We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

River Arts District

Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-552-4723
Website
Save
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“working artists” (26 reviews)
“wedge brewery” (24 reviews)
“artist studios” (19 reviews)
LOCATION
Asheville, NC 28801
CONTACT
Website
+1 828-552-4723
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Asheville
from US$72.00
More Info
from US$19.99
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (990)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"working artists"
in 26 reviews
"wedge brewery"
in 24 reviews
"artist studios"
in 19 reviews
"clingman cafe"
in 13 reviews
"working studios"
in 13 reviews
"white duck taco"
in 20 reviews
"jonas gerard"
in 20 reviews
"interesting area"
in 12 reviews
"art lovers"
in 14 reviews
"great artists"
in 10 reviews
"glass center"
in 10 reviews
"wedges"
in 38 reviews
"glass blowing"
in 25 reviews
"love art"
in 11 reviews
"local artists"
in 33 reviews
"fine art"
in 10 reviews
"the french broad river"
in 15 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 985 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

This area is a delight- shop, dine, just enjoy! My family and I have been here several times and have enjoyed it more each time we visit. We have purchased art, ceramics, clothing!

Thank Beth100
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed the River Arts District and all the very talented vendors. The buildings are a perfect setting for such beautiful shops!

Thank brogan5729
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My whole crew likes this place including hubby. Kids (12-1) loves to check out the art around the district. Very groovy place. Amazing artists and the pizza restaurant was fantastic!

1  Thank LaShea W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A very diverse group of stores and artists. From antique shops to painters to glass blowers, potters,weavers, to dog trainers. Also good collection of restaurants and coffee shops. The trolley ride is also a must, a little history and adorable lady driver. A nice way...More

Thank Momsaidtravel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not all the shoppes were open when we visited, because many opened at Noon. If we had more time to peruse, we most certainly would have gone into more shoppes. We enjoyed the variety of goods you could find -- blown glass, wall art, custom...More

Thank SpringFaith74
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You get a good feel of the vibe by walking around and seeing the artists. They have a trolley that will take you to the different areas. Pick up a map (in shops or in newspaper stands) to see all the artists and where to...More

Thank Bethany P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Asheville, NC to take glass classes at North Carolina Glass on Roberts street. This was an amazing experience. The Uber ride there to the River Arts District from the Four Points by Sheraton was $8. While I was waiting for my partner...More

Thank jimbofly
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

So. Many. Artists. A lot of this is high end stuff- if you wants to spend thousands, you could do it on one piece. But there’s a lot in lower prices ranges also.we picked up some really affordable photography for our home. Worth a stop.

1  Thank JenRinCincy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The River Arts District is full of unique art, local artists' studios, great food and coffee! It is one of my favorite areas to explore and pass time!

Thank whiteside97
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place I did not slot enough time for. I love strolling around and seeing all of the local artisans art work - I went late in the afternoon and wished I had another day to explore!

Thank Margaret Elizab... B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 69 hotels in Asheville
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Asheville Westgate, NC
538 reviews
.96 km away
Downtown Inn & Suites
637 reviews
1.21 km away
Hyatt Place Asheville Downtown
708 reviews
1.23 km away
Hotel Indigo Asheville Downtown
1,631 reviews
1.36 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Hole
165 reviews
.88 km away
12 Bones Smokehouse
1,667 reviews
.23 km away
White Duck Taco Shop
1,142 reviews
.47 km away
The Bull & Beggar
253 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
New Belgium Brewing Company
308 reviews
.36 km away
Wedge Brewing Company
154 reviews
.06 km away
Jonas Gerard Fine Art
120 reviews
.25 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
SewManyDolls
9 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from 957rwp | Reviewed this property |
I was able to find street parking.
1
Vote
MEK65
18 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from jrigger |
12 Bones Smokehouse has fantastic barbecue. 5 Foundy Street, Suite 10 · Asheville, NC 28801 Phone (828) 253-4499
2
Votes
HollyMAnderson
24 February 2017|
Answer
Response from Rdskolars | Reviewed this property |
Yes. By 10:00am you should have plenty of choice.
1
Vote
;