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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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Amazing artistry—well worth the trip!

Some beautiful work by artisans is in this building. I was awed by the depth and breadth of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kathy W
via mobile
Some interesting pieces

No pictures allowed. I suspect the prices are higher here than anywhere else in Asheville. I saw a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nancy E
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC 28805
+1 828-298-7928
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Some beautiful work by artisans is in this building. I was awed by the depth and breadth of the talent displayed across the various media, but was most impressed by the quilting and woodworking. If money were no object I would have filled my car...More

Thank Kathy W
Reviewed 5 days ago

No pictures allowed. I suspect the prices are higher here than anywhere else in Asheville. I saw a lotion for half the price at Mast General Store later that day. Fun to look.

Thank Nancy E
Reviewed 1 week ago

I bought several glass blown Christmas ornaments here. I had a hard time choosing which ones to purchase, I saw many other things that caught my eye but had to keep in mind what I could take back on the plane,

Thank BJL2342
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe my expectations were too high or was expecting to see more but it felt more like an over priced gift shop than a arts and craft center. Glad I stumbled across it on the blue ridge parkway and didnt make a special trip just...More

Thank jdbanning
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a special trip to visit the folk art center and were extremely disappointed. Crafts were very expensive (and seemed overpriced). We spent 2 days visited the Asheville arts areas including downtown and the RAD. We saw similar arts and crafts as in folk...More

Thank Sally M
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much to look at here, something for everyone. The upstairs galleries and exhibits are well-lit and filled with very interesting items, as is the downstairs. Beautiful hand-made items, and some of the artists were working there on site, throwing pots and painting....sensory...More

Thank SewManyDolls
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful place. Absolutely remarkable artwork. Hard to imagine someone had the vision to build this 30 years ago.

Thank PDWW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Authentic crafts by the locals. Everything was superbly made. Items for everyone.....the prices were reflective of how much effort was used to create each piece. I highly recomment a stop here.

Thank Loyce M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours! This really gives people an appreciation for age old skills. Thank goodness this knowledge is being shared and passed on to a new generation of artists.

Thank Larry T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sometimes when you attend this museum they have crafters making their wares. It has pieces on display as well as pieces for sale. It is a great place to stop along the Blue ridge Pkwy

Thank Gina F
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Sherry S
12 June 2017|
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Response from 155PaulD155 | Reviewed this property |
There is no cafe.
18 February 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
Tamara D
30 January 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