EASEL RIDER

 

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 Easel Rider – Asheville’s Mobile Art Lab – is all about connecting people and art. The City of Asheville’s Cultural Arts Division recently partnered with LEAF to operate the Easel Rider, boosting public access to art. The Easel Rider will provide interactive hands-on activities that will challenge Ashevillians to experience creation on the go!


Easel Rider supports the idea that art is not confined to the indoors. Using the truck as a staging arena, LEAF hires local artists – from puppeteers and painters to filmmakers and new media artists, and numerous other artists to offer a varied palette of hands- on projects and creative outlets for youth and adults alike.

 


 

 

 

LEAF Schools & Streets DIrector, Jocelyn Reese and Community Arts Coordinator, Schree Chavdarov

LEAF Schools & Streets Director, Jocelyn Reese and Community Arts Coordinator, Schree Chavdarov

The Easel Rider allows us to connect with communities in a very different and new way. We are able to partner with existing community events and bring in cultural connections with the Easel Rider’s resources and LEAF Schools & Streets Teaching Artists. The possibilities with the Easel Rider are endless!

 

Jocelyn Reese

Director , LEAF Schools and Streets


History of the Easel Rider

 In 2011, the Cultural Arts Division of converted a 1984 bread truck into a rolling art studio and showcase.  The Easel Rider contains 80 linear feet of art supplies with a sound system, projectors, and more!

In July 2013, the City of Asheville partnered with LEAF to continue Easel Rider programming, which is free to all nonprofit organizations, Asheville city programming and community centers!  You can also book the Easel Rider to complement your private events.  Contact the Easel Rider today!   AVLParksRec logoNEW


 

I love art. It’s so relaxing. I just don’t have time to do it anymore. I need to get back in touch with my creative side!

Soraya

15 year old Student at Asheville High School


 

The Easel Rider can be used in many different capacities.

After-school Programs 
Community Functions
Specific School Activities
Outdoors Activities (especially)
Summer Camps


 

Previous Easel Rider Events

 

1/10/2014 YMCA 21st Century Afterschool Program: Enka Upcycling
1/20/2014 MLK Peace Rally
2/8/2014 Army Reserves
2/26/2014 Jones Elementary
3/1/2014 Charter School Opening
3/4/2014 Vance PTO Literacy
3/22/2014 AAAC Creative Sector Summit
4/2/2014 Asheville Parks & Rec Spring Break Camp
4/12/2014 Asheville Parks & Rec “Easter Eggstravaganza”
4/12/2014 YWCA “Healthy Kids Day!”
4/16/2014 Asheville Parks & Rec Spring Break Camp “Cultural Day”
4/26/2014 Vance PTO Vance Carnival
5/7/2014 LEAF Global Funk
5/8/2014 LEAF Global Funk
5/9/2014 LEAF Global Funk
5/10/2014 LEAF Global Funk
5/24/2014 Asheville Parks & Rec. Balloon art
5/29/2014 5 Walnut JAZZ projections
5/31/2014 Summer Explosion Summer Kick off
6/4/2014 Easel Rider Performing Arts Series World Dance
6/7/2014 All Go West Music
6/11/2014 Easel Rider Performing Arts Series West African Drumming
6/14/2014 Toubab Krewe Carnival Precussion instrumentation
6/16/2014 AVL Parks& Rec Eco Explorers Camp Explorers & Adventure
6/18/2014 Easel Rider Performing Arts Series West African Dance
6/20/2014 Downtown After 5 Summer Fun
6/21/2014 Burton St. Kick Off Event Summer
6/21/2014 East Asheville Library Science Activity, Sun Printing
6/25/2014 Easel Rider Performing Arts Series Circus Arts
7/2/2014 Easel Rider Performing Arts Series Theatre Arts
7/4/2014 4th of July Independence Countrys of the World
7/5/2014 83rd Annual Tennis Championship Physical Health
7/7/2014 Eco-Explorer Camp Outdoors
7/9/2014 Easel Rider Performing Arts Series Hip Hop Dance
7/11/2014 WNC Nature Center Spanish ALNUGE
7/16/2014 Easel Rider Performing Arts Series Hip Hop Dance
7/18/2014 Downtown After 5 HOLD DATE
7/23/2014 Easel Rider Performing Arts Series Song Violin
7/25/2014 LSS Summer Camp Puppets
7/28/2014 AMS Middle School Magic Creation Station
7/30/2014 Easel Rider Performing Arts Series
8/5/2014 National Night Out Public Safety
8/6/2014 Easel Rider Performing Arts Series
8/7/2014 LEAF Benefit of Culture
8/12/2014 Asheville Parks & Rec Summer Playground
8/13/2014 ASheville Parks & Rec Summer Playground
8/15/2014 Asheville Parks & Rec Block Party
8/22/2014 Asheville Parks & Rec MLK Movies in the Park
8/31/2014 LEAF/ LAAFF Mixed Media
8/31/2014 LEAF/ LAAFF Mixed Media
9/6/2014 Harmony Motors VW Car Show
9/7/2014 Organic Festival Bee Organic (Bee Theme)
9/12/2014 YMI Cultural Center Goombay!
9/13/2014 YMI Cultural Center Goombay!
9/13/2014 YMI Cultural Center Goombay!
9/20/2014 Asheville Parks & Rec MLK Movies in the Park

 

For more information about the Easel Rider, including booking info,
Please contact Schree Chavdarov, Community Arts Coordinator at Schree@theLEAF.org.
 
 
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