The River Arts District in Asheville, North Carolina is a vibrant community of artists and artisans who open their shops and studios to allow the public to experience art at its finest.
Chris and I have visited a couple of times and it is always a great place to walk around and spend an hour or two just visiting the various places.
More than 20o artists work in RAD (River Arts District) and you can find many of them working in their studios daily. The best way to find out when the studios are open and when the artists will be working is to check out their Studio Guide which you can view by clicking here.
This is the guide for 2019. Check it out and if you want more information call the shop and artist directly to get more information.
Parking is free in the RAD and to access the area it is easy to follow the directions listed on their map here.
A stroll through this area is a great experience. There are restaurants to delight the palate, artists and shops that inspire and plenty of great things to buy for the perfect gift or for your own home. More than 200 artists work in paint, pencil, pottery, metal, fiber, glass, wax, paper and more. You are sure to find something you love.
The district will feature many special events and a free trolley on Saturday, April 13. Shop handmade and local on this day and all month.
There is always something worth checking out in RAD and I hope that your next trip to Asheville includes a stop in this special place.