Copyright 2019 Downtown Asheville Arts District 

Inspiration Around Every Corner


The mission of the Downtown Asheville Arts District (DAAD) is to promote the arts in downtown Asheville, NC. With 20+ members, DAAD is comprised of galleries, studios, and museums --all located within a mile radius of historic downtown Asheville.


From our brochure to our First Friday Art Walks, find inspiration around every corner. We'll help you discover why Asheville is consistently ranked as a top travel destination any time of the year.



1. American Folk Art & Framing 

64 Biltmore Avenue
Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5

Contemporary Folk Art, including painting, found objects sculpture, and wood carving. specializing in Southern face jugs and Regional wood-fired, functional pottery. Providing innovative custom framing for the preservation and presentation of fine art

6. Asheville Gallery of Art

82 Patton Avenue, Capital Center
Mon-Sat 11-6, Sun 1-4

Downtown Asheville's longest established Fine Art Galley, celebrating 31 years, represents artists and offer a wide variety of styles and media from representational to abstract. New exhibitions monthly.

3. Ariel Gallery

19 Biltmore Avenue
Mon-Sun 11-6

Ariel Gallery is an artist owned contemporary craft gallery featuring compelling original works by renowned local artist in clay, furniture, glass, jewelry, fiber, and wood.

7. Asheville Emporium 

35 Wall Street

Open late! See website for seasonal hours.

Great gift shop/gallery: 50+makers represented! Make your own Jewelry studio! Photo booth with fun props! Apparel & Accessories!

8. Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

120 College Street
Mon, Wed-Sat 11-5
Close Tue, Sun

A museum dedicated to exploring he history and legacy of Black Mountain College, the world's most acclaimed experimental educational community, Free Admission.

4. Asheville Area Arts Council 

207 Coxe Avenue
Mon-Fri 10-5

The AAAC offers contemporary exhibition space for local working artists at it's Refinery Creator Space location in Asheville's South Slope

9. Blue Spiral 1

38 Biltmore Avenue
Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5

A Three-Story fine art + craft gallery presenting work by over 100 artists and object makers. Blue Spiral 1 maintains and extensive exhibition scheduled with over 20 shows annually

5. Asheville Art Museum

1 Pack Square


The Asheville Art Museum reopens summer 2019, showcasing its collection of 20th and 21st century American art, existing special exhibitions, engaging programs, and beautiful rooftop cafe and sculpture terrace

10. Center for Craft, Craft City Food & Art Tours

Tour Begins at 38 Biltmore Avenue
1st & 3rd Sat, 3-6 PM, Apr-Oct

Don't miss Center for Craft's 3-hour Craft City Food & Art Tour. get your fill of local craft foods, beverages, galleries, and live demonstrations. Only $75/person. Advance purchase required

11. Haen Gallery

52 Biltmore Avenue
Mon-Sat 11-6, Sun 12-5

A bright and open contemporary space, The Haen Galley is committed to providing extraordinary quality and service, as well as access to a collection of thoughtful and compelling artwork

12. Horse + Hero

14 Patton Avenue
11-7, 7 day a week, opener later on weekends

Housed in an original art deco storefront, Horse + Hero specializes in neoappalachian art and craft that is designed-minded, worldwise and rooted in the craftways and culture of out southern Appalachian mountains

13. Lexington Glassworks

81 S. Lexington Avenue
Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-6

Lexington Glassworks is a working studio and Gallery set in a 1940's warehouse. We feature high quality custom lighting, hand-blown glass, & a craft beer bar

14. Momentum Gallery

24 N Lexington Ave | 52 Broadway
Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5

Momentum Gallery offers a contemporary and modern program featuring curated exhibitions of museum-quality paintings, original print, and innovative sculpture by emerging and mid-career artists.

15. Mora

9 W. Walnut Street, Suite 2A
Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5

Mora offers a carefully curated collection of modern jewelry made by artists. More than 30 distinguished designers are represented in a vibrant boutique that celebrated Asheville's independent spirit.


16. Mountain Made 

Grove Arcade, 1 Page Ave, Suite 123
Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5

Featuring the work of over 80 western North Carolinian artisans. Fine handcrafted jewelry, paintings, and photography. Wonderful metal, wood, and pottery, local music and books.

19. Tracey Morgan Gallery

188 Coxe Avenue
Tue-Sat 10-6, Sun Call Gallery

TMG Specializes in contemporary photography, works on paper, painting, sculpture and installation by emerging and established artists from the United States and Abroad. Each year the galley presents a rotation of solo exhibitions as well as curated group shows.

20. Woolworth Walk

25 Haywood Street
Open 7 Days

Asheville's largest venue for visual expression by 170 local artists and the Old-Fashioned soda fountain.



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