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Getting Here

19 Eagle Street, AVL 28801

Visitor Hours

Saturday & Sunday 12pm - 6pm
All other times by Reservations only.


Today's Schedule

What is LEAF Global?

The LEAF Global Arts Experience known simply as “LEAF Global” is a creative immersive experience that weaves together elements of an interactive museum and an arts center. This historic space, formerly the Club Del Cardo, has lots of nooks to discover. Together we are Cultivating Cultural Curiosity & Connection! Step inside to expolore the world without ever leaving Asheville. Thanks to partners Sunnyside Trading Co. and Togar Rugs, you can bring home a piece of the world by purchasing different items they have available for sale in LEAF Global.


Come as a visitor. Experience engagement stations & exhibits self-guided on your own timing 30 minutes to all day. Expand your experience by adding on workshops or special curator sessions. Day visitor details below.

Classes & Workshops

Learning is good for the mind & spirit. LEAF teaching artists, curators and culture keepers are ready to share their arts and traditions. We offer a variety of both in person and virtual classes. CLICK HERE to learn more and sign up!

Customize for Your Group

Create for a special experience for your family/group or reserve for a special event or birthday party. Do you miss traveling? We can create an experience with stories, language, music and art that will take you to far away places in new ways.

General Admission

General Admission $12
Local Admission $10
LEAF Members $10

Please note that at this time, for the health and safety of everyone, we are doing visits by pre-scheduled reservation only. 

As a LEAF Member, this is your place & you are supporting global arts education locally and in 10 countries. Membership levels have various access and engagement connections at LEAF Global, events, and beyond. Join LEAF Membership as a great connection to creating a thriving global community!

Community Elders receive 50% off of their admission.

Groups of 10+ people receive 10% off of admission.

LEAF is known for hosting a variety of events. See what’s coming up and pre-Purchase your event tickets HERE!

What You Will Need

  • Make A Reservation
  • Facial Covering Required (11+)
  • Cards Only, No Cash Accepted

What to Expect

  • One-Way Paths
  • Social Distancing
  • Unavailable Features

Changes & Closures Inside the Venue

During your visit, you’ll follow a one-way path through the space and will have access to most engagement stations. Select features will be closed, while others will be modified.

  • C.A.V.E–All guests who wish to use the VR in the C.A.V.E. must wear a disposable face shield and be prepared to give 15 min between users to ensure proper cleaning protocols can be followed.


In order to reduce contact, we are not offering printed maps at the welcome station. Feel free to print your own or open the map on your phone during your visit! 


In order to reduce crowding, we are requesting attendance by reservation only. Please check out our experience listings for upcoming events and virtual classes.

What We're Doing to Keep You Safe

  • Limiting daily attendance and requiring reservations
  • Closing some features including select engagement stations
  • One-way pedestrian traffic in most areas
  • Requiring face masks for all guests (ages 11+) and staff members
  • Increasing sanitation procedures
  • Hand sanitization stations and handwashing reminders posted
  • Social distancing requirement & reminders
  • Closing Restrooms to Public
  • Limiting contact during transactions
  • Temperature checks upon arrival


LEAF Global Arts experience is an ADA Compliant facility.


Restrooms are currently closed to the public.

Food & Drink

A variety of snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are currently available for purchase. We ask that you do not brinkg in any outside food or drinks.

Frequently Asked Questions

LEAF Global Arts (LEAF), a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, cultivating curiosity and connections to the world, others and ourselves through music and cultural arts education and experiences.

LEAF 2020 Vision: : Transforming Lives, Connecting Cultures and Generating Unity.
LEAF is looking towards 2020 and the legacy we want to be generating in the communities we serve. We see ourselves using music, art and festivals to create welcoming places and spaces of possibility that foster shared experiences powerful enough to transform lives, connect cultures and generate unity.

LEAF Values:
We Are Driven by our Mission and inspired by our Vision. 
We Act with Openness and Integrity.
We Support Each Other as Agents of Positivity and Care. “We Got This”. 
We Practice Equity.
We Collaborate with Purpose. 
We Celebrate with Gratitude.

A schedule of planned upcoming events can be found HERE. We are regularly out and about in our local community with our Community Engagement programs Easel Rider and U-LEAF. We host 3 signature events each year–Spring and Fall Festival that take place in Black Mountain and a Summer Event that takes place in Downtown Asheville.

Yes! We would LOVE to share our space with you and your group! See EVENT & VENUE RENTALS for more information and to book your event today!

We have no political or religious affiliations and therefore do not host those types of events. Our focus is on bringing Global Arts to our local community and we focus on this by providing world music and culturally relevant crafts.

Yes! We LOVE to collaborate with other local organizations! We collaborated with Go Local earlier this year for their Love Local Week finale event and are looking forward to our upcoming collaborative event with the YMI Cultural Center.

You can support LEAF in MANY ways! Join Membership, make a Donation, spread the word, volunteer, or all of the above and more! Have a different way you’d like to help support, email us! Info@theLEAF.org and we’ll get you connected!

Still have questions? Contact us at globalarts@theLEAF.org

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