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River Arts District

Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-552-4723
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Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-552-4723
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice afternoon walking gallery to gallery, bought way to much. Talented artists, can't recommend it enough

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Love all the vibes coming from the whole area. There is something for everyone. Love all the arts and crafts... Beautiful pieces!

Thank cb53913
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not all of the art for sale was to my taste, and I'm not really in the market for it anyway, but some of it was fascinating, and it is always a pleasure to see that people can make their living doing something like this....More

Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's basically a craft show. The blow your own glass is a super expensive come on, and not available every day. If you want to make a $60 paper weight, knock yourself out.

Thank biskit49
Reviewed 5 days ago

A variety of old buildings has been repurposed as art galleries and restaurants, somewhat revitalizing a run-down area near the river and railroad line. We walked around, dropped into a few of the galleries and craft shops, and heard a local bluegrass band performing in...More

Thank HarveyL759
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not always an easy place to visit- parking and walking can be challenging here, but the various galleries with working artists are fun. Many unusual forms of art being created here.

Thank FreeSpirit33527
Reviewed 1 week ago

We parked and walked around to the different shops and studios. Very interesting are work of all mediums. Walkability is limited in some areas but I think those areas will be undergoing some improvement. There are restaurants in the immediate areas too.

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful variety of artisans and artists. From inexpensive jewelry to cane bottom chairs to world-class painting. Perfect for a rainy day.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I only visited one studio as when I went there the parking was terrible, very crowded for a Tuesday! I could not afford to buy anything that I saw and imagine that with the popularity of Asheville, it's gotten overpriced. Good place if you like...More

Thank AlexandraTheEmpress
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed seeing the artists work and seeing their pieces of art. In addition to being fun it was a free activity for our family.

Thank jbauman7
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Can anyone recommend a restaurant for lunch for 15 people in or near the River Arts District?
18 March 2017|
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Response from jrigger |
12 Bones Smokehouse has fantastic barbecue. 5 Foundy Street, Suite 10 · Asheville, NC 28801 Phone (828) 253-4499
Any idea what time art studios and/or shops open? Any chance any are open at 10:00 am?
24 February 2017|
Response from Rdskolars | Reviewed this property |
Yes. By 10:00am you should have plenty of choice.
Amber N
Is Saturday afternoon a good time to visit?
24 June 2016|
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Response from Meneca D | Reviewed this property |
I think Saturdays are great times to visit. There are more people so parking is a greater challenge, but we visited on a Saturday and had a great time.