New Year, New Dates and A Newly Imagined LEAF

Every year around this time we announce the dates for the coming year of LEAF Festival experiences. For 25 years we’ve raised the stakes, elevated different cultures, and encouraged our communities to come together in search of another culture, a new friend, and life-affirming experiences. And while 2021 will require more creative resourcing, and bring […]

2020 Highlights

Celebrating Our 25th Anniversary Year! LEAF International 22 Culture Keepers were supported so they may be present in their communities & passing on traditions where they are able 12 Culture Keepers are beautifully pivoting to bring creativity, inspiration & connection through virtual classes Through VLEAF in May and Oct, Culture Keepers created 15 virtual classes/presentations […]

LEAF October Retreat 2020

LEAF Retreat was exactly what we all needed at a time like this. Celebrating 25 Years of community and connection with Safety, Gratitude, & Intention allowed us to go back to our roots – a small family-focused gathering that connects people to the world, each other, and the best in ourselves. It is the spirit […]

2017 to 2019

2019 LEAF is now official partners of the US Embassy Public Affairs Branch! Kylie Irvin joined our Resident Teaching Artist roster as a co-leader of the LEAF Christine Avery Learning Center Brass Band. Seven Buncombe County Schools teachers attended the Kennedy Center Arts Integration Conference in Arlington, VA as a part of our Kennedy Center […]

2014 to 2016

2016 •BEST OF WNC Mtn Xpress Hall of Fame Awards: #1 Non-Profit Serving the Arts #1 Music Festival! #1 Festival for Kids! #1 Festival for Camping! (Best of Received for 3 categories 2013-2016) •LEAF International Bequia and LEAF International Rwanda Intore make the journey to LEAF Festival for Cultural Exchanges and stunning performances esp. when […]

2010 to 2013

2013 •LEAF Schools & Streets and Moog Foundation partner to create EMErgence: Electronic Music Experience for Youth, funded by Dan Lucas Foundation. •LEAF International Bequia Kids on Pans’ 1st international trip, LSS cultural exchange and performance to October LEAF. •Acoustic Syndicate Album Release celebrating 20 years. •LEAF awarded BEST OF WNC Mtn Xpress Awards: #1 […]

1995 to 2009

2009 •LI Rwanda gets boys off streets and into a home! •LSS has served over 20,000 youth! •LI Tanzania partners with Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots. •Pisgah’s LEAF Amber Beer and LI Dynamite Coffee brewed and served. •LEAF receives first NEA Expressiones Latinas Grant. 2008 •LI partners with Sister Cities in Xocen Mexico. 2007 •LI […]