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River Arts District, Asheville

(3.7/5 based on 700+ 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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  • Interesting studios, and stores with unique offerings. Be prepared to spend time just wandering around to look 
  • Potters, Painters, Glassblowers, Jewelers, one of a kind artistic experiences. Demos, one-day workshops, friendly folks, cafes, sunny spots to stroll...need I say more? 
  • The river arts district is spread out over a large area. We visited the "Wedge" and found a number of artists in their studios. All of the studios there were open and others would help if you had ques...  more »