“The shortest distance between two people is a story, a song or a dance.”
~Masankho Banda of Malawi , LEAFer for 18 years
LEAF Global Arts is Open!
“Cultivating Cultural Curiosity”
OPEN? July 1st-17th Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 12-6 by reservations for small groups.
Recording space and venue rental available anytime by reservations.
Masks are a Must. LEAF has expanded protocols to create the best possible Healthy environment.
Contact Marsha Almodavar GlobalArts@theLEAF.org
WHERE? Corner of Market & Eagle Streets
Address: 19 Eagle Street, Asheville, NC, 28801
COSTS? Visitors $12 | Members & Locals $5-10 Suggested Donation | Under 5 Free
Join Membership for Annual Passes
*new website in the works*
LEAF invites you to explore the world through immersive music & art experiences & cultural connections,
fostering global citizenship and opening pathways of understanding…for kids to elders.
Go Global Interactive World Map • Easel Rider Art Bar • Virtual Reality CAVE • Del Cardo Local History & Music Trail • Sougou Artist Market honoring Madiba- Nelson Mandela • ONEmic Recording Studio • Instrument Petting Zoo • Sound Underground • Cultural Immersion Exhibits • Mural Arts & more in this “awesome” historic place.
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Click images below to learn more about classes & workshop and register!
Your first class is free!
For field trip information or venue rental, contact Marsha Almodovar at GlobalArts@theLEAF.org
Want to have your next Fundraiser or event at LEAF Global? We have the perfect venue for you!
Contact Marsha Almodovar at GlobalArts@theLEAF.org or call 828.68.MUSIC [686.8742] For details and rental agreement and options
Building the LEAF Global Experience
LEAF Global Team
LEAF is grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with a talented and diverse team of longtime LEAFers and local community leaders to help bring its work, vision and mission to life in the Center.
Builder: Damian Davis Construction
Project Manager: Miriam Gee – COEverything
Contractor: Satchomo & Company
LEAF Navigators + LEAF Board
Project Curators: Nex Millen, Roy Harris, River Guerguerian, Farhad Javedi, Claude Coleman, Adama Dembele, Juanita Jackson, Bob Doss, Mark Hennegan, Jefferson Ellison, Paul Gallimore, Beni Ramseth, Helme Calfee & superstar LEAFers.
LEAF Compass Advisors
Global Visionaries helping keep LEAF on “true north” mission path.
Judith Ann Abrams, NY, NY, Broadway Producer • Alexandra & Don Clayton, Asheville, NC + St. Maarten, International Business Entrepreneur • Bootsy & Pepperminte Patti Collins, Cincinnati, Ohio, Masters of FUNK! • Charles Gwinn, Winston Salem, NC, Developer/ International Consultant • Darrell Rose, Charlottesville VA, West African Drum Master • Derek Andrews, Toronto, Canada, Mundial Montreal + World Music Advocate • Gene Bell, Asheville, NC, AVL Housing Authority • Georgia Beasley, Peru, International Development • James Nave, Asheville, NC + Philippines, Poet • Kinobe, Kampala, Uganda, Dance of Hope • Kiran Singh, Jonesboro, TN + Scotland, Jonesboro Storytelling Festival • Lisa Ruberti, NY, NY, Bennetton, Donna Karen • Masankho Banda, Malawi, International Peace Builder + Educator • Natalia Clavier, NY, NY, Thievery Corporation • Tom Pryor, NY, NY, Music Journalist + Media Consultant • Greg Lucas, New Orleans, Preservation Hall • Leah Song, Global Artist & Activist
LEAF Global Campaign
Inviting donors & partners to be part of reaching the $1,250,000 goal. As of opening the doors on Valentine’s Day 2020, we are 3/4 of the way! Naming Opportunities available for several experiences & exhibits. We welcome Corporate and Individual Giving conversations to find great matches!
Contact: Jordan, Development Director
Engagement@theLEAF.org | 828.68-MUSIC
“LEAF is an energetic, vibrant group with a global vision. Their project will bring new culture and diversity to our city that will be a perfect complement to the very core of Asheville’s identity. There is nothing more powerful than creating positive change in our own community that will have a lasting positive impact felt far beyond our own borders.”Robert Foster
How can I learn more or give my insights, ideas and get engaged?
This project is made possible in part with support from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority.
LEAF GRATITUDE! See TPDF 2018 Awards.