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Cultivating the crafts & makers of the
Southern Highlands for 90 years.



A network of over 800 artisans participate in the marketplace created by the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Through our special events and educational opportunities, we continue to lead and inspire the Craft Revival Movement.

Allanstand Cottage Industries

By Janet Wiseman

The Guild’s history of sales shops is quite interesting. Frances Goodrich’s gift of Allanstand Cottage Industries (the nation’s oldest craft shop) launched the merchandising program…

Folk Art Center’s New Shop Manager

By Janet Wiseman

Kelly Yost The Guild welcomes Kelly Yost, the new manager of the shop located in the Folk Art Center. Kelly is originally from Kent, Ohio and…

Meet the Maker: Charlie Patricolo

By Millie Davis

Crafting Dolls for 50 years Charlie Patricolo of Murphy, NC has been a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild since 2002, accepted for her…

Highland Highlights

By Janet Wiseman

This lovely landscape was painted by the Guild’s founder, Frances Goodrich, who bequeathed much of her personal art and craft collection to the Guild. It…

The Power of Distinction

By Millie Davis

Peruvian Chancay Tapestry, AD 1000-1450 January 25 – May 10, 2020 Work from our 5,700-piece permanent collection will be on display in the Main Gallery,…

Highland Highlights

By Janet Wiseman

Ladybird Johnson, Guild Executive Director Bob Gray and Board President Persis Grayson representing the SHCG in Washington: 1965 The Southern Highland Craft Guild Interacts with…

Highland Highlights

By Janet Wiseman

I took this picture of Hugh in 1997 for the Guild’s interview project. Laurey-Faye Dean and I traveled throughout the Guild’s nine-state region interviewing and…

Upcoming Events

Craft Demos Begin April 1, 2020

January 9 - March 31

“The Power of Distinction”/Main Gallery Exhibition

January 25 - May 10

Carolina Mountain Woodturners

March 21

“Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch”

March 22

Mentoring Workshop

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Glass & Metal Day

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Carolina Mountain Woodturners

April 11

“SHCG Members Exhibition”/Main Gallery Exhibition

April 29, 2020 - January 17, 2021

Fiber Weekend, Day 1

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fiber Weekend, Day 2

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Shop Fine Craft at Our Galleries

Folk Art Center

382 Blue Ridge Parkway

Asheville, NC


Mon-Sun 9:00a-5:00p

Call us: 828.298.7928


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Biltmore Village

26 Lodge Street

Asheville, NC


Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5

Call us: 828.277.6222


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Tunnel Road

 930 Tunnel Road

Asheville, NC


Mon-Sat 10-5

Call us: 828.298.7903


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Moses Cone Manor

294 Blue Ridge Parkway

Blowing Rock, NC


 CLOSED until April 1, 2020

April-Dec 9:00-6:00

Call us: 828.295.7938


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