Xpand Fest: June 9, 2018

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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 10th to illuminate something authentic in yourself so that you can motivate and inspire your community.

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 MARCH 30, 2018

NONPROFIT & HEALING ART VENDOR FORM

PERFORMERS:

Seeking a unique variety of performance styles (music, dance, theater), Xpand Fest will use this diverse platform of entertainment to inspire, educate, and motivate attendees to expand their view of performance art and to galvanize thoughts towards a more sustainable community. Creatives will submit an application that will be reviewed and selected by the performance committee.

AVAILABLE UNTIL FEBRUARY 15, 2018

PERFORMER SUBMISSION FORM

HAND-CRAFTED AND FINE ART VENDORS:

Art Vendors are the backbone to any creative outdoor festival, and Xpand Fest is no different! We are seeking local, quality hand-crafted and fine art vendors who would like to be a part of this creative and socially conscious event.

AVAILABLE UNTIL FEBRUARY 15, 2018

HAND-CRAFTED & FINE ART VENDOR FORM

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-9pm. 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

Xpand Fest Staff

Morgan Markowitz

Festival Director

morgan@earthriverproductions.com

Glaucia Vieira

Nonprofits // Vendor Coordinator

xpandfest@gmail.com

Johanna Hagarty

Creative/Marketing Director

johanna@xyvision.org

FLOW

Security and EMS

info@floweventservices.com

Autumn Trama

Beer Coordinator

a.trama18@gmail.com

Megan Keim

Xpand Fest Assistant

megankaymusicstudio@gmail.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