Staying at an Asheville B&B association inn shows you appreciate the art of traveling in style, so we thought we’d devote some time to the incredible arts scene in our downtown. Asheville is consistently recognized by national publications and their readers as a destination for the arts. There are 25 galleries, studios, and museums in downtown alone, and the first Friday evening of every month April through December is Art Walk. It’s a great way to start a weekend in Asheville. Fine art, crafts, jewelry studios, and street performers throughout the walkable half mile radius of downtown will delight you. There’s also a wonderful array of cafes and independent restaurants where you can rest your feet and treat your senses to creative and delicious meals before moving to the next stop. Carmel’s is great for people watching if you sit outside and has excellent food. And of course, there’s the diversity of architecture to enjoy as you walk from one gallery to the next. The spectacular Tudoresque Grove Arcade houses two stops along the the Art Walk and is worth visiting for the architecture alone.
There is much more to enjoy in the arts scene beyond downtown. You can spend the rest of your trip checking out the River Arts District, musical and other performing art shows or perhaps one of our many festivals. If you miss the Art Walk, don’t fret! You can still visit all these places on a regular weekend or weekday. The Downtown Gallery Guide has a map and is available at any participating downtown gallery or the visitor center. Your innkeeper can also direct you to any of these locations if they don’t have the guide at hand. Take in the downtown art scene to enliven your senses and then refresh them at your Asheville B&B. Now that is stylish travel. Hope to see you soon.
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