SIDE TRIPS

Arts and Crafts Homes - - PILGRIMAGE -

Asheville is a boom­town with great restau­rants, clubs, mu­sic—and shop­ping. Among Con­fer­ence at­ten­dees, two cat­e­gories rise to the level of com­pul­sion—pot­tery and shoes. Visit these places:

> Grove­wood Gallery One of sev­eral wor­thy stops in the his­toric weav­ing and wood­work­ing com­plex of Bilt­more In­dus­tries (just across from the Inn), the Gallery shows tra­di­tional and con­tem­po­rary crafts by more than 500 artists. grove­wood.com > South­ern High­land Craft Guild The Folk Art Cen­ter is home to the Guild that dates to 1930. See the finest tra­di­tional and con­tem­po­rary crafts of the South­ern Ap­palachi­ans, at 382 Blue Ridge Park­way in east Asheville, five min­utes from down­town. south­ern­high­landguild.org > Tops for Shoes Atra­di­tion for over 50 years; big range of shoes for all ages. 27 No. Lexington Ave, down­town Asheville: tops­for­shoes.com > Dis­count Shoe Store You won’t believe it: 33,000 square feet of shoes in stacks! At 1266 Bre­vard Road in Asheville, 10 miles from the Inn: (828) 667-0085

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