RAD Studio Stroll
RAD Studio Stroll
Asheville has become known nation-wide for it’s amazing art and one of the best ways to become familiarized with it is to take part in a Studio Stroll. The bi-annual Stroll is set to take place over the weekend of November 14th - 15th, from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM and it is a must do event for all those in the area. Self-guided and completely free, the Studio Stroll is a great way to meet local artists, craftsmen, chefs, and musicians and it is one of our favorite events!
The River Arts District (RAD) was once the industrial district of Asheville. The riverside warehouses have been repurposed to serve as the art studios for local artists of all disciplines. Glassblowers, Potters, Blacksmiths, Textile Weavers, Painters, Woodworkers and so many more call those spaces home and twice a year they open up their studios for locals and visitors alike to stroll through, catch a demo, and purchase one-of-a-kind pieces. While there is always an opportunity to meet these artistic wizards, a Studio Stroll is a kind of community event where the energy and excitement become palpable.
Home to some 185 artists in 25 buildings, the River Arts District can provide for a full day of fun. Sprinkled among the studios are fantastic restaurants that serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner - making an afternoon in the District a totally immersive experience. While the area is small enough to be walkable, there is also plenty of parking for those that wish to drive from point A to point B. We recommend visiting Clingman Cafe for a tea or a coffee, The Wedge Brewing Company for a pint, 12 Bones Smokehouse for mouthwatering BBQ, and The Bull and Beggar for a full fledged dinner.
Staying local is also key to enjoying this awesome event. The best way to experience all of Asheville is to wake up in a beautiful home, just like a local, and to return to the same cozy abode at the end of a long day of exploring. Luckily, Carolina Mornings has dozens of gorgeous vacation rentals in and around the Asheville Area! Hillside Charmer, a 4 bedroom home located in Asheville, is the perfect choice for families or friends looking to experience all that Asheville has to offer. With a fully equipped kitchen, a wood fireplace, a dog friendly policy, and on-site hiking trails, guests find themselves completely in love with this amazing home!