The Official Website for the Artists of the River Arts District in Asheville, NC
The River Arts District consists of a vast array of artists and working studios in 22 former factories and historical buildings nestled along the French Broad River.
More than 180 working studios, many with showrooms and galleries, are open every day, all year round. Our Artists work in paint, pencil, pottery, metal, fiber, glass, wax, paper and more.
Come be inspired, shop, meet the artists and watch live demonstrations!
Top 5 ways to prepare for your River Arts District Visit:
1. Download & look through the Studio Guide.
4. Wear comfortable shoes—most of the district is within walking distance, although you’ll find a car does come in handy to get to some of the furthest-out studios (and you won’t want to miss them!)
5. Come hungry (and thirsty!) There are restaurants, cafes and a brewery all here in the district! (Look for the knife, fork and cup symbols marked in grey on the Map).
Questions? Stop and ask a local. We are friendly and appreciate visitors!
Find out about joining the River Arts District Artists!