Construction has begun on a slew of infrastructure projects in the ARAD! here is the RAD HAM (huge ass map) of what is in the works... Getting around the River Arts District may be even more of an exploration in the coming there or so years but do not hesitate to call on an artist to help you thru!
The RAD Studio Stroll, in its 22 year, will be held on Saturday & Sunday, November 12 & 13, 2016, 10am to 5pm both days... while you can come visit most of the studios pretty much any day of any week all year long, there are some studios that are only open during Studio Stroll... there is a free trolley so park and leave the car behind while you explore the incredible variety of mediums and styles, all called ART. You will need to bring the checkbook or credit card if you want to take it home!
Join us as we celebrate 25 years of New Belgium Brewing, the Grand Opening of our new Asheville brewery, and all the friends we've made on this wild ride!
The Birthday Bash is going down at our brewery here in Asheville. Hosted by Saturday Night Live's Nasim Pedrad with musical guests Mucca Pazza, Dark Water Rising, and our award-winning headliners, The Naked and Famous. This day-long celebration will showcase Tour de Fat acts, unique beer offerings, amazing local eats & treats, and some exciting surprises you won't want to miss.
Come raise a glass with your old friends and leave with some new ones!
Purchase tickets and get all the details about shuttles, children, dogs and more.
On the last Saturday of the month, May thru October 2016, come on down to the Salvage Station for the Flea For Ya'll... the biggest and baddest flea market since the Dreamland Drive In shut down. Buy, Sell, what ever is of interest... a great addition to the River Arts District!
The River Arts District Artists voted to change the Spring Studio Stroll to the Second Weekend in May 2015 (and from now on!) which means the Studio Stroll falls this year on Mother's Day Weekend, May 9 & 10, 2015. The studios will be open from 10am to 6pm both days... the Trolley will once again be available to carry you to and fro... more info can be found @ riverartsdistrict.com... see you there!
Brandy Clements & Dave Klingler have moved over to 9 UP @ CURVE Studios. Planet Art & Go Chair Repair will now be known as The Silver River Center for Chair Caning, a retail location as well as teaching facility and museum. You will not meet bigger chair nerds anywhere in the world!
The Asheville Parks & Greenways Foundation funded a study in November 2014 to explore the feasibility of constructing a White Water feature in the French Broad River. The report, just out, suggests that it is possible and recommends the location between the Craven Street & Jeff Bowen Bridges here in the ARAD. See Boise, Idaho to get the gist. Is this a good fit for the ARAD? let your elected officials know!
The former Wednesday Afternoon Montford Farmer's Market is coming to the ARAD. The new River Arts District (or RAD) Farmers Market opens @ All Souls Pizza @ 175 Clingman Avenue starting July 2, 2014. Market hours are 2pm to 6pm with the added bonus of green space & a great community partner that serves yummy local beer & pizza! Join in the fun, ya'll! find it on FB or via email.