LEAF Global Arts Experience

Getting Here

19 Eagle Street, AVL 28801

Visitor Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday-Thursday 2-6pm
Friday 12-7pm
Saturday 12-8pm

Sunday Closed


Today's Schedule

The LEAF Global Arts Experience 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. Our Partners Sunnyside Trading Co. and Togar Rugs have items from around the world available for sale in LEAF Global. 


Experiences at 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!

Field Trips Customized 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

Friday and Saturday, 12-6pm
Other Times & Rentals by Reservation
Under 5: Free
5 + : $5 and Donations Welcomed

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Field Trips, Rentals & Custom Experiences are available and time/day. Email GlobalArts@theLEAF.org or
leave a message at 828-68-MUSIC (686-8742) to book.

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!


LEAF Global Arts experience is an ADA Compliant facility.


Restrooms are open 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 Vision: : Transforming Lives, Connecting Cultures and Generating Unity. LEAF is looking towards the future and the legacy we want to be generating in the communities we serve. We utilize 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 connects people to the world, each other and the BEST of them selves. 

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!

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!

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.

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

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
LEAF Global Experience

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19 Eagle Street, Suite 120, Asheville, NC, 28801

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