|See the little brown sign! That's important to read, so slow down.|
|Go under that overpass and take the next right turn...to the Parkway!|
You'll have more little brown signs to follow from there, making just 2 more turns in less than a mile.
|I arrive at the back entrance & staff parking lot (you'll see a different view in just a minute)|
|There's a buzzer that lets someone press a release on the locked door if you're supposed to come in.|
|Once I'm inside, I climb the stairs through this door.|
|There are pictures of great craftspersons on the stairway and a great view through the window. (similar pictures are in the bathrooms as well - no windows though)|
|Linda supervises my activities, while she answers phones and various questions of the visitors and staff.|
|Going back outside, this is the approach to the building's front entrance which you will see. The front entrance is hidden most of the year by greenery, with beautiful flowing stone walls.|
|This kiosk is to your right as you walk toward the Folk Art Center.|
|Two views on the kios talk about the Southern Highland Craft Guild|
(all the printed details are enlarged below)
After you've read about the Guild and the Folk Art, you're probably eager to come inside and see the galleries, the shop, and the various crafts.
I'll continue with the entrance and inside pictures tomorrow. Some more staff who smile at all...and some pictures I was given permission to take. (Galleries and the shop don't allow any picture taking by anyone).
Don't want to give you too much at once. It really is a place that deserves plenty of slow attention to the details as well as the big picture.