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River Arts District

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Address: Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: 828) 552-4723
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There's Some Serious Talent Here

I walked down to the River Arts District frlom Downtown Asheville - a 15-20 minute downhill walk. I visited several galleries and was made to feel most welcome at each one of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Delray Beach, Florida
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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I walked down to the River Arts District frlom Downtown Asheville - a 15-20 minute downhill walk. I visited several galleries and was made to feel most welcome at each one of them. It was interesting to not only see the finished works hanging on the walls, but to have the ability to watch the artists creating was especially unique.... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I called and stopped into Akaira's studio to view his pottery creations in real life. This was a very important thing for me as I have followed him on line for 5 years and made several purchases of his unique work. Having selected two pieces that spoke to me, I was about to leave his Cotton Mill studio when Akira... More 

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Lenoir, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is a flea Market by the river the last Sunday of each month. We went to check it out and it is very good. Really enjoyed all the vendors. Some really good prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't have enough time to see everything -- and we had a whole day! I bought beautiful prints that the artist helped choose for me. It was a wonderful shopping experience.

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Along the French Broad River lies the River Art District. You can see many artists at work in their warehouse-style studios. There are some fun restaurants in the area too, including the very popular 12 Bones barbecue restaurant.

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Arlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the best way I have ever encountered to experience what a thriving local arts community can produce. Asheville's artisans have the perfect environment to create and display their work. The district is broken into four parts. If you are not willing to wander a mile or two, do it the way we did, driving to one or two... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The River Arts District is a fun, eclectic area w many types of art available. However, aside from Depot St. (which had new sidewalks), many streets had missing sidewalks. Some (such as Roberts St.) had broken, weed infested sidewalks or none at all. Not safe for children, elderly, or the handicapped to walk in the old, narrow streets. We wanted... More 

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Troy, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place to visit to see the artists in action doing their craft. Unfortunately, you need quite a bit of money if you want to purchase any originals.

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Claremont, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove and walked around the River Arts District and found it to be hit and miss as far as worthwhile art venues to visit.

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Waterloo, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were driving through Asheville, on our way to Surfside Beach, South Carolina, and happened to come across this graffiti village on the outskirts of the Asheville Arts district. We were trying to find a shortcut from the Biltmore, to the old downtown area of Asheville. The address is 339 Old Lyman Street. We don't know anything about it's history,... More 

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