Sunday: 11AM to 9 PM
Arts 2 People presents the FREE, Lexington Ave Arts and Fun Festival (LAAFF). Join in the annual end-of-summer celebration of Asheville's artistic and musical communities. Three blocks of N. Lexington Ave in downtown Asheville will be brimming with all local art, food, beer, music, street performers, and random acts of creativity between College Street and the I-240 overpass.
Three stages and two courtyards of music and performance include rock and roll, indie pop, funk, folk, ragtime, reggae, world beats, singer songwriters, bluegrass, old time, drummers, vaudeville, fire dancers, break dancers, hula hoopers, and circus arts. More interactive areas include sideshow, hoops, face painting, freak fashions, hands on art fun, and a variety of surprising creative offerings from the local arts community.
LAAFF is an experience for the whole family. Kids love making art, dancing, getting their faces painted and having fun all day long. The big “kids” enjoy the ever popular bicycle jousting, local brews, an eclectic culinary and artistic experience, as well as the new big people game, Big Wheels for Big Kids. There will be lots of fun new vendors as well as old favorites with a ton of variety.
LAAFF relies on community support to ensure our success each year. LAAFF is a volunteer driven event put on by and for the community. Your contribution of joining and experiencing a fun day of creative expression will support local non-profit Arts 2 People and its many projects.
Arts 2 People is 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. Arts 2 People is the umbrella organization for the Lexington Ave. Arts and Fun Festival (LAAFF), the REACH Programming series, the Asheville Mural Project (AMP), Moving Women, the Pritchard Park Cultural Arts Program 08, Faces of Asheville, and hosts numerous events and workshops and events throughout the year.
Come prepared for many LAAFFs and to truly experience the original local flavor of Asheville. No pets, biking, skating or outside alcohol allowed within festival area.