The Southern Highland Craft Guild has been recognized for seven decades as an industry leader in promoting the crafts of the Southern Highland region. Membership in the organization has always been regarded as an achievement in one's chosen craft. Its active juried membership of over 900 craftspeople come from a nine-state region that includes counties within the Appalachian mountain area of Kentucky, Tennessee, the Virginias, the Carolinas, Georgia, Maryland and Alabama. These craftspeople produce both traditional and contemporary objects.
Penland School of Crafts is a national center for craft education located in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Penland's focus on excellence, its long history, and its inspiring, retreat setting have made it a model of experiential education.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a nationally renowned center of contemporary arts and crafts education.
Enter the rustic iron gates of Grovewood and discover a magical experience of art, craft, and history. Feast your eyes on an expansive collection of fine American craft at one of the nations premier galleries.