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The Folk Art Center

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In addition to the country's oldest handicraft shop, you will find a museum, two exhibitions, 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

Daily Craft Demonstrations: 10a-4p

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Craft Demos on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Daily 10:00a-4:00p | View Schedule

Inside the Folk Art Center and Moses Cone Manor, members of the guild volunteer their time to demonstrate & educate the public on the processes of their craft. Meet and interact with the region's top makers demonstrating the processes of handmade jewelry, furniture, pottery, decor, fiber arts, and much more!

Folk Art Center | 382 Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC

The Art of Detailing | Focus Gallery

Daily 9:00a-6:00p | View Featured Work

This gallery rotates exhibitions of five Guild members throughout the year. Currently featuring works of fiber, clay, jewelry, and wood. 

Folk Art Center | 382 Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC

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Stellar Objects | New Member Exhibition

Daily 9:00a-6:00p | View Featured Work

This gallery features 6 themed exhibitions a year. Currently on display are the works by the newest members of our guild. Explore handmade apparel, pottery, lamps, and decor. 

Folk Art Center | 382 Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC

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Allanstand Interiors 

Daily 9:00a-6:00p 

Complete the interior design of your home with American Craft. This upstairs gallery showcases studio furniture and one-of-a-kind home accessories & artwork, all made by members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.

Table by Derek Hennigar

Folk Art Center | 382 Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC

Featured Maker

FEATURED MEMBER

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Maker Statement:

Michael Hughey has had a love affair with beautiful letters since childhood; it continues to this day. Enriched by studies with artists and designers from Europe and the US, Michael feels that "...there is, indeed, an important place in human society for the warmth, beauty, and grace that calligraphy can bring to our lives."

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