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River Arts District
Asheville, NC
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Ranked #19 of 65 Attractions in Asheville
Type: Art Galleries, Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Such an inspiring area for artists and art lovers. I absolutely LOVED being able to watch the artists work. This is a must-see area for those visiting Asheville for their "artsy" community!

Visited June 2013
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“Interesting local artistans”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Nice 1/2 day trip especially if you walk from downtown Asheville. I would recommend taking a stroll to the River Arts district on a nice day.

Visited May 2013
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Seneca, South Carolina
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“Art and history... And lots of fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

The River Arts District of Asheville is a great place to meet artist of many types! You get to tour their studios, ask questions, enjoy the beautiful old buildings finding new life. There are some great restaurants in the area also. It's a wonderful way to spend a day!

Visited June 2013
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Colfax, Louisiana
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“A full day of meeting artist and admiring/buying their work”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The River Arts District is a revival of the old warehouse areas of the French Broad River area. The studios, galleries, artists, restaurants, brewery, etc., are all spread out in unique buildings and locations. If you want to really see it all, expect to spend the day.
Artists are happy to talk as you watch them create and are more than happy to sell you an item to take home. All studios/artists are not open at the same time, but most are available. I visited on an afternoon, and realized I did not allocate enough time to really see it all or enjoy the vast array of art that was being presented.
It is a must do in Asheville.

Visited May 2013
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Columbia, South Carolina
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“Regardless of your level of interest in art, it's a fun place to spend the afternoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We went on a Saturday and had a blast walking around to all the shops. We stopped at probably close to 15 shops and there were definitely some gems among the shops we went to. We planned on going on Saturday because that's when most of the shops are open. If you go to riverartsdistrict.com you can see who is going to be open and when on what days. After seeing that only about five shops are open on Sundays and just a handful more during the week, we decided Saturday from 12-4pm was the best time for us to go. Be sure to pick up one of the River Arts District maps which are available at almost any of the shops (just ask).

Visited May 2013
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