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Blue Spiral 1

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Great gallery - varied exhibits, including paintings, photography, pottery and more. We wandered... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Wonderful gallery/museum

We always make certain to visit Blue Spiral 1 when in Asheville. There are always interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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...more
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38 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3625
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great gallery - varied exhibits, including paintings, photography, pottery and more. We wandered through here for over an hour. Most of the items are for sale and the prices seemed reasonable.

Thank 240CindyT
AliW1390, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Cindy, Thank you so much for the review! We are so happy you enjoyed our space. We'll see you next time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always make certain to visit Blue Spiral 1 when in Asheville. There are always interesting special exhibits and a wide array of fine art and fine crafts. We were not disappointed. We especially enjoyed the work in the special exhibit. Staff are always friendly...More

Thank kytraveler800
AliW1390, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow! Thank you so much for the kind review and for letting others know about your experience. We look forward to your next visit :-)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were walking around the area and happened to see Blue Spiral 1 and stopped in. Some interesting stuff, and check out the lower level and the second floor.

Thank bbwex
AliW1390, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened to walk in during a special event and found the staff extremely cordial. As others have said, the gallery encompasses 3 floors. They carry a wonderful mix of local artists in different media. I loved the installation on the lowest level titled "Have...More

Thank Bob J
AliW1390, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Bob - Thank you so much for taking the time to right us a review! We are thrilled you enjoyed our space and some of our current exhibitions. Stay tuned, we are putting on a jewelry exhibition in 2019! You can follow our happenings on...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not a gallery guy, but do enjoy a good museum and well done art. This place deserves its number one status on TA. Great work in many mediums. I enjoyed every minute of my visit.

Thank Richard R
AliW1390, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Richard - Thank you for such kind words! We aim to surprise and inspire by not falling into other art gallery stereotypes. We are so happy you decided to give us a shot :-)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Blue Spiral 1 (even though there is no BS 2) is an amazing collection of wonderful top of the line artists housed on three floors. In the room marked Reverie, we fell in love with Duy Huynh's ethereal painting, Jan Kransberger's glass and Kirsten Stingle's...More

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AliW1390, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! Maybe one day we'll have a Blue Spiral 2 - where should we open it? We'll see you next time and hope to exceed your expectations :-)

Reviewed October 9, 2018

I really love the art work and how tastefully it is displayed at Blue Spiral 1 downtown in Asheville, North Carolina. The gallery consists of three floors with a diverse arrangement of artwork in various mediums. The street level entry is actually the middle floor....More

Thank toniroger
AliW1390, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Toni, Thank you for coming by the gallery and taking the time to let others know about your experience in our space! Being compared to an art museum is one of the highest compliments :-) Our staff work very hard to create different vignettes that...More

Reviewed September 21, 2018

Excellent gallery with a diverse selection of styles and mediums. I've purchased art and swooned over the art in this place for years and I never miss it when I'm downtown and in the mood. Multi-level space is conducive to wandering around and soaking it...More

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AliW1390, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

You ROCK! Thank you so much for the amazing review Abigail! We cannot wait for you to see our next round of exhibitions :-)

Reviewed September 20, 2018

I never imagined I would be sufficiently taken with a gallery to write a review, but here it is.... The art is very nicely curated, and surprisingly, the prices were not out of reach of most people. As another bonus - the owners are wise...More

Thank John M
AliW1390, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2018

John, Thank you so much for taking the time to tell others about your experience. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time in our space! Thanks for visiting and we'll see you next time :-)

Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Very diverse selection and show wonderful. You can wander through 3 floors and take your time. If you are looking for a specific style or piece staff very helpful

Thank josha250
AliW1390, Public Relations Manager at Blue Spiral 1, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Thanks for the review Josh! We are so happy you enjoy the diversity of art in our gallery.

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Response from NCTraveler2015 | Reviewed this property |
The first floor is wheelchair accessible but there is no elevator to get to the basement or second floor.
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Response from AliW1390 | Property representative |
Hi, I apologize for the delay in responding. We love pets and ARE pet friendly!
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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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