Join the Artists’ Association

Here are just a few of the benefits of RADA membership:

  • Being part of a community of active, diverse, energetic, and talented artists
  • Representation by RADA on numerous councils and committees related to promotion of the arts and the River Arts District
  • Studio Guides distributed in studios and businesses in the RAD plus informative maps distributed throughout the region to bring visitors/buyers to the River Arts District
  • RADA website presence includes
    • up to 22 photos of your work and studio
    • a brief artist statement or bio
    • your contact information and studio hours
    • link to your website & social media
    • ability to update your info at any time.
  • Post your events and classes on the RADA website events page
  • Visibility all year long from local and regional advertising purchased by RADA (The Laurel, Rapid River, Asheville Made, Edible Asheville, A Look at Asheville book in hotels)
  • Studio Stroll promotion – posters, advertising
  • Eligibility to participate in our Pole Banner Program
  • Representation at the Visitor & Convention Bureau where RADA has a large corner display featuring work by RADA members and information about the River Arts District
  • Monthly community meetings for updates, support and meeting other RADA artists
  • The privilege to use the RADA logo and other associated material in your studio, on your website, and at your events
  • Artist members have voting privileges for Board Officers, the RADA annual budget, and any major issues brought before the membership
  • The River Arts District Artists (RADA) is a membership organization established to promote the common interests and wellbeing of its 300+ artist members. Our organization is dedicated to diversity, innovation, and positive expression to promote our individual creative businesses. We aspire to be a safe space free of discrimination, harassment, abuse, or other factors that do not contribute to a healthy environment. RADA’s goal is to help our artists and businesses thrive.