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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 for March and April have been cancelled. Check our website or Facebook page for the latest information.

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January 2020

“The Power of Distinction” Main Gallery Exhibition

January 25 - May 10
Folk Art Center, Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
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In the main upstairs gallery of the Folk Art Center, The Power of Distinction highlights works from our Permanent Collection, honoring the Guild's 90th Anniversary.

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March 2020

CANCELLED Glass Beadmaking | Live Demo

March 28 - March 31
Folk Art Center, Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
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demonstration of lamp worked beads

Kim Adams Clayton, GA Watch skilled craftspeople as they educate visitors through demonstrations in the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway, 10am-4pm. Schedule is subject to change; please call ahead for the latest information: (828) 298-7928.

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CANCELLED Weaving | Live Demo

March 30 - March 31
Folk Art Center, Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
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Barbara Miller Pisgah Forest, NC Watch skilled craftspeople as they educate visitors through demonstrations in the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway, 10am-4pm. Schedule is subject to change; please call ahead for the latest information: (828) 298-7928.

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April 2020

CANCELED: Glass & Metal Day

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Folk Art Center, Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
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*The first of our Educational Events this year has been cancelled!* The Southern Highland Craft Guild is committed to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, partners, and community. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and following the recommended precautions advised by CDC and DHEC. Check our website or Facebook page for the latest information on our cancelled events. Information about the event that is postponed until next year: Showcasing the elements and craft processes of metal and…

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CANCELED: Carolina Mountain Woodturners

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Folk Art Center, Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
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*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED* Free and open to the public: The Carolina Mountain Woodturners meet in the auditorium of the Folk Art Center the third Saturday of each month. Held in the Folk Art Center auditorium 10 AM to 4:00 PM.

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“Guild Members Exhibition” in the Main Gallery

April 29, 2020 - January 17, 2021
Folk Art Center, Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
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Inside the Main Gallery of the Folk Art Center: "Guild Member Exhibition" focuses on the members of our Guild showcasing works of fiber, paper, clay, glass, and wood.

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May 2020

Fiber Day

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Folk Art Center, Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
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From sheep shearing to wearable textiles - learn the process of fiber art. Guild Makers and friends will demonstrate a variety of techniques during this free community event. Get a close-up look and enjoy interactive demonstrations. Visitors can bring their own handwork, whether it be crochet, embroidery or spinning. Bring a blanket, walk the mountain trails, and enjoy a spring afternoon of craft!

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“Class of 2020” Main Gallery Exhibition

May 16 @ 9:00 am - August 23 @ 6:00 pm
Folk Art Center, Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
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The Folk Art Center's Main Gallery exhibition "Class of 2020." Showcasing work in clay, metal, wood, and fiber by the graduates of Haywood Community College's Professional Crafts Program. On view to the public May-16 through August 23 during regular open hours of the Folk Art Center.

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Asheville Storytelling Circle

May 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Folk Art Center, Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
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Come join us for the Asheville Storytelling Circle's fourth annual spring event! From 3:00 - 5:00 in the Folk Art Center auditorium, you'll hear talented oral historians from around the region sharing their stories. Admission is $10.00 For more information contact Kathy Gordon: (828) 712-5945  

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Memorial Day Concert

May 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Folk Art Center, Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
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We are pleased to welcome the Asheville Community Band back to the Folk Art Center for their Annual Memorial Day Concert! Filled with traditional marches, military songs, Appalachian music, and more, this patriotic concert honors our nation’s history. Highlights will include themes from the five branches of the U.S. Military, and more- yet to be annouced. The festivities will begin with a performance of the National Anthem and a presentation of colors by members and friends of the Asheville Community Band.…

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