1:00 PM13:00

Open Wide-A CommUNITY Arts Festival

Open Wide is a CommUNITY Arts Festival. This gathering is being co-created by Community Ambassadors and Artists to bring a showcase of our many many gifts that we want to share with YOU! This event is a FUNdraiser and supports the Foundation of Open Wide, A Community Fund for Preferred Health and Dental Care and all the people who put energy into making it happen! This event is held at Living Arts Foundation, a community art center in Candler, NC. Come check it out!

Suggested Donation $10-$30 and Children are Free!

We will be offering a Daytime line-up featuring a Childrens Costume Dance Party, Sunset Unity Drum Circle, healing arts, workshops, Yoga, vendors, artists, food, beverages, music, and more!

We will continue the gathering into the night with music and dancing!

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for the schedule of events!

Want to share your gifts?

Looking for more Music and Art!

Volunteers work 3 hour shifts and receive entry, food, and tea!

Selected Vendors pay 22% of sales which is below normal consignment and event fees. As a new event, we want to ensure everyone succeeds!

Please message us From this event page or at to apply!

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2:00 PM14:00

Herbal First Aide Workshop and Market Opportunity

Come out for Self Heal Sunday May 26th from 2-6pm and bring your favorite herbs and healing modalities for Herbal First Aide. Monica Nolan, M.Ac, and Certified Chinese Clinical Herbalist will facilitate a workshop and provide information on how Herbalists, Medicine Makers, Acupuncturists and natural healers can "Get on the Bus" (Huang Di: The Yellow Emperor) a Mobile Acupuncture and Herbal First Aide Clinic. We will be providing Herbal First Aide and acupuncture for the new Enka-Candler Tailgate market starting in June 2019! PM Monica Nolan for more information. Hope to see you there!

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6:30 PM18:30

Sound of Dharma - Sound Bath

Sound Healing is one of my favorite modalities because it directly effects the subconscious on many levels. Think about music in a movie, most scenes have very intentionally placed music to pull your emotional body in for entertainment. Similarly, I will be using more ambient music to set you into deep emotional states where negative thought forms, limiting beliefs, and more can come up to be released (this can be done in other ways, I just really love sound). Beyond a cellular level, cells are simply made of vibrations. What better way to effect your vibration than using vibrations directly? In the form of sound!?

During this journey, we will be tuning in and connecting to the breath, reaching states of deep relaxation, and witnessing expansion of our awareness on subtle levels. All of this will be supported by a journey of sound. I will be utilizing an array of ancient instruments to hold space for and to encourage you to experience these states, its up to you to climb the ladder of sound to get there. You will be experiencing the sounds of 10 crystal singing bowls, a gong, flutes, didgeridoo, vocal toning, a hand pan, and more as we take this 90 minute adventure together!

Sound Healing has been utilized for thousands of years as a medicine for many different ailments. Look it up and see how many different things people use it for! It seems endless!

***Bring a yoga mat, a blanket, a pillow, and/or anything else that will offer you contentment as you fully relax and fully receive!***
***Bring water


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6:30 PM18:30

Back to Earth: A Sensual Sonic Soiree

Do you ever look up at the stars and feel a pang in your heart, like there's a part of you just longing to go home?

When you witness the systems and human behaviors all around you, do you ever find yourself feeling out of place, wondering why on Earth your spirit chose to come to this dense reality?

Do you have a deep desire to see things shift towards greater harmony on this planet, but aren't sure what you can do to help bring about this change?

Do you sometimes struggle to feel connected with your body, with tribe, and with your primal sensual nature?

You are not alone. There are many of us who share this same sense, who feel the call to help anchor in the next wave of cosmic consciousness sweeping the planet. Yet we often feel alone, overwhelmed and unsure of how to survive, let alone how to thrive and truly make an impact.

And so, we gather.

In honor of the New Moon, we come together to recover the seeds of our soul's unique expression and to plant those seeds deep in the Earth with help from our spirit tribe, those who understand and share a similar vision.

Join Sacred Embodiment Facilitator Hannah Borababy and Special Musical Guests Ashley Cash and Jim Cash of Woven Green as they join forces to guide you on a Sacred Sound Journey that will bring you back home to Source to recover your soul mission, attune your energy centers, and anchor your Divine Purpose into your Body, into Community, and into the Earth.

Come be a part of this special opportunity to embark upon...

