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Blue Spiral 1

Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
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Address: 38 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: 828-251-0202
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Arts and crafts, Nightlife
Description: This three-story, downtown art gallery exhibits fine works by local...
This three-story, downtown art gallery exhibits fine works by local artists and craftspeople in a variety of media, including paintings, printmaking, ceramics, photography and blown glass.
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Best Art Gallery in the mountains

The current show at Blue Spiral 1 is one of the best I've ever seen - paintings, sculpture, incredible baskets. You can stop in on your way to the Fine Arts Theatre or Bellagio... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The current show at Blue Spiral 1 is one of the best I've ever seen - paintings, sculpture, incredible baskets. You can stop in on your way to the Fine Arts Theatre or Bellagio Everyday, all on Biltmore Ave in Asheville

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I don't know how I missed Blue Spiral over the years. I just went last weekend for the first time and it blew me away. Asheville is an arts/crafts/gallery mecca, but this gallery stands out for me as the very best of "pure" art, rather than arts and crafts. Maybe it's because I probably can't afford anything I saw, but... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Asheville is filled with galleries but Blue Spiral always has special things,. You will not be disappointed in your visit in the heart of downtown the location can be beat.

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Asheville, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

If you want to see the best curated art in Asheville, this is the place. I own several pieces from Blue Spiral and they inspire me each day. Downstairs they feature a local artist, and it is beautifully curated. Upstairs, they have amazing pieces that will awe you. Definitely worth a visit!

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were amazed -- great art in one room after another, on three floors, including a stunning display by Ron Isaacs. No elevator, so be prepared to walk. More like a museum than a gallery.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We've traveled all over the world.....galleries in far flung places.....but this gallery competes. Fine choices of many types of media: paintings, sculpture, glass, etc. Pricey but for great quality art. Don't miss it even if you are just looking.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Asheville is THE most pathetically overrated city in the southeast (aside from Greenville, SC, though they are two very different entities, somewhat polarized from each other). A lot of people who think Asheville is "IT" really don't know it all that well. It is a city being killed by its own success. That being said, John Cram's contributions to the... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I visited along with my mother and two of her friends, all of whom are working artists. We were very impressed with the gallery and the caliber of the work. The gallery was preparing to open a new show, so it was only partially hung, but what we saw was top-notch--drawings by an artist who has spent a lot of... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

This gallery was dead on the Sunday afternoon that we visited, and the atmosphere was very somber. The featured art was interesting to see, but the prices were very high - I prefer the Woolworth Walk for my personal budget and taste.

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

One of the finest galleries in the USA. If you love true American crafts and art you must visit Blue Spiral. I always try to visit when I go to Asheville.

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Additional Information about Blue Spiral 1

Address: 38 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: 828-251-0202
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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