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Explore Crafts in The Blue Ridge

The road to hand-made crafts, hand-made workshops, studios, galleries and shows and, along the way, wonderful foods, beers, music, street and river life, majestic landscapes and crackerjack places to stay.

Far West, Central Mountains, High Country, Foothills

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A Living Heritage of Craft

Discover the tradition of handmade craft passed down by generations in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.



Cherokee Crafts

Glass blowing

Fiber Arts





Visit the leafy, valley town of Murphy

Ringed by mountains and cut through by the Valley and Hiwassee Rivers, downtown Murphy is practically its own trailhead to natural wonders.  Stop first at the Murphy Visitor Center on Tennessee Street in the heart of town.  You’ll also be within a five-minute walk of neighborhood spaces devoted to heritage and craft.  Near Murphy, you can explore the inventive world of Jo Kilmer at her gallery where she builds (and shows others how to build) rustic furniture, 

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