LEAF Community Arts | MissionLEAF Community Arts is a non-profit organization, building community, connecting cultures and enriching lives through the arts – locally and globally – with festivals, community events, and arts education programs.
LEAF 2020 Vision: : Transforming Lives, Connecting Cultures and Generating Unity.
LEAF is looking towards 2020 and the legacy we want to be generating in the communities we serve. We see ourselves using music, art and festivals to create welcoming places and spaces of possibility that foster shared experiences powerful enough to transform lives, connect cultures and generate unity.
Being Mission-Driven • Integrity • Openness, • “You Got This” Positive Attitude • Collaboration • Equity
We ARE LEAF!
Families • Youth • Artists • Performers • Volunteers • Collaborators • Sponsors • Customers • Staff
Cultural Arts Education
LEAF Schools & Streets cultural arts programs use the arts to bridge cultures and create life-affirming, community building experiences – empowering our youth to become global citizens, leaders and agents of positive change.
LEAF International is dedicated to cultural preservation, exchange, and fostering global citizenship. LEAF collaborate with communities to support Culture Keepers who teach local youth their traditional arts.
LEAF Festival is LEAF’s founding event. For over 20 years, an inter-generational community gathers at Lake Eden for a dynamic experience of music, art and culture for around the globe. #1 Festival for Kids, Music & Camping in Western NC.
LEAF Downtown celebrates creativity, diversity and families in the heart of Asheville, NC. This signature and inclusive community event encourages interpersonal exchange, cultural awareness, artistic excellence and welcoming spaces for all walks of life.
LEAF is a Developmental Asset-Infused Organization
Developmental Assets built through LEAF include:
Community Values Youth
Adult Role Models
“Building a loving, life changing legacy through cross cultural connection, this is worth every penny invested; take a moment to explore what LEAF does, day in and day out. Talk to me if you have questions, this is the real deal. This is the essential work, empowering youth through music and arts, connecting us all and inviting us into being the best we can be.”Tommy George
As an organization, LEAF Community Arts encompasses so many things that are of great value to me personally. It speaks to community (local and global), kids, music and arts. It inspires a tremendous amount of hope to see so many people coming together to exercise their philanthropic nature to a myriad of necessary causes.
I would like to welcome you to LEAF [Fall Festival], the ending of a great year and the beginning of many more to experience. Something [or someone] from LEAF, you will hold in your memories for many, many stories to that you will tell. A tear drop of love that LEAF leaves with you.
LEAF Board & LEAF Navigators (Staff)- 2017
LEAF Board & LEAF Navigators (Staff)- 2016
LEAF Board supports LEAF Community Arts year around through visioning, planning, event support and community service.
“LEAF is a force for change in our community and I think the next 20 years will be amazing!”
-Adrian Vassallo, Board Member
LEAF Community Arts is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization.
Legal Name: LEAF Community Arts DBA: LEAF
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Board of Directors 2018
Civic-Minded Zoning & Land Use Planning Attorney
Public School Educator, Instructional Technologist, & Prankster
Community Outreach & Logistics
Attorney, History,and Cultural & Community Leadership
Marketing & Design
Operations & Leadership Performance
International Business & Community Development
Cleaster Cotton • Tracy Massiello Brown
James Fisher • Tommy George
River Guerguerian • Kelly Hanson
Elbert Hargrave • Cliff Hotchkiss
Jill Jones • Jim Magill
Holt Moore • Sarah Nie
Doug Orr • Reggie Tidwell