglow with Fall colors glistening in the snow. In side we found a local glass blower making Christmas Tree ornaments. There were some wood carvers showing their craft and a display of... More 

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Manquin, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Be sure to make a stop here, convenient to Interstate, good parking, and so much to see. There is always a working artists selling their wares in the lobby area. There is a wide variety (crafts as well as in price) so take a look. Don't forget to peruse the small book store as well. As you go up the... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

A great venue for local artists to display their work. A wonderful exhibit on the blue ridge parkway public works project. Thank you FDR.

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Philadelphia, PA
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15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

The center is along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Great stop if traveling the parkway or in the Asheville area. A wide selection of hand crafted items, like jewelry, woodwork, art, etc. there is also a nice bookstore with a great selection of local music and books related to local craft making. There is no admission fee. Local artists are onsite... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We love to stop at the Folk Art Center near Asheville, NC on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Even if you are not driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, it is worthwhile to get on it for a few miles to experience the park-like design and driving the way it is meant to be. The speed limit is 45 and there are... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A great historical review of the beginning of various art forms started in and around Asheville, NC with an emphasis on the women who started the movement.. The center is just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in the forest. You can see artisans at work creating their crafts. The center has hundreds of samples of wood, glass, cloth, earthenware and... More 

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Florence, South Carolina
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11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a great folk art center and a good stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We stopped at several folk art centers in the Asheville area and this one was the best. While most of the items are fairly high priced and there was a lot of items under $20. When we were there, a local potter was there... More 

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April N, Public Relations Manager at Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit to the Folk Art Center and for taking the time to share your experience through this review. We are glad you and your kids enjoyed the pottery demonstration that day! We appreciate your support! More 

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