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Blue Spiral 1

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Great gallery - varied exhibits, including paintings, photography, pottery and more. We wandered... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
240CindyT
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Northampton, Massachusetts
Wonderful gallery/museum

We always make certain to visit Blue Spiral 1 when in Asheville. There are always interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
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Founded in 1990, Blue Spiral 1 presents work by exceptional artists in an awe-inspiring space. The light-filled 15,000 square-foot gallery spans three floors connected by an open stairway. Blue Spiral 1 presents over twenty annual exhibitions of...more
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38 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3625
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Blue Spiral is a well laid out gallery with a variety of artist exhibits. We enjoyed listening to John Cleveland give the background on his paintings from the fields of France too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vonda B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife’s former art teacher was showing his art so we decided to check this place out. No entry fee and photos are allowed. Beautiful building and a nice display of art in a variety of mediums. A lot of the work is pricey but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank macsterling
AliW1390, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting the gallery! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience. We continually change out the space for new exhibitions and cannot wait for you to see what else we have to offer on your next visit!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great gallery - varied exhibits, including paintings, photography, pottery and more. We wandered through here for over an hour. Most of the items are for sale and the prices seemed reasonable.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 240CindyT
AliW1390, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Cindy, Thank you so much for the review! We are so happy you enjoyed our space. We'll see you next time.

Reviewed 3 November 2018

We always make certain to visit Blue Spiral 1 when in Asheville. There are always interesting special exhibits and a wide array of fine art and fine crafts. We were not disappointed. We especially enjoyed the work in the special exhibit. Staff are always friendly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kytraveler800
AliW1390, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Wow! Thank you so much for the kind review and for letting others know about your experience. We look forward to your next visit :-)

Reviewed 2 November 2018

We were walking around the area and happened to see Blue Spiral 1 and stopped in. Some interesting stuff, and check out the lower level and the second floor.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bbwex
AliW1390, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 21 October 2018

We happened to walk in during a special event and found the staff extremely cordial. As others have said, the gallery encompasses 3 floors. They carry a wonderful mix of local artists in different media. I loved the installation on the lowest level titled "Have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bob J
AliW1390, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Bob - Thank you so much for taking the time to right us a review! We are thrilled you enjoyed our space and some of our current exhibitions. Stay tuned, we are putting on a jewelry exhibition in 2019! You can follow our happenings on...More

Reviewed 20 October 2018

I am not a gallery guy, but do enjoy a good museum and well done art. This place deserves its number one status on TA. Great work in many mediums. I enjoyed every minute of my visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard R
AliW1390, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Richard - Thank you for such kind words! We aim to surprise and inspire by not falling into other art gallery stereotypes. We are so happy you decided to give us a shot :-)

Reviewed 15 October 2018

Blue Spiral 1 (even though there is no BS 2) is an amazing collection of wonderful top of the line artists housed on three floors. In the room marked Reverie, we fell in love with Duy Huynh's ethereal painting, Jan Kransberger's glass and Kirsten Stingle's...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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AliW1390, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thanks for the review! Maybe one day we'll have a Blue Spiral 2 - where should we open it? We'll see you next time and hope to exceed your expectations :-)

Reviewed 10 October 2018

I really love the art work and how tastefully it is displayed at Blue Spiral 1 downtown in Asheville, North Carolina. The gallery consists of three floors with a diverse arrangement of artwork in various mediums. The street level entry is actually the middle floor....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank toniroger
AliW1390, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Toni, Thank you for coming by the gallery and taking the time to let others know about your experience in our space! Being compared to an art museum is one of the highest compliments :-) Our staff work very hard to create different vignettes that...More

Reviewed 21 September 2018

Excellent gallery with a diverse selection of styles and mediums. I've purchased art and swooned over the art in this place for years and I never miss it when I'm downtown and in the mood. Multi-level space is conducive to wandering around and soaking it...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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AliW1390, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

You ROCK! Thank you so much for the amazing review Abigail! We cannot wait for you to see our next round of exhibitions :-)

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876sarau
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Response from NCTraveler2015 | Reviewed this property |
The first floor is wheelchair accessible but there is no elevator to get to the basement or second floor.
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Response from AliW1390 | Property representative |
Hi, I apologize for the delay in responding. We love pets and ARE pet friendly!
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Response from localfoodluvr | Reviewed this property |
It is free! All of the art shops are free except for the Asheville Art Museum which I think is around 10 dollars. You should also go to New Morning Gallery in Biltmore village if you have the time. It is a little less... More
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