Mission

See Asheville's amazing urban art up close and personal on our bus tours!

Welcome to Asheville Art Tours! We offer a tour of the urban art of Asheville sharing artists' stories and reflecting on the history and culture of the Asheville community. Our goal is to provide an educational and enjoyable experience for all who participate. We hope you will join us on our next tour!

Team

Meet The Business Owner

Krista Stearns

Krista Stearns

Krista Stearns is a long-time resident and entrepreneur in Asheville and is grateful to live in a city with so much art and amazing outdoor adventures.

In 2016, Stearns and her family traveled throughout South America. One of the highlights was a visit to Colombia’s capital where they experienced the Bogota Graffiti Tour. The tour celebrates the capital city’s history and culture via a visually spectacular medium in the context of a nation ravaged by colonialism, civil war and drug cartel violence

Over the course of two decades in Asheville, Stearns has observed the sleepy mountain town transform into a booming tourist destination. She created Mountain Mural Tours to promote healthy tourism that honors and celebrates local artists who communicate the values and legacy of Asheville through accessible urban street art. She and her husband have teamed up to create an experience that is a great introduction to Asheville art culture and the history of this fascinating city. We are excited to share an authentic and meaningful cultural experience, so bring your friends and family and come paint the town!

Story

Why we do this

Asheville Urban Art Tours celebrates the community's vibrant and ever-changing public art scene. Our tours introduce participants to local artists and their stories while providing context for the artwork within Asheville's history and culture. By sharing the urban art of Asheville, we hope to promote appreciation and understanding of the community's diverse artistic expression.

Why choose us?

Discover Street Art And Murals In Asheville

Our local guides are knowledgeable and entertaining. We are passionate about sharing the history of our Asheville Community through our eclectic art tours. Our goal is to provide a sightseeing tour that is fun and educational. We are sure to create fun memories when you visit Asheville!

Fun

Bus tours featuring the urban art of Asheville are a great way to see the city and learn about its unique art scene.

Bus tours featuring the urban art of Asheville are a great way to see the city and learn about its unique art scene.

Educational

These tours are perfect for those who want to learn more about Asheville's history and culture.

These tours are perfect for those who want to learn more about Asheville's history and culture.

Family-Friendly

Bus tours are a great way to explore Asheville with the whole family.

Bus tours are a great way to explore Asheville with the whole family.

Location

See the urban art of Asheville from the bus!

Asheville is known for its urban art and bus tours are a great way to see it! The company operates in Asheville, NC and features tours of the city's best urban art. The company is known for its great customer service and its ability to show visitors the best of Asheville's urban art.

Frequently asked questions

Most frequent questions and answers

You can purchase tickets in 2 ways. Online through our website or by calling (828) 484-1684

You will have a calendar of dates to choose from and can book in advance (or day of) if seats are available. We recommend larger parties book a few weeks ahead. Private and Street Art And Sips tours need to be booked at least 3 days ahead.

Yes, but seating is on a first come first serve basis. Every seat has a window view.

If you or someone in your party is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please call our office as soon as possible for a refund or to reschedule.

The tour is safe for children of all ages. Children under 4″9 must have an appropriate car seat.

We have a wheelchair lift and can accommodate one wheelchair per tour.

Small dogs (lap dogs) under 20 pounds are welcome on the bus. Dogs over 20 lbs are allowed on the tour with prior permission, and the dog must have a ticket purchased and will be required to sit in a seat with their owner, not blocking the aisles.

Yes, the bus is both heated and air-conditioned and is comfortable every month of the year.

Our tours run rain or shine! However, we will cancel the tour if we deem it unsafe to be out on the roads. If we do cancel, we will let you know at least 1 hour prior to the start time. When booking your reservation, please provide us with a number that you could be reached prior to the start of your tour.

Free parking is available on Foundy Street near the Hands mural.

See the world from a new perspective.

Book an Urban Art Bus Tour of Asheville, NC today! See the best of Asheville's street art and murals on this guided tour.
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