Xpand Fest

Mark your Calendars. The next Xpand Fest is Saturday, June 8th, 2019.

Xpand Fest is a free community event held in June every year that highlights innovation and arts as essential tools for sustainable development. We support those belief by uniting makers of today who are creating a powerful platform for social change.

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 arts and the art of making 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.

Overall Event Impact

$ 1000
Funds Raised in 2017 and 2018
1 +
Attendees
0 %
of the money returns to the local economy
1 +
Sponsors, Staff, and Performers
1 %
Vendor Increase between 2017 and 2018

Interested in being involved with Xpandfest 2019?

Sponsors

Sponsors

According to a study done by the City of Asheville, outdoor festivals contribute more than 2.5 million dollars a year to the local economy. Through our exclusive marketing opportunities, we work directly with each sponsor to ensure direct exposure to thousands of individuals aligned with your identified target markets. Our overall impact (including sponsorship contributions) is unparalleled, with over 95% of the proceeds to date being paid directly into Asheville’s creative economy. With your help, we can do more. 

 Email us at [email protected] and let us help grow your business while supporting the creative makers of Asheville! 

Art Row Vendors

Xpand Fest is proud to highlight local and regional art vendors selling their unique handmade wares for festival goers. Our committee reviews all applications and focuses on selecting artists and makers who source renewable products. We also include and highlight vendors who use their art to increase community involvement and sustainable development. 

Art Row

Performers

Calling all professional musicians and performing artists! Xpand Fest is an opportunity to showcase and share your talents with local and visiting festival goers. Looking for the best unique talent Asheville has to offer, Xpand Fest’s performance committee hand selects art that speaks to the sustainable development focus as much as they inspire creativity.

 

Maker Displays & Vendors

Xpand Fest is proud to highlight local makers, organizations (nonprofits, healing arts businesses, etc), and innovators that utilize principals of equality and sustainability to solve some of our communities greatest challenges. Sliding scale prices available depending on offering.

If you are interested in participating in an exciting day of community development, please email us and a member of our team will be in touch with you soon. (OFFICIAL APPLICATION OPENS EARLY 2019)

Vendors at Xpand Fest
Vendors at Xpand Fest

Food and Beverage Vendors

Xpand Fest is proud to highlight local and regional food and beverage vendors selling their delectable treats for locals and visitors. Our vendor committee reviews all applications and focuses on selecting food and beverage vendors who source local products. We also include and highlight vendors who use their business to increase community involvement and sustainable development. 

Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in being a volunteer at Xpand Fest on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 12pm-10pm. SHIFTS ARE 4hrs and are rewarded with light hospitality, Xpand Fest swag, an invitation to the Thank You Party and of course praise, appreciation and a feeling of contributing to the community.

 Email us at [email protected] and we will get this started for you.

Previous XpandFest Lineups

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