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The Folk Art Center

home to Allanstand Craft Shop, est 1895.

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Allanstand is the oldest craft shop in the country, established in 1895, and is housed by the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Inside the Folk Art Center, you will find a museum of American Craft, three exhibition rooms, and an American Craft library rich with archives. Visit the Folk Art Center to learn our story, experience regional craft, & admire the works of over 300 Appalachian artists. 

382 Blue Ridge Parkway | Asheville, NC

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HOURS DURING COVID-19, AUGUST 2020

Tuesday-Sunday 10am-4pm

 

Daily Craft Demonstrations: 

March- December 10a-4p

Educational Event Series

Lampwork | Live Demo

Kimberly Adams will be demonstrating her glass bead making techniques in the lobby of the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Call ahead for the latest updates :…

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Glass Blowing | Live Demo

Watch the fascinating demonstration of glassblowing by Jason Probstein in the lobby of the Folk Art Center. Call ahead for the latest updates 828-298-2978.

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Quilting | Live Demo

Watch Connie Brown as she demonstrates the art of quilting and dyeing with fresh indigo in the lobby of the Folk Art Center!  Call ahead for the latest updates (828)…

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CANCELED: In Honor of National Quilting Day

*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED* In honor of National Quilting Day on March 21st, quilt maker and quilt historian Connie Brown will be demonstrating in the lobby of the Folk…

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