The Folk Art Center is home to the Southern Highland Craft Guild. The center showcases the finest in traditional and contemporary crafts of the Southern Appalachians. In addition to an Eastern National bookstore and Blue Ridge Parkway information desk, the center houses three galleries, a library, and the Guild's oldest craft shop. Beginning in March each year, visitors can see live craft demonstrations daily in the Folk Art Center lobby. The Folk Art Center is located in east Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway, a five-minute drive from downtown.
Please note: Because the Folk Art Center is on the Blue Ridge Parkway you cannot access it using GPS. Call 828-298-7928 if you need help finding us from where you are. Thank you.
From Interstate 40: Take Exit Number 55 to Highway 70, which is Tunnel Road. Turn left and go about one mile to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Turn right, onto the Parkway entrance ramp. At the stop sign, turn left (north) onto the Parkway. Go approximately one half mile and the Folk Art Center is on the left.
From Downtown Asheville: Take US Highway 70 East (Tunnel Road) to the Parkway. Turn right onto the Parkway entrance ramp. At the stop sign, turn right (north) onto the Parkway. Go approximately one half mile and the Folk Art Center is on the left.