Event Cancellations Due to Coronavirus

Several upcoming events have been canceled or postponed due to concerns about the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.
Event organizers can contact us to update their event’s information.

Upcoming events and things to do in Asheville, NC. Below is a list of events for festivals, concerts, art exhibitions, group meetups and more.

Sunday, September 27, 2020
Are You an Arts Ally?
Sep 27 all-day
Online

Show everyone that you are an Arts Ally and help fund programs and services that support the entire local arts community.

+ Individual ($8.50/mo or $100/yr)
+ Dual ($17/mo or $200/yr)
+ Corporate ($500-$1,000/ yr)

Your membership funds programs and services that support the entire local arts community.

Advocacy
  • Successfully advocated for Grassroots Arts Program grants to be used for operating support instead of programs this year
  • Successfully advocated for nonprofits to be eligible for One Buncombe funding
  • Worked closely with Arts NC and the NC Arts Council to support the arts at the state and local level
  • Kept Asheville City Council and Buncombe County Commissioners informed of impacts to the arts sector
  • Launched the #AVLArtsMatter campaign
  • Launched the #WNCArtsMatter campaign
  • Attended ongoing meetings of the Western Arts Agencies of NC, Asheville Area Arts Council Arts Advisory Council, Buncombe County Schools Arts Advisory Council, Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Business Association Committee, and BCTDA’s Tourism Partner Organization Committee
  • Leadership Asheville panelist- Asheville Open for Business? – Next Steps (6/24)
  • Grants Presentation for the Asheville African American Business Association (8/18)
  • Asheville Rotary Club speaker- State of the Arts Sector (8/27)

Coming soon

  • Keynote speaker for Olli’s Arts Day- State of the Art Sector (11/3)
Donate to AHOPE: Housing 65 people at the “COVID-19 hotel”
Sep 27 all-day
Online

P.s. We invite you to join us in supporting one of AHOPE’s most urgent projects.

AHOPE is currently housing 65 people at the “COVID-19 hotel”. They are in need of donations to provide consistent meals to residents.

We are raising funds to purchase dinner for our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness in Asheville.

Will you join us?

Keep LEAF Alive!
Sep 27 all-day
Online

Think back to one of your first magical LEAF moments…

Who was there? What music were you listening to? How did you feel?

Together, and over the past 25 years, our global community has created thousands of moments and experiences of joy, freedom, connection, and love.  Together, we’ve learned about ourselves, our communities, other people and different cultures. We’ve shared a lot.

That is what LEAF does and we, as a community, create together. And it is what we are at risk of losing.

What we’ve created is not the product of big money, it’s the product of hope, love, creativity and community. For 25 years we have created huge moments that ignite passion and inspiration in people across the globe, all the while being fiscally responsible and operating on a tight budget. As for so many, the COVID-19 pandemic has been financially devastating, but we have not lost hope. Often, we tell our kids that there is no shame in need. That to truly grow, you must admit when you need help. LEAF needs your help.

Today we are asking for your support so we may continue to bring those magical moments to life in our community and the world. Due to Member’s support along side the resilience and creativity of our Teaching Artists and Culture Keeper’s, we have provided 7+ classes a week and a few Learning Journeys to people isolated at home since the onset of the pandemic, reaching over 30,000 people a month. Your gift today will keep LEAF’s global connections thriving as we continue to pivot virtually, bring connections to life at LEAF Global Arts Center, maintain our dedication to providing free music and arts education for youth at home and abroad, support Cultural Preservation and and find new ways to celebrate our 25th year through events that honor our new safety realities.

Between now and the end of the year, we aim to raise the $100,000 that is vital in seeing LEAF through this pandemic. The arts are integral to reimagining and reopening public gathering places and workspaces, with your support we will not only revitalize LEAF but will catalyze economic activity for the health of the local community and economy.

On Demand Fashion Show: Costume Drama Fundraiser
Sep 27 all-day
Online

Costume Drama 2020: A Fashion Show

Now available as Video On Demand!

