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River Arts District

Head to the River Arts District with Fido and he can help you sniff out treasures in a variety of studios, galleries, businesses, restaurants, and more. The River Arts District is a bustling creative community of sculptors, painters, glass artists, fabric artists, ceramic artists, print-makers, potters, woodworkers, jewelry-makers, and other artisans. Many of the studios and galleries welcome dogs to join their humans as they pop in for a visit and to browse the artist's work. Come by on the second Saturday of the month and enjoy exhibitions and many open studios. Studio hours vary, so make a treasure hunt of it and visit with a mind open for possibilities. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times and make sure to get permission from the artist or store owner before bringing your pup inside. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

River Arts District has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 bones by 2 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Roberta
    Jun. 26, 2018
    Dog friendly and artsy shopping area

    In terms of dog-friendliness this area is a 5. There were a couple of stores which had no dog signs. In others we asked and were always told our dog could come in. Often he was warmly welcomed. My only complaint is that stores open late, often after 11am, even when their signs state otherwise.

  • Elvis
    More than a year ago
    Good Variety

    The River Arts District is a great place to bring Fido. We are still figuring out which places I can go in and everyone seems friendly. There are lots of places to walk around and see the urban art or be photographed. Be careful as there is lots of broken glass and not necessarily catered to dogs. There is a dog park nearby and lots of places to grab a bite or a brew. I definitely frequent the area. BTW, the skate park even let me inside to watch the boarders and I had a blast.

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