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  • 2020 started with dreams for LEAF’s 25th Year and 50th Festival Celebrations…we continue to pivot, reimagine, dream and flow with the world in safety
  • Jan – Cross-cultural exchange with Rwanda culture keeper in the Chishi village of Zambia
  • Jan – Launch of LEAF International Saint Vincent program 
  • Valentines Day- LEAF Global Arts Center Grand Opening! 
  • Feb – Launch of the Guna Yala program in Panama
  • March – Cultural Expedition to Ngabe Bugle & Cabecar First Nations to support the importance of language + land preservation
  • LEAF International Rwanda Junior Troupe get documents ready for their dream trip to LEAF for the 50th Celebration (they are ready when the world reopens)
  • LEAF Schools & Streets Artists go Virtual! New tools & skills!
  • Easel Rider creates art packets for kids. Taking art tools to the streets.
  • May -1st Virtual LEAF Experience V-LEAF 
  • May – 1st LEAF Love Drive Thru Experience at Lake Eden
  • LEAF Engagement Collaborates w/ AAAC & City Council to create historic Black Lives Matter Mural on the streets of Downtown Asheville
  • LEAF Global comes to life with CWA STARS Youth during official closure. Curators and workshops created for the kids to keep learning and exploring.
  • 1st Recording at ONEmic Studio in Global happens with CWA STARS Youth & Mama Deborah and Nex
  • #WeLoveLocalMusic Live Recording Nights launched at Global’s Sound Underground
  • July- LEAF Summer Camp with Social Distancing and music
  • Music for the Movement with 8 Hip Hop Artists