The Folk Art Center is easy to find on the Parkway. The location is beautiful and the building is interesting. The upstairs galleries show a variety of crafts and two-dimensional art. Contemporary quilts hang all around the balcony that encircles the building. The main floor craft area is a large shop selling a wide variety of things, but mostly not what you would consider folk art. Mostly crafts (jewelry, weaving, pottery, wood items, toys) and art prints. Prices ranged from inexpensive for mass produced things to very expensive for the better, one of a kind items. The women staffing the sales desk the day we visited were quite knowledgeable about the artists and the crafts, and very willing to talk to us. There are many other Appalachian craft stores in the area, perhaps better than this one. However, its convenient location on the Parkway makes it an obvious stop if you are traveling on it.
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