The Easel Rider, LEAF's mobile art lab, has been rolling all over Asheville this summer from festivals like All Go West, Toubab Krewe's Carnivalito and Downtown After Five to Nature Camps like Eco Explorers. Every Wednesday in the summer, the Easel Rider brings both a performing and visual artist to share their LEAF style in Pritchard Park. There's LEAFy music, dancing and art, what more could you ask for in a summer night or as one participant exclaimed,
"We get to do this every week...(squeealll)" --6 year-old girl, Pritchard Park
While the Easel Rider's visual arts activities attract many children, adults have really found a place to express their creativity too. Adults have come up to the Easel Rider tent to help their children and it launched their own creative explosion. One woman and her sister brought her 3-year old son up to make Mexican Dancing Dolls during World Dance Night at Pritchard Park. She proudly announced,
"I was just going to help him. Now look at me getting all into this art thing. Ooo I love this." -- Adult Participant, Pritchard Park
Then she started to add onto the original instructions and other participants imitated her ideas in their projects. The intergenerational nature of these ARTful events makes the Easel Rider fun for the whole family!!! Easel Rider will be all over Asheville all summer but especially at Pritchard Park every Wednesday 5-7pm!!!