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Blue Spiral 1

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
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Address: 38 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3625
Phone Number:
+1 828-251-0202
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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This three-story, downtown art gallery exhibits fine works by local artists...

This three-story, downtown art gallery exhibits fine works by local artists and craftspeople in a variety of media, including paintings, printmaking, ceramics, photography and blown glass.

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More Than Your Typical Art Gallery

The Blue Spiral is much more than a art gallery. Exhibits are changed frequently so there are always new works to view. The artists who are showcased are constantly widening my... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Blue Spiral is much more than a art gallery. Exhibits are changed frequently so there are always new works to view. The artists who are showcased are constantly widening my view of art; from intricate portraits made of soda bottle tops to exquisite glass work in vibrant colors and patterns. One of the goals of the Blue Spiral seems... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited to look, but bought elsewhere. The featured exhibit had some amazing pieces -- pottery, cut paper, el al -- that made the items in some other galleries look like child's play.

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Dallas, Texas
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see for art lovers and collectors. I feel like I am in NYC every time I step inside this renovated three level gallery flooded with natural light from a massive central skylight over its contemporary steel staircase. Very professional staff and a wide array of media. Local and regional artists and sculptors represented, both established and... More 

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Batavia, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being a full time artist myself and new to the Asheville area, I decided to check out a few of the local galleries and was so happy to have stopped into Blue Spiral 1. We spent over an hour viewing the various work that encompassed so many different mediums. Love the space that was given to each of the pieces... More 

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quincy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I visit this gallery every time we come to Asheville. It is my favorite, & you can drop in while walking downtown. There are three levels, & my favorite is upstairs. I think they have unusual things, & a wide variety of art. They represent over a hundred regional artists.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you are a serious purchaser of art, this is the place for you. Quality art tastefully displayed. This place isn't crammed with stuff like so many galleries. Well worth a visit.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We had a hard time finding Blue Spiral, but enjoyed browsing the art collection once we did. Nice escape from the unusually hot weather in Asheville.

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1 Thank Patti P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite gallery in Asheville. Three floors of wonderful art, a variety of styles and media. The staff is professional, knowledgable, and always accommodating. This is how a gallery should be run!

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Auburn, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

It is such a treat to stroll through three floors of beautifully curated contemporary art. Every artist there is worth the time it takes to consider closely. The staff is friendly, decidedly not pushy, and extremely knowledgable and helpful. This place is a wonderful, relaxing treat for the soul.

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Irvine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

This is a high end gallery on par with many you would find in NY, Chicago, or LA - without the snobbery.

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