Xpand Fest: June 10, 2017

Xpand Fest is the outdoor signature event for Xpand Your Vision, held in June of every year.

Xpand Fest highlights music and the arts as innovative tools that are essential for inclusive development and supports the belief that the arts are a powerful platform for social change. We hope you will join us for the inaugural one day event to be held in the South Slope on June 10th, 2017.

Inspiration behind Xpand Fest:

Xpand Fest was created to expand your vision of all art disciplines and to celebrate their profound societal impact locally and globally. Xpand Fest provides a platform for Asheville to examine the imperceptible creativity around and how we are using the arts to improve our own community. Xpand Fest will include information on the Sustainable Development Goals created at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit and will highlight local organizations that are making conscious business decision to better our community.

On September 25, 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. Xpand Fest gives our community the opportunity to identify our own areas in need of support and to galvanize action to create a more harmonious society.

Celebrate and create with us on June 10th to illuminate something authentic in yourself so that you can motivate and inspire your community.

SPONSORS:

Final Sponsorship deadline for 2017 is May 15th. Join the amazing local businesses who are supporting Asheville’s newest creative and sustainable event. For sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail Johanna@xyvision.org.

2017 Xpand Fest Sponsors!

 

NONPROFIT PARTNERS:

Xpand Fest is seeking nonprofits and individual speakers to address the 17 Sustainable Development Goals created at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit. For more information on the goals or to read the United Nations sustainable development agenda, please visit: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/

If you or someone from your organization are interested in partnering with Xpand Fest to raise awareness and education on one of these goals, please fill out the form and a member from the Xpand Fest team will be in contact with you as soon as possible. Deadline for submission is May 15, 2017!
NONPROFIT PARTNERSHIP FORM

PERFORMERS:

We had a wonderful turn out of talented artists submit to perform for the inaugural Xpand Fest. While the performance committee had difficult choices to make, we feel they have curated a wonderful day of creative music, and performance art for you to enjoy.

2017 Xpand Fest Performers!

ART VENDORS:

Art Vendors are the backbone to any creative outdoor festival, and Xpand Fest is no different! We are seeking local, quality art vendors who would like to be a part of this creative and socially conscious event. Please fill out the form and a member from the Xpand Fest team will be in contact with you as soon as possible. Deadline for submission is May 15, 2017 or until spots are filled!
ART VENDOR FORM

FOOD VENDORS:

Xpand Fest believes in providing an event that excites all the senses, so we are seeking quality food vendors to provide the attendees of Xpand Fest delectable options. If you are a local food vendor, please fill out the application and a member of the Xpand Fest team will be in contact with you as soon as possible. Deadline for submission is May 15th, 2017 or until spots are filled!
FOOD VENDOR FORM

VOLUNTEERS:

Thank you for your interest in being a volunteer at Xpand Fest on Saturday June 10th from 11am-9pm. SHIFTS ARE 3hrs and are rewarded with light hospitality and Xpand Fest swag, an invitation to the Thank You Party and of course praise, appreciation and a feeling of contributing to community. Please fill out the form below and someone from the Xpand Fest team will be in contact with you shortly.

Volunteer Form

Xpand Fest Staff

Morgan Markowitz

Festival Director

XFDirector@xyvision.org

Malorie Irvin

Pre-Fest Vendor Coordinator

Jen Gordon

On Site Volunteer/Vendor Coordinator

Johanna Hagarty

Creative/Marketing Director

johanna@xyvision.org

Lori Greenberg

Pre-Fest Volunteer Coordinator

lori_aurorastudio@hotmail.com

Sarah Fields

Nonprofit Arcade Coordinator

Autumn Trama

Beer Coordinator

Megan Keim

Xpand Fest Intern

Performance Committee

Scotty Robertson

WNCW Music Host

Cortina Caldwell

Community Relations Director at LEAF

Heather Maloy

Artistic Director Terpsicorps Theatre

Juan Holladay

Musician (Secret B Sides, etc)

Kathleen Hahn

Owner at Dance Club AVL