River Arts District FAQs

What should I expect to find in the RAD?

  • Explore our website or download the Studio Guide.
  • You can find the guide at the Chamber of Commerce, most hotels, area B&Bs, and in all the buildings that are part of the River Arts District (RAD).

When are you open?

  • Prime hours: 11am-5pm
  • More than 300 artists work in the RAD, each with individual schedules and studio hours. If you wish to see a specific artist, check their artist page, or search on our website to confirm their hours.
  • You can also visit out our Calendar, Facebook, and Instagram for RAD happenings.

How do I get to the RAD?

  • Check out the Map.
  • Parking is free, with street parking and designated lots outside studios.

Are there places to eat in the RAD?

Are there places to stay in the RAD?

  • Yes! In the heart of the district is the new Radical Hotel, as well as Airbnbs.

Can I ship my purchases to my home?

  • Most artists are happy to pack and ship your purchases. Don’t hesitate to ask. For larger pieces there are local delivery services.

Can I take pictures in the studios and galleries?

  • Always consult the artist or gallery before taking pictures.

Where are the bathrooms?

  • Most buildings have restrooms available, and the artists are happy to share. There is also a public restroom at 8 River Arts Place, open daily from dawn to dusk.

Is there bus service to the River Arts District?

I’m an artist interested in space in the district. Whom do I contact?

When’s the best time to come to the RAD?

  • Prime hours within the district for artist studios and galleries is from 11am-5 pm, and some from 10am-6pm.
  • Artists work year-round, and you may find studios open earlier or later than posted hours.
  • Most studios are open on the weekend, and take time off Monday-Wednesday. Find their page here to confirm an artists’ hours.
  • Second Saturday Art Strolls occur each month, and you can ride the free trolley, see demonstrations, enjoy refreshments, and meet the artists.
  • Check the Studio Guide for specific open days and hours for each gallery/studio to find individual artists and the art you would like to collect. You can also check our Who’s Open? page.