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“Talent on display” 4 of 5 stars
Review of River Arts District

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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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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“Talent on display”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We visited the River Arts District on our last day in Asheville and we were impressed with the talent on display. The artists are friendly and eager to answer your questions. There is a lack of sidewalks and crosswalks, so it is not so pedestrian friendly, but still enjoyed it.

Visited November 2013
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Apopka, Florida
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“Interesting arts and crafts but very pricey”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This has the making of a good concept - lots of artists studios housed in an old warehouse section of Asheville with a few eating spots sprinkled in for good measure. But it is still a work in progress. The various spots open are scattered across a fairly large area which is not compatible for walking to everything. One has to park near a cluster of shops and then move the car to another location after checking those few out. After visiting some of the studios we felt that the prices overall were much higher than we wanted to spend during our visit. That is not to say the items were overpriced, they were just over our budget.

Visited October 2013
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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“Diamond in the rough”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Someone needs a vision to really develop this area into a true arts area that's accessable and direction friendly for all people. Sidewalks need to be added and the vulgar graffiti replaced with friendly art. The area with chain link could be developed into a performing arts stage. The artists that were open seemed friendly and shared openly about their art.

Visited November 2013
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Buxton, NC
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“A huge variety of art to see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We got ahold of the River Arts District brochure ahead of time and looked through to see which mediums and artists we wanted to concentrate on since there are so many. There were plenty of artist working in their studios and very friendly and talkative so we learned a lot about their craft. Galleries have wonderful selection to shop from.

Visited October 2013
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Alexandria VA
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Lots of artists's workshops and salesrooms, a couple eating places, easy parking but still a work in progress from the area's origins as an industrial warehouse and railyard.

Visited October 2013
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