The river arts district is an old industrial area of Asheville near the French Broad River that was re purposed into studios for local artisans. Every second Saturday the artisans open up their studios for guests to come in and watch them work. We attended during a twice a year event that opens the studios all weekend.
We hopped on a trolley that took us from studio to studio.
We also made a pit stop at the Wedge Brewery which was surrounded by metal artwork.
After a beer we walked over to watch a glass blower in action.
We got impatient waiting for the trolley so decided to walk a bit. Saw some interesting graffiti and fairy-tale house on our way.
I ended the afternoon with this light and refreshing local cider at a nearby cafe.
Visiting the studios was a great way to spend an afternoon. If you ever make it to Asheville I suggest you do your own Studio Stroll.