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Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center

Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC 28805
828-298-7928
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Ranked #2 of 45 shopping in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums, Educational Sites
Owner description: Traditional and contemporary Southern Appalachian crafts, including century-old pieces, are displayed in this folk art center, which also houses the... more » 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. « less
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Durham, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I found the art/items to be beautiful and unique, and I do appreciate craftsmanship, however everything was way overpriced. I also found the staff to be unwelcoming and unfriendly.

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Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

My wife and I visited this center while in the Asheville area. The quality and originality of all the media is truly amazing. All the artists and craftsmen are truly professional and very gifted. We saw items there that we had not seen at other centers of this type. It was certainly worth the stop even though the.wallet was a... More

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South Windsor, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This and the affiliated center in Biltmore Village were among the highlights of our trip to Asheville. Prints, quilts, carvings, jewelry, you name it. My wife and I bought a (numbered) print we could not resist. The Guild has fantastic artists.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I don't know that there is any experience that compares with traveling along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The best thing along the Parkway is this folk art center, I've been there at least three times and have purchased art every time. And I happen to live in the upper midwest. Go there! I was there quite some time ago, but... More

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Baltimore, MD
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19 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I'm not even heavily into "crafts," but I still enjoyed visiting this center. It is part museum, craft fair, and gift shop. I enjoyed reading about, and seeing examples of, skills used and passed on in the Appalachians (e.g., pottery, basket weaving and woodworking). The gift shop has lots of nice stuff, but it's not cheap, at least not for... More

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Dover
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99 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

After stopping at the National Park Service’s Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center in Asheville at Milepost 384, I drove to the Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center just 2 miles away at Milepost 382. This is an affiliate National Park Service site of the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is an Eastern National bookstore in one section of the center.... More

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Louisville, KY
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9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This is a great setting. There are hiking trails around the Folk Art Center that provide a welcome activity after or instead of looking at art or shopping. The 2nd story of the Folk Art Center has beautiful folk art. The 1st story has artists working, so you can see them in action. The gift shop is crowded & expensive.... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

You need to stop here, lots of local art & crafts. Most are very expensive, but it is what they do for a living. Wood, Glass, Fabric. The biggest problem was that the prices are noticeably higher than other venues for the same artist. They have maps of the Blue Ridge Parkway available and can give advice on places to... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We enjoyed every aspect of the Center, from the crafts to the craftspeople. The stock is unique and varied. It is well worth a visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We stumbled across the Folk Art Center while driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and are we ever glad we stopped! The quality and scope of the art was fantastic and inspiring. So many beautiful pieces for sale! And the permanent collection so fun to look at. We enjoyed the live demos from a couple of the artists, who were... More

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