2012 Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival Dates

From the LAAFF website

Saturday 9/1
Saturday evening, we will be hosting a mini music festival at multiple downtown music halls.
One wristband will get you into all venues.
More details coming soon.
Sunday 9/2
We will have our normal ONE-DAY FESTIVAL packed full of Music, Food, Art Games, Freaks and FUN!!!

The Main Meaning of LAAFF: To support and promote local creative entrepreneurship; to support and protect alternative culture and the culture of Asheville and Lexington Ave in particular; to promote right and responsible relationship with the environment and each other. To foster arts and culture, particularly outdoor cultural programming as a viable economic industry providing opportunities for local artists, performers, merchants, and creative professionals.

LAAFF was created in 2001 for the purpose of celebrating the culture and the renaissance of Lexington Avenue. It was founded mostly by a cooperative of Lexington Avenue Business owners. As long as LAAFF exists, it should support and promote businesses on Lexington who are locally and independently owned and operated. LAAFF believes local economy functions in a sustainable fashion when money is circulated vigorously within a defined community. Founding organizers of LAAFF define the community LAAFF serves as Western North Carolina. Priority is given to the counties immediately surrounding Buncombe, and increasingly to Buncombe County, Asheville City, and Downtown. All relationships entered into in the course of creating and managing the festival are assessed in the above fashion, and should continue to be assessed in such a way as the festival grows. In the case goods and services that are not available locally, exceptions can be made, but should be kept to a bare minimum. A local source for goods and services should not be overlooked in favor of a cheaper non-local source; unless the price difference is of considerable consequence to the health of the festival. In such cases, visual presence of non-local entities should be kept to a minimum level of visibility. It is the goal of LAAFF to support and promote local creative entrepreneurs, and opportunities for their success and education should remain a goal.


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