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River Arts District

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Address: Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: 828) 552-4723
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Interesting and fun

All kinds of places to explore from breweries to cafes to art shops. Directly on the river and a great vibe for just hanging around.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

All kinds of places to explore from breweries to cafes to art shops. Directly on the river and a great vibe for just hanging around.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Meet artists, enjoy the renovations, visit the Wedge, have some food at one of the restaurants. This place is eclectic and just fun! Every kind of art is represented and we love to talk directly to the artists.

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Maryville, Tennessee
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103 reviews 103 reviews
31 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I enjoyed walking through the District, visiting workshops and talking to the artists. There is so much to see! There's a great vibe here, and I will definitely go back on my next trip to town.

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West Bloomfield, MI
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Wonderfull art and artists, painting, glass, jewelry. Lots of studios close together, very friendly.

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terrasubaqua,com
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visiting the studios along Asheville's unique River District is worthwhile, be prepared to be amazed at the incredible works on display in the various stops, especially during one of the open-house weekends. Some of the pieces represent art forms that defy any concise description other than WOW...

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Asheville, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Older part of town being gradually developed by local artists. A fun place to visit and great place to buy some unique gifts. Also the location of 12 Bones BBQ, fantastic and unique food - just ask President Obama - he and his staff love it.

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Arden, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We weren't sure how it was all laid out and started on the lower side. Saw artists in their workshops and loved the Antique shop near the end. Up above on the main street (Haywood?) there are higher end galleries to browse in comfort. On Jan. 1st, '15, Ms. Fromer called it a 'Sketchy' area, but had confidence that the... More 

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North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Definitely worth a drive to the River Arts District if you want to see a wide range of artists and actually talk to most of them in their studios. It's a pretty spread out area that requires a car, so don't expect to stroll to all the shops like one does downtown. It's more of an art adventure. Clingman Cafe... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

New artists are coming into Asheville every week and the diversity of tastes and styles never disappoints

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Nephi, UT
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

There are many good artists, painting, unique pottery, all $$$. Great big fun consignment junk store. Loved that. Great parking.

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