EASEL RIDER

 Easel Rider – Asheville’s Mobile Art Lab – is all about connecting people and art. The City of Asheville’s Parks & Recreation Division recently partnered with LEAF to operate the Easel Rider, boosting public access to art. The Easel Rider provides 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 to offer a varied palette of hands- on projects and creative outlets for youth and adults alike.

 

 

This Summer! 

Global Citizen’s Dance & Art Series | Wednesdays 6-7pm at Pritchard Park

June 1: Scratching & Mixing Free-style dance with DJ Kutzu

Easel Rider: Cristal Fox & Cleaster Cotton

June 8: African Dance with West African dancer Barakissa Coulibaly

Easel Rider: Cristal Fox & Cleaster Cotton

June 15: African Dance with West African dancer Barakissa Coulibaly

Easel Rider: Christina Ruiz & Cleaster Cotton

June 22:TBD

Easel Rider: Cristal Fox & Cleaster Cotton

June 29: Scratching & Mixing Free-style dance with DJ Kutzu

Easel Rider: Cristal Fox & Cleaster Cotton

July 6: Scratching & Mixing Free-style dance with DJ Kutzu

Easel Rider: Cristal Fox & Abby Shuler

July 13: Hiphop or Bhangra with Lisa Zahiya

Easel Rider: Cristal Fox & Abby Shuler

July 20: Scratching & Mixing Free-style dance with DJ Kutzu

Easel Rider: Cristal Fox & Abby Shuler

July 27: Freeze Dance Free Style with DJ Nex Millen and Special guest Joe Adams

Easel Rider: Cristal Fox & Abby Shuler

Aug 3: Freeze Dance Free Style with DJ Nex Millen and Special guest Joe Adams

Easel Rider: Cristal Fox & Abby Shuler 

Look for the Easel Rider for FUN & FREE VISUAL ARTS activities!

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 Team today!   

Personal Testimony

 

“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, LEAF Schools & Streets Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Easel Rider can be used in many differenent capacities:

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

Sponsors

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Harmony Motors and Asheville Parks & Rec are proud sponsors of the Easel Rider.

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