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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 #2 of 64 Shopping in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Specialty Museums, Shopping
Owner description: Traditional and contemporary Southern Appalachian crafts, including century-old pieces, are...
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Type: Educational Sites, Specialty Museums, Shopping
Hours:
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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Fairfax, Virginia
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323 reviews 323 reviews
90 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We've been to the Folk Art Center a number of times over a lot of years and have always been taken by the incredible skill of the craftspeople. The exhibits are well-designed and the building housing them is wonderful.

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Garner, North Carolina, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Beautiful art in many forms, marvel at these works of art. Carvings, quilts, furniture & other made by exceptionally skilled artists

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Columbia, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The fair offers an wide array of high quality work in all medias: wood, metal, clay, fibers, glass,. It was our first time visiting and we were pleasantly surprised.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Amazing collection of arts and crafts of many different media. Be sure to see the gallery on the second floor. When we visited, there were artisans who were demonstrating their craft (woodworking) and were happy to answer questions. Great experience.

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South Carolina
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54 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I think that the Craft label of this center is misleading since it sounds like stuff made of craft sticks at a Girl Scout camp. Rather it is a center of beautiful art works made in the mountains. We saw a demonstration of making an engraving and a working loom. There was beautiful handmade furniture (much better than the cheap... More 

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washington dc
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26 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

When we walked in, a guy was demonstrating wood bowl turning on a lathe. He explained each step and then gave us his demo bowl. we then walked through the museum itself. beautiful woodwork, as well as ceramic and metal pieces. Of course, there is a museum shop selling all the artists' work, and the prices are reasonable. Definitely worth... More 

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Clearwater FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Be sure to visit the Folk art Center. The demonstrations, exhibits, crafts to purchase and surroundings are top notch. Our treasures will remind us perfectly of our mountain vacation. Be sure to call for directions as GPS will send you get you lost.

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Durham, North Carolina
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21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I make a point to stop at the Folk Art Center every time I go to Asheville. The quality of the exhibits is always exceptional and there are often local craftspeople doing demonstrations. There are many unique and interesting art crafts for sale. The location is peaceful and it can be busy without feeling crowded, unlike similar shops in Asheville.

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Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great local art exhibit. Quality exhibits and interpretation. Real and genuine works by talented students and professionals. All pieces exhibited had a price indicated. Thankfully we were travelling on motorcycles!

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Anderson, South Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Nice place to stop along the Blue Ridge Parkway, just outside of Asheville. Craft arts for sale (though better selections can be found elsewhere, such as at Biltmore Village New Morning Gallery or the Moses Cone Manor near Boone). Of more interest are the permanent galleries of wood works, quilts and other art forms. Nice layout, nice facility

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