All tickets are $25.00 plus taxes and fees and benefit ACT.


Asheville Community Theatre’s annual fundraiser Costume Drama: A Fashion Show is a fashion show where designers create garments from unconventional materials. Twelve designers competed in this year’s challenge, four were chosen as category winners – and one was named the Best in Show winner.

As in years past, Best in Show will receive a $500 prize, and the other 3 winners will each receive a $250 prize. Winners are revealed at the end of the broadcast!


Costume Drama: A Fashion Show originally aired on Saturday, August 8, 2020. Video On Demand of this show will be available for purchase until September 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

Support Flat Rock Playhouse with AmazonSmile
Sep 27 all-day
Online

Sign up for Amazon Smile today and support FRP at no cost to you. Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchase price directly to FRP. Participation is easy, and, once you’re set-up, you shop online and Amazon takes care of the rest.

To register, visit http://smile.amazon.com/. If you are not already supporting another organization, you will be prompted to select one. To contribute to Flat Rock Playhouse, search our business name: The Vagabond School of the Drama, Inc. Once you select us, you are all set! Don’t forget to bookmark your smile page, as purchases will only be applied through Amazon Smile.

Grow your impact by spreading the word to your friends and family!

Vessels of Hope Fundraiser Chapter Two
Sep 27 all-day
Online

“As we continue to press into Hope, we continue to hear from supporters, and the message is loud and clear – they also feel the Hope connected to our mission, and want to keep supporting us.” Discovering new ways to sustain The Village Potters Clay Center during this season is the primary job now for the resident potters at TVPCC. As Sarah continues to apply for loans and grants, other potters are choosing hope each day by taking the torch from her to carry on the mission with a second “chapter” of Vessels of Hope.

The Village Potters are Sarah Wells Rolland, George Rolland, Judi Harwood, Lori Theriault, Julia Mann, Christine Henry, and Tori Motyl. They comprise an intentional Collective of potters who share a commitment to nurture creative exploration through education, experience, and community. The Village Potters includes a fine craft gallery, a Teaching Center offering ongoing classes in wheel and hand building for adults, an Advanced Ceramic Studies Program, and online demonstration and workshops. The Village Potters Clay Center is an educational member of The Craft Guild of the Southern Highlands, and is an official distributor for Laguna Clays.

Donations for Burton Street Community Peace Gardens
Sep 27 @ 6:00 am – 11:45 pm
Online

Image may contain: flower, plant, outdoor and nature

Peace Gardens

is creating a destination where community is cultivated using gardens & art!

By supporting creators you love on Patreon, you’re becoming an active participant in their creative process. As a member, you receive exclusive content, community access, behind-the-scenes updates, and the pride of fueling work that matters to you.

https://www.patreon.com/peacegardens?fan_landing=true&fbclid=IwAR1_I_QRH8Tw824vOy5couHcvVP5hC6KioMpdxjw98rmgjBK2LSl9IKKHiM

Mountain Child Advocacy Center presents Dancing w/ the Local Stars
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre

This performance has been rescheduled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date.

Dancing With The Local Stars is an annual fundraising event that pairs Asheville community
leaders with professional dancers for an evening of performances benefiting local non – profit
organizations. In 2020, we are pleased to partner with Mountain Child Advocacy Center in their
effort to identify, advocate, and respond to child abuse and neglect in Buncombe County.

This year’s cast of Star performers include:

Ingrid Allstaedt, WLOS
Guadalupe Chavarria II, Studio Chavarria
Murphy Funkhouser Capps, Kudzu Brands
Dr. Tim & Betsy Gillespie, Gillespie Dental Associates
Jacqueline Grant, Roberts-Stevens Attorneys At Law
Benjamin Hamrick, Johnson Price Sprinkle PA
Amy Hanks, Beverly-Hanks Realtors & Associates
Dr. William Hathaway, Mission / NC Division HCA Healthcare
Meridith Elliott Powell, Business Strategist & Author
Oscar Wong, Highland Brewing Company

All net proceeds from this event will go directly to Mountain Child Advocacy Center.

