A participant since the beginning of American Craft Week and now a 2nd year sponsor – the Southern Highland Craft Guild represents 6 galleries and close to 1000 artists who reside in mountain counties in the 9 state region of the Appalachian Mountains. The Guild dates back to 1930 and is headquartered at The Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville, NC.
For over 80 years the Guild has been “bringing together the crafts and craftspeople of the Southern Highlands for the shared benefit of education, conservation and marketing”. This mission is fulfilled through integrated educational craft demonstrations at retail outlets and expos, free educational community events, and an extensive public library located at The Folk Art Center.
The next community events are Clay Day on June 7, Wood Day on August 9, and Heritage Weekend on September 20-21.
The Guild’s newest gallery, The Southern Highland Craft Gallery, hosted American Craft Week’s filming of our Kickstarter video!
We are thrilled to have the Southern Highland Craft Guild back this year as a Sponsor of American Craft Week!