River Arts District, Asheville

3.7
#2 of 17 in Neighborhoods in North Carolina
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. Before you visit Asheville, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • Visited the area for Saturday drag brunch. Food, mostly Mexican was good. The show featured great young talent. very enthusiastic lip sinkers.  more »
  • When visiting Asheville, be sure to see the River Arts District. We visited so many art galleries and working artists...especially potters. Don’t miss the Odyssey Gallery with so many fine potters and...  more »
  • we spent the better part of a day wandering through the galleries along the river in the art district. it seemed like each place the art was really incredible, extremely talented and friendly. the art...  more »
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