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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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  • I know very little about art, but I enjoyed visiting the various galleries and artists. I was impressed with the variety of artists. Painters, crafters, sculptures, potters, and so forth and so on. So...  more »
  • We really enjoyed walking around this area. My daughter enjoyed being able to watch the artists do their work. They were all great at explaining what they were doing. Highly recommend visiting!  more »
  • I visited this district in Asheville this week and was amazed at the amount of creativity in progress! It was pouring rain; we got off the trolley tour at this location; wandered into a studio and lov...  more »