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- ARTIST LED WALKING TOUR OF THE RIVER ARTS DISTRICT

- APPOINTMENT SET WITH ARTISTS OF DIVERSE  MEDIUMS & STYLES

- 2 HOURS

- $55 PER ADULT


The Premier Art Tour of Asheville



On your tour you will meet our friends, some phenomenal artists who we are excited to introduce you to.  We will have let them know you are coming so they will be excited to meet you as well.  Your tour will be led by a local artist to give you the authentic experience of the arts in our area. These are private tours that can be for as few as 2 guests, and up to as many as you would like, pending on the number of available guides that we have.  If your group exceeds 12 people please reach out to us in regards to the large group.  We believe in keeping the same quality of tours with our large groups so we would want to add an additional guide for groups that are much larger than 12. (If groups are very large we may add even more than 2 guides to fit the size of the groups). 

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- YOUR CHANCE TO BE THE ARTIST!

- WORK IN MULTIPLE ART MEDIUMS

- INCLUDES STUDIO WALKING TOUR


Our experience tour is sure to be a hit.. get a glimpse into the making of art and be making your own art...all in the same day!


Maybe you're the type of person who has always admired a piece of pottery and wanted to throw your own hand at it, or you've seen the thrill of liquid lava being dipped in and out of the fire, blown, and sculpted into a fine piece of glass and you just have to try it yourself. Or maybe you feel you don't have an artistic bone in your body and just think it'd be fun to kick back with some friends and try something new. We'd love to guide you in an experience tour, sure to be an unforgettable day!

You must be ages 13+ for the Experience Tour.


If you have more questions, check out our FAQ page or feel free to contact us below.  We look forward to hearing for you.

CONTACT TO INQUIRE ABOUT TOUR AVAILABILITY DUE TO COVID PRIOR TO BOOKING- CUSTOM AND VIP ART TOURS


- CUSTOM TOURS START AT $65 PER PERSON
- SEE CERTAIN STYLES OR MEDIUMS OF ART BY REQUEST
-VIP TOURS START AT $110 PER PERSON
- ADD FOOD AND/OR DRINK, PRIVATE VEHICLE, YOU NAME IT.


Custom and VIP tours let you tailor your own studio tour experience.  



Custom Tour

Whether you are wanting to see a specific type of art or if you are looking to buy a piece of art, or you are just looking to do a more extensive tour book a custom tour today.

Prices vary dependent on tour request details - Starting price of $65 per person for a 2 hour custom walking tour. Minimum of 2 people(of total cost of 2 guests). If you want a custom tour that is much larger than 12 guests please let us know and we can accommodate with multiple guides to keep our standard of quality.



VIP Tour

Choose the VIP Studio Tour if you want to take your experience up a notch.  Whether you want to add food and/or drinks along the way or as a break from the studio visits we are glad to accommodate. Let us provide a private vehicle if you would like,  we can even handle your dinner and entertainment details. Fill out the VIP form to submit your interests and let us take care of you. Pricing starts at $110 but is dependent upon requests.



If you have more questions, check out our FAQ page or feel free to contact us below.  We look forward to hearing for you.

ABOUT


Asheville's Premier Art Tour - The best way to truly experience the River Arts District is with Asheville Art Studio Tours!!


Founded by a River Arts District Artist, Asheville Art Studio Tours gives you an inside look into the wonder of what's happening in Asheville's thriving arts scene. Whether you are a local or from out of town, the personal connections we have with artists and studios can help you maneuver into the heart of this ever evolving area. The small numbers in our tours give you the chance to connect with your guide, each-other and the artists along the way.   Book a tour soon for the most authentic way to experience the art scene in Asheville, with an artist led tour.

The River Arts District of Asheville could easily be the most diverse and concentrated area of artists in the world.  I hope we can share this gem with you and specifically what we believe are it's finest facets!  (Though we are not limited to tours of studios only in the River Arts District, it is our focus.)

Asheville Studio Art Tours is owned and operated by glass artist, John Miguel Almaguer. John has been creating work for his company Almaguer Glass at the North Carolina Glass Center right in the heart of the River Arts District for years.   John decided to start these tours after seeing an ongoing need for them.  There is a lot of mystery to the River Arts District and it can be very confusing to get around at times. He felt Asheville Art Studio Tours would serve as a solution to help visitors in the River Arts District better explore this vast and diverse community of artists and studios.  And what better way to explore this special and unique area but by a small intimate guided tour by a local artist.   

We look forward to meeting and getting to know you when you come join us on a tour.

Visit  AlmaguerGlass.com  to learn more about John and his glass work.


From John...

My heart in making these tours is to give people an enriched experience into the River Arts District and beyond. I lived for a time on the Venetian Island in Murano, Italy where about 85 studios on this small island were wholly devoted to glass art. Secrets of glass blowing & sculpting were birthed here. Still, through this experience I realize even more just how special the River Arts District is. The River Arts District has over 160 studios and so much  more diversity of artists and mediums. This is honestly matched by no other area I know of in the world.  This truly is a real center of Asheville, carrying the heart beat of this creative artisan city.  This tour is for locals and visitors!

Art, and more...  

One of Asheville's best breweries resides in the River Arts District. This says a lot from a town who won Beer City USA 4 years in a row. The River Arts District doesn't just do art well they also do beer and food well! Another tucked away treasure in the River Arts District is 12 Bones. On any given day lines wrap around the corner for this BBQ treasure. Even the previous president had been known to make stops here!  In every sense of the word Asheville is a place for all tastes!   There is so much more as well that I could go on and on about all the amazing businesses in the River Arts District!

If you are looking for other things to do in town here is a great site, click on the logo to visit the site. 

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