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Our brick & mortar stores are closed, but our online shop is still in operation. We are offering free shipping and curbside pick-up at our Tunnel Road location by appointment only. We will continue to evaluate a potential re-opening date as we closely monitor the status of COVID-19. Group events scheduled through June have been cancelled. Check our website or Facebook page for the latest information.

The Folk Art Center

home to Allanstand Craft Shop, est 1895.


Allanstand is the oldest craft shop in the country, established in 1895, and is housed by the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Inside the Folk Art Center, you will find a museum of American Craft, three exhibition rooms, and an American Craft library rich with archives. Visit the Folk Art Center to learn our story, experience regional craft, & admire the works of over 300 Appalachian artists. 

382 Blue Ridge Parkway | Asheville, NC


Jan-Mar: Mon-Sun 9a-5p  | April-Dec: Mon-Sat 9a-6p, Sun 9-5p



Wednesday-Sunday 10am-4pm


CANCELLED: Daily Craft Demonstrations: 

March- December 10a-4p

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