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Celebrate World Music at the 2015 Spring LEAF Festival

April 13th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

2015 Spring LEAF FestivalThe upcoming 2015 Spring LEAF Festival, scheduled for May 7th through the 10th, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a lineup of performers you’d be crazy to miss.

LEAF, which stands for Lake Eden Arts Festival, is a bi-annual event held just outside of Asheville, NC celebrating international music, dance, and diversity. The 2015 Spring LEAF Festival will feature not only music on three stages, dance parties, and multi-cultural art but also local craft brews, healing artists, food from local restaurants and vendors, lakeside activities, a kids village, and so much more!

The Juried Art Fair displays works of more than 40 artisans offering contemporary and folk art, clothing, jewelry, musical instruments and more while the Healing Arts Area offers myriad ways to soothe what ails you with natural and healthy approaches to soothing both the body and the mind. Other attractions include exhibitions, installations, and interactive demonstrations; hiking, picnicing, and playing in Lake Eden.

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Lake Eden Arts Festival 2013

April 22nd, 2013 by Katie Pate

The Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) is a treasured tradition for many families and friends across the southeast and beyond. It’s been said that a weekend at LEAF can leave you feeling like you just completed a  year-long multi-cultural music, arts, dance, and outdoor adventures journey. A few aspects that make LEAF such a unique festival: a family friendly atmosphere, diverse arts and music, beautiful natural setting, and the intimate size. This year’s LEAF festival takes place May 9-12.

The Arts at LEAF

Handcrafts and Folk Arts: Creativity Abounds among more than 50 artisans, contemporary and folk, selling their original artwork. Enjoy pottery, paintings, clothing, jewelry, musical instruments & bring something home with you.

Yoga Barn at LEAF.

Yoga Barn at LEAF.

Healing Arts: Relax at LEAF. Experience healing traditions (like yoga and tai chi) and ancient arts with more than 40 workshops (for free) or treat yourself to a massage, rolfing, acupuncture & more (these many have a fee) with a healing arts practitioner.

Poetry: LEAF’s Poetry SLAM is not to be missed! Nationally recognized poets & daring novices blaze with energy, authenticity and power. Slammaster James Nave’ awards the winner $1000 on Saturday Night in Eden Hall.

Culinary Arts: LEAF offers gourmet international festival food. All food is freshly prepared on site.

Music at LEAF

With six stages and four days of festival, there are more musical performances than you can possibly attend! Here are some of the headliners:

  • Mavis Staples
  • Ozomatli
  • Steel Pulse
  • Oliver Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits
  • Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
  • Abigal Washburn

See the full lineup on the LEAF website.

LEAF Venue

LEAF sits below Mt. Mitchell with mountain lakes and rolling hills in small town of Black Mountain, about 15 miles from our bed and breakfast in Asheville. 600 stunning acres feature mountain views, hiking trails,  barns, streams, and lakes for canoeing, swimming, and the zooming zipline.

While there is camping on site, if tent life isn’t for you, come and spend the night with us!