Monday, September 28, 2020
Donate to AHOPE: Housing 65 people at the “COVID-19 hotel”
Sep 28 all-day
Online

P.s. We invite you to join us in supporting one of AHOPE’s most urgent projects.

AHOPE is currently housing 65 people at the “COVID-19 hotel”. They are in need of donations to provide consistent meals to residents.

We are raising funds to purchase dinner for our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness in Asheville.

Will you join us?

Keep LEAF Alive!
Sep 28 all-day
Online

Think back to one of your first magical LEAF moments…

Who was there? What music were you listening to? How did you feel?

Together, and over the past 25 years, our global community has created thousands of moments and experiences of joy, freedom, connection, and love.  Together, we’ve learned about ourselves, our communities, other people and different cultures. We’ve shared a lot.

That is what LEAF does and we, as a community, create together. And it is what we are at risk of losing.

What we’ve created is not the product of big money, it’s the product of hope, love, creativity and community. For 25 years we have created huge moments that ignite passion and inspiration in people across the globe, all the while being fiscally responsible and operating on a tight budget. As for so many, the COVID-19 pandemic has been financially devastating, but we have not lost hope. Often, we tell our kids that there is no shame in need. That to truly grow, you must admit when you need help. LEAF needs your help.

Today we are asking for your support so we may continue to bring those magical moments to life in our community and the world. Due to Member’s support along side the resilience and creativity of our Teaching Artists and Culture Keeper’s, we have provided 7+ classes a week and a few Learning Journeys to people isolated at home since the onset of the pandemic, reaching over 30,000 people a month. Your gift today will keep LEAF’s global connections thriving as we continue to pivot virtually, bring connections to life at LEAF Global Arts Center, maintain our dedication to providing free music and arts education for youth at home and abroad, support Cultural Preservation and and find new ways to celebrate our 25th year through events that honor our new safety realities.

Between now and the end of the year, we aim to raise the $100,000 that is vital in seeing LEAF through this pandemic. The arts are integral to reimagining and reopening public gathering places and workspaces, with your support we will not only revitalize LEAF but will catalyze economic activity for the health of the local community and economy.

On Demand Fashion Show: Costume Drama Fundraiser
Sep 28 all-day
Online

Costume Drama 2020: A Fashion Show

Now available as Video On Demand!

All tickets are $25.00 plus taxes and fees and benefit ACT.


Asheville Community Theatre’s annual fundraiser Costume Drama: A Fashion Show is a fashion show where designers create garments from unconventional materials. Twelve designers competed in this year’s challenge, four were chosen as category winners – and one was named the Best in Show winner.

As in years past, Best in Show will receive a $500 prize, and the other 3 winners will each receive a $250 prize. Winners are revealed at the end of the broadcast!


Costume Drama: A Fashion Show originally aired on Saturday, August 8, 2020. Video On Demand of this show will be available for purchase until September 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

Donations for Burton Street Community Peace Gardens
Sep 28 @ 6:00 am – 11:45 pm
Online

Image may contain: flower, plant, outdoor and nature

Peace Gardens

is creating a destination where community is cultivated using gardens & art!

By supporting creators you love on Patreon, you’re becoming an active participant in their creative process. As a member, you receive exclusive content, community access, behind-the-scenes updates, and the pride of fueling work that matters to you.

https://www.patreon.com/peacegardens?fan_landing=true&fbclid=IwAR1_I_QRH8Tw824vOy5couHcvVP5hC6KioMpdxjw98rmgjBK2LSl9IKKHiM

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Donate to AHOPE: Housing 65 people at the “COVID-19 hotel”
Sep 29 all-day
Online

P.s. We invite you to join us in supporting one of AHOPE’s most urgent projects.

AHOPE is currently housing 65 people at the “COVID-19 hotel”. They are in need of donations to provide consistent meals to residents.

