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Address: Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: 828) 552-4723
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For The Art Fan

There is a lot to see here. Local art by local artists. It was an interesting and enjoyable stroll from one place to another

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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9 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We had five days in Asheville and dedicated several hours to this site. After flying by it on the first pass because of the lack of signage we pulled in only to be extremely disappointed. Besides an Antique store filled to the rafters there were only three other artists that were open for touring. All three were overpriced with no... More 

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Indianapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We reallty enjoyed this area of Asheville. However, be aware that it is a realtively "quiet" are of the city. If you like browsing and eating in small, out of the way restaurants - go. We liked the area. You can do this in about half a day.

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Oldsmar, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

There is a lot to see here. Local art by local artists. It was an interesting and enjoyable stroll from one place to another

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Finally found the river arts district on our last day in Asheville. We were so sorry to find it so late in our trip and wondered why everyone didn't shout out the directions to this goldmine of artist's studios sooner. At any rate, it is a bit difficult to find. Once you do though you are in a wonderfully glorious... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

With brewpubs, vegan menus, and artisan wares, the River Arts District is Asheville's granola hipster hangout. Much less touristy than downtown, but also still in process of gentrification. You have to drive or bike there from downtown.

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Asheville, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The River Arts District -- once Asheville's warehouse and manufacturing center and home to one of the biggest, smelliest tanneries in the Southeast and now the region's arts and crafts center -- is changing. The New Belgium brewery and Eastern Distribution Center now under construction, a planned new large apartment project and an increasing number of restaurants, bars, breweries, residences... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Given the reputation that Asheville has for Arts & Culture, our hopes were high that we would find some glassware, pottery, or painting that we would be happy to purchase. While we only visited about 10 different studios in the River Arts District, they were all chosen from the brochure for their appeal to our desires and taste. We know... More 

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Very neat and interesting. Not for everyone however. Do some research a d have a plan, but worth a stop.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We went to the Riverside Arts District with the express purpose of buying a painting for my wife's office. We went through at least 6 different buildings all containing numerous artists within, only to realize that I could probably create a better picture for much less. And sadly, my ability is right up there with cat with paint on back... More 

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I'll get this out of the way first: this area is not for everyone. There is a large assortment of artists and their art in this area. It is a former industrial area, partially converted to artist space. It is not a glossy, new, highly sleek area. It is a bit gritty, with room to grow. Do your research first.... More 

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Address: Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: 828) 552-4723
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville

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