Did you know that the Asheville and the surrounding mountains are the one of the top areas in the country for art? Thousands of extraordinary artists live in our area. And there are hundreds of art galleries and artist studios to browse. While downtown Asheville has the largest collection of art galleries (around 30 of them), you'll find first-class art and craft galleries in Biltmore Village and in many of the quaint downtowns of North Carolina mountain villages. Most galleries are open daytime hours Monday-Saturday. A few open on Sunday, especially during the summer and fall.
Our favorite place to see art is the River Arts District, located near downtown Asheville and Biltmore. This industrial riverside area has become the home to 185 artists in 25 buildings. See artists at work and buy directly from them. See much more in our River Arts District Guide.
If you enjoy events that feature many artists, see our Guide to Asheville Art Tours, Festivals & Shows.
Don't miss our favorite craft show of the year. Every exhibitor is the artist (no salespersons selling someone else's art), and these artists are the... read more