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LEAF Community Arts creates empowering arts education programs locally & globally,
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Fall Festival
YAY! For the 2nd Year in a row LEAF is SO GRATEFUL to be voted:
#1 MUSIC Festival • # 1 Festival for KIDS • #1 Festival for CAMPING

It's Been an AMAZING ARTS filled LEAF Summer!
LEAF SUMMER LOVE & THANK YOU to the families, artists, pirates, camp kids, partners, staff & volunteers that were part of the summer journey and infused it with extra goodness.

LEAF Schools & Streets: Easel Rider Events in Pritchard Park every summer Wednesday were filled with art, dance, and community building! ART ALIVE in the park!
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 LEAF International: Costa Rica LI cultural programs with the Bribri and the Ngabe First Nations take root in the ancient cultural traditions. A LEAF Ambassador team journeyed to see their arts in action and thriving.
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LEAF Schools & Streets: LEAF's 1st Summer Camp was a huge success with drums, theater, dance, DJ sessions, gaga ball, games, costumes and lots of LEAFy experiences.
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LEAF Benefit of Culture Pirate Hullabaloo: Swashbuckling Artists, families, and friends celebrated in style to raise booty and treasures to support 7 LEAF Schools & Streets and LEAF International programs!!! ARRRRR!

•LEAF is doing a major website overhaul.....working behind the scenes & hoping to launch soon.

Reserve vehicle camping & final beds for Fall LEAF Lodging - call 828-68-MUSIC (686-8742)

LEAF In the News
Lots of LEAF Love coming our way...."I arrive, attend, and leave LEAF in awe, utter awe. So many pieces working so smoothly, calmly, gracefully and professionally. I am humbled to be involved in such an amazing event, celebration,  educational showcase, community communion, .....so many things. Hats off to the many, many people who worked so hard and soulfully to plan and execute this amazing feat! Wow." -Vince
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Donations and LEAF MemberSHIP 100% fund Arts Education Programs to over 5,000 children yearly locally and in 10 countries!  ***Donations made to LEAF Community Arts are tax-deductible.*"

LEAF is proud to announce the lineup of performing artists for the Spring 2013 LEAF Festival, taking place May 9-12, 2013 in Black Mountain, NC. Headlining the 36th festival are R&B icon Mavis Staples; urban Latino culture-mashers Ozomatli; Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, led by the bluegrass legend; Zimbabwean maestro Oliver Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits; and Abigail Washburn, Appalachian songbird & long-time LEAF favorite. With support in part by a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, LEAF will present an eclectic sampling of vocal traditions. From American folk, vocal jazz, and gospel traditions to Tibetan a cappella, Zimbabwean afro-pop and classical choral customs, you’ll experience a blend of voices both familiar and new.

 LEAF Festival May 2014
Kim & Reggie Teaching Artist Residency at Claxton Elementary


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2014 Special LEAF Happenings:  

*AUGUST 7th- Thursday
LEAF's 4th Annual Benefit of Culture
  * OCTOBER 16-19
39th LEAF Festival

Zealandia Masquerade Ball

* Wednesdays at 5 Walnut
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LEAF Jazz Kids at Delta House
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