Cultivating the crafts & makers

of the Southern Highlands

Since 1930, craftspeople residing in the mountain regions of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, & West Virginia  have come together to create a network and market for mountain crafts. 

Today, we represent over 900 artisans selected by a jury for their high quality craftsmanship & design. 

You will find fine crafts made of clay, fiber, glass, leather, metal, mixed media, natural materials, paper, wood, and jewelry.

Learn how the Southern Highlands continues to inspire and lead the craft revival movement.

Our Galleries

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Folk Art Center

Our Headquarters

Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 382
Asheville, NC


Moses Cone

Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 294
Blowing Rock, NC

Tunnel Road

930 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC


Biltmore Village

26 Lodge Street
Asheville, NC

Our Exhibitions

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Focus Gallery

A Natural Influence

Featuring 5 Guild Makers

Aug 17 – Nov 5, 2019


Main Gallery




On view through September 22, 2019

Experience Craft


Maker Demonstrations
Calendar & Schedule

craft fair

The Craft Fair of the
Southern Highlands

Maker Statement:

I AM A MIXED MEDIA FIBER ARTIST…a Weaver, Dyer, Mark Maker. My mediums are: cloth, yarn, dyes, fabric paint, embroidery threads, and found objects. I am primarily a Sakiori Weaver. This is a process/technique where I use cloth to reconstruct a new piece of cloth. The process involves taking new yardage or old clothes, cutting them in 1/2” to 1” strips, then weaving them instead of yarn. The Japanese call this method Sakiori. The name Sakiori means: saki – rag to rip or tear and “ori” - to weave. I then embellish this woven canvas with other mediums.