This tour will highlight Asheville’s most noted histories, shopping, arts & crafts, architecture and historic venues. Tour will visit The Folk Art Center, which features the Southern Highland Craft Guild Artists’ works which represents the finest in traditional mountain and contemporary American crafts. The upper level features a revolving exhibit of local and regional collections. This tour will also visit Biltmore Village, which is a community of unique architecture designed by Richard Sharp Smith, the onsite Architect for Biltmore House. The homes were commissioned by George Vanderbilt and built to provide a community for his estate workers. It is now a collection of shops, restaurants & galleries offering a diverse selection of merchandise from one-of-a-kind decorative and functional craft items, to original artwork, limited edition prints, art glass, custom designed jewelry, clothing, home accessories and more. The tour will also stop in downtown Asheville at The Grove Arcade, a beautiful Neo-Gothic architectural masterpiece, planned by E.W. Grove, designed by Charles N. Parker, and completed in 1929. The 269,000 square foot building housed one of the country’s first indoor public markets. There are dozens of unique shops for you to peruse in Asheville’s most beautiful building. Registration fee includes transportation, lunch and admission to venues.