Kress Emporium

Kress Emporium, Asheville: Hours, Address, Kress Emporium Reviews: 4.5/5

Kress Emporium
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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TarHeel
Durham, NC800 contributions
Worth persuing for local art
Oct 2020
We like places that feature local art and artists, and this place is one of several in Asheville that showcase many artists. We actually forgot about this place and were about to walk right be it, but did stop in once we remembered what it was. We actually saw pieces from some artists we recognize. We didn't buy anything this time around (spend our money elsewhere in Asheville) but it seemed busy and lively.
Written December 5, 2020
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Jim W.
Atlanta, GA685 contributions
An indoor collection of 'art festival' type booths
Oct 2019
We stopped in here for a while on our first afternoon in Asheville. It would be a great cold / rainy day activity. It is a large space on one of the main blocks just off downtown. It has main aisles in basically a long U-shape. On each side are small stalls with various art objects for sale. They sell the types of things you see at booths at outdoor art festivals, but instead the booths are moved indoors.

The booths had a huge variety of things for sale, and it was easy to find something that generated a smile or a laugh. Depending on your mood / interest, you could browse here for quiet a while. I don't think we ended up getting anything but there seemed to be a fair number of people carrying items that they apparently did plan to purchase.

Worth a stop.
Written December 1, 2019
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hinshawbaker
Liberty, NC61 contributions
Recommended by a friend, and it was great!
Sep 2019
Beautiful array and very diverse variety of artists' products that should cover most anyone's interests!
Written September 8, 2019
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pakcik2018
Metairie, LA41 contributions
Nice variety of art works
Aug 2019
Waking around the art district, stopped in here, first thing I saw was a cooler with soft drinks and bottled water. The water was cold, and only a dollar. There are plants, ceramics, paintings, photography little bit of everything. The basement has furniture.
It is worth the stop.
Written August 11, 2019
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William A
Pickens, SC186 contributions
Fun, Interesting Place!
Mar 2019 • Couples
Highly recommend visiting Kress, they mostly have interesting, well-priced artwork that changes every few feet you walk. I loved our visit here! And we bought a few pieces too. Staff very helpful and organized. We'll be back for sure!
Written March 25, 2019
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stm24
Pennsylvania177 contributions
Great place, lots of local artists
Dec 2018 • Couples
Kress is awesome. There are booths set up throughout, most seem to be local artisans with works on display. Not much cheap flea market junk either. We would have bought more if we didn't fly, took several cards and pictures to check their websites when we got home. Great place to be introduced to new, to me, artists.
Written January 12, 2019
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menbx5
United States369 contributions
Kress Emporium
Oct 2018 • Couples
The Kress Emporium was a fun stop in Asheville.
The aisles are wide and the areas have been laid out with room to move and observe the objects.
The staff was welcoming and willing to answer any questions.
Written November 4, 2018
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kytraveler800
261 contributions
Always worth a stop
Oct 2018 • Couples
We always enjoy walking through the Kress Emporium. It offers an interesting selection of artist booths with an array of work that is for sale. The downstairs is a furniture store.
Written November 2, 2018
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Bob J
Southport, NC816 contributions
Nice find!
Oct 2018 • Couples
We happened to walk by and I saw some artsy items out front that drew us in. It's an old S.H. Kress store that's been converted into an artist coop (at least I think it's a coop). They have a large number of stalls offering works by a wide variety of local artists.

Downstairs is a separate store that offers furniture and designers. If you like wood, make the trip downstairs as there are some great pieces of live edge furniture.
Written October 20, 2018
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NCTraveler2015
Raleigh, NC5,036 contributions
Variety
Jun 2018 • Friends
The Kress Emporium is a great shop. The staff is friendly and there is a large variety of items available that were made by local artists. The store is large so it is fun to browse while looking for those unique gifts.
Written June 28, 2018
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Kress Emporium is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM