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LAAFF Returns to Asheville



7/28/2008 - LAAFF Returns to Asheville

LAAFF is in its 7th year of filling up Lexington Ave in downtown Asheville for one fabulously freaky day of all local, all original entertainment, arts, and food showcasing the diverse and amazing talents of WNC artists. LAAFF 2008 will take place on Sunday, September 7th, the week AFTER Labor Day Weekend. From 11am- 10pm. LAAFF is a FREE event is fun for all ages and encourages costumes. There are multiple performance areas featuring belly dancing, fire dancing, break dancing, flamenco, salsa, reggae, bluegrass, rock, funk, afrobeat, jazz, trance, punk, opera, blues and more... and the beat goes on... Street performances and interactive art areas are scattered up and down the street in between art and craft venders, local breweries, local foods, the underground art show, stuff for kids, bicycle jousting, puppetry, arts cars, dancing and LAAFFing and More! You Can Help Create LAAFF, too! Mini Grants This year, LAAFF is accepting applications for special spaces at the festival. We will provide a tent, tables, chairs, and supplies for great interactive art ideas. Your idea should be something that will delight and entertain our visitors, and give them a unique arts experience that fits the LAAFF vibe. And yes, you can sell your stuff, too. Write us a proposal! Send ideas to Deadline? Aw, come on guys. the sooner the better! Why wait? Art Car Painting Party Every year at LAAFF a car is transformed from a plain jane "normal" car to a creative funk art with an Asheville flair. Donate your car! It's tax deductible! Art and Craft Vending Everybody gets a corner thanks to our unique quad arrangement that lines the street from College to Woodfin! Apply for your booth space by filling out the application. If you have any question please contact our vending coordinator, Rebeccah Hecht. Food Vending Local culinary artists and brewers showcase their talents for everyone to try. IF you would like to vend food or beer at LAAFF download the food vender application. Local Non-Profit and social service organizations A Limited number of booths are available first come, first served. Booths are free to non-profits. Download the application. Performances and Musical Acts LAAFF is all about showcasing the variety of talents the Asheville has to offer. If you would like to perform contact and send us a press kit and demo CD. Do you have an idea for LAAFF or would you like to volunteer or sponsor to help create LAAFF? Email:

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