Musician Leeda Lyric Jones, who is LEAF's SparktheArtsNC Artist in Residence for March 2024.

Join us on Friday, March 15, for a performance by Leeda Lyric Jones, LEAF’s Spark the Arts Artist in Residence for March. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a community conversation, followed directly by live music. Free event! The North Carolina Arts Council created Spark the Arts as an awareness campaign. It was designed to […]

Registration for LEAF Summer Camps

Children in purple shirts at LEAF Summer Camp.

Looking for the best summer camps in Asheville and WNC? LEAF Schools & Streets invites your students to join us at LEAF Global Arts for summer camps, which run June 17-August 23 at 19 Eagle Street downtown. Registration is open! Most camps are for rising first-graders through rising sixth-graders, with the addition of the ‘Making […]

LEAF Global Arts Retreat Artists Announced for May

Young musicians and dancers performing with Dance of Hope from Uganda

LEAF Global Arts announces the artists for LEAF Global Arts Retreat, held May 9-12 at historic Lake Eden. This year’s artists reflect our yearlong theme: World Changers — Year of the Artivist. (Artist + Activist = Artivist.) Join us for one of Asheville’s favorite festivals! LEAF Retreat is an intimate, family-friendly gathering of just 1,500 […]

LEAF Global Arts 2024 Theme Announced

Black Opry

This year, we celebrate the extraordinary global citizens who not only create art but also champion causes that resonate with the heartbeat of humanity.

#SparktheArtsNC Artist Spotlight: Ryan ‘RnB’ Barber

Ryan “RnB” Barber is LEAF’s Spark the Arts artist in residence for February 2024. He will perform on Friday, February 23, at 7 p.m. in LEAF Global Arts’ Sound Underground. Free event. The North Carolina Arts Council created Spark the Arts as an awareness campaign. It was designed to inspire public participation in the arts […]

#SparktheArtsNC Artist Spotlight: Mike Martinez

Photo of Mike Martinez singing.

Mike Martinez lives in Asheville, N.C., and is known around the country as a songwriter, vocalist, rapper, activist, frontman, and member of the bands Beekeepers and Natural Born Leaders.