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River Arts District

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Address: Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: 828) 552-4723
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Funky and Fresh

Total revival area, loads going on from restaurants to craft breweries, come along and see the sights and sounds of RAD

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Asheville, North Carolina
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Galleries and working studios staffed by the artists who can inform about what you are viewing and buying! Everyone was friendly and helpful. Purchased mixed media art pieces at Desert Moon Gallery - very reasonable prices and well packaged. Found Q Evon jewelry at 35% to 50% off at another gallery. Visited on a Monday so about 1/3 of the... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Total revival area, loads going on from restaurants to craft breweries, come along and see the sights and sounds of RAD

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Artists and foodie's have created a walk in the clouds. It consists of Clingman's Cafe, 12 Bones & All Souls pizza to name a few. All three places are 'top-notch'. From painting to glass works to metal sculpture.... RAD has it all and more. You could spends days just wandering around here. More places to dine & check-out than you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Loved the visits with the personalities behind such exquisite arts and crafts. Suzie Q in Jonas art museum was so very nice. We had a wonderful visit!!! My husband and I found a beautiful "red hear" entitled "Passion." It was the perfect 29th wedding anniversary keepsake!!!!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We toured the river arts district and went into some wonderful galleries. We purchased a very cool owl sculpture from one of the local galleries. We had been searching for the perfect piece of art for our outdoor fireplace and we found it.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

A visit to Asheville is not complete without experiencing the River Arts District. It is fun, of course "artsy", and you enjoy a wide variety of local artistry that is all unique.

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Charlotte, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I love this area, the funky creative vibe, the galleries. I especially like the Jonas gallery and its vibrant paintings.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Art District is a great place to visit if you want to buy art direct from the artist. There are several wonderful artists here. Jonas Gerard has a dizzying store, and you might like the campy art he serves up. I was more interested in his marketing than in his actual art. I found the glass artists and metal... More 

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Brooklyn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

You can walk here from downtown Asheville. It's downhill there and uphill back. The center seems to be Clingman's Cafe. If you are walking down Clingman Avenue, stay on it at the fork by All Soul's Pizza, and walk down to Clingman's Cafe. At the Cafe, you have a choice of roads to follow. It's a good idea to stop... More 

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Peaceful, interesting, lots of open shops and places to eat. I was able to chat with artists and watch some demonstrations. Even bought a gorgeous little necklace handmade by the local glass artists! Perfect place to duck in to while it's raining!

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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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