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Photo by Adam Dipert, courtesy of Imagine Circus

Photo by Adam Dipert, courtesy of Imagine Circus





Asheville Area Arts Council prepares for theRuby Ball, it’s 15th Annual Color Ball.

Asheville Cotton Mill Studios have partnered with District Wine Bar and Smoky Park Supper Club to bring you a dark and sultry soiree which will transport you to a Cuban Cabaret. (read more)

“Asheville council members: pass on tax cut, continue bond borrowing”

Asheville uses a mix of funding for major construction projects, including property taxes, grants and sales tax revenues. City Council members are proposing Asheville continue a borrowing program to fund a backlog in major projects. Pictured here on May 3, 2019, is infrastructure construction in the River Arts District. (read more)


Asheville Cotton Mill Studios, sponsors the Asheville Greenworks 2nd Annual Trashion Show.

Asheville GreenWorks hosted a recycled fashion show and presented environmental excellence awards at the Doubletree in Asheville April 27, 2019. (read more)


“Historic Cotton Mill Studios Welcomes Three New Creatives”

An update on the newest additions to the HCMS family. (read more).

- Asheville.com News, January 16, 2019

“10 Best Unique Bars in North Carolina”

The Cotton Mill Studio’s very own Asheville Guitar Bar has made the list! (read more).

-Kimberly ripley, best things north carolina

"Meet Asheville’s Artist + Maker Spaces”

A list with an interactive map of some of the best artist and maker spaces in Asheville, including the Cotton Mill Studios. (read more).

- ali mcghee, avl today, december 14, 2018

“Proceeds from our grand opening last year went to sponsor this new fish sculpture in the RAD”

The 12 foot giant fish sculpture in the River Arts District is by local artist David Earl Tomlinson. The sculpture and signage was supported by the Cotton Mill Studios as well as other local businesses. (read more).

- citizen times, december 5, 2018

“Visit the RAD”

Visiting the art galleries in the River Arts District are selected as one of the best things to do in a weekend trip to Asheville. (read more).

- rachel chernaskey, charlotte 5, november 26, 2018

“VIDEO: Daidala Ciders and the Andy Herod Gallery”

Jason Sanford does an interview with Christopher and Andy inside the Cotton Mill Studios. (watch the video).

- lurphy depalma, may 11, 2018

“HCMS artist Ka in artists spotlight”

Insight into the work and inspiration behind the art of HCMS artist Kathryn June “Ka” Amorastreya. (read more).

- river arts district website, october 10, 2018

“Daidala Ciders & Andy Herod”

A quick peek at two of the makers in the Cotton Mill Studios. (see more).

- jason sandford, ashevegas, september 27, 2018

“Cider City, USA”

Chris Heagney, the founder of Daidala Ciders shares about a few of his ciders as well as what it means to be a modern cider nomad. (read more).

- C.A. Carlson, edible asheville, 2018

“Real Old Shop in Asheville’s RAD”

A peek into Darren Green’s company which was founded in 2007.

- jason sandford, ashevegas, march 1, 2018

Florida-Asheville couple buys Cotton Mill Studios for $1.95M”

In February, historic Cotton Mill Studios went up for sale with a price tag of $2.2 million — and, at the end of June, the 7,954-square-foot building sold to Richard Patino and Jannette Montenegro for $1.95 million. (read more).

- Hayley Benton, Citizen-Times, July 11, 2017

"Ashvegas Hot Sheet"

The next Asheville Instameet will kick off at Cotton Mill Studios in the River Arts District at 6:30 p.m. on  Sept. 10. Erin McGrady and Caroline Whatley of Authentic Asheville are the hosts and founders. The event usually attracts about 25 participants of all skill levels to shoot photos for their Instagram accounts. (read more).

- Jason Sandford, Ashvegas, August 20, 2017

"Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Three new wine bars in Asheville"

Richard Patino and Jannette Montenegro are the new owners of the Cotton Mill Studios, 122 Riverside Drive, which sold recently for $1.95 million. (read more). 

- Jason Sandford, Ashevegas, July 11, 2017


"Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Manheimer, Goldstein file for Asheville City Council"

The Cotton Mill Studios at 122 Riverside Drive in the River Arts District recently sold for $1,950,000, according to property records. (read more).

- Jason Sandford, Ashvegas, July 9, 2017


"Asheville Guitar Bar opens in the River Arts District"

There’s no question that you’ve arrived at the Asheville Guitar Bar. From the guitars scattered throughout, to the furniture constructed from repurposed instruments, to the ceiling beam made to look like a guitar fretboard (complete with strings of different gauges), the theme is apparent. But the new watering hole, located in the Cotton Mill Studios in the River Arts District, is also living-room comfortable and artistically stylish. (read more).

- Alli marshall, mountain xpress, september 9, 2016


"Asheville firemen respond to River Arts District warehouse fire"

Asheville fire crews responded to a warehouse fire Tuesday morning in the River Arts District. (read more).

- Jason Sandford, Ashevegas, April 2, 2013

"Top 5 things to do this week: Free LEAF, comedy festival"

This Saturday, Aug. 5, head over to Cotton Mill Studios at 122 Riverside Drive to celebrate the Asheville Guitar Bar's first birthday. (read more).

- Hayley Benton, Citizen-Times, August 3, 2017


"onArt mag"

Original photography by Luna Cheye (read more).


"Art News: Friday/July 14"

Asheville: Florida-Asheville couple buys Cotton Mill Studios for $1.95M (read more).