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Blue Spiral 1

38 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3625
+1 828-251-0202
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Kudos on an amazing gallery with a talented staff

I've been coming to this gallery for years and recently noticed a change in it - it got even... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
popovicstef
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Asheville, North Carolina
Amazing Gallery

Visiting the Blue Spiral gallery is like going into an art museum. The variety and quality of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beatrice517
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Naples, Florida
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Founded in 1990, Blue Spiral 1 presents work by exceptional artists in an awe-inspiring space. The light-filled 15,000 square-foot gallery spans three floors connected by an open stairway. Blue Spiral 1 presents over twenty annual exhibitions of sculpture, paintings, studio craft, and photography. They are either discipline based or developed around themes. The gallery's upper level features a diverse collection of works by nearly 100 regularly represented artists. The gallery also has had the privilege of representing the estate of Will Henry Stevens (1881-1949) for thirty years. A pioneer in modernism in the American South, Stevens, "should be on everyone's list of the top 10-15 underrated artists in America in the first part of the 20th Century." -David Houston, Director of Curatorial, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (previous)
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38 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3625
Downtown Asheville
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+1 828-251-0202
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been coming to this gallery for years and recently noticed a change in it - it got even better! And not just a little better, it went from really good to exceptional. The whole place looks and feels different. It's fresh and vibrant, well...More

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Ali W, Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

WOW ~ We don't know where to begin in thanking you for this incredible review. We have been working very hard to rebrand and refocus the gallery that will showcase our history in the art market, but also begin more forward thinking for the future...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting the Blue Spiral gallery is like going into an art museum. The variety and quality of artwork - from painting and pottery to glasswork - is spectacular. We had gone to the juried craft show the previous weekend and saw many of the artists...More

Thank Beatrice517
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Ali W, Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Beatrice, thank you so much for such a kind review! We are so glad you enjoy the gallery and we'll see you on your next visit!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the best gallery I have every been in outside of major cities. The gallery management has a great eye for diverse and interesting work. If you like art and sometimes collect art for your home, do not miss this gallery if you are...More

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Ali W, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing your experience at our gallery and what a great compliment! We look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

This gallery is really worth a visit...even if you are not in the market for art. The exhibit space is large and open so individual pieces stand out.The artists and media are diverse and the talent is obvious.

Thank Sharon K
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Ali W, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sharon, thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience in our gallery! We cannot wait for your next visit!

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

well displayed beautiful objects. the glass is particularly of note and combined with metals making it very special

Thank Trish M
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Ali W, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Trish, thank you for sharing your experience. It has been exciting to highlight all of our talented glass artists during the Summer of Glass. We're so happy you enjoyed our space!

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Didn't know Asheville had such great art galleries...planning to return to spend more time seeing such fascinating works of awesome art!

Thank Dee K
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Ali W, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

This beautiful gallery is large with diverse artworks of very talented artists. We visited almost every gallery involved in the River Arts District and many were really nice. This gallery was the best.

Thank Nadineka
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Ali W, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

WOW ~ Nadineka, what an incredible compliment. We'll see you on your next visit!

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

My favorite gallery in town. Have been frequenting this for years. Wonderful artists, great shows, great space. It's a must visit if you are an art buff and want to see the best of Asheville art

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Ali W, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

They have very distinguished pieces of art. way above our budget but always nice to stroll around and admire the art.

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Ali W, Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks for stopping in and leaving us a review! We've slowly been incorporating more diversity in artists outside the Southeast and look forward to some excited new exhibitions this year! We hope to see you on your next trip!

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

It is like an art museum with price tags. Very large gallery with works from all kinds of artists. My husband commented it would be worth visiting even if they charged admission.

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Ali W, Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

What a great compliment! Funny enough we have folks often ask what it costs to get in! It is our goal to make all of our visitors feel welcome and comfortable, regardless of their wallet. We are so happy you enjoy walking through our space.

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Hi, I apologize for the delay in responding. We love pets and ARE pet friendly!
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It is free! All of the art shops are free except for the Asheville Art Museum which I think is around 10 dollars. You should also go to New Morning Gallery in Biltmore village if you have the time. It is a little less... More
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