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Getting Here

19 Eagle Street, AVL 28801

Visitor Hours

Wed to Sun 11a to 7p


Today's Schedule

The LEAF Global Arts Experience is a creative immersive and interactive 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 explore 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.

Hours & Admission

Saturday & Sunday 12-6
Monday to Friday by Reservation

Under 5: Free
5 + : $5

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 We're Doing to Keep You Safe


LEAF Global Arts experience is an ADA Compliant facility.


Restrooms are currently closed to the public.

Food & Drink

A variety of snacks and beverages --both alcoholic and non-alcoholic -- are currently available for purchase. We ask that you do not bring 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 have collaborated with many organizations and local businesses in the past such as Go Local, the YMI Cultural Center, Enter the Earth, LaZoom. We’d love to collaborate with you!

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 global@theLEAF.org

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