We are raising funds to purchase dinner for our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness in Asheville.

Will you join us?

Keep LEAF Alive!
Sep 29 all-day
Online

Think back to one of your first magical LEAF moments…

Who was there? What music were you listening to? How did you feel?

Together, and over the past 25 years, our global community has created thousands of moments and experiences of joy, freedom, connection, and love.  Together, we’ve learned about ourselves, our communities, other people and different cultures. We’ve shared a lot.

That is what LEAF does and we, as a community, create together. And it is what we are at risk of losing.

What we’ve created is not the product of big money, it’s the product of hope, love, creativity and community. For 25 years we have created huge moments that ignite passion and inspiration in people across the globe, all the while being fiscally responsible and operating on a tight budget. As for so many, the COVID-19 pandemic has been financially devastating, but we have not lost hope. Often, we tell our kids that there is no shame in need. That to truly grow, you must admit when you need help. LEAF needs your help.

Today we are asking for your support so we may continue to bring those magical moments to life in our community and the world. Due to Member’s support along side the resilience and creativity of our Teaching Artists and Culture Keeper’s, we have provided 7+ classes a week and a few Learning Journeys to people isolated at home since the onset of the pandemic, reaching over 30,000 people a month. Your gift today will keep LEAF’s global connections thriving as we continue to pivot virtually, bring connections to life at LEAF Global Arts Center, maintain our dedication to providing free music and arts education for youth at home and abroad, support Cultural Preservation and and find new ways to celebrate our 25th year through events that honor our new safety realities.

Between now and the end of the year, we aim to raise the $100,000 that is vital in seeing LEAF through this pandemic. The arts are integral to reimagining and reopening public gathering places and workspaces, with your support we will not only revitalize LEAF but will catalyze economic activity for the health of the local community and economy.

On Demand Fashion Show: Costume Drama Fundraiser
Sep 29 all-day
Online

Costume Drama 2020: A Fashion Show

Now available as Video On Demand!

All tickets are $25.00 plus taxes and fees and benefit ACT.


Asheville Community Theatre’s annual fundraiser Costume Drama: A Fashion Show is a fashion show where designers create garments from unconventional materials. Twelve designers competed in this year’s challenge, four were chosen as category winners – and one was named the Best in Show winner.

As in years past, Best in Show will receive a $500 prize, and the other 3 winners will each receive a $250 prize. Winners are revealed at the end of the broadcast!


Costume Drama: A Fashion Show originally aired on Saturday, August 8, 2020. Video On Demand of this show will be available for purchase until September 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

Donations for Burton Street Community Peace Gardens
Sep 29 @ 6:00 am – 11:45 pm
Online

Image may contain: flower, plant, outdoor and nature

Peace Gardens

is creating a destination where community is cultivated using gardens & art!

By supporting creators you love on Patreon, you’re becoming an active participant in their creative process. As a member, you receive exclusive content, community access, behind-the-scenes updates, and the pride of fueling work that matters to you.

https://www.patreon.com/peacegardens?fan_landing=true&fbclid=IwAR1_I_QRH8Tw824vOy5couHcvVP5hC6KioMpdxjw98rmgjBK2LSl9IKKHiM

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Donate to AHOPE: Housing 65 people at the “COVID-19 hotel”
Sep 30 all-day
Online

P.s. We invite you to join us in supporting one of AHOPE’s most urgent projects.

AHOPE is currently housing 65 people at the “COVID-19 hotel”. They are in need of donations to provide consistent meals to residents.

We are raising funds to purchase dinner for our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness in Asheville.

Will you join us?

Keep LEAF Alive!
Sep 30 all-day
Online

Think back to one of your first magical LEAF moments…

Who was there? What music were you listening to? How did you feel?

Together, and over the past 25 years, our global community has created thousands of moments and experiences of joy, freedom, connection, and love.  Together, we’ve learned about ourselves, our communities, other people and different cultures. We’ve shared a lot.

