River Arts District, Asheville

3.6
#2 of 16 in Neighborhoods in North Carolina
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. Before you visit Asheville, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • We are not City people, nor are we artsy, but this seemed like a place we shouldn't pass up in order to grow ourselves a little bit. I was a little concerned after reading a couple of recent reviews a...  more »
  • We arrived earlier in the day (probaby close to lunch) and on a weekday, but no one was on the street and it looked like a worn-down area and we were afraid to go walking on the streets.  more »
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