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Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center

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Address: Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC 28805
Phone Number: 828-298-7928
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Traditional and contemporary Southern Appalachian crafts, including...

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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I love this place so much I went twice during my five-day visit to Asheville. The crafts are so beautiful and varied, and many things are practical too. Walking sticks, baskets... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Westfield, New Jersey

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Westfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love this place so much I went twice during my five-day visit to Asheville. The crafts are so beautiful and varied, and many things are practical too. Walking sticks, baskets, quilts, clothing, pottery, Christmas ornaments, stained glass, jewelry...My credit card got lots of exercise. Add to that the museum, some exhibitors creating on site, AND a National Park Service... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited the center and was impressed with the displays of the artist and the things for sale at the gift shop. The wooden home deco make unique gifts. Great to support the Artists.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want insight about the spirit of the mountains of Western North Carolina, look no further than exploring the rich history of the crafts in the area. The items are beautifully displayed. You can also see some of the history of the BRP. On some days there are live craft demonstrations.

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Gun Barrel City, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We didn't spend a lot of time at the Folk Art Center. They had some interesting pieces but the prices were unbelievably high. As a crafter myself, I know there are hours of work in some of them, but $1100 for a woven throw? Stop and take a look, but don't plan on getting any deals because it's handmade!

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Thank gbcashton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful arts and crafts, some for purchase and also a collection to view. A wide variety of local artists work is on display from quilts and knits to pottery and glasswork. It was an enjoyable 20-30 minutes of browsing.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Tremendous selection of art and crafts! I hope you brought enough means carry home your selections. The staff is very helpful. Be sure and see the upper level as well.

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This has incredible art work and crafts from local mountain people and artists. It is amazing what beautiful and unique gifts and art and quilts are in this place. It is totally worth the visit whether you are at or gong to Asheville NC or to the Smokies. It is really the best of the best in terms of what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here many times and there's always more to see. Themed craft shows highlight fiber arts, woodworking, and other crafts. The craft shop offers a wide range of crafts from guild members. The permanent collection upstairs is a good place to study the high standards the guild promotes. Always worth a visit.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for a place with a gallery ambience that also sells some of the artists' wares, this is a good stop. Why stop here instead of or in addition to other artisan centers? Mainly the local artists actively on-site creating their pieces who are happy to share details about their lives and process. Some are even set... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There were a lot of nice handmade items. Due to time constraints, I only visited one area, but it was very interesting.

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