That is what LEAF does and we, as a community, create together. And it is what we are at risk of losing.

What we’ve created is not the product of big money, it’s the product of hope, love, creativity and community. For 25 years we have created huge moments that ignite passion and inspiration in people across the globe, all the while being fiscally responsible and operating on a tight budget. As for so many, the COVID-19 pandemic has been financially devastating, but we have not lost hope. Often, we tell our kids that there is no shame in need. That to truly grow, you must admit when you need help. LEAF needs your help.

Today we are asking for your support so we may continue to bring those magical moments to life in our community and the world. Due to Member’s support along side the resilience and creativity of our Teaching Artists and Culture Keeper’s, we have provided 7+ classes a week and a few Learning Journeys to people isolated at home since the onset of the pandemic, reaching over 30,000 people a month. Your gift today will keep LEAF’s global connections thriving as we continue to pivot virtually, bring connections to life at LEAF Global Arts Center, maintain our dedication to providing free music and arts education for youth at home and abroad, support Cultural Preservation and and find new ways to celebrate our 25th year through events that honor our new safety realities.

Between now and the end of the year, we aim to raise the $100,000 that is vital in seeing LEAF through this pandemic. The arts are integral to reimagining and reopening public gathering places and workspaces, with your support we will not only revitalize LEAF but will catalyze economic activity for the health of the local community and economy.

On Demand Fashion Show: Costume Drama Fundraiser
Sep 30 all-day
Online

Costume Drama 2020: A Fashion Show

Now available as Video On Demand!

All tickets are $25.00 plus taxes and fees and benefit ACT.


Asheville Community Theatre’s annual fundraiser Costume Drama: A Fashion Show is a fashion show where designers create garments from unconventional materials. Twelve designers competed in this year’s challenge, four were chosen as category winners – and one was named the Best in Show winner.

As in years past, Best in Show will receive a $500 prize, and the other 3 winners will each receive a $250 prize. Winners are revealed at the end of the broadcast!


Costume Drama: A Fashion Show originally aired on Saturday, August 8, 2020. Video On Demand of this show will be available for purchase until September 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

Donations for Burton Street Community Peace Gardens
Sep 30 @ 6:00 am – 11:45 pm
Online

Image may contain: flower, plant, outdoor and nature

Peace Gardens

is creating a destination where community is cultivated using gardens & art!

By supporting creators you love on Patreon, you’re becoming an active participant in their creative process. As a member, you receive exclusive content, community access, behind-the-scenes updates, and the pride of fueling work that matters to you.

https://www.patreon.com/peacegardens?fan_landing=true&fbclid=IwAR1_I_QRH8Tw824vOy5couHcvVP5hC6KioMpdxjw98rmgjBK2LSl9IKKHiM

Thursday, October 1, 2020
BOOsters and Pumpkins
Oct 1 all-day
Businesses throughout Buncombe County

The BOOsters are happy little friendly ghosts sold throughout the month of October in area banks, restaurants, cleaners, convenience stores, and many other businesses. For only $1.00, anyone can purchase a BOOster, place his or her name or business card on it and have it displayed. This is a great way to decorate area businesses for the holiday while providing fun, friendly competition, and funds to help continue the outreach of the Eblen Charities.

Eblen Charitable Group Pumpkin Sales: Much like the BOOster sales, these bright paper pumpkins are sold for $1.00 during the month of October in area schools and Ingles Markets. This program sponsored by Outback Steakhouse, Ingle’s Markets, Pepsi, and Clear Channel radio stations benefits the programs of the Eblen Charities  and helps provide a community program to the area schools with the premise of children helping children. Schools also have the opportunity to win prizes and equipment for their school. The school with the most over all sales is awarded the Frank Lewis Memorial Award, named in memory of our long time friend and Buncombe County educator, Frank Lewis.

Donate to AHOPE: Housing 65 people at the “COVID-19 hotel”
Oct 1 all-day
Online

P.s. We invite you to join us in supporting one of AHOPE’s most urgent projects.

