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“Beautiful, overpriced art gallery”
Review of Blue Spiral 1

Blue Spiral 1
Ranked #24 of 200 things to do in Asheville
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Owner description: Founded in 1990, Blue Spiral 1 presents work by exceptional artists in an awe-inspiring space. The light-filled 15,000 square-foot gallery spans three floors connected by an open stairway. Blue Spiral 1 presents over twenty annual exhibitions of sculpture, paintings, studio craft, and photography. They are either discipline based or developed around themes. The gallery's upper level features a diverse collection of works by nearly 100 regularly represented artists. The gallery also has had the privilege of representing the estate of Will Henry Stevens (1881-1949) for thirty years. A pioneer in modernism in the American South, Stevens, "should be on everyone's list of the top 10-15 underrated artists in America in the first part of the 20th Century." -David Houston, Director of Curatorial, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (previous)
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.

1  Thank George J
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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.

Thank Kyle T
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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 you buy, they pack whatever you want for shipment and arrange to have it delivered safely.

Thank KenCookie
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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.

Thank rapsmom1
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