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The Folk Art Center

Home to Allanstand Craft Shop, est 1895

Headquarters of The Southern Highland Craft Guild

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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, in addition to Allanstand, 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

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HOURS DURING COVID-19, SEPTEMBER 2020

Tuesday-Sunday 10am-4pm

 

828.298.7928
allanstand@craftguild.org


Daily Craft Demonstrations: 

March- December 10a-4p

Educational Event Series

Traditional Broom Making | Live Demo

Marlo Gates Leicester, 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…

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Wheel Thrown Pottery | Live Demo

Lynn Jenkins Asheville, 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…

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Appalachian Weaving | Live Demo

Barbara Miller Asheville, 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…

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Tapestry Weaving | Live Demo

Sandy Adair Leicester, 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…

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Bead Embroidery | Live Demo

Martine House Asheville, 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…

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Glass Bead Making | Live Demo

Kimberly Adams Asheville, 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…

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Intaglio Printmaking | Live Demo

Jay Pfeil Blowing Rock, 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;…

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Heritage Crochet & Knitting | Live Demo

Rita de Maintenon Leicester, 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;…

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Quilting | Live Demo

Connie Brown Asheville, 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…

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Native American Flute Making | Live Demo

Lee Entrekin Leicester, 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…

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Pottery Techniques | Live Demo

Rodney Leftwich Leicester, 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…

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Silk Painting | Live Demo

Joanna White Leicester, 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…

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