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About LAAFF

LAAFF is the most community-focused street festival in the entire Southern Appalachian Region

Organized by Arts2People, the group responsible for the Asheville Mural Project and the Pritchard Park Cultural Arts Project as well as many others, the Lexington Avenue Arts & Fun Festival brings together the region’s finest musicians, artists, craftspeople, and every other type of performer imaginable every fall. Full festival events schedule coming soon – visit our FaceBook page for more information!
LAAFF endeavors to foster Creative Placemaking for the greater Asheville community using the values espoused by the NEA definition to create a vehicle for providing connections to our inherent creativity, charging humanity with Love as a motivator for positive changes in both small and large ways. Click here to read the LAAFF Manifesto for more information.

LAAFF is all about you!

The Lexington Avenue Arts & Fun Festival couldn’t happen without the support and participation of the community. We welcome the contributions of everyone who is willing to share themselves and grow the movement – if you feel that you’re able to contribute in any way, you can apply using the forms below. Follow the links, fill out the forms, and we’ll be in touch with you – and thanks in advance!
Show your support – we couldn’t do it without you!
Volunteer Application
Craft Vendor Application
Food Vendor Application

Classes and Workshops

Arts2People and LAAFF have partnered with the French Broad Food Co-op to provide classes and workshops for the public!  These classes will be held at the Co-op and will be free of charge – don’t miss these great resources.  We are so very grateful to the support of our partners at the FBFC for this wonderful opportunity.

View Class Schedule

What is LAAFF?

A Celebration of the culture and renaissance of Lexington Avenue

Schedule of Performers
Photos of LAAFF

Some LAAFF Facts:

We’ve done
12
Festivals
in the past
13
years!
Featuring more than
25
Performers every year
and more than
60
local vendors and artists

LAAFF

is dedicated

to creating

meaningful change

We are

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Arts 2 People is a non-profit social service organization devoted to promoting the role of the arts as an integral part of our culture by serving the entire community through arts outreach, bringing the arts to those in need of the healing power of art, supporting the careers of artists, and through community cultural development.

Asheville Mural Project

 

Explore the AMP!

Not only does LAAFF encourage creation at the event itself, we also stretch the creativity into the year, and into permanent improvements to the City’s landscape. Engaging the community in creativity generates stakeholders and ownership of community infrastructure. When a public art project is created, whether it’s a permanent mural or a performance in a park, challenges like tags, panhandling, and loitering are minimized and joy and community are maximized, as people take part in the celebration of local culture.

Stay tuned for event info and more about our grants program, to apply send us an email by clicking here!

Find Out More!

See you at LAAFF September 6th, 2015!


SPONSORS

A2P_Logo partners with numerous local businesses and cooperatives to make the Lexington Avenue Arts & Fun Festival happen.  Please support them with your patronage, and send us a message by clicking here if you’d like to become one of our valued partners!
Valet Gourmet was founded in 2003 as Blue Ridge To Go, and operated under the original name until we re-branded our business in 2010. We started from humble beginnings – with 13 partner restaurants and a staff of only 3 people. Today, we have over 25 people that work with our organization and arrange delivery from over 75 Asheville area restaurants.
Click here to visit the Valet Gourmet website.
Appreciating and valuing customer relationships has been the core principle principle at Henco. We strive to provide the best customer service and is what differentiates us from our competition.

Henco has grown into a complete digital print shop capable of producing the largest volume of plans and specs in WNC. Additional capabilities include an extensive graphics department producing marketing materials including banners, posters, brochures and flyers.

Click here to visit Henco Reprographics website.

The Collective Group of Lexington Avenue Merchants is one of LAAFF’s legacy main sponsors and is a huge part of our success. Without the support of Lexington Avenue Merchants, LAAFF festival wouldn’t happen! Lexington Avenue is a funky and eclectic neighborhood that has been growing and developing for years alongside LAAFF festival.  
LEX 18 is proud to be part of Asheville’s prohibition era history. Between 1904 – 1922, Lex 18 was called Eureka Saloon and frequently visited by Asheville’s Thomas Wolfe’s father W.O. Wolfe. In his famous book Look Homeward Angel, Wolfe mentions Eureka Saloon. Still owned by the same Irish family, The O’Donnells – Asheville’s original speakeasy is now operated as Lex 18. The history and stories revolving around Lex 18 have helped revive a craze for classic and nouveau prohibition recipes incorporating Appalachian moonshine, fresh fruits and elixirs. Our fresh and local cuisine is a modern version of Southern Appalachian fine dinner fare served at the fancier restaurants of the 1920’s.

Click here to visit Lex 18 website.

JAG Construction is a leader in green building in the city of Asheville and the surrounding area. We specialize in turnkey completion of projects in all price ranges. We always have a few projects for sale right here in the city. Check out examples of our work in the photo galleries at the top of this page. If you like what you see, but want something different or have your own property, we would love to discuss the prospect of building a custom home. We pride ourselves on thorough and detailed estimation that follows through to an efficient and enjoyable construction process.  Our talented and educated staff take pride in creating the highest quality homes available.

Click here to visit JAG Construction website.

We are a community-owned co-operative — a business owned by the people who work and shop here; a place where everyone makes a difference. From our days as a buying club of friends and families in 1975 to the bustling downtown storefront we have today, the Co-op has been a center for the community and a leader in healthful and natural living.

The French Broad Food Co-op is about a lot of things, but first and foremost it’s about you. You own it! You shape it! You make it grow! We appreciate your commitment to us from the bottom of our hearts!
Click here to visit the French Broad Food Co-op website.


View All LAAFF Sponsors

 

This is what
LAAFF looks like!

 

Visit the LAAFF Gallery!