The Mission: boosting public access to art.
The Easel Rider provides interactive hands-on activities that will challenge people of all ages to experience creation on the go!
What is the Easel Rider?
The Easel Rider is Asheville's Mobile Art Lab! In 2011, the Cultural Arts Division of Asheville City Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts 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.
The truck sets out to prove that everyone is an artist!
The 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 to muralists to offer a varied palette of creative projects!
The Easel Rider will be used to complement various public and private events throughout the city of Asheville, providing a mobile CREATIVE SPACE.
"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 possibilites with the Easel Rider are endless!" -Jocelyn Reese, LEAF Schools & Streets Director
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