AHOPE is currently housing 65 people at the “COVID-19 hotel”. They are in need of donations to provide consistent meals to residents.

We are raising funds to purchase dinner for our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness in Asheville.

Will you join us?

Donations for Burton Street Community Peace Gardens
Oct 1 @ 6:00 am – 11:45 pm
Online

Image may contain: flower, plant, outdoor and nature

Peace Gardens

is creating a destination where community is cultivated using gardens & art!

By supporting creators you love on Patreon, you’re becoming an active participant in their creative process. As a member, you receive exclusive content, community access, behind-the-scenes updates, and the pride of fueling work that matters to you.

https://www.patreon.com/peacegardens?fan_landing=true&fbclid=IwAR1_I_QRH8Tw824vOy5couHcvVP5hC6KioMpdxjw98rmgjBK2LSl9IKKHiM

Friday, October 2, 2020
8th Annual (Virtual) Root Ball
Oct 2 all-day
Online
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Covid-19 hasn’t stopped us from making an impact on local rivers and communities throughout WNC — so we’re adapting our 8th Annual Root Ball End of Season Party to celebrate quarantine-style… Save the dates for three awesome ways to participate!

Online silent auction (Oct 2nd-18th). We’ll have an incredible collection of items and experiences focused on outdoor recreation, arts + culture, food + beverage, and other offerings that are uniquely Asheville.

Online native tree and plant sale (Oct 2nd-18th). Individuals will be able to purchase from a wide variety of plants and trees provided by participating partner nurseries (with all proceeds going to GreenWorks programs).

Virtual Dance Party on October 16th: Gather up your pod and safely dance the evening away in your own living room. The event will be kid-friendly and have lots of opportunities for audience participation.

Stay tuned for more information on how to join in these exciting events!

If you’d like to offer support by donating an item or service to our silent auction, please contact [email protected].

BOOsters and Pumpkins
Oct 2 all-day
Businesses throughout Buncombe County

The BOOsters are happy little friendly ghosts sold throughout the month of October in area banks, restaurants, cleaners, convenience stores, and many other businesses. For only $1.00, anyone can purchase a BOOster, place his or her name or business card on it and have it displayed. This is a great way to decorate area businesses for the holiday while providing fun, friendly competition, and funds to help continue the outreach of the Eblen Charities.

Eblen Charitable Group Pumpkin Sales: Much like the BOOster sales, these bright paper pumpkins are sold for $1.00 during the month of October in area schools and Ingles Markets. This program sponsored by Outback Steakhouse, Ingle’s Markets, Pepsi, and Clear Channel radio stations benefits the programs of the Eblen Charities  and helps provide a community program to the area schools with the premise of children helping children. Schools also have the opportunity to win prizes and equipment for their school. The school with the most over all sales is awarded the Frank Lewis Memorial Award, named in memory of our long time friend and Buncombe County educator, Frank Lewis.

Donations for Burton Street Community Peace Gardens
Oct 2 @ 6:00 am – 11:45 pm
Online

Image may contain: flower, plant, outdoor and nature

Peace Gardens

is creating a destination where community is cultivated using gardens & art!

By supporting creators you love on Patreon, you’re becoming an active participant in their creative process. As a member, you receive exclusive content, community access, behind-the-scenes updates, and the pride of fueling work that matters to you.

https://www.patreon.com/peacegardens?fan_landing=true&fbclid=IwAR1_I_QRH8Tw824vOy5couHcvVP5hC6KioMpdxjw98rmgjBK2LSl9IKKHiM

Saturday, October 3, 2020
8th Annual (Virtual) Root Ball
Oct 3 all-day
Online
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Covid-19 hasn’t stopped us from making an impact on local rivers and communities throughout WNC — so we’re adapting our 8th Annual Root Ball End of Season Party to celebrate quarantine-style… Save the dates for three awesome ways to participate!

