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Xpand Fest Blog Series 2018: Sustainability.. 2 days (but whose counting?)

How is it here already?!? Saturday is going to be an exciting day manifesting another dream into reality and I can’t believe we have come so far. As I sat down to write this blog post, I realized this one on sustainability needed to come directly from me, the initial inspired person behind it all, …

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No One Should Be Judged

Xpand Fest Blog Series: Art and Interactives.. 3 weeks and counting

While of course, we love having the streets of Asheville filled with music and our exciting ArtRow of local vendors, The Interactive Arts Arcade and our CommUnity Corner are concepts that were a part of Xpand Fest’s vision from the beginning. We have always believed that this event has the power to galvanize (or stimulate) …

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Big Sam's Funky Nation

Xpand Fest Blog Series: Music and Performing Arts.. 4 weeks and counting

When first visioning this sustainable event that highlights music and arts, we knew that we wouldn’t get anywhere if we didn’t bring our local community into it. Luckily, Executive Director of the Xpand brand and Creative Director of Xpand Fest, Johanna Hagarty has been working in the music and arts scene in Asheville for 10 …

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The Broadcast at Xpand Fest 2017

Xpand Fest 2017 Recap

We couldn’t have made Xpand Fest’s inaugural year the success it was without all the supportive sponsors, vendors, performers, staff and volunteers who dedicated time and attention!   With your help, we raised more than $50,000 and put 95% of those funds directly into Asheville’s economy! Thanks to our good friends at GreenStone Media (who created this beautiful …

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