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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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  • We love glassblowing. At the NC Glass Center, I made a paperweight and my daughter made a pumpkin. In case you worry that it will be too hard, the artists on duty are very helpful and encouraging. The...  more »
  • Went here for lunch and then a stroll around the studios and craft shops. Good to see the artists at work and some items on display were true works of art. In general the artists were very happy to ta...  more »
  • This was one of the stops at the hop on and off trolley tour that four of us did in Asheville. I found it disappointing, and feel that the city has a long way to go to make this a good stop for people...  more »