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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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  • Weekend in Asheville, Sat was booked and Sat night spent in town. Sunday we wanted to do the Arts District but found almost everything closed. Most buildings look deserted and not very well marked. 
  • So many artists, so many things to see, make this a special place in Asheville. You can find thousands of things here, usually no two alike, in the shops all along the path. Stop in and see demonstrat...  more »
  • If you are into old buildings being repurposed, pottery, painting, sculpture, textiles and every kind of oddity you can imagine. this is the place! After walking up and down the couple of blocks and i...  more »