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AFC's Annual Exhibit - The Art of Conservation - has become one of the most highly anticipated events among the nature-inspired art genres.

This afternoon (Nov 11), the Festival will open to the public again at 2:00 pm with live art demos, gallery viewings, film screenings and two lectures presented by AFC artists Kim Middleton and David Kitler at 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm resp

Enjoy the world's top conservation-themed exhibit of original paintings and sculptures, five documentary films about art and conservation, special lectures by Guy Combes, Rob Butler, Kelly Dodge, Pat & Rosemarie Keough, live painting demos, adult art workshop by Guy Combes, interactive drumm

All week long we've had students from across the Lower Mainland take part in the colourful art and environmental learning activities at the Artists For Conservation Festival.

While the Festival is in full swing this week, we'd like to take the opportunity to thank all the volunteers, sponsors, supporters, friends of AFC, musicians, and

Robert Bateman unveiled his new 24" x 48" oil on canvas original today at the AFC Festival - it depicts a Pacific North-western alpine winter scene with snow-laden trees and a pack of wolves in the background.

The original painting is for sale for CA $55,000 Bateman.

Today's Artists For Conservation (AFC) Festival Opening at Grouse Mountain brought out young and old and everyone in-between to learn about the importance of nature through art.

Today is the big day. The festival kicks off with the opening ceremonies, awards, and a First Nations performance at 10 am, closely followed by keynote presentations by Robert Bateman and Guy Harvey.

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Festival Highlights

VanDusen Botanical Garden is located at: 5151 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6M 4H1

Maplewood Conservancy is located at: 2649 Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver

Admission to AFC Festival (indoor programs) is free of charge.  Admission is required for outdoor programs in the Botanical Garden. Admission is free for all programming at Maplewood Conservancy.

  • Art Exhibit 
  • Live Art Demos
  • Music and Performances
  • Films
  • Live Birds of Prey
  • Guided Nature Walks

  • Come to the Festival
  • Spread the Word
  • Purchase a Bird Mural
  • Buy Orginal Art
  • Make a Donation
  • Buy an AFC Book & Calendar
  • Volunteer
  • Sponsor the Event

 

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AFC Festival 2020
@ VanDusen Botanical Garden
1 Oct - 4 Oct, 2020
Vancouver, BC, Canada

AFC Festival 2020 (Preview)
@ Maplewood Conservancy
19 Sept - 20 Sept, 2020
North Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

About Us

Artists for Conservation is a Canada-based international non-profit, with a mission is to support wildlife and habitat conservation and environmental education through art that celebrates nature. 

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