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Fall 2016 LEAF Festival – Carnival of Wonder

leaf-fall-2016Mushpa + Mensa is back at LEAF for some amazing times while working and glamping!!! Can’t get enough of LEAF!

For over 20 years, each May & October an intergenerational family of 12,000 people join together upon the beautiful Lake Eden grounds to experience the power music, art and culture has to transform lives, strengthen community, and foster unity. LEAF Festival takes place on the site of the old Historic Black Mountain College with a stunning mix of rolling hills, lakes, streams, and mountain beauty on hundreds of acres of comfortable camping grounds. LEAF scours the globe for artists, musicians, performers and facilitators that are not only masters of their craft, but who also care deeply for the power of arts education.

LEAF Community Arts is a non-profit organization in which all donations and festival proceeds supports cultural arts education programming locally and globally! Since 2004, LEAF Schools & Streets has served over 45,000 youth with programs in over 20 Western North Carolina locations. LEAF International features cultural preservation programs in 10 countries worldwide. Your attendance at LEAF not only provides you with an amazing weekend experience with friends and family, but provides a platform for fostering growth of youth into artistic leaders in their communities worldwide.


Shine On

The 3rd Annual SOULSHINE FARM MUSIC FESTIVAL!! We’re getting ready for a good’un! August 11-13, 2016! Another amazing gathering of 3 days of music, hiking, and camping in the pines on the magical land of Soulshine Farm. Camp, hike, explore the Pines, hang in a hammock, take part in some unique educational Soul-Shops, witness amazing Live Artists as they create, join in on Kid’s activities, be a part of the growing Soulshine Community, and shake yer bones to some of the BEST DARN MUSIC around. Bring the family! Make sweet memories and be a part of the Soulshine Farm Music Festival Family. WELCOME!! Peace, love and light !

Wild Goose Festival

We all live by stories, whether we realize it or not…our personal stories of things we’ve done, or that were done to us, corners we turned, chances we took, mistakes we made.

We also live by the stories that permeate our culture, framing stories like big glass windows – we see the world through them, but sometimes barely even know they are there.

At Wild Goose, we’ve always been about making space for courageous, imaginative, and participative social justice work, unleashed creative expression, disruptive spiritual practice, as well as astonishing and inspiring music and art.

The festival will be held in Hot Springs, NC. Hot Springs, near Asheville, is nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina and along the banks of the beautiful French Broad River. It serves as an intersection along the historic Appalachian Trail and is part of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

Located across the road from the Hot Springs Resort & Spa is the Hot Springs Campground, where Wild Goose Festival will be held in 2016. The site features ample sites for tent camping, as well as  full RV hookups. On site comfort stations feature showers and clean bathrooms. Numerous rental cabins/cottages are also available in the town, many within walking distance of the campground.

Come be brave and beautiful with Mushpa + Mensa.


Fermental Sweet Saturdays



Hey Wilmington and beyond! Love art? Today find the #arttruck @FermentalNC from 12-4 PM! Say hello and pick up some craft brews, wines, mead and other amazing delights! #mushpamensa

Spring 2016 LEAF Festival – World Fusion with Cuban Spice

For over 20 years, LEAF Festival has grown into an epicenter of music, art, creativity, and culture for thousands of families across America. Resting within 200 acres of beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain country, LEAF Festival features 6 performance stages, 8 family adventure villages, over 100 vendors, over 400 performing artists, and dozens of interactive activity centers awaiting your exploration! Yet of greatest importance is that your family arrives safely and comfortably into the grounds – well informed and prepared for an incredible weekend experience.

Leaf_Poster_Spring2016_outlMushpa + Mensa will be there with their Magical Mobile Art Machine Maya! Camping and dancing our life away!


-Mushpa + Mensa

Fermental Sweet Saturdays



Hey Wilmington and beyond! Love art? Today find the #arttruck @FermentalNC from 12-6PM! Say hello and pick up some craft brews, wines, meads and other amazing delights! #mushpamensa

Fermental Sweet Saturdays



Hey Wilmington and beyond! Love art? Today find the #arttruck @FermentalNC from 12-6PM! Say hello and pick up some craft brews, wines, meads and other amazing delights! #mushpamensa

Go Rogue Forth Friday Art 4 All Walk


Everyone loves the fourth Friday gallery walk, but we want to expand it Mushpa + Mensa style. Come hang out with us tonight from 6-9PM on N. 4th between Campbell and Hanover Street. We’ll be in the patch of grass right after the bridge, living the high life. Come join us in the Brooklyn Arts District!!! BADCO 4eva!


A Handmade Holiday Yelp Party & Artist Showcase

 "A Handmade Holiday" Yelp Party & Artist Showcase

Come see us, drink delicious beer, shop and help out the kids!!! Win! Win! Win! Win!


Need some help with your holiday shopping, gift-wrapping, and general cheer? What better way to de-stress and let loose than by attending a holiday party. This event will feature local artists, free food, live music, door prizes, craft beer and holiday fun.

The core of our annual holiday party is giving back, and really that’s been the theme for our community this entire year. Therefore $1 of all Yelp Beer sales will benefit Kids Making It.

Attire: The uglier the sweater, the better! Regardless of what you wear, holly jolly spirits are a must!

– Check in to the event (not the business) The first 20 people who check in will receive a gift bag filled with Yelp swag, local handmade products, coupons, and holiday fun.!
– 21+ ONLY. No exceptions and please bring ID.

Need to finish your holiday shopping? Yelp is all about connecting consumers to great local businesses. The following artists and vendors will also be participating in the event: Char Oden Illustrations, Studio Nine Jewelry, Lizard Lane, Lucky Lucy Candle Company, islandgirldesigns, Our Mom’s best, The Pepper Mill Shop, Wholesome Journey Massage, 2 Chicks with Scents, Gray Cat Botanicals, ThinkBIG Designs, LATIVA Accents and Art, Oceanaire Dreamer, Writs Belts by Angela, Steve Morgan, Mommy’s E-Z baking and Designs by Sue


What is Kids Making it?

Kids Making It is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth program, teaching woodworking, life and entrepreneurial skills to at-risk youth from age 8 into young adulthood.  Our goal is for our KMI youth to stay out of trouble, stay in school, graduate and go on to the workforce or college, thereby maturing into successful adults.  Through the design/build process, KMI youth learn patience, pride, perseverance, confidence, teamwork and self-esteem, building character and learning the truth of actions and consequences.

Want more information? Check out kidsmakingit.org


Some Yelp events are free, and some aren’t. This one is FREE, but it is a charity fundraiser and artist showcase so don’t forget your wallet. This party is a great opportunity to find unique local gifts to finish the last of your Christmas shopping and support a good cause.

A Dickens Holiday

Down with Black Friday, go back in time before it existed with us and Maya decked out in Dickens style! On Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, Historic Downtown Fayetteville will again be transformed into a unique and wonderful experience. So roll back the clock with us ­for A Dickens Holiday from 1 to 9 p.m.!

Horse-drawn carriages roll down Hay Street carrying shoppers the old-fashioned way, past merchants’ windows adorned with beautiful Victorian holiday decorations, past artisans and vendors of all sorts of delightful treats. Joyful children pose with Father Christmas for memory-laden pictures. The smells of cider and gingerbread permeate the chilly air. And there is Ebenezer Scrooge himself, pursued by the ghost of Jacob Marley.

As darkness approaches and the clock reaches 5 p.m., townspeople gather in front of the Arts Council for the candlelight procession to the Market House, followed by fireworks. After the fireworks, the festivities continue until 9 p.m.