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This four-day event features over 180 exhibiting artists, craftsmen, and makers in downtown Asheville. Our 73rd year features two levels of fine craft vendors, live music, & craft demonstrations. This year, The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands celebrates 73 years of craft heritage. Join us for $10/day. Weekend passes are not available.

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Join us for a celebration of one of the oldest craft mediums and the makers of clay. Clay Day features craft demonstrations and hands-on activities by members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and invited guests. Watch live demonstrations of wheel-throwing, hand-building, surface design, and many other clay techniques. Join us on Saturday, June 13th…

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The Mountain Dulcimer is an American instrument developed by immigrants moving down the Appalachians in the 18th and 19th centuries. From these times this simple 3 or 4 stringed instrument was played on porches and in the homes of the Appalachian region. Through the years it evolved in structure, tuning, and repertoire. Today Mountain Dulcimer music ranges from traditional reels and jigs, to beautiful Celtic aires, and from classical to contemporary compositions. It is played as a solo instrument or in small and large ensembles.

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED* Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch presents a storytelling concert in the auditorium of the Folk Art Center. We will feature four storytellers who embark on a journey of story, poetry, and traditional Appalachian music in four distinct and captivating styles. The tellers are all local talent: Tom Chalmers, master of…

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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 to demonstrate a variety of techniques. Consider joining their organization! Held in the Folk Art Center auditorium 10 AM to 4:00 PM.

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*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED* In honor of National Quilting Day on March 21st, quilt maker and quilt historian Connie Brown will be demonstrating in the lobby of the Folk Art Center March 19, 20, and 21. Between 10am and 4pm on Friday and Saturday (March 20 and 21) visitors to are invited to bring…

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