✨A Sound Healing Activation
✨A Guided Soul Retrieval
✨Primal Alchemical Movement
✨Heart-opening Community Ritual
✨Sacred Sensual Embodiment

Doors Open at 6:30pm
Ceremony begins at 7pm
Doors close at 7:15pm

What to bring:
Yoga mat, blanket, pillow, and sensual snack to share

Donation $30 - Advanced Registration Preferred
Register here:

Discount Volunteer Tickets Available for:
Set-up Fairies
Parking Attendant
Portal Keeper
Clean-up Fairies

(PM Hannah for volunteer coordination)

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3:30 PM15:30

The Asheville Art Hop - a Creative Artist Meetup

We hope you'll drop by during our evening of Live Art at the Living Arts Foundation -

Share an easel, bring a sketchbook or just stop by and join in on the creative vibes.


We are gathering near Asheville with intention to share creative space.

*acrylics, watercolors , pastels, pens, pencils, origami, writing, spoken-word welcome.


"Buddha on Main St."
A series of stories woven together from documentaries around the world.

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12:00 PM12:00

Artisan Holiday Craft Fair

Looking for creative and unique gift ideas for your favorite family members? 
This December, stop by the Holiday Gift Fair at the Living Arts Foundation, where you will find amazing, handcrafted gifts designed by local artists, and give the ones you love the something special they deserve. 

Artists, Potters, Jewelers, and more will bring out their vibrant wares for your holiday shopping needs. 

✧✧Register online for a chance to vend at this unique event in a unique location. ✧✧
You can register online:

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to Dec 31

Open House Gallery Showings

Living Arts Foundation will be Open for viewings by appointment. 

Please give us a call if you'd like to stop by!

(828) 633-6787


exhibits by Ryan O'Sullivan (BlackWolf), Andy Reed (Infinite Geometry), Sue McQueen, and LazyPretty!

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to Jul 13

Vivid Livin

Join us at the Living Arts Foundation to celebrate the addition of the works of (the extremely talented) Ashley Spero to our gallery!

Our artists - the day-glo druidess Ashley Spero and the midnight mystic Danielle Sperandeo - will be on site, sharing the vivacity of their creative process with you!

Musical ambience provided by DJ M80 (the trip-hop artisan of Green Street) and Day Dreams (celestial grooves straight from Atlanta)! More musical acts TBA

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to Jun 8

Pretty Colors, Summer Vibes

Join us for an evening of inspiring artwork and mellow grooves with Asheville's loveliest humans, as we kick off our summer art series here at the Living Arts Foundation.

Featuring mind-blowing visionary artwork by:

Danielle Sperandeo
Mischa Schultz
Utopian Slur

With sweet, seductive sounds provided by:

DJM80 (of Cold Busted and Green Street)
Day Dreams

No cover. Our only expectation is that you honor the space and be awesome AF. 

Welcome to our community!

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to May 23

The Decompression ft Erothyme, Little Star, Somatoast

Harmonia and The Undergrowth Present
The Decompression
May 22, 2018
The Living Arts Foundation
Join us for a leisurely day of nourishment and relaxation, followed by a juicy, intimate night of beautiful, bass-ful music. 

Leisurely Early Entry: $15
Music: $22 ADV/ $25 Door

For "Leisurely Entry", you will need to also have a "Musical Entry" pass.

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10:00 AM10:00

New Moon Action Day

Join us on the new moon for a LAF Action Day and Community Potluck!

Past projects have included:

- rammed earth, recycled tire retaining wall

- raised bed and garden creation projects

- bamboo management and maintenance

- fire pit and patio development

- general upkeep and cleanup of community grounds

- recycled wood building projects 

And much more!

The New Moon Action Day is an amazing opportunity to get hands-on experience with projects that help to make the Living Arts Foundation the best it can be for our community to gather, learn and prosper.

We follow up the action day with a community potluck. All are welcome, bring your friends and family!

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to Oct 1

Equinox Exhibition: Levitation Theory "Progressions"

Join us for an Equinox Exhibition: Levitation Theory "Progressions" 
An artist's exploration into different mediums over the span of 20+ years.

Works include original video and light production, hand-made kaleidescopes and other two and three dimentional multi-media works of art.

Each night we will host an open house viewing, and cap the week off with a finale art party on Saturday featuring live DJ's, local art + vendors, fine art raffle, bonfire, lightshow and more!

