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.
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.
What You Will Need
What to Expect
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
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.
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.
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.