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Blue Spiral 1

38 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3625
+1 828-251-0202
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Art museum with price tags

It is like an art museum with price tags. Very large gallery with works from all kinds of artists... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
TheGoBird
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Best Gallery Experience I've Had in a Long Time!

I'm an art lover (originally from NYC where I studied visual art)... while the tiny, temporarily... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
Mark G
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Jupiter, 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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Reviewed 18 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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Reviewed 17 December 2017

I'm an art lover (originally from NYC where I studied visual art)... while the tiny, temporarily housed Asheville Art Museum had little on display the day I visited, the nice woman at the desk recommended I walk a few blocks to visit Blue Spiral. Friendly...More

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

Wow! What a nice review of our gallery. We take pride in our artists and the display of their work. Making all feel welcome is our ultimate goal and we are so happy you enjoyed your experience. Keep an eye out for more compelling exhibitions...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

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
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Ali W, Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

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!

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

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
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Ali W, Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

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

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!

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

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

Thank Deborah U
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Ali W, Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

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

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

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

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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

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Ali W, Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

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

Thank dhedgi
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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
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downtownresident
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Response from dhedgi | Reviewed this property |
I did not see anyone with pets in the gallery when there - I sorta doubt they allow pets with all the glass i, but don't know really for sure. Fine gallery though.
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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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