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

#SPARKTHEARTSNC ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: LEEDA LYRIC JONES

Join us on Friday, March 15, for a performance by Leeda Lyric Jones, LEAF’s Spark ...
Children in purple shirts at LEAF Summer Camp.

Registration for LEAF Summer Camps

Looking for the best summer camps in Asheville and WNC? LEAF Schools & Streets invites ...
Young musicians and dancers performing with Dance of Hope from Uganda

LEAF Global Arts Retreat Artists Announced for May

LEAF Global Arts announces the artists for LEAF Global Arts Retreat, held May 9-12 at ...
Black Opry

LEAF Global Arts 2024 Theme Announced

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 ...
Photo of Mike Martinez singing.

#SparktheArtsNC Artist Spotlight: Mike Martinez

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 ...

Mayani is a Maasai boy from longido Arusha. He went to boarding school at 6 years old and lost his Maasai language and tradition. Since joining the LEAF program, he has learned to sing Maasai songs, practiced the ‘jump’ tradition and wear Maasai shukas (traditional clothing). Mayani is extremely happy and is currently teaching other youth the culture.