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The Southern Highland Craft Guild is committed to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, partners, artists, and community. While our brick & mortar stores are closed, our online shop is still in operation. We will continue to evaluate a potential re-opening date as we closely monitor the status of COVID-19. Group events and craft demonstrations scheduled through May have been cancelled. Check our website or Facebook page for the latest information.

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Asheville Civic Center

The Asheville Civic Center has been bustling with activity this weekend as thousands of visitors have made their way through the concourse and arena levels to view the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands. The images above are just a few glimpses of the fair.

natural dyeing craft fair


Outside, Guild artists demonstrated natural dyeing and spinning, sunpainting and blacksmithing. Inside the Civic Center over 200 exhibitors were selling their pottery, jewelry, fiber art, metal, paper, natural materials, and wood.

Martine House

Mixed Media, Embroidery, and Fiber Art

On Saturday, Martine House joined other fair demonstrators showing visitors her talent for mixed media, embroidery and fiber art. Ann Gleason hosts a children's activity table where kids (and their parents) can play and create with clay on Saturday and Sunday.

Music on Saturday

Music Stage

The arena stage came alive on Friday as regional old time and bluegrass musicians delighted crowds taking a break from shopping and craft inspiration. Demos, exhibits and bands all continue on Sunday. Check out the website for a full schedule.

Craft Fair overview
On the Concourse
Asheville Humane Society

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