Media Kit 2018

Artists, jewelry designers, restaurants, local small businesses, and retail stores can gain exposure to individuals who enjoy spending money on the finer things in life by advertising in Rapid River Arts & Culture Magazine, the resource for WNC fine arts and performing arts.

Download a copy of our press kit,
which includes ad rates and sizes,
click “image” left or view online below

Our best ad package includes a banner ad on, a 500 word article on your business, and a photo, all published in the print edition. The entire publication is posted online, expanding your visibility to a worldwide audience.

Our educated and affluent readers are active art buyers — 82% of our readers plan on purchasing fine art in the next year. They also attend local shows, events, and concerts (89%), dine out on a regular basis (83%), and shop locally.
Galleries see Rapid River Arts & Culture Magazine as the best venue for promoting their established artists and introducing new ones to a buying public.

Each issue, approximately 35,000 readers view Rapid River Arts & Culture Magazine. The magazine is circulated throughout WNC in local businesses and newsstands, including Earthfare (three locations), Greenlife, Malaprop’s, Thomas Wolfe, and at major high traffic locations throughout Asheville, Waynesville, Hendersonville, Greenville, SC., and many other WNC communities (more than 400 locations).

Rapid River Arts & Culture Magazine is also target-distributed at local art shows, and at live theatre and performing arts events where buyers abound. Rapid River Arts & Culture Magazine is a proven advertising medium for people who appreciate fine art and the performing arts.

Download a copy of our press kit,
which includes ad rates and sizes, by Media Kit 2018.

Rapid River Arts & Culture Magazine
85 N. Main St. Canton, NC 28716
(828) 646-0071

Standard Submission Guidelines

Digital formats accepted for Ads: eps, tiff, jpeg, pdf
Digital formats accepted for Articles: txt, rtf, doc, docx
300 DPI, high-resolution images
Do not use slashes (/) or special characters (#, @, &) in the file name

Supported Applications:

– Adobe CS2: Acrobat, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
– Microsoft Word: doc, docx — For text only!
Please include all supporting fonts and images, unless these have been embedded in the document.

Unacceptable Formats:

– DO NOT send gif, png, or low resolution web graphics
– DO NOT send Articles or Press Releases as PDF files
– DO NOT send Microsoft Publisher files
– DO NOT send Pages files
– DO NOT send previously printed images to scan (i.e. magazine ads, brochures)

Standard ad sizes (width x height):


Width x Depth

Full page 9″ x 9″ tall

3/4 page horizontal 9.” x 6″ tall

3/4 page vertical 6″ x 9″ tall

1/2 page vertical 4.5″ x 9″ tall

1/2 page horizontal 9″ x 4.5″ tall

3/8 page horizontal 7″ x 4.5″ tall

3/8 page vertical 4.5″ x 6.5″ tall

1/4 page standard 4.5″ x 4.5″ tall

1/4 page vertical 2.16″ x 9″ tall

1/4 page horizontal 9″ x 2.16″ tall

3/16 page horizontal 6.8″ x 2.16″ tall

3/16 page vertical 2.16″ x 6.8″ tall

1/8 page vertical 2.16″ x 4.5″ tall

1/8 page horizontal 4.5″ x 2.16″ tall

1/16 page standard 2.16″ x 2.16″ tall

Special Sections

Destinations, Artists, and Local Food & Dining Guide 

2/3 page vertical 6″ x 9″ tall

1/3 page vertical 3″ x 9″ tall

1/3 page horizontal 9″ x 3″ tall

2/9 page vertical 3″ w x 6.” tall

2/9 page horizontal 6″ w x 3″ tall

1/6 page vertical 3″ x 4.5″ tall

1/6 page horizontal 4.5″ x 3″ tall

1/9 page standard 3 x 3″ tall

Design Recommendations:

No text below 8 pts.
No colored text below 10pts.
No reverse or white text below 10pts.

Confused or need help?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can help!
E-mail Dennis Ray,
Or call (828) 646-0071