The River Arts District of Asheville consists of a vast array of artists and working studios set in an urban scene of old factories and historical buildings. Everywhere you turn, art abounds, with creativity happening around every corner. Many studios are open every day, year-round. Visitors are encouraged to come explore artist studios and watch while they work, or meet the artists and discuss the creative process.

The River Arts District Artists work together for an exciting monthly event called “A Closer Look” held the second Saturday of the months May-Dec. It’s a great way to spotlight the diverse types of art that one can find in The River Arts District, as well as educate visitors on some of the intricate techniques involved in the artist’s creative process. Shop, eat and explore the River Arts District for the second Saturday events!