Explore Asheville’s River Arts District, or “RAD,” and immerse yourself in this creative center. It has blossomed from bustling mills to a neighborhood boasting 270+ working artists featuring an eclectic blend of dining, vibrant murals, and access to the French Broad River. Located just minutes from downtown Asheville, RAD is the ideal spot for vacationers looking for unique experiences, such as personally connecting with top creatives through hands-on workshops or purchasing local artwork!

There are numerous things to do at RAD. For one night each month, the River Arts District comes alive with vibrant energy: you’ll find art galleries buzzing, live performances playing, artisan workshops in progress, and delectable food & wine available for tasting. It’s an exciting time that can’t be missed! Join other patrons on the Second Saturday of every month to experience it all. Learn more about Ashville here.

If you like to shop, there are many art galleries and boutiques. Everything from hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, and unique furniture pieces to paintings and sculptures abound! Spend some time perusing the works of local artists who are passionate about their craft. You can find something special to take home as a souvenir or memento of your trip.

There’s also plenty of great food and drink in the River Arts District. You can find everything from farm-to-table restaurants serving creative dishes made with seasonal ingredients to funky cafes serving craft brews and coffee concoctions. There are even food trucks and outdoor bars that offer up delicious treats and cold drinks!

The River Arts District is one of the coolest spots in Asheville. Whether you’re an artist looking to connect with other creatives, a foodie ready to try out some of the best local eats, or someone who enjoys exploring unique places- RAD has something for everyone! So hop on the nearby bus or bike path, and make your way down to explore all RAD offers. You won’t regret it! Click for more info.