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River Arts District

Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-552-4723
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“working artists” (26 reviews)
“wedge brewery” (24 reviews)
“artist studios” (19 reviews)
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Asheville, NC 28801
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+1 828-552-4723
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Older area. Lots of artist shops. Free parking. Shops are a bit spread out and have odd hours. Just wander around and look for the open signs. Most buildings house several artists studios and shops. Everyone was friendly at the stores and pointed us to...More

Thank VacationTraveler_K
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Reviewed yesterday

Not what I was expecting from the map. More spread out than it looks. You can't walk it all. You have to park and then drive to another spot and park again.

Thank SWhite913
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Reviewed 6 days ago

300 artists creating everything from traditional to outlandish. five distinct locations in hundred year old buildings repurposed for Artwork.

Thank Tebbé D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We got there at noon and their was a glass blower demonstrating his trade, where the public could view. I am a definite glass lover and was enthralled at his talent. The art district was full of so many different types of art. The people...More

Thank amazedgirl
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting area to visit. Artsy, fartsy. In old warehouses. Some great coffee shops, breweries, and 12 Bones Smokehouse (which is great for lunch). Fun places to browse, sit, shop, eat.

Thank Ruth M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent an afternoon walking around the River Arts District when visiting Ashville. I am an artist and enjoy seeing other's art. It was a great walk, and we enjoyed going in and out of the shops looking at all the art...More

Thank Tina M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved walking through the River Arts District in Asheville. So many unique artists. We saw quite a bit of clay artists, and painters, but there were some jewelry makers, a pysanky egg artist, and a woman who creates animals using scratch art. Once she...More

Thank Marcy W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not that many artists. Not many shops open. Has great potential. Spread out over a couple of streets. Did have a great wood fired pizza.

Thank 4thtriplet
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were really excited to visit the River Arts District as my husband and our friends really enjoy viewing and buying art from different places around the world but this place is really disorganized/hard to visit. When we first arrived by car it was very...More

1  Thank teruki_neko
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had fun walking around various buildings and seeing the wonderful art. Wear walking shoes or take your car. We were there a little late in the day, so some places were no longer open. It would have been more fun if all had been...More

1  Thank Patty S
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Joseph B
6 June 2018|
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Response from dawnandrews33 | Reviewed this property |
Because we were with a tour our leader set up Galleries that were waiting for us.
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SewManyDolls
9 October 2017|
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Response from 957rwp | Reviewed this property |
I was able to find street parking.
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MEK65
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
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