The Ultimate Guide To Asheville
and the Western North Carolina Mountains
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River Arts District: While most of the galleries exist in the downtown
Asheville area, the River Arts District, located on the French Broad River, is
the newest artist hotspot. This former industrial and warehouse district now is
home to hundreds of artists and crafts persons, many of whom open their studios
to the public. Virtually all of the artist studios are open for the River
District Studio Strolls, which are held two weekends every year in June and
November. These Studio Strolls are free and most of the artist studios are
within short walking distance. The River Arts District is defined clearly by
small "River District" signs along the roads and streets and is easy to find..
To get to the River Arts District from Pack Square, go west on Patton Avenue and
turn left on Clingman Avenue. Clingman Avenue takes you directly to the River
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Aesthetic Gallery: Textiles, photography, painting, sculpture, ceramics and jewelry from local, national and international artists and crafters. 6 College Street, Asheville NC 28801, 828-398-0219
American Folk: Contemporary Southern folk art, North Carolina wood-fired pottery, custom picture frames and a generous helping of whimsy, exuberance and inspiration. 64 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville NC 28801, 828-281-2134
Asheville Art Museum:
Ongoing exhibits of local and
nationally known artists. The museum’s permanent collection features
100 years worth of images, including those of America’s acclaimed
impressionists, regionalists and abstract artists. 2
South Pack Sq., Asheville NC 28801; 828-253-3227.
Black Bird Frame & Art Custom framing and original art by local, regional artists in a variety of media.365 Merrimon Ave., Asheville NC 28801, 828-225-3117
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center: The Black Mountain
College Museum + Arts Center is an exhibition space and resource
center dedicated to exploring the history and legacy of the world's
most acclaimed experimental educational community. 56 Broadway,
Asheville NC 28801, 828-350-8484.
Cherry Orchard Studio: Online art gallery of Lee James Pantas. Prints, note cards and original pen & ink drawings of Asheville, Hendersonville and the Western North Carolina Mountains. 828-779-1569
Europa Art Gallery: Europa features artists from, France, Italy, Germany, Czech republic as well as artists from the USA and South Africa. 29 Page Avenue, Asheville NC 28801, 828-258-5600.
Flood Gallery Fine Arts Center: The Flood Gallery Fine Art Center is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Asheville through the exhibition of established and emerging artists from all over the world. 109 Roberts Street, Asheville NC 28801, 828-254-2166.
Frame it to a T: Custom framing and design at a reasonable price. Named one of the best frame shops in America by Framerselect. 1103 Brevard Road, Asheville NC 28806, 828-665-7730.
Gallery Asheville: Fine art by local artists. 8 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville NC 28801, 828-669-2787
Grand Bohemian Gallery: Located in the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Biltmore Village and other luxury Kessler Collection Hotels throughout the country. Contemporary painting, art glass, ceramics, jewelry and sculpture. 11 Boston Way, Asheville NC 28803, 828-274-1242
Original crafts and art by local artists and craftspeople as well as
home furnishings and decorative
accessories. 19 Patton Ave., Asheville NC 28801, 828-281-2252.
Pura Vida: Local and regional artwork in a warm and friendly gift store. Featuring paintings, ceramics, jewelry, candles and art-apparel. 39 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville NC 28801, 828-439-3568
Studio B: One of Asheville's premier framing store and art galleries. Museum, conservation and shadowbox framing by Patti Bell (over 40 years of framing experience). Also original art by regional, national and international artists. 61N. Lexington Avenue, #109 Asheville NC 28804, 828-225-5200
The Bender Gallery: One of Asheville's premier studio art glass galleries and its largest on two sun filled levels. 12 South Lexington Avenue, Asheville NC 28801, 828-933-5530.
The Complete Naturalist: Biltmore Village gallery representing local as well as internationally-known nature artists that include Carl Brenders, Robert Bateman, Bev Doolittle, Charles Frace, Charley Harper, Terry Isaac, Roger Tory Peterson, and John James Audubon. 2 Brook Street, Asheville NC 28802, 828-274-5430.
The Haen Gallery: The Haen Gallery is committed to providing access to stunning and unique artwork fof discerning collectors and the local community in general. 52 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville NC 28801, 828-254-8577.
The Satellite Gallery: Specializing in artwork that represents the next wave of artists that are rising from the underground of contemporary street and pop culture. 55 Broadway, Asheville NC 28801, 828-505-2225
The Updraft: Art gallery and jewelry store. 84 Walnut Street, Asheville NC 28801, 828-585-2112
University of North Carolina Gallery: The University has two galleries located in Owen Hall, Second Floor Gallery and University Gallery, that have monthly exhibitions. UNCA, Owen Hall, One University Heights, Asheville NC 28804, 828-251-6559.
Woolworth Walk: Over 150 artists and artisans selling and making jewelry, fine art, decorative art and crafts in its nearly 20,000 square foot air-conditioned quality display and studio space. 25 Haywood Street, Asheville NC 28801, 828-254-9234.
YMI Culture Center: Exhibitions of art, sculpture and crafts with
an emphasis on African-American culture. Pack Place Education, Arts
& Science Center, 39 South Market St., Asheville NC 28801, 828-252-4614.