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Downtown Asheville Art District

Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-505-8341
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Inspirational

I was trying to get motivated to start painting and boy did I ever get motivated. Each gallery was... read more

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Lee68
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A sunny day enhanced our experience of strolling through galleries and shops. Very interesting and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
7272014
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Columbus, New Jersey, United States
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Association of fine art and craft galleries in downtown Asheville, NC
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Asheville, NC 28801
Downtown Asheville
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+1 828-505-8341
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"street performers"
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"shops and galleries"
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"blue spiral"
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"every corner"
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"walk around"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed yesterday

I was trying to get motivated to start painting and boy did I ever get motivated. Each gallery was different but each artist was willing to discuss their techniques, their stories, and their love of painting. I was in awe of how happy and generous...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A sunny day enhanced our experience of strolling through galleries and shops. Very interesting and fun.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

My two favorite places were the Kress Building and the Woolworth building arts & crafts galleries. I am impressed with how the community has chosen to repurpose rather than rebuild these historical buildings. Many of the former details were still present. I enjoyed reminiscing as...More

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Need decorating ideas or something to add to your collection? This is the place to go to find all the unique items for home or office.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

a wonderful collection from local artists. From jewelry, to clat, to glass to paining and multi media - you will see it all in downtown Asheville.

1  Thank lgr0gers
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

The river art district is a great place to walk around to the galleries and pick up some local pottery, glassware jewelry and you can even watch it being made.

2  Thank oceana38
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Reminds me of what Greenwich Village in New York used to be like in the 70s. It's a quaint town with lots of neat things to do.

1  Thank s2reyhouse
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Asheville has some tremendous galleries to offer! There are some fun ones featuring pop art but I love the fine art galleries. Of course, how much you like the artists on exhibit varies from visit to visit, but you can always find some very talented...More

1  Thank allval
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Had a great time with the family touring the art district. Kids were able to meet professional artist and begin cultivating interest in the arts.

1  Thank JayH3006
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Walk around the city and see all the art, buildings, and architecture in general. Stop in all the shops and find cool places and things to do and see.

1  Thank VeganVacation
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Pam S
16 February 2017|
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Response from JMBender | Property representative |
The downtown art district which is a easily walkable area has mostly commercial galleries that show a very diverse selection of art. Exhibiting a wide range of art. They range from local to regional to national and... More
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Matthew L
3 November 2016|
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Response from eheyman | Reviewed this property |
There are two arts districts in Asheville, one downtown and the other along the river, which are actually areas with heavy concentrations of galleries, studios and workshops. Hard to say if the respective vendors will be... More
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RedHeifer22
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Response from Dennis L | Reviewed this property |
Hmmmm....I'd say possibly, but this really isn't a classic Southern city in my experience. There certainly is charm and history, particularly around the Biltmore area, if that's of interest to you. I've lived in the... More
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