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Cultivating the crafts & makers of the
Southern Highlands for 90 years.



A network of over 800 artisans participate in the marketplace created by the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Through our special events and educational opportunities, we continue to lead and inspire the Craft Revival Movement.

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SHCG Celebrates 90th Anniversary

By Janet Wiseman

Established in 1930 What do Scotch tape, Hostess Twinkies and the first television broadcast have in common with the SHCG? All were born in 1930…

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Folk Art Center

By Millie Davis

The Folk Art Center In addition to the country’s oldest handicraft shop, you will find a museum, two exhibitions, and an American Craft library rich…

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Craft Traditions: A Permanent Collection

By Millie Davis

Interior shot of Permanet Collection: Craft Traditions Established in 1930 Walk through our permanent collection of archived, Appalachian craft. This exhibit of approximately 250 works…

Allanstand Interiors on the second floor of the Folk Art Center

Allanstand Interiors

By Millie Davis

Allanstand Interiors on the second floor of the Folk Art Center Home Decor & Studio Furniture Complete the interior design of your home with American…

Another Successful Holiday Makers Sale at the Folk Art Center

By Millie Davis

December 7, 2019 The Folk Art Center is a holiday destination for many in the Asheville community and beyond. We appreciate these fine patrons and…

Holiday Makers Sale 2

By Millie Davis

Visitors enjoyed meeting craftspeople as well as getting a bargain last weekend. Last week’s Holiday Makers Sale was a great success! We hope you’re making…

Focus Gallery Exhibition

The Art of Detailing

By Millie Davis

12.5.19 – 02.04.20 Focus Gallery of the Folk Art Center This exhibit focuses on five Guild Members, showcasing works of fiber, wood, clay, and jewelry.…

Upcoming Events

Craft Demos Begin April 1, 2020

January 9 - March 31

“The Power of Distinction”/Main Gallery Exhibition

January 25 - May 10

Carolina Mountain Woodturners

March 21

“Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch”

March 22

Mentoring Workshop

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Glass & Metal Day

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Carolina Mountain Woodturners

April 11

“SHCG Members Exhibition”/Main Gallery Exhibition

April 29, 2020 - January 17, 2021

Fiber Weekend, Day 1

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fiber Weekend, Day 2

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Shop Fine Craft at Our Galleries

Folk Art Center

382 Blue Ridge Parkway

Asheville, NC


Mon-Sun 9:00a-5:00p

Call us: 828.298.7928


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Biltmore Village

26 Lodge Street

Asheville, NC


Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5

Call us: 828.277.6222


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Tunnel Road

 930 Tunnel Road

Asheville, NC


Mon-Sat 10-5

Call us: 828.298.7903


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Moses Cone Manor

294 Blue Ridge Parkway

Blowing Rock, NC


 CLOSED until April 1, 2020

April-Dec 9:00-6:00

Call us: 828.295.7938


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