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Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center

Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC 28805
+1 828-298-7928
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Interesting Craft Exhibits and Demonstrations

The Folk Art Center is on the outskirts of Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It combines artist... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
areview28
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Silver Spring, Maryland
Wonderful stop right off the Blue Ridge Parkway

Just south of Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway lies this wonderful center. Showcasing local... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tammy M
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC 28805
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+1 828-298-7928
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Folk Art Center is on the outskirts of Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It combines artist demonstrations, exhibitions, and sales. We enjoyed the demonstration by a jewelry artist. In general the quality of the crafts was high. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank areview28
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Just south of Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway lies this wonderful center. Showcasing local artisans and sharing the history of art/artists in the area makes this stop a must do for those just looking or perhaps, looking to take home a wonderful treasure. There...More

Thank Tammy M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is part museum part gift shop with unique & lost arts. Weaving, painting, woodcarving & other handcrafts. Unique and interesting items on display & for sale. The best artisans, showcasing lost crafts.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lots of artwork, jewelry, baskets and other crafts. Many items are exclusive to the region, such as handmade kitchen utensils in a variety of hardwoods.

Thank H7814TSmarkl
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Park Rangers here to tell you where to go. Huge gift shop with many local crafts. On a hot day take a nice break in the air conditioning to plan your next hike or adventure!

Thank Charles Y
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The craft center is on the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway just outside of Asheville. It sells products of the southern Appalachian craft guild and hosts craft shows and demonstrations . It’s free , a great family stop and has picnicking and nature trails on its...More

Thank lindaosullivan333
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A lovely place to buy and see local artists wares. There is also a great gallery upstairs of local artists and student artists. It is a must place to visit.

Thank whimisical
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An interesting gallery of crafts run by the National Park Service right off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Upstairs is devoted to their permanent collection, some history of the place, and usually a rotating collection. Right now, it’s works by seniors at local college. On the...More

Thank Kim S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The amazing artwork of all kinds from people in the area mostly. My husband purchased me a jewelry box that is beautiful. Quilts,, paintings,sculptures.

Thank Laura M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to get local arts and crafts. Make this a must visit place to get high end local crafts. The wood working crafts are very nice. Even the local college has art and crafts for sale.

Thank Noel W
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Sherry S
June 12, 2017|
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There is no cafe.
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Nutmeg809
February 18, 2017|
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Response from blouise2016 | Reviewed this property |
Seeing both attractions is certainly doable in one day. Start with the Folk Art Center which is self guided and can be done easily in one hour. From there go NW on the Blue Ridge Parkway and see part of the wonderful... More
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Tamara D
January 30, 2017|
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Response from Farmerhouse | Reviewed this property |
At least two hours. If you are the type that likes to look closely at everything, then maybe three. Very interesting place and lots of nice art pieces. There are many different types of artists on display and some were... More
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