Join the Artists’ Association

Benefits of RADA Membership

Community and Representation

  • Join a vibrant community of active, diverse, and talented artists.
  • Representation by RADA on numerous councils and committees promoting the arts and the River Arts District.

Promotion and Visibility

  • RADA Studio Guides and RADA Maps are distributed in studios, hotels, Airbnb’s, businesses, and throughout the region to attract visitors and buyers from all over the United States.
  • Year-round visibility through local and regional advertising (The Laurel, Rapid River, Asheville Made, Edible Asheville, A Look at Asheville, and more).
  • Participation in Second Saturday Art Stroll promotions with posters and advertising.
  • Eligible to participate in annual district-wide theme exhibition and marketing.
  • Representation at the Visitor & Convention Bureau with a large display featuring RADA members’ work and information about the River Arts District.
  • Representation with RADA’s hotel partners and businesses throughout Asheville.
  • Representation on our social media platforms.

Website Presence

  • Up to 22 photos of your work and studio.
  • Brief artist statement or bio.
  • Contact information and studio hours.
  • Links to your website and social media.
  • Ability to update your information at any time.

Event and Class Promotion

  • Post your events and classes on the RADA website events page.
  • Submit your events to also be distributed through our partner’s websites, which promote what’s happening in Asheville.

Community Engagement

  • Monthly community meetings for updates, support, and networking with other RADA artists.
  • Quarterly Potlucks to connect our community and network with other RADA artists.
  • Use of the RADA logo and other associated materials in your studio, on your website, and at your events.

Voting Privileges

  • Vote for Board Officers, the annual RADA budget, and major issues brought before the membership.

The River Arts District Artists (RADA) is dedicated to promoting the common interests and wellbeing of its 300+ artist members. We are committed to diversity, innovation, and positive expression to support our individual creative businesses. We strive to create a safe space free of discrimination, harassment, and abuse, fostering a healthy and thriving environment for all artists and businesses.