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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 is two areas where local artists display and sell their works. The range is from established painters whose works sell in the thousands of dollars to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I've lived in Asheville for 10 years and have watched this district grow into being " The new Asheville". Friends and family visit it's the first place I take them. For locals it's a great place to find unique gifts and decor. If you were looking for one of a kind gifts, art and decor and not mass produced gifts... More 

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Rockville, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The River Arts District is two areas where local artists display and sell their works. The range is from established painters whose works sell in the thousands of dollars to artists that are just starting out. Suggestion: On Sundays, most artists take the day off so there is not much going on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We love hanging out at the river arts district. It is more local and fun than the downtown area which is more a tourist destination now. My favorite foods are at 12 bones and at White Duck Taco. We like grabbing a beer at the Wedge. Hurry before it becomes too popular and they start making it to trendy.

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This area of Asheville is worth visiting. We enjoyed wandering in and out of the galleries for several hours.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Located in old warehouses along the French Broad River, the arts district is easy to get to, and easy to park in. You could easily spend 2 or 3 days here, and it was the highlight of our trip to Asheville. Our favorite artist was Matt Tommey, who makes beautiful baskets from kudzu, copper, bark, and anything else he can... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

the river arts district is a great place to stroll through various studios to view art and artist creating. The area is not your typical shiny part of town but is full of creativity. Varieties of soaps, oils, paintings, wood work, glass, and great dining. It make take a little searching but it's there

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Neat experience to visit a variety of artists studios and see them at work. Nice cafe option and really good BBQ close by.

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Cadillac, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had fun walking through the shops and having a beer at Wedge Brewery. Some of the shops give you the opportunity to be an artist yourself. We would defiantly go back when we are visiting Asheville!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We loved walking through artists studios and chatting with the artists. On the Sunday we visited it was hit and miss for what was open and what wasn't, but we found a number of open studios and friendly artists. I bought a piece of beautiful wall art from a ceramic artists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Dropped in over two days of our visit. Give yourself time to enjoy exceptional creativity, watch and meet the artists. Diverse mediums as you wander from gallery to gallery.

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