The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook

Susanna Pantas, Artist

Folk Art Center

Pen & Ink Drawings of Biltmore Estate, by Lee James Pantas

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   Opened in 1980 on the 50th anniversary of the Southern Highland Craft Guild (SHCG), the Folk Art Center is home to Allanstand Craft Shop, one of Appalachia’s oldest and best-known craft shops. Allanstand sells the work of more than 200 members of the SHCG. Both the finest in traditional mountain crafts of the region as well as the very best in contemporary American crafts are available for the discriminating visitor.
   The center’s upper level contains the museum space of the SHCG as well as the offices and the center’s comprehensive craft library. The changing exhibition schedule showcases the works of SHCG members in addition to specially selected traveling exhibitions reflecting the traditions of the Southern Highlands. If crafts are of interest to you, a visit to the Folk Art Center is a must. Set in a forested glen just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, this special Asheville attraction is for young and old alike.

Website: Folk Art Center
Location: Milepost 382 just east of
Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Address: P.O. Box 9545, Asheville, NC 28815
Telephone: 828-298-7928
Hours: Open daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
Fees: None
Allow: Two hours
Nearby: Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center
Directions: Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway just east of Asheville at milepost 382. Access the parkway at High-way 74A (I-240, Exit 9) and head north.

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