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River Arts District

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Address: , Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: 828) 552-4723
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The River Arts District has come a long way in the past several years. With more restaurants opening and soon New Belgium Brewing, there's a little something for everyone. They... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Asheville, NC
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416 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The River Arts District has come a long way in the past several years. With more restaurants opening and soon New Belgium Brewing, there's a little something for everyone. They are also building a huge hiking trail which will connect the River Arts District with Carrier Park. This will be a fabulous addition.

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Richmond, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this section of town. An amazing array of artists/studios with lots of great stuff on display.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It's not what we expected. There is a lot of art and there are a lot of artists, but everything is scattered about and not particularly well-marked. They said there's a rejuvenation of sorts going to happen so maybe it'll be better.

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Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The RAD is filled with a large variety of artists' studios. Each is worth exploring and getting to know the residents. There are many interesting stories and good stuff to see.

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Burlington, North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

What a jewel of creativity! Whatever you might be looking for can most likely be found here... from textiles, metal works, jewelry, glass, pottery, art works, architecural finds - it is all here.... plus another side of Asheville that you must discover! Allow yourself a full day to absorb all this "under the hill" district gives to you...

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Very worthwhile to see what crafts people (artists) are doing. Big inventories in old-factory settings. Be sure to get detailed maps and studio info on-line and then get the printed copy while there. Takes some time to cover each building and get from building to building. There is a bus-trolley but parking is relatively easy. We've been there many times... More 

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NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Funky old warehouse district along the river that's been turned into artist galleries. A lot of nice stops where you can see and purchase some great art, as well as a number of restaurants and a brewery. We came back later in the evening to see some free music outside the brewery and to have a few craft beers, Cool... More 

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Lexington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This area was not what we expected. While there are incredibly talented people there, the area is sadly underdeveloped. Not many shops open on Saturday mid-morning till 1:00. Very spread out. Guess that's what the term starving artist hints at... You gotta be open to sell your creations. Clingman's Cafe was the happening spot. Just wasn't the traffic and general... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It is amazing to see so many talented artist in one place. Artist share space to demonstrate, create and display their art. There are art classes, restaurants and so much great art. What a fun way to spend a day!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Only walked through for a few minutes but I could see the potential. It should eventually develop into a destination. Visited a couple of shops but found them a tad pretentious and quite pricey. Maybe I'll come by this way again and see if things change.

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