At the Studio Stroll in Asheville’s River Arts District, all of the work is locally made and guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind. Visit the artists’ studios to find special gifts for your family and friends or yourself!
The River Arts District Studio Stroll, taking place this summer on June 8th and 9th, is the first, largest, and most walkable tour of working artists’ studios in the region. Located within 19 historic buildings along the French Broad River, enjoy demonstrations and hands-on activities with the artists in their studios.
About the Asheville River Arts District
Bordered on the West by the river, the district encompasses several blocks, from Depot Street, up to West Haywood Street. This neighborhood is home to more than 165 artists with working studios inside turn-of-the-century industrial buildings. You can find an amazing range of art in every medium – from sculpture to to pottery to traditional raku (Japanese style hand made bowls).
Cotton Mill Studios in the River Arts District
There is lots of free parking in the district, but make sure to wear comfortable shoes for walking from one gallery to the next. Interspersed among the galleries are restaurants, bars and a brewery, so come with an appetite – for art and a meal!
Here are just some of the types of works (and a couple of artists) you can expect to find when visiting the River Arts District:
- Fiber/Textiles: Wedge Studios with Karie Reinertson and Naomi Diamond Rodgers
- Mixed Media: CURVE studios and garden with L. Balombini and Celia Barbieri
Lodging for an Asheville Vacation
Whether you come at the beginning of June during the Studio stroll, or anytime over the summer, we hope you will make the North Lodge bed and breakfast your home away from home in Asheville. We have six guestrooms with all conveniences and a complementary breakfast served every morning at 9 a.m.