Asheville joins cities around the world and hosts first annual ShareFest on Saturday May 31

Press release from SHARE Asheville:

Asheville, NC – On Saturday May 31st SHARE Asheville will host the first annual Asheville ShareFest to promote cooperative business, collaborative consumption and the sharing economy in Asheville, NC.  This interactive co-created event features a showcase of local organizations, projects and knowledge and will be free and open to the public.  Asheville ShareFest will highlight local examples of the sharing economy at work which has become a multi billion dollar industry and new social safety net in the new economic framework.  The event will be one of over forty ShareFests taking place in cities around the world as part of the international #SharingSpring campaign coordinated by Shareable, Center for a New American Dream, OuiShare and other organizations.  More information available at  

Who:  SHARE Asheville, REAL Cooperative, Shareable and community partners

What:  Workshops, Speakers, Interactive Exhibits, Local Organization/Project Showcase, Children’s Activities, Seed Swap, Skill Share, REALLY REALLY FREE MARKET Performance and more.  The event will also celebrate the debut of the SHARE Asheville Community Map featuring over 150 locations participating in the sharing and collaborative economy in Asheville.  

Performance: Paul Cataldo, Ten Cent Poetry, Emergency Circus, Mark Kennedy, Lance Kurland, Open Mic, Show and Tell No Talent Show (that’s you).

Skill Share/Workshops: DIY Solar, Ducks, Home Weatherization, Asset Based Community Development, Clowning and Improve, Ecological Living, Clay Based Paint, Abundance Visioning, Song Writing, Community Based Education for Children, Harnessing Our Power As Cultural Change Agents, Soldering, Primitive Skills and More!

Where:  Event to take place outside: Co-Luminate 76 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

When: Saturday May 31st 11-5pm

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