Our Mission

To recognize the distinctive urban neighborhood that is the River Arts District in Asheville, NC and serve as a unified, representative voice of business owners with city and county officials, legislators, and professional partners to promote and support the businesses, artists, and residents that support independent creative commerce.

Things We Do

Serve as one voice with elected officials and change-makers, media and other potential collaborators, for businesses in the River Arts District.

Promote and sustain a mix of uses in the River Arts District that support independent creative commerce.

Build collaboration and support for the evolving River Arts District.

Be the Informational Source for our membership about all the new and exciting goings on in Asheville’s River Arts District.


Meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. at various locations around the RAD.

Next meeting: Tuesday January 29, 2018

@ 4PM!

@ District Wine Bar @ 37 Paynes Way #009

(in John Paynes’ old studio at the north end of the loading dock)

RADBA members! bring a neighbor to introduce them to RADBA and we will buy you both a drink!

RADBA does not hold a December meeting due to the holiday schedule! see you in the New Year!



Please become a member to receive regular updates!

RADBA Membership Form 2018