River Arts District Studio Stroll

Asheville Arts Weekend: RADA Studio Stroll

artGuide art news blog presents information about the River Arts District Asheville Studio Stroll the weekend of May 20-21st. Just a few minutes away from downtown Asheville art galleries, RADA hosts many talented artists who specialize in ceramics, photography, painting and more. 

Saturday May 20 & Sunday May 21 is the bi-annual celebration of art in the River Arts District of Asheville NC. Home to more than 220 artists the River Arts District Artists will open their studios and galleries to the general public for live demonstrations and conversations. Grab some wine or a light snack as you stroll from studio to studio in the former industrial section of town surrounding the railroad along the banks of the French Broad River. You can also grab a full meal or craft beer at one of the many local restaurants. Maps and schedules of the weekend activities can be found at www.riverartsdistrict.com and the day of at the information tent on the corner of Lyman and Depot Streets. You can walk to almost all of the studios, or catch a ride on one of the FREE Grey Line Trolleys with stops throughout the district. They run every 15 minutes.

Saturday evening the festivities culminate with an outdoor concert at New Belgium Brewery for the Asheville leg of the Tour de Fat. Featuring legendary rockers Third Eye Blind and the Tour de Fat ensemble cast of performers. Ready your eyes and ears for a mix of musicians, circus performers, vaudeville acts, magicians, comedians, and mind-blowing provocateurs. Costumes are highly encouraged (and a mindset to party is mandatory). Proceeds from the Asheville Tour de Fat benefit Asheville on Bikes, so be sure to grab your tickets early. Festivities start at 4pm Saturday May 20. More information can be found at www.newbelgium.com