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River Arts District

Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-552-4723
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Travellers talk about
“working artists” (26 reviews)
“wedge brewery” (24 reviews)
“artist studios” (19 reviews)
LOCATION
Asheville, NC 28801
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+1 828-552-4723
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My Grand-daughter had her "rehearsal" dinner here in a reserved room. The area is a reclaimed industrial area and is amazing. There are shops/art studios of every description, as well as a micro-brewery and bars with music. Though, this would probably appear to be a...More

Thank Kenaijohn
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Early April, not too many things are open on Sundays, but it was fun to explore the shops that were open. Off the beaten path, but certainly worth finding.

1  Thank Carrol D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited to preview for incoming guests... Was impressed with how helpful people were with everything. The sheer amount of wall art is amazing!

Thank bmwbillk
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were excited to walk around here and made it our first stop. It was just okay. The artists have a lot of beautiful work, but much of it was just very expensive as to be way out of our budget. One painting was priced...More

1  Thank kyderbymom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I guess the eclectic type of art that is showcased has to be your thing. It isn't for us - but it is highly interesting to see the various artists at work.

Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The River Arts District is a must see! We were there on a Friday afternoon and traffic was jammed, so be forewarned. It took over 30 minutes to park once there. There are several shops in the district which sell different types of art. Some...More

Thank swoodgate2000
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had such a a wonderful time exploring the RAD. Very interesting group of artisans. Having stumbled upon the Wedge brewery made for a very pleasant afternoon.

Thank Bonnie222
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did our own thing here and moved car 3 times to cover all areas. Wow such an array of studios to wander through with all staff so welcoming and informative. The quality of workmanship overall was extraordinary but above all the warm welcome by...More

Thank chris G
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is such an awesome part of Asheville. Any medium you can imagine (and few you haven't thought of ) are found here. Many of the studios have working artists in them where you can talk to them about their art and buy directly from...More

Thank lgr0gers
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

You know the story - artists find old, unused industrial space and turn it into a magnificent arts community. Plan on spending a few hours, walking the one mile studios along the French Broad River. Oils, acrylics, sculpture, pottery, glass and textiles, it’s all here,...More

Thank SandBAtlanta
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I was able to find street parking.
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18 March 2017|
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12 Bones Smokehouse has fantastic barbecue. 5 Foundy Street, Suite 10 · Asheville, NC 28801 Phone (828) 253-4499
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