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Heritage Day at the Folk Art Center

Folk Art Center Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC, United States

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 […]

FREE

Wood Day at the Folk Art Center

Folk Art Center Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC, United States

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 […]

FREE

Clay Day at the Folk Art Center

Folk Art Center Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC, United States

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 from 10am-4pm […]

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Pop-up Mini Fair at the Folk Art Center

Folk Art Center Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC, United States

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 […]

FREE

Fiber Day at the Folk Art Center

Folk Art Center Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC, United States

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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2023 Graduating Class of Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Program

Folk Art Center Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC, United States

The Southern Highland Craft Guild opens its Main Gallery exhibition at the Folk Art Center showcasing the Graduating Class of 2023 of Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Program on May 13th. Located on the second floor until September 6th, the show continues the historical relationship between the Southern Highland Craft Guild and Haywood, an educational […]

Pop-up Mini Fair at the Folk Art Center

Folk Art Center Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC, United States

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 […]

FREE

Glass & Metal Day at the Folk Art Center

Folk Art Center Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC, United States

Showcasing the elements and craft processes of metal and glass, Guild Makers will demonstrate a range of techniques~ each with their own distinct touch and style. Demonstrations include blacksmithing, glass blowing, piercing, soldering, knife making, bezeling, repoussé, copper etching, assembling stained glass, forging, and many more. Watch and learn about two of the oldest craft […]

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Tapestry Weavers South presents Follow the Thread at the Folk Art Center

Folk Art Center Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC, United States

The Southern Highland Craft Guild opened its first Main Gallery exhibition of 2023 on Saturday, January 14. Featuring work by members of Tapestry Weavers South, Follow the Thread features a variety of woven art: geometric tapestry weavings, woven bowls and postcards, framed scenic textiles, and three dimensional faces. Walking through the exhibition of woven art invites […]

Heritage Day

Folk Art Center Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC, United States

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 […]

Southern Highland Craft Guild: Wood Days

Folk Art Center Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC, United States

The second weekend of August makers of the Southern Highland Craft Guild will convene at the organization's headquarters, the Folk Art Center, to showcase a variety of woodworking techniques at the annual Wood Day. Saturday, August 13 from 10am to 4pm, visitors are invited to join more than 15 fine masters of wood as they […]

Wood Day

Folk Art Center Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC, United States

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 […]

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