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River Arts District

Asheville, NC
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Ranked #22 of 82 Attractions in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries, Neighborhoods
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Beach Lake, PA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Most of the artists seemed amateurish. The few that were good were not worth the visit. We saw much better art at the Biltmore Village.

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baltimore, maryland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Leaving Asheville early in the day, we traveled into town to visit "RAD" as its called. We were there around 9:30 or 10, but a few studios were open, particularly in the "Wedge" grouping. The artists were friendly and did not pressure us to buy. We did buy several items in the Michael Hofman gallery and the Asheville Glass Center... More

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avl, nc
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

It was a great day when we went. You get to see old building and watch the different artist do their crafts right in front of you.And then you can buy it. It is amazing how may talented people you can see in a small area. Loved the area

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East Hampton, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Plenty of unique shops to browse. Very busy place this time of year. Foliage in the area was beautiful. Shops again are a bit pricey but I managed to find some nice things to purchase at a reasonable price.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

I guess this is one of those places you have to hit on the right day. Didnt really see anything worth stopping for on our last trip.

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Jacksonville Beach, FL
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a rather large area and you have to drive to the various sections. It has lots of artists including painters, potters and weavers and just about anything. I can see this as a growing area that continues to get better and better.

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New York City, New York, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

When you visit the River Arts District, you get a chance to do more than just see the works on display, you get to meet and talk with the artists. We had visited on a Monday, when many shops are closed, but for those that were open, everyone we met was friendly and discussed their particular craft. Definitely worth the... More

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Charlottetown, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I liked the district but it is just a bit of a walk from downtown Asheville. Once we got there, we saw amazing artists working in the building, which use to be in very poor condition. The products they make there are fantastic but maybe a little high in price. If I had the money and a way to get... More

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Melbourne, FL, USA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Fantastic art and a beautiful walk all in one. You need a whole day to see it all. We got there on the late side and regretted it. Go early and enjoy!

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Miami, Florida
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386 reviews 386 reviews
92 attraction reviews
295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Twice a year when they have the "Stroll" is fantastic. I went 2 Novembers ago and it was a beautiful day to be out and see all these awesome studios. I saw a guy making blown glass, a guy doing clay work, and many other amazing studios. This is a great thing to do in Asheville. Besides all the artists... More

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