The Folk Art Center is open for business after a snowy weekend. Even though the Blue Ridge Parkway is closed you can still get to the Folk Art Center from Hwy 70 in east Asheville. The road, parking lot and walkways have all been cleared for visitors.

Snowy footprints on the Mountains to Sea Trail beside the
Folk Art Center - a beautiful day for a winter hike.

One of the Christmas trees on display in Allanstand Craft Shop at the Folk Art Center. The tree features Bille Ruth Sudduth snowflakes and natural material ornaments. In the background, Mary Nichols' handknit stockings decorate the mantle. Allanstand represents over 300 artist members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, all of whom live and work in the Applachian mountains. The Folk Art Center makes it easy to buy local and buy handmade.

Happy Holidays everyone! We will be closing early on Christmas Eve and closed all day on Christmas. Come see us on the 26th - we're the perfect place to bring all those relatives who are still in town!