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River Arts District

Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-552-4723
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Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-552-4723
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A favorite thing to do in the RAD! Great fun, great art and great people! Go any day but especially go when there's an event!

Thank Jo-Ellen A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really nice wondering the route around the river district, artists were approachable and lots of different mediums and styles.... make sure you don't wait til sunday as they're closed!!!

Thank Charlene D
Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been to Asheville's River Arts District several times and will probably go back many more. It is an easy, no-stress outing that allows you to see local art at your own pace and without any pressure to buy something or to be hit with...More

Thank Just4Wong
Reviewed 2 days ago

Currently it's not that difficult to find parking - you might have to hunt around a bit. Once you've parked, get out your map and wander around checking out the different galleries and studios. The artists are all mostly very welcoming and not expecting you...More

Thank Ann G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Artists using various media spread out on both sides of railroad tracks. Need time to see more than a few.

Thank nabby
Reviewed 4 days ago

Variety of art work on display for you to just browse, purchase, or even get in on the actual making. Off the beaten path but well worth a look. Best of all it is free.

Thank D4249KQrobertw
Reviewed 5 days ago

The River Arts District is fun with lots to see and do. If you like art galleries, eateries, lot of beer places - then River Arts District is for you. You can easily spend a full day down there.

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

However, you need to make sure everyone in your group appreciates art. Our friend would up at a bar for most of the afternoon. You get to visit (and shop) multiple artist workshops. Many of the artists are working during the day. There is a...More

Thank rhpatt29
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only spent an afternoon there, but enjoyed it very much. Lots and lots of great art to see, and the a few good spots to sit and get something to drink or eat while you're exploring.

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the River Arts District once we located it. Thought there'd be more vintage and artsy clothing shops. Overall, had a nice walk up and down the streets, browsing as we went.

Thank Sababaeema
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can anyone recommend a restaurant for lunch for 15 people in or near the River Arts District?
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
Any idea what time art studios and/or shops open? Any chance any are open at 10:00 am?
24 February 2017|
Response from Rdskolars | Reviewed this property |
Yes. By 10:00am you should have plenty of choice.
Amber N
Is Saturday afternoon a good time to visit?
24 June 2016|
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Response from Meneca D | Reviewed this property |
I think Saturdays are great times to visit. There are more people so parking is a greater challenge, but we visited on a Saturday and had a great time.