“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.



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


Venue rental

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 |

“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

Committee Chair, TPDF

How can I learn more or give my insights, ideas and get engaged?

3 + 8 =

This project is made possible in part with support from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority.