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LEAF Downtown celebrates communities, creativity, diversity, and families in the heart of downtown Asheville!
Aug 8, 2020
80 Court Plaza
LEAF Downtown AVL is about FAMILY | For two days – Friday & Saturday – Pack Square Park will be alive with three stages featuring national, regional, & local talent, Easel Rider activities, a LEAF Family Adventure Zone, dozens of roaming artists & buskers, and interactive art installations for all to enjoy! The event starts Friday at 3pm and on Saturday 9am with the fun and family-friendly LEAF Art Dash 5K.Each night the park closes at 10pm.
LEAF Downtown AVL is about LOCAL COMMUNITY | Through a partnership with Asheville Grown, we aim to highlight local artists & locally-owned vendors. In addition, LEAF Downtown AVL will host enrichment activities, cultural exchanges, and civic engagement will also take place at the Voices of Asheville tent through a series of collaborative alliances forged with HACA: Family Self-Sufficiency Program, Green Opportunities (GO!), Hood Huggers International, THE BLOCK Off Biltmore, Adorn, Bountiful Cities, BeLoved Asheville, Project Juntos, Nuestro Centro, UNCA Center for Diversity Education, Delta House Life Development, Inc., Christine Avery Learning Center, CAYLA, HACA: Resident’s Council & many other community champions!
LEAF Downtown AVL is about CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT | Beyond art around the park and music on three stages, LEAF Downtown AVL will foster local job opportunities, including youth mentorships and leadership development, host panels &
community forums and offer a diverse palette of workshops in the Voices of Asheville tent as well as THE BLOCK Off Biltmore.
LEAF Downtown AVL invites, celebrates and appreciates YOU! | LEAF Downtown is dedicated to honoring the diverse and rich culture of Asheville. We seek to ensure every neighborhood, race, ethnicity, and culture has a voice and gathering space at our event. LEAF supports healthy expressions of progress featuring diversity and inclusion in all its signature events and LEAF Downtown gives us the unique opportunity to support local Asheville interests, honor heritage and share history.