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Blue Spiral 1

38 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3625
+1 828-251-0202
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One of Asheville's best art galleries

We always have the Blue Spiral on our list to visit. Downstairs is usually a special exhibit but... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Schuyler T
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Boston, Massachusetts
Gorgeous gallery

Beautifully curated 3 story gallery. Presentation of art very well done. Perfect place to find some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Merryl F
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Medford, New York
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Founded in 1990, Blue Spiral 1 presents work by exceptional Southeastern 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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“fine art” (5 reviews)
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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 6 days ago

We always have the Blue Spiral on our list to visit. Downstairs is usually a special exhibit but don't forget to go upstairs. wonderful variety of art and artists

Thank Schuyler T
Ali W, Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

So happy to hear we continually make it on your "To See" list! Thank you for giving others tips on how to navigate our expansive gallery. We'll see you on your next trip!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifully curated 3 story gallery. Presentation of art very well done. Perfect place to find some of those perfect pieces that you will showcase forever in your home.

Thank Merryl F
Ali W, Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so happy you enjoy our space. Helping folks find the perfect piece is our goal!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent much more time than anticipated in the Blue Spiral gallery - there are three floors of artistic offerings in many diverse media. It's a lovely, pleasant space with art beautifully displayed. Highly recommended!

Thank Levannah
Ali W, Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so happy you "overstayed" your visit to the gallery! Thank you for the kind review. We'll see you on your next visit!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful gallery with a broad range . Found many things I wanted to buy. Three floors. High quality .

Thank Deborah U
Ali W, Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a wonderful space full of diverse art offerings and not to mention the shear size of the place! I love how the space is curated and how it seems to keep going and going. The artists selected also represent a broad price range, perfect...More

Thank AJo_2010
Ali W, Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the nice review! We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 13 October 2017

I really enjoyed this gallery, it offered a lot of variety in art. There were several artist represented that I really liked and could have hit the checkbook hard if I had a place to put the items. If you like art it's a good...More

Thank donnac371
Ali W, Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review. Let us know if we can come by and rearrange your home to make room for more art :)

Reviewed 11 October 2017

WE always visit Blue Spiral when in Asheville - creative works by artist from all over NC and the south.

Thank dhedgi
Reviewed 6 October 2017

As soon as I walked in the door we were greeted with with big, friendly hello and were told to feel free to take pictures if we wanted. I'm glad I had my camera because there was so many amazing pieces of contemporary art there...More

Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Blue Spiral is an art lovers must see. They have three floors full of amazing art and it is close to some great restaurants and other galleries. They feature rotating exhibits of cutting edge work.

Thank Frank T
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Unique and wonderful Store and Gallary to visit. Very friendly and helpful staff work here. Very clean, well kept and nice display of Artwork from local artist.

Thank Jean C
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Katelyn W
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Response from localfoodluvr | Reviewed this property |
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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