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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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the best collection of regional crafts

beautiful gift shop with textiles, glass, pottery, basketry plus area books. upstairs are amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cynthia U
Dallas, Texas
Stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway

We enjoyed spending 30-45 minutes here appreciating the hand-craftmanship displayed and for sale... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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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 2 days ago

beautiful gift shop with textiles, glass, pottery, basketry plus area books. upstairs are amazing historical collection of days one by.

Thank Cynthia U
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed spending 30-45 minutes here appreciating the hand-craftmanship displayed and for sale here at the Fork Art Center. It's a lovely building in a beautiful setting. Well worth the turn off of the parkway! And one might find a treasure among the craftwork.

Thank jfgaff
Reviewed 1 week ago

This art center is not just a museum with art and a store. Artisans were present working on their craft for visitors to see. We spoke with artisans and watched clay pottery being made, yarn being twisted, wood carving, and glass making. The particular day...More

1  Thank revmom2david
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful historical exhibits and displays by local artists. We visited several galleries downtown the day before and we enjoyed the Folk Art Center much better. I am a pottery fiend and this place had lots to offer. I ended up with a large vase but...More

Thank donnac371
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit here. The displays of local folk arts and talent are wonderful. There are hundreds of beautifully crafted works of art for sale, over a wide price range. There are also displays of artwork which are not for sale. The place...More

1  Thank AnneandJohn803
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a joy to view and appreciate a large variety of visual arts from the mountains. I was inspired by the creativity on display.

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a lover of fine art and craft work....this is a terrific place. The prices are in line with the work offered and they always have a HUGE selection. The people that work here know about the artists and the pieces available from...More

Thank 2Abbs
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wandered in here without expectation and were blown away by the crafts people at work and by the gallery of amazing creations, from fabric art to woodworking to metal work to... The shop has lots of options of beautiful things to buy to support...More

Thank revjcs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Off the blue ridge parkway, this had wonderful exhibits and just wonderful, one of a kind arts and crafts to buy. Problem you'll have is bringing a big enough car for all the stuff to bring home! Check it out to discover some of the...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very large facility and has a huge assortment of fine craft. The artists represented are highly juried and are the best of the best.

Thank Frank T
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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