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Downtown Asheville Art District

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This listing is for Asheville's downtown art galleries. A group of commercial galleries, co-ops and museums with in a walkable area. Not to be confused with the river arts district, an area some distance from downtown with studios and artist...more
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Asheville, NC 28801-3603
Downtown Asheville
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not really walking friendly, I mean there are two sides to this and the walk between is long and without adequate walking sidewalks/trails. I like visiting here but it's a work in progress.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank 765edh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to end our last day here! It was great and very eclectic; many specialty shops and quaint cozy places for coffee and food! We walked all morning and also ate a late lunch! This is a nice modern town with nostalgia fare’ it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 February 2019

This is a great neighborhood to stroll in. I love the card store and other artist finds. Great parking.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 828Greta
Reviewed 30 January 2019

Lots of shops selling artwork and crafts Ok if you like that sort of thing but not my bag . Nice atmosphere

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Anastaciahausen
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Stay downtown, loved the shops, great restaurants, it was very cold but we weathered through it. Would definitely Visit Asheville again.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank kparris211
Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

This area is under a lot of construction. Its very loud dark and we were surprised to see so many homeless in a tourist area. Breaks my heart. We did not get out and walk around just because it was difficult to park on street....More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank lindasO4812LT
JMBender, Manager at Downtown Asheville Art District, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2019

Dear Linda, I am very sorry that you had a bad experience when visiting our fair city. Because Asheville has become so attractive for tourism, we are experiencing unprecedented growth, thus the construction. Yes, street parking is at a premium now, but there are plenty...More

Reviewed 2 January 2019

Spend the day wandering in and out of galleries, eating at cool little spots and finding great art. There’s nothing like this precious, cool, artsy town in the mountains of NC. I found a colorful acrylic painting, a ceramic sculpture and some other items I...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank HappyLouTraveler
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

I wish I would have been able to soak this area in more but was hard with 2 toddlers. The area looked very interesting and had quite a bit to see. The colors, paintings, structures, etc maintains a wandering eye. Give it a try but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DawgExplorer
Reviewed 27 December 2018

So much too see; not enough time! I would devote 2 full days to the art district!! Too much fun and overwhelming amounts of artists and their wares! So fun!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RooneyTravel
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Great place to stroll, have a coffee and take it all in. Many galleries displaying all mediums of art. We were lucky to be there for the art walk making it even better.

Date of experience: November 2018
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22 July 2018|
Response from VeganVacation | Reviewed this property |
We got a map in the downtown area at many of the shops!
Pam S
16 February 2017|
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Response from JMBender | Property representative |
The downtown art district which is a easily walkable area has mostly commercial galleries that show a very diverse selection of art. Exhibiting a wide range of art. They range from local to regional to national and... More
Matthew L
3 November 2016|
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Response from eheyman | Reviewed this property |
There are two arts districts in Asheville, one downtown and the other along the river, which are actually areas with heavy concentrations of galleries, studios and workshops. Hard to say if the respective vendors will be... More