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Downtown Asheville is a rare place. Artists and street musicians converge with tourists and locals for a vibrancy rarely found in a city of this size. People sip cups of Joe at one of several locally-owned coffee shops, listen to live music at a local club. They go on art walks, winding their way through downtown's 30-plus galleries. Shoppers inspect unique boutique finds, or people simply enjoy fine cuisine and people-watching.
Asheville skipped the urban renewal process that stripped the character from many downtowns. Today, its rich architectural legacy with its mix of Art Deco, Beaux Arts and Neoclassical styles is the perfect backdrop to the city's edgy energy.
Downtown Asheville museums and attractions offer something for everyone, whether you seek art museums and historic churches or literary attractions and a children's museum.Click for more information.
The city's vibrant restaurant scene goes well beyond its Southern cooking and roots. Expect the extraordinary in Asheville.Click for more information.
Downtown Asheville shops and galleries feature a unique mix of locally-owned establishments. Downtown art galleries offer specialized items such as custom jewelry, quilts, furniture and one-of-a-kind gifts.Click for more information.
The Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre (ACDT), founded in 1979, is Western North Carolina's first professional modern dance company. The company performs up to 80 times a year in Asheville, the southeastern United States, and abroad (France, …more
The mission of the Asheville Downtown Association is to be a voice of the downtown community and to promote and support quality economic, cultural and residential development of downtown Asheville. Created in 1987, the Asheville Downtown Association …more
Take a self-guided tour of the Downtown Asheville Art District and explore the diverse art and craft found in the twenty five downtown Asheville galleries and museums. First Friday Art Walks are held downtown on the first Fridays of every month, …more
The Asheville Drum Circle is a 9-year tradition and the coming-together of local citizens to dance and play music. Bring a percussive instrument, and you can play too!
Visitors, collectors, interior designers - anyone with an eye for fine art will find a wide range of talents, subjects, styles, and mediums as broad as the Blue Ridge, at prices to accommodate every budget. …more