Daily Program Schedule

The Artists for Conservation Festival is an international art and environmental education event at Grouse Mountain including a world-class art exhibit, film premiere, lectures and workshops by master artists. We expect over 30 leading artists in attendance on the opening weekend.  Don't miss this rare opportunity to meet and engage with the world's most insipiring international wildlife and nature artists, exclusively at the AFC Festival. 

2014 Festival Dates: September 26th - October 5th

2013 Festival Program Overview:

The following programs are complimentary with Grouse Mountain admissions. Registered programs are indicated below and require advance tickets. 

Detailed times for lecture and film schedules are available below.

 
Public Programs Dates Time Location
Festival Main Attractions   

Art Exhibit (80 original artwork on display)

 

 

Daily Sept 28 - Oct 6

(expect Sat,  Sept 28. Exhibit will be closed from 4PM – 9PM for Wine & Cheese Event)

10:00AM – 9:00PM

10:00AM – 10:00PM on Saturdays

 

Gallery

Film Screenings (Six Films Showing) Sept 28 - Oct 6 10:00AM – 9:00PM Theatre in the Sky
Live AFC Artists Demonstrations

Sept 28 & 29, Sept 30

Oct 5 & 6

1:00PM – 4:00PM

12:00PM – 4:00PM

Main Chalet & On Mountain outside

(weather permitting)

Lectures/Special Presentations  Sept 28, 29, Oct 5 & 6

11:00AM – 6:00PM

Times vary on each day -
See below for details. 

Main Chalet
Music & Cultural Performances  Sept 28 - Sept 29, Oct 5 & 6  Weekends Main Chalet
Opening Weekend Events (Sept 28 & 29)

Wolf Sketch with AFC Artists -

This event is canceled due to weather!

Sept 28  9:30AM  - 10:30AM Wolf Habitat (Base of mountain)

Festival Opening Ceremony 

First Nations Cultural Presentation
with William Nahanee & Ta'kaiya Blaney

Sept 28  11:00AM  Main Chalet 
AFC Opening Day Art Interactive Sept 28  10:00AM - 11:30AM Base of mountain
Opening Address by Richard Ellis Sept 28  1:00PM  Theatre in the Sky

Guest lectures

Sept 28  & 29 See below for times

Theatre in the Sky

Birds of Prey Sightings Sept 28 & 29  10:00AM - 4:00PM Main Chalet

African Drumming Interactive Demo with Russell Shumsky

Sept 28

 

1:00PM- 5:00PM

 

Main Chalet

Shakuhachi Japaneses Bamboo fllute
with Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos

Sept 28 2:00PM - 4:00PM Main Chalet
Family Weekend Events Oct 5 & 6  
Nature Art Walk Oct 5 & 6  12:00PM - 4:00PM Main Chalet/On the mountain

First Nations Carving Demo with Xwalacktun and friends 

Oct 5 & 6 

Afternoon  

Main Chalet

Paintentertainment Roving Characters  Oct 5 & 6 11:00AM - 5:00PM Main Chalet

Musical Performances - Ta'Kaiya Blaney,  
Shakuhachi Japaneses Bamboo fllute
with Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos

Oct 5 & 6  1:00AM - 4:00PM Main Chalet/On the mountain
Interactive Art for Youth/Kids Oct 5 & 6 12:00PM- 4:00PM Main Chalet/ On the Mountain 

Guest Presentations for Youth & Families

Oct 5 & 6

2:00PM - 4:00PM

Theatre in the Sky

Birds of Prey Sightings/Wildlife Encounters 

Oct 5 & 6 

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Main Chalet/On the mountain

Festival Closes Oct 6 4:00PM Main Chalet

Registered Programs

Our registered programs include:

  • AFC Gala Fundraiser with "Raptor Quick Sketch" - Sept 29 - 6:30PM - 11:30PM. Find out more
  • Meet-the-Artists Wine & Cheese - Sept 28 - 5:00PM - 8:00PM. Find out more
  • Adult Art Workshop: "Wildlife in Acrylics" with David N. Kitler's -  Oct 5 & 6 - 10:00AM - 5:00PM.  Find out more
  • BC Conservation Symposium & Luncheon - Oct 3rd - 9:00AM - 4:30PM. Find out more
  • "Adventures in Art & Environnment" Youth Workshops for Schools - 3-days only - Sept 30 - Oct 2nd  Find out more

For more information, on our programs visit the program overview or family weekend pages.

 

Daily Program Schedule

Saturday, Sept 28, 2013 (Public Opening Day) | 10am - 10pm

Note: Exhibit Closed 5:00pm-8:00pm to public for AFC Wine & Cheese (tickets required)

9:30am-10:30am: Artist Wolf Sketch (At base of mountain)
10:00am - 10:00pm:   Art Exhibit open daily
10:15am-10:45am: Film (How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla)
11:00am-11:45pm:  Opening ceremony with AFC Artists, music and cultural performances 
12:00pm-12:30pm: Film (The Soysambu Legacy) 
1:00pm-4:00pm: Live Art Demos & Drumming with Russell Shumsky
1:00pm-1:45pm: Keynote Lecture (Richard Ellis)
2:00pm-2:45pm: AFC film premiere (Art & Conservation in the Caymans) w/Jeff Whiting & Brent Cooke
3:00pm-