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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  • This venue was worth the visit. If you yourself are a craftsman of sorts or wish you were, you should definitely visit this guild. It is a good place to buy unique gifts. The crafts for sale, however,...  more »
  • I have been making trips to the Folk Art Center and loving it. Although I don't always buy anything other than t-shirts at the NPS kiosk (I bought four this time). I always come looking for presents f...  more »
  • If you love local crafting this should not be missed! Takes time to see everything and bring your wallet! Mountain crafts are highlighted but really they have an example of just about every type of cr...  more »