Xpand Fest: June 10, 2017

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME OUT TO SUPPORT XPAND FEST 2017! 

Stay tune for photo galleries from this year and information on 2018, but for now, please feel free to offer us feedback with our form here!

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

Xpand Fest is a free community event that highlights the arts as essential and innovative tools for inclusive development. We 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 June 10th, 2017.

Here’s a look at 2017’s Festival Map and Stage Line-up! 

2017 Festival Facts:

(Click here for more information on parking, etc from the city)

NO DOGS ALLOWED (City rule, sorry!)

Walk, Bike or Carpool (parking is limited in the South Slope!)

Cash or Credit Accepted

 

Security and Medical services are provided by FLOW Event Services LLC. Find them at the First Aid Booth, helping patrons at the event, and at www.FlowEventServices.com

 

 

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 ARTS ARCADE:

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/

Learn more about who you will see at Xpand Fest 2017 and sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page to get involved in 2018!
NONPROFIT ARTS ARCADE

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:

Vendor Submissions are now closed! Thank you to all our amazing art vendors who submitted. We look forward to sharing all the creative vendors we have with you on June 10th! If you are interested in learning about additional vendor opportunities or for Xpand Fest 2018, make sure you sign up for our newsletter (which you can easily do at the bottom of our page!)

2017 ART VENDORS:

Mount Inspiration Apparel                                                Kathryn Adams Glass

ARTeries Mobile Boutique                                                 Goddessa Jewels

SPERO ART                                                                           HoneyCreekPottery

cap man                                                                               The Wandering Swordsmen

The Broken Ingot                                                                Indigo Brown

Sunflower Tie-Dyes                                                             Devoted Human

She’s Crafty AVL                                                                  RecycledBeautifully

Adrienne Oates Art                                                             Orb clothing and fine art

Elizabeth Albright Art                                                          Willow’s Dream

Fully Grown Ape                                                                  Inspired Designs by Robin Meztli Designs

Land Of The Sky Glassworks                                             Hazel Twenty

Pisgah Art Farm                                                                   Subliminal Tactix

BEER // FOOD VENDORS:

Vendor Submissions are now closed! Thank you to all our amazing art vendors who submitted. We look forward to sharing all the creative vendors we have with you on June 10th! If you are interested in learning about additional vendor opportunities or for Xpand Fest 2018, make sure you sign up for our newsletter (which you can easily do at the bottom of our page!)

2017 BEER AND FOOD VENDORS:

Bhramari Brewing Company                                                  Mac Daddy’s Lemonade

Ben’s Tune Up                                                                          Mountainview Food Truck

Urban Orchard Cider Company                                           The Hop Ice Cream Cafe

Hi-Wire Brewing                                                                      Kona Ice of Asheville

Pisgah Brewing Company                                                      Kernel Mike’s Famous Kettle Corn

Catawba Brewing Company                                                  Decrepit Old Geezer’s Sausages (D.O.G.S.)

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company                                         Belly Up Food Truck

Asheville Brewing Company                                                  Melt your Heart

Out of the blue Peruvian fusion cuisine                              French Broad Chocolate Lounge

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

Ryan Naylor

VIP Director

FLOW

Security and EMS

info@floweventservices.com

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