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Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Stunning arts and crafts.

This place has some of the most amazing craft and artwork. Plan a day trip and pack a picnic lunch... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Asheville, North Carolina
Must visit for art lovers

Nice collection of quilts and rugs on the walls. Some of the furniture on display was also unique... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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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.
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Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC 28805
+1 828-298-7928
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Reviewed yesterday

This place has some of the most amazing craft and artwork. Plan a day trip and pack a picnic lunch to enjoy along the way.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 86clarenced
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice collection of quilts and rugs on the walls. Some of the furniture on display was also unique. Gift shop was a bit expensive. We did not find anything worth spending money on.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sanjeevrsharma
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for a history of folk art in the area and examples. Also contemporary folk artists featured, with many beautiful items for sale!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mel R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center in late December. Amazing displays of arts, crafts, and culture, often attended by the actual artists made this a must-see for us in years past. Sure enough, this tradition of amazing culture continues. Visit and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mike W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I come here and always bring first time visitors to Western North Carolina, in part because one must experience the Blue Ridge Parkway but also to give them an overview of the tradition of local craft. This facility has both a good museum collection of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank raven46
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wasn't expecting the quality of the art found here. Thought pieces would be a little too 'folksy' for my tastes. But so wrong There was a wonderful console table that was priced at about $2300. Very reasonable considering the wood used, especially. Believe it was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lindaaS2161SZ
Reviewed December 10, 2018

The Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center showcases an amazing variety of work by artists of all types -- painters, weavers, metal workers, wood workers, printers, etc. A great place to browse or to buy.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank carolynn762
Reviewed December 9, 2018

High quality art and crafts. A lovely place to wander through and enjoy quality craftsmanship. It's a short drive up the Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville and worth the stop. Great gift ideas!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 2Perky
Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

If you like folk art this is a nice place to visit and close to Asheville. Has a quilting demonstration going on when we were there and these change daily to other crafts. Great gallery upstairs of various art forms including chairs, furniture, metal work,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Mark B
Reviewed December 1, 2018

Definitely worth the short ride outside of Asheville. While you can pick up the general style of the art from the title of the center, the quality of the workmanship is generally very high - some quite spectacular and correspondingly high priced. If we didn't...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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June 12, 2017|
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Response from Paul D | Reviewed this property |
There is no cafe.
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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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