Appalachian Craft Center has served as an outlet for authentic craft in downtown Asheville for more than 40 years. Started in 1980 by Bob and Arlene Conway, Appalachian Craft Center was purchased in 1988 by Andrew and Jackie Craig. Since that time, they have expanded the store from 600 square feet to over 2,000 square feet of traditional, handmade Appalachian craft. Located withing walking distance of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial and Pack Square Park, which hosts the traditional music and dancing event, Shindig on the Green, the Appalachian Craft Center provides multiple ways to connect to the creative heritage of the Asheville area.
Visitors to Appalachian Craft Center can enjoy and purchase work from across a wide spectrum of styles and materials from more than 150 regional artists. Featured work includes functional and decorative pottery, turned and carved wood, handmade furniture, rugs, jewelry, etchings, ornaments, baskets, brooms, and quilts. Glass artist Andrew Montrie offers live glass blowing demonstrations on Fridays from 1 until 5 pm.
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 am-5 pm, Saturday 10 am-5 pm