The Folk Art Center
home to Allanstand Craft Shop, est 1895.
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.