River Arts District, Asheville

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Neighborhood · Hidden Gem · Art Gallery
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. Plan a Asheville trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • We spent about 4 hours exploring all the great art. The area is spread out and there is a lot of walking involved, we saw less than half of what was there and then we got hungry and couldn't find any....  more »
  • There are a variety of shops offering high quality art in all kinds of mediums--clay, glass, metal, canvas, etc. We took an Uber to one of the shops and then walked around. Be prepared to walk a lot.....  more »
  • Love, love the art and French Broad River
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