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Folk Art Center

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Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28815 United States
828-298-7928 https://www.southernhighlandguild.org/heritage-weekend/

June 2022

Pop-up Mini Fair at the Folk Art Center

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Folk Art Center, Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28815 United States
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In the lower level parking lot of the Folk Art Center, Guild members will have an opportunity to share their creative efforts with the public in an outdoor carefully-spaced layout. Visitors can shop for a variety of fine craft of different disciplines: bladesmithing, glassblowing, wheel-thrown and hand-built ceramics, woodturning, metalsmithing, leatherwork, and furniture making. The public will get to see beautiful craftwork in a fun, casual setting while Guild members have an opportunity to find new homes for their pieces. 

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Clay Day

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Folk Art Center, Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28815 United States
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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 11th from 10am-4pm on the grassy hill behind the Folk Art Center’s auditorium. Bring a blanket and picnic, take a stroll on the mountain walking trails,…

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August 2022

Wood Day

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Folk Art Center, Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28815 United States
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Join us for a celebration of wooden crafts – one of the first mediums of handicraft. From branches, trunks, roots, and bark, watch as they’re used in both functional and decorative pieces. During Wood Day, Members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild will showcase this evolution of skills and mastery of crafted wood by demonstrating and sharing their working processes with visitors at the Folk Art Center. Demonstrations include carving, wood-turning, furniture making, and more. See you on Saturday, August…

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September 2022

Heritage Day

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Folk Art Center, Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28815 United States
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Join us from 10 am-4 pm for a celebration of Southern Appalachian culture on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This festival has old-time music and demonstrations of the crafts of yesteryear. Activities: Chairmaking, quilting, heirloom apples, sheep shearing, cornshuck dolls, woodcarving, blacksmithing, weaving, stone carving, soap making, crocheting, knitting, spinning, rifle making, natural dyeing, basketry. Band Schedule:TBA Don’t Miss the World Gee Haw Whimmy Diddle Competition at 2:00 pm!!

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