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River Arts District

Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-552-4723
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“working artists” (24 reviews)
“wedge brewery” (23 reviews)
“artist studios” (19 reviews)
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Asheville, NC 28801
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Reviewed yesterday

Looking for something to do, we went to the River Arts District. It is a bunch of what looks like abandoned buildings along a railroad track. Didn't really know what to go into. Tried a few but was weird strange stuff. Nothing really to see...More

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful way to spend the day, especially if you're a photographer. Colors, patterns, fascinating architecture, warehouse studios, artisans, crafts people....it's just a joy. Pretty spread out so get a map, and pick a bright day, because the tagging of the buildings will dazzle you....More

Thank chuckiek
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been able to visit a few of the studios in this district. Because the buildings are scattered around the arts district, it's best if you start with a map and familiarize yourself with the area - you probably will get more out of...More

Thank Livoniagal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic area if you are art shopping. Soooo many fantastic artists in a small area. If you can't find something here, then you aren't really looking. I've bought everything from original art to prints. The energy there is just fun! Lots of people milling about,...More

Thank Butterbuttbaby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was great to get to see artists actually painting or throwing pottery. And then see their finished pieces. They were also happy to talk to you about their work and the local area. If you have time, take a class at the glass making...More

Thank Leslie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed talking to the artists and seeing the array of art. You can see as little or as much as you feel like, worth a visit.

Thank ddingermany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took an 11 yr. old boy, 9 yr. old girl and 9 month old to the River Arts District. The glassblowing demo was good, although she could have spoken louder. My granddaughter is wanting to try a lesson! The lack of actively demonstrating other...More

Thank Marcia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s fun just to browse at the various shops in the RiverArts district, and there are many good pieces for sale. Odyssey Clay Center has some real bargains.

Thank Keith1009
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many shops in the River Arts District, but we didn't see many artists. The only location where we saw artists was the glass blowing building. Many locations were only open Thursday through Sunday.

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were not sure what to expect when we went here but we both really enjoyed ourselves. The area is a bunch of old warehouses that have been repurposed into artists studios and co-ops with some restaurants added to the mix. There are maps available...More

3  Thank Connie M
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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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12 Bones Smokehouse has fantastic barbecue. 5 Foundy Street, Suite 10 · Asheville, NC 28801 Phone (828) 253-4499
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HollyMAnderson
24 February 2017|
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Yes. By 10:00am you should have plenty of choice.
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