River Arts District, Asheville

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#2 of 14 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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  • There are a number of shops. Many have things that were not made by them. Some others were real artists selling their wares.  more »
  • Looking for something to do, we went to the River Arts District. It is a bunch of what looks like abandoned buildings along a railroad track. Didn't really know what to go into. Tried a few but was we...  more »
  • A wonderful way to spend the day, especially if you're a photographer. Colors, patterns, fascinating architecture, warehouse studios, artisans, crafts people....it's just a joy. Pretty spread out so g...  more »
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