Center for Craft
Advancing the understanding of craft by encouraging and supporting research, critical dialogue, and professional development in the United States.
Offers a food and art tours the first Saturday of every month from 3-6 pm. Visit craftcityavl.com for more info.
The Center is the only organization functioning as a catalyst for scholarly research in American craft.
“Jewelry store + a little more - supporting local artists and high-end mass produced goods (Hobo bags + wallets) alike. ”
“Diamond Brand has been offering outdoor gear for over 50 years in Western North Carolina. Diamond Brand and Frugal Backpacker are sisters. You'll love both of them. ”
“Food is a big deal in Asheville. Restaurants offer everything from down home Southern fare to gourmet vegetarian dishes served in cozy pubs or sidewalk cafes, many with live music. The city is nationally known as a craft brewing community, for those over age 21, and Buncombe County is home to more than 20 commercial breweries. A host of farmers’ markets (including one right on campus!) offer fresh, local produce and prepared foods. If this sounds like a gourmand’s delight, you’re right. Asheville has been dubbed “Foodtopia,” where really great food and drink reign supreme!”
“great for lunch. they have excellent burgers, sandwiches, and salads. you can also get a box lunch that you can take prior to going out on a hiking adventure!”
“Not feeling hipstery enough? Never fear. Urban Outfitters is here. There's also a very nice place across the street called Union, which sells slightly more expensive, nicer clothes with a similar style to that of UO (lots of Ben Sherman, Penguin, Scotch & Soda, etc). ”