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“A wonderful surprise”

Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center
Ranked #8 of 192 things to do in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Wake Forest NC
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A wonderful surprise”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

What a great place! Show cases the talented people of the area and the history of the arts and crafts in the moutains. Beautiful setting.

Visited August 2013
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Louisville, Kentucky
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“great venue for juried Appalachian crafts”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

On the Blue Ridge Parkway, but near Asheville. Beautiful building, demos with broom maker and woodturner. Exhibit on upper floor and large shop with a large inventory of pottery, jewelry, wood, fiber....fine crafts

Visited August 2013
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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Folksy Art”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Very helpful employees, willing to go the extra miles, and provide you with info on the Artist...
In fact we were blown away by some of the art here, we ended up with a unique vase, that was in our price range.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank pete w
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Local art beautifully displayed”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

We were delighted and surprised by the Folk Art Center. Located right off the Blue Ridge Parkway, it is a great facility filled with every kind of art, from pottery to paintings, jewelry and paintings. The day we visited there was a tatting demonstration and an author selling and signing his books about hiking every trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway. it was wonderful.

Visited July 2013
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Thank PDPR
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Oldsmar, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Art On The Parkway”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Works of art from local Artists and lots of items in the shop that are very interesting. Plane to spend at least an hour.

Visited August 2013
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