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, a Prestige Subaru Adventure Zone, and interactive art installations for all to enjoy!
Through a partnership with Asheville Grown, we aim to highlight local artists & locally-owned vendors. 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 Residents Council, Center for Diversity Education, Nuestro Centro, Green Opportunities, Delta House Life Development, Eagle Streets Market Development & other community champions.
Beyond the art, music, and rich creative environment, LEAF Downtown AVL will foster local job opportunities, include mentor & on the job training, hold panels & discussions on community history & leadership, and offer a diverse palette of workshops.
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 face and a home at our event. We support healthy expressions of progress featuring diversity and inclusion in all of our events, and LEAF Downtown gives us the unique opportunity to support local Asheville interests, heritage, and history.
The event starts Friday early afternoon and on Saturday 9am with the family friendly LEAF Art Dash 5K. Each night the park closes at 10pm.