Folk Art Center
The Folk Art Center is home to the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Showcasing the finest in traditional & contemporary crafts of the Southern Appalachians
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Pick up a handcrafted souvenir. All items are created by skilled artists (not airbrushed T-shirts or plastic junk) from the Appalachian region.
Located on the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 382, the Folk-Art Center is the most popular attraction on the Blue Ridge Parkway. From March through December, visitors can observe craftspeople at work in daily craft demonstrations as well as a series of educational events held year-round. …
Beautiful place to learn about Appalachian history and its artists. Be sure to stop here if you’re on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
“Two words: Liquid Truffle. It's like super thick hot chocolate -- so thick they serve it with a spoon! They have plenty of other delicious chocolatey options. Friday and Saturday nights they'll be lines out the door. So go during the day, or with someone you like talking to while waiting in lines:) ”
“-We like to visit the local artists selling their wares outside the Grove Arcade. -We also really enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine while wandering the Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar which is located here. ”
“65 acres of gardens and 10 miles of forested hiking trails. Garden tours, nature activities, cafe and gift shop.”
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“Step into a different world at Craggy Gardens. Gnarled, twisted trees, fog, and wind make this part of the Parkway like no other. Overabundance of rhododendron and 360-degree views. The Craggy Gardens Visitor Center is located at Milepost 364.4, with the spur to Craggy Gardens trails and picnic area at 367.6.”
“In the heart of downtown Asheville, the Diana Wortham Theatre is an intimate 500-seat theater with exceptional acoustics and sightlines and one of the most active performance spaces in all of western North Carolina. The Diana Wortham Theatre offers live performances of music, theatre, dance, comedy, and circus arts by nationally touring artists, as well as a wide array of performances by professional and avocational regional arts groups. The main entrance is marked by the theatre's marquee on Biltmore Ave. between Marble Slab Creamery and White Duck Taco. Patrons enter the theatre through the breezeway and into a large interior courtyard with multiple glass doors into the theatre's lower lobby and box office.”