Arts and Music

The Asheville arts scene is buzzing, now known for its contemporary art, featuring hundreds of fine artists, performing arts venues, mountain crafters, folk artists, artsy neighborhoods, numerous art galleries and myriads of art events. An let's not forget Asheville's music scene- it's born of age old traditions, nurtured by a spirit of independence and the muse of the mountain landscape. Asheville offers a lively, and perhaps unexpected, experience for the musically-minded traveler. Listen for yourself and discover the toe-tapping sounds and soulful melodies propelling the Asheville songbook to the forefront!

Asheville Art Museum

Asheville Art Museum

The Museum invites you to explore our outstanding Collection of American art of the 20th and 21st centuries and to discover the richness of Western North Carolina`s unique artistic history. The Museum`s galleries, the Museum Store, and Perspective Cafe are open to the public. Overall capacity is limited to allow for safe social distancing. Pre-purchased online tickets are encouraged for a contactless experience; walk-in tickets are also available. Tickets are non-refundable.
Location: 2 S. Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
River Arts District

River Arts District

Visit the working studios and galleries of hundreds of artists: painting, pottery, jewelry, glass, metal, wood, and much more. There is 185 artist with studios and art galleries in 25 buildings along the French Broad River. You can visit artists at their shop, take a class, acquire an object d`art from its maker, and grab a bite and beer. There is so much to see and do that you can make a day out of it with the family!
Location: River Arts District Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-552-4RAD
Fine Arts Theatre

Fine Arts Theatre

Easygoing cinema showing 1st-run, art & independent films in an art deco/modern setting.
Location: 36 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
Asheville Music Hall

Asheville Music Hall

Asheville Music Hall is a unique venue that hosts live bands on the top level and the lower level is a bar called One Stop offering a wide variety of drinks and a kitchen serving wings, pizza, and sandwiches. So if your looking for a place to hear some live funk-jazz bands while grabbing a drink and a bite to eat, this is it!
Location: 31 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-255-7777
Benjamin Walls Gallery

Benjamin Walls Gallery

Benjamin is an internationally acclaimed artist, environmentalist, and entrepreneur. His artwork has received seven international awards and has been displayed in dozens of museums. So it`s no surprise that the Benjamin Walls Gallery has a wide variety of beautiful art that encompasses varied topics from traditional wildlife to contemporary. There is something for everyone to see. You may even get lucky enough to talk to Benjamin himself during your visit to the Gallery!
Location: 38 Broadway St. Suite 1, Asheville NC 28801
Toll Free: 877-989-2557 (Option 1)
Lexington Glassworks

Lexington Glassworks

Lexington Glassworks, located in downtown Asheville, is the area premier glassblowing studio and gallery. Lexington Glassworks is a 5,000 sq. ft. working studio that features high quality custom lighting and handmade glass.
Location: 81 S. Lexington Ave Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (828) 348-8427
Rabbit Rabbit

Rabbit Rabbit

This new outdoor venue in the heart of downtown Asheville gives you ALL the things you want - music, movies, tacos and local beer & beverages. No pets allowed, but kiddos are - bring the family. Open Daily! Reservations are encouraged on the weekends and walk-ins work for weekdays. Check out the website to stay updated on coming events and hours.
Location: 75 Coxe Avenue Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-398-1837
Salvage Station

Salvage Station

From hosting nationally-touring headliners to up-and-coming acts on indoor and outdoor stages, Salvage Station has been voted Asheville`s best place to catch live music. The spacious riverside venue is a favored hangout for drinks, live music, and casual outdoor dining. They offer a rotating menu of Southern/New Orleans bites from the on-site restaurant, Root Down Kitchen. And yes, you will find remnants of their past as a salvage yard creatively incorporated in and around the property and at the multiple outdoor bars.
Location: 468 Riverside Drive Asheville, NC 28804
Phone: 828-707-8902
The Orange Peel

The Orange Peel

The Orange Peel is one of the southeasts preeminent concert venues. The Club now holds a capacity of 1,100 standing, and a new 75-person private club on the lower level, called Pulp. Pulp features a funky retro atmosphere with rotating local art displays on its walls, a full bar, and a high definition TV showing a live feed of shows as they happen upstairs on the main stage. The club is known for presenting up and coming new talent as well as showcasing legendary performers. The Orange Peel has quickly become recognized as one of the best live music venues in the nation and in 2008 was named one of the top 5 rock clubs in the nation by Rolling Stone Magazine!
Location: 101 Biltmore Ave Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-398-1837