The Last LAAFF?!?

2014 – Is this the Last LAAFF for Lex Fest?

Hopefully not! Although is has been declared over and done and this year will be the “Last LAAFF” there will be metamorphosis to the project with a larger group of directors and organizations including the businesses along Lexington Avenue, the very source of the fest itself.  I believe LAAFF proved in the shadow of its final bow, that it is a festival Asheville wants. Even though I didn’t get to stay as long as I wanted to it was as much fun as ever! Particular favorites for me were The Water Temple, Bike Races with a Dunk Tank finish, Asian Teacher Factory and of course all of the great artists, performers and just folks that dress up and come out to LAAFF. The people watching is always par excellence and this year was no exception! Here are a few choice looks from the day. You can find more photos from LAAFF on my facebook page here.

[*And a note to the future organizers, please don't scrap a good thing because of one bad year. There's no such thing as a last LAAFF.]



LAAFF 2012

Hey folks!  Here’s shots from this years Lexington Ave. Arts and Fun Fair. Honestly, I wish I could have stayed longer and taken more but had an event schedule for that evening and had to be satisfied with a fun but brief pass through the festivities.  More pictures up on my Facebook page: LAAFF 2012

AND if you loved LAAFF this year consider making a donation to keep the LAAFFs coming. Click here to donate directly to Arts2People, the non-profit that organizes LAAFF every year. It takes a community to keep the fun times rolling.

LAAFF Parade with the Empire Strikes Brass
Mountain Express‘s Purple Volcano
Lexington Ave. Parklet Project
Shattering Rape Myths with Our Voice
Pendulum Power
Salsa in the rain.
The Crowd
Asheville Greenwork’s Bag Monster
Moog Lab

Just for LAAFF

The Hop and Arts 2 People have sponsored a photo contest on display this month at the Hop on Merrimon Ave.  I’m proud to have a few pictures up in this show as do several other wonderful Asheville photographers like Zen Sutherland, Missy Corales and Jenny Bowen. (I’m such a name dropper!)  But who will decide who wins?  You Will!  What a great excuse to eat delicious ice cream and enjoy some of our local photographic “flavors” all at the same time!  Voting is by number, just leave your pick in the jar at the register.  The winners will be displayed at this years LAAFF.

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