Art galleries in the Asheville area abound! Did you know that western North Carolina is one of the top areas in the country for art? Thousands of extraordinary artists live in our Blue Ridge Mountains. And there are hundreds of art galleries and artist studios to browse. While downtown Asheville has the largest collection of art galleries (30+ of them), you'll find a variety of art and craft galleries in Biltmore Village and in many of the quaint small towns. Most galleries are open daytime hours Monday-Saturday. A few are open on Sundays, especially during the summer and fall. Some only open for special events, such as the big Studio Strolls.
Our favorite place to explore 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 - making a great treasure hunt! 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 this year, see our Top 80 Asheville & WNC Festivals & Tours.
Asheville Area Art Galleries