Online silent auction (Oct 2nd-18th). We’ll have an incredible collection of items and experiences focused on outdoor recreation, arts + culture, food + beverage, and other offerings that are uniquely Asheville.

Online native tree and plant sale (Oct 2nd-18th). Individuals will be able to purchase from a wide variety of plants and trees provided by participating partner nurseries (with all proceeds going to GreenWorks programs).

Virtual Dance Party on October 16th: Gather up your pod and safely dance the evening away in your own living room. The event will be kid-friendly and have lots of opportunities for audience participation.

Stay tuned for more information on how to join in these exciting events!

If you’d like to offer support by donating an item or service to our silent auction, please contact [email protected].

BOOsters and Pumpkins
Oct 3 all-day
Businesses throughout Buncombe County

The BOOsters are happy little friendly ghosts sold throughout the month of October in area banks, restaurants, cleaners, convenience stores, and many other businesses. For only $1.00, anyone can purchase a BOOster, place his or her name or business card on it and have it displayed. This is a great way to decorate area businesses for the holiday while providing fun, friendly competition, and funds to help continue the outreach of the Eblen Charities.

Eblen Charitable Group Pumpkin Sales: Much like the BOOster sales, these bright paper pumpkins are sold for $1.00 during the month of October in area schools and Ingles Markets. This program sponsored by Outback Steakhouse, Ingle’s Markets, Pepsi, and Clear Channel radio stations benefits the programs of the Eblen Charities  and helps provide a community program to the area schools with the premise of children helping children. Schools also have the opportunity to win prizes and equipment for their school. The school with the most over all sales is awarded the Frank Lewis Memorial Award, named in memory of our long time friend and Buncombe County educator, Frank Lewis.

Keep LEAF Alive!
Oct 3 all-day
Online

Think back to one of your first magical LEAF moments…

Who was there? What music were you listening to? How did you feel?

Together, and over the past 25 years, our global community has created thousands of moments and experiences of joy, freedom, connection, and love.  Together, we’ve learned about ourselves, our communities, other people and different cultures. We’ve shared a lot.

That is what LEAF does and we, as a community, create together. And it is what we are at risk of losing.

What we’ve created is not the product of big money, it’s the product of hope, love, creativity and community. For 25 years we have created huge moments that ignite passion and inspiration in people across the globe, all the while being fiscally responsible and operating on a tight budget. As for so many, the COVID-19 pandemic has been financially devastating, but we have not lost hope. Often, we tell our kids that there is no shame in need. That to truly grow, you must admit when you need help. LEAF needs your help.

Today we are asking for your support so we may continue to bring those magical moments to life in our community and the world. Due to Member’s support along side the resilience and creativity of our Teaching Artists and Culture Keeper’s, we have provided 7+ classes a week and a few Learning Journeys to people isolated at home since the onset of the pandemic, reaching over 30,000 people a month. Your gift today will keep LEAF’s global connections thriving as we continue to pivot virtually, bring connections to life at LEAF Global Arts Center, maintain our dedication to providing free music and arts education for youth at home and abroad, support Cultural Preservation and and find new ways to celebrate our 25th year through events that honor our new safety realities.

Between now and the end of the year, we aim to raise the $100,000 that is vital in seeing LEAF through this pandemic. The arts are integral to reimagining and reopening public gathering places and workspaces, with your support we will not only revitalize LEAF but will catalyze economic activity for the health of the local community and economy.

Donations for Burton Street Community Peace Gardens
Oct 3 @ 6:00 am – 11:45 pm
Online

Image may contain: flower, plant, outdoor and nature

Peace Gardens

is creating a destination where community is cultivated using gardens & art!

By supporting creators you love on Patreon, you’re becoming an active participant in their creative process. As a member, you receive exclusive content, community access, behind-the-scenes updates, and the pride of fueling work that matters to you.

https://www.patreon.com/peacegardens?fan_landing=true&fbclid=IwAR1_I_QRH8Tw824vOy5couHcvVP5hC6KioMpdxjw98rmgjBK2LSl9IKKHiM