The Official Website for the Artists of the River Arts District in Asheville, NC

Many River Arts District Artists are open for you to visit every day of the year!

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.

2. Check out our Calendar, Twitter and Facebook for local happenings.

3. Check out the Map online. Don’t worry about meters! Parking in the district is free. You can park on the street or in designated lots outside of studios (marked in grey on the Map).

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!

The River Arts District…Inspiration flows here.
Come for the opportunity to take home that special artistic treasure made and sold by the artists you meet here.
Start your collection today!

For more information, email us at or call (828) 552-4RAD

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