Opening Reception | Tuesday, Sept. 27 | 3-9 pm | wine and refreshments | Free to attend

Open House | Tuesday to Friday | Sept.27 - 30 | 3-9pm | Free to attend

Finale Art Party | Saturday, Oct. 1 | 8pm-2am | $10-$20 sliding scale donation at the door + automatically entered to win visionary art print on metal

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7:00 PM19:00

Movie Night

Join us for Movie Night every Thursday at 7pm! 

We select films that are both educational and entertaining. Topics include environmental activism, art, community, permaculture, philosophy and psychology, politics and economics and more.

Each month we showcase children's movies that are related to the environment, community and kindness, such as our latest showing of The Lorax by Dr. Seuss.

Free event

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10:00 AM10:00

Community Co-Working

A pop-up Community Co-Working space
Join us for a weekly come-and-go, small group meet-up to focus on personal projects related to creative economy in a relaxing, artistic community space. 
Together we can work and share our knowledge base
to further creative and professional development.

Come and go | 10am to 2pm | every Wednesday

Coffee + tea + light snacks will be provided. 
$5 suggested donation. 
Donations of tea, coffee and/or snacks
are welcomed, but not required.

gather | connect | focus | skill share | learn | manifest

Work Flow Wednesdays provide dedicated time to creative personal or group projects and planning, and will begin by asset mapping ourselves as artists, writers, designers, herbalists, entrepreneurs, jack’s and jill’s of all trades, etc.

In a community setting we can focus more intently on personal creative projects (like sitting at a coffee shop and working solo), but have the added bonus of talented and experienced community members available to support and assist when we hit snags in our work-flow.

This is a time to focus and/or receive assistance in some of the following areas:
- Writing / Blog development
- Marketing / Social media
- Fundraising / Crowdfunding / Grant writing
- Eco-conscious business
- Small business start-up
- Website development / graphic design

If you are a creative person and/or small business owner, working to manifest your vision in the world via your creativity, this is the place to be for Wednesday brunch!

In the same way that group exercise creates more strength and accountability, our goal at these meet-up’s is to focus, set goals, learn new skills for self-sufficiency as creative professionals, and manifest our goals while propelling us all forward with more efficiency and less stress.


Living Arts Foundation at the Living Arts Gathering House
(13 minutes west of Asheville via I-40)
51 Old Candler Town Rd | Candler, NC 28715

All public areas of the property are open to community members to work. However, projects involving power tools are discouraged during Work Flow.

Located just past the kitchen and bathroom

Relaxing zone to work on the computer, writing, drawing, etc. with minimal conversation and noise.
Resource center is located in Quiet Cafe. If you need help printing, please ask for help.

We use Pomodoro timing to help stay focused. Come and go as you need, but please try to time your breaks (and questions, conversations, etc.) with the ones we’ll be taking every 25 minutes.

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to Jul 10

NuMundo: Southeast Bioregional Convergence

NuMundo is convening our regional network of impact centers, ambassadors and representatives in Asheville, North Carolina this summer to interface and exchange with our Southeastern community. NuMundo is a platform to connect travelers to transformational experiences (, with the mission of strengthening the positive impact of centers like yours. We would like to invite a select number of centers including yours on July 9th & 10th to the Living Arts Foundation, just outside Asheville, to gather and exchange with NuMundo and other projects and organizations. 

Our objectives for the convergence are to:

-Build face-to-face relationships between impact center founders, NuMundo ambassadors, strengthening the network of trust and collaboration.
-Facilitate the exchange of best practices, successful business models, resources, genetic material, hiccups and support the creation of an alliance.
-Exchange needs and haves between impact centers.
-Vision and co-create what the NuMundo network could be together. 
-Receive feedback on the NuMundo platform in order to develop it in a way that best meets impact centers’ needs.

Please RSVP by June 30th, 2016 by filling out this form:

-Bring a tent for camping (no charge), we ask $50 to cover costs of meals and delicious snacks and coffee. The event itself is free of charge (outside of food costs). Registration link:
-There are other accommodations nearby available for rent (email for more information).
-Please bring any seeds & plants, community agreements, operation systems, frameworks, or business models that you’re willing to share.

We are beyond excited to host this extremely potent convergence of impact centers, organizations, and representatives in hopes to bond stronger alliances, share vital resources and information and help inform the direction of the NuMundo network.

If you aren’t yet a part of our network, you can register for a NuMundo host profile for free in under 15 minutes through this link:

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