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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  • Delightful displays of every type...jewelry, dolls, woodworking, pottery, weaving!! Just eye candy!! Spent several hours admiring all the wonderful art!! Truly not to be missed!! 
  • Went to the Folk Art Center to see all the amazing crafts done in the Asheville area. It's a wonderful place to see the awesome array of arts this area produces. 
  • Great showcase of the variety of local exhibitors, from incredible needlework to woodwork to ceramics, etc. Lots of well-laid out exhibits upstairs.