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Blue Spiral 1

38 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801 (Downtown Asheville)
828-251-0202
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Ranked #20 of 54 shopping in Asheville
Type: Art Galleries
Activities: Arts and crafts, Nightlife
Owner description: This three-story, downtown art gallery exhibits fine works by local artists and craftspeople in a variety of media, including paintings, printmaking,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Louisville, Kentucky
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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91 reviews 91 reviews
29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

A gorgeous gallery to visit, exquisite lighting, fascinating work of many dimensions by talented artists and craftspeople. Little bit overpriced, even by Asheville art gallery standards.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

I'm not much into the whole art gallery scene, but of all of the galleries we went to, this was by far the neatest one. I don't know that I could afford much of what was there but it was something to appreciate. A little bit of everything.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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117 reviews 117 reviews
24 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Blue Spiral is THE gallery in downtown Asheville. They have three floors of wonderful offerings--all first-quality, imaginative. All if not most of their artists are exclusive to Blue Spiral. Those who are looking for blown glass and other glass items will be particularly delighted. Their staff is very helpful and knowledgeable--and not at all pushy. If you can't transport what... More

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jc, mo
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

They have lots of great art in a cool old building. The gallery seems to go on and on with much to see.

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