Folk Art Center, Milepost 382
The Folk Art Center showcases the finest in traditional and contemporary craft of the Southern Appalachians.
It houses the Southern Highland Craft Guild’s century-old Allanstand Craft Shop, exhibitions in three galleries, a library and an auditorium.
The Guild’s Permanent Collection is featured in an exhibition of craft from Appalachia.
The Folk Art Center was opened in 1980 as a cooperative effort between the Guild, the National Park Service and the Appalachian Regional Commission.
What to Do
- Enjoy a series of educational events held year-round
- Observe daily craft demonstrations from March through December
- Peruse the Eastern National Bookstore with Parkway souvenirs
- Shop for unique hand-crafted treasures from southern Appalachian crafters
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