Xpand Fest 2018

June 9th, 2018

Xpand Fest is Xpand Your Vision’s FREE family-friendly outdoor signature event.

Xpand Fest 2018

June 9th, 2018

Xpand Fest is Xpand Your Vision’s FREE family-friendly outdoor signature event.

Xpand Fest 2018

June 9th, 2018

Xpand Fest is Xpand Your Vision’s FREE family-friendly outdoor signature event.

Xpand Fest 2018

June 9th, 2018

Xpand Fest is Xpand Your Vision’s FREE family-friendly outdoor signature event.

Xpand Fest 2018

June 9th, 2018

Xpand Fest is Xpand Your Vision’s FREE family-friendly outdoor signature event.

 Xpand Fest is a free community event held in June every year that highlights the arts as essential and innovative tools for inclusive development. We support the belief that the arts are a powerful platform for social change.

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 9th to illuminate something authentic in yourself so that you can motivate and inspire your community.

Click here to see the Schedule!

Click Here to see the Festival Map!

 

 

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More Information

SPONSORS:
We provide a local platform to highlight creativity and to showcase how the arts can galvanize local and global change. With support from 40 sponsors, 150 performers, 25 art vendors and over 100 staff and volunteers, Xpand Fest 2017 brought together 5,000 festival attendees. The festival raised $50,000, 95% of which went directly to Asheville’s economy to support and highlight the entrepreneurs that make up our creative community.

We hope you will join us in curating a day that brings our community together, has a deep impact for our economy and places our creative industries at the forefront of our city in an authentic way.

For sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail Johanna@xyvision.org.

NONPROFIT & HEALING ARTS PARTNERS:
Xpand Fest is proud to highlight local nonprofits and healing arts organizations that address one or more of 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 are interested in participating in an exciting day of community development, please fill out the application below and a member of our team will be in touch with you soon.

AVAILABLE UNTIL APRIL 15, 2018

 

NONPROFIT & HEALING ART VENDOR FORM

PERFORMERS:
Over 120 performers applied to participate in our second annual event, June 9th! Submissions were carefully reviewed and selected by our performance committee made up of local performers and organizers to curate the best day possible for Asheville and beyond.

Check out 2018 Performers Here!

ArtRow
ArtRow are the backbone of any creative outdoor festival, and Xpand Fest is no different! We provide the opportunity for local, quality hand-crafted and fine art vendors who would like to be a part of this creative and socially conscious event. While applications for 2018 are closed we have opened our application form for 2019 (available below). This list also serves as possible fill-in vendors for 2018, should spots become available.

AVAILABLE UNTIL FEBRUARY 1, 2019

ARTROW VENDOR FORM 2019 (and waitlist for 2018)

FOOD & BEVERAGE VENDORS:

Xpand Fest believes in providing an event that excites all the senses, so we are seeking quality food and beverage vendors to provide attendees of Xpand Fest delectable options. We require all vendors to utilize sustainable products (compostable and recyclable ware) and quality ingredients.

AVAILABLE UNTIL SPOTS ARE FILLED

FOOD & BEVERAGE VENDOR FORM

VOLUNTEERS:

Thank you for your interest in being a volunteer at Xpand Fest on Saturday, June 9th from 12pm-10pm. SHIFTS ARE 4hrs and are rewarded with light hospitality, Xpand Fest swag, an invitation to the Thank You Party and of course praise, appreciation and a feeling of contributing to the community.

AVAILABLE UNTIL SPOTS ARE FILLED

VOLUNTEER FORM

Xpandfest Staff

Johanna Hagarty

Creative Director

johanna@xyvision.org

Heidi Renee Dubuisson-Rowell

Communications Director

xpandfestcommunications@gmail.com

Danielle Dror

Creative Assistant

xpandfestperformers@gmail.com

Natalie Rowell

Volunteer Coordinator

xpandfestvolunteers@gmail.com

Barbie Angel

Main Emcee

xpandfest@gmail.com

Morgan Markowitz

Operations Director

morgan@earthriverproductions.com

Autumn Trama

Beverage Coordinator

a.trama18@gmail.com

Jennifer Gordon

VIP Coordinator

xpandfest@gmail.com

Edward Link

Production Manager

xpandfest@gmail.com

FLOW

Security and EMS

info@floweventservices.com

Jessica Potter-Bowers

Administrative Director

 

Glaucia Vieira

Art/Interactive Coordinator

xpandfest@gmail.com

Ryan Naylor

VIP Coordinator Assistant

connectingavl@gmail.com

Ronnie Potter-Bowers

Food Coordinator

xpandfestfb@gmail.com

Mike Evans

Webmaster

mikey@spicedigitalsolutions.com

Committee Members

Scotty Robertson

Performance Selection Committee

Barbie Angell

Performance Selection Committee and Main Event Emcee

Jennifer Gordon

Hand-Crafted & Fine Art Vendor Selection Committee

Court McCracken

Hand-Crafted & Fine Art Vendor Selection Committee

Debrissa McKinney

Performance Selection Committee

Christine Garvin

Performance Selection Committee

Keith Shubert

Hand-Crafted & Fine Art Vendor Selection Committee

Rachel Hughes

Nonprofit & Healing Art Committee

Sam Katz

Performance Selection Committee

Edward Link

Performance Selection Committee and Stewart Sound Production Manager

Lauren Patton

Hand-Crafted & Fine Art Vendor Selection Committee

Aaron Iaquinto

Hand-Crafted & Fine Art Vendor Selection Committee