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River Arts District, Asheville

(3.7/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
River Arts District hosts a vibrant community of arts. Explore the neighborhood's art galleries, restaurants, and performing arts venues to get a feel for the eclectic vibe of the community. You'll have the opportunity to visit working artists' studios to watch them at work; venues include works in glass, mosaic tile, drawing, painting, photography, fiber arts, metal, paper, and more. To make the most of your time, check out the website for artists' opening hours, or look up artists according to your favorite medium. Download the online Studio Guide as a comprehensive tour, and be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Parking is free throughout the district. For refreshments, try a local beer at the neighborhood brewery. A visit to River Arts District represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Asheville vacation trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • So many artists.....so little time. Wonderful to use the Guidebook to visit all the various artist studios and displays. Very good quality work and some lovely chats with the artists.  more »
  • Visited a number of galleries during our time in Asheville. While it is quite spread out over several blocks, it was relatively easy to drive from one location to another. Saw quite a diverse collecti...  more »
  • Creative Hippy Vibe! Be sure to visit Jonas Gerard's studio...he is often working on the premises. Tactile art! Yes...touching is allowed. Go o he Asheville Glass center and take a glass blowing class...  more »