Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center, Asheville
(4.5/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center exhibits traditional and contemporary arts and crafts from nearly 1,000 craftspeople from nine states in the Appalachian region. The guild, chartered in 1930, fostered commerce for craftspeople of the region during the Great Depression. You'll have the chance to see live craft demonstrations in the center lobby. Tour the galleries to see examples of clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, paper, and other natural fiber arts and crafts. For an opportunity to purchase guild member work, stop in at the center's main gift shop, Allenstand, which claims to be the United States' oldest continuously running craft shop. For Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center and beyond, use our Asheville trip generator to get the most from your Asheville vacation.
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  • The bottom floor is filled with crafts of all types for sale. Pottery, jewelry,wood turnings , glass, and much more. It was really interesting to see all the different medias used and the displays wer...  more »
  • Wonderful display of art and crafts from many artists! Prices seemed to be in line with the products, when you consider they are handmade, and a lot of time & effort go into them. 
  • This is an amazing find on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The artists showing their work here are selected by the Guild members themselves. There is a gigantic selection of beautiful work here. It is hard to...  more »