While you're enjoying all the beauty that the Blue Ridge Mountains has to offer, don't forget to stop by the Folk Art ... More
Southern Highland Folk Art Center
While you're enjoying all the beauty that the Blue Ridge Mountains has to offer, don't forget to stop by the Folk Art Center at Milepost 382 along the parkway. This is the most popular spot along the parkway. The center explains the history of Southern Appalachian craftsmanship. There are three galleries with changing exhibits, a craft shop, a library and an auditorium. Several of the thousands of pieces from the guild's turn-of-the-century permanent craft collection can be seen at certain times throughout the year.
The Folk Art Center is one of the most unique travel experiences of Western North CArolina. Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge , this lovely building houses special arts and crafts exhibits, generally features gifted artisans on site demonstrating their skills and the gift shop features the finest of local pottery, weaving, stained glass work, wood working and handmade jewelry. Do not miss this special place!!!
I learned very much about North Carolina history and reall observed the extreme effort of artists. There's no guide, so you have all the time in the world to look at all the art. My favorite part were the amazing carvings and jewelry. There was one man carving his work right in front of my family and I. It was an amazing experience!! I would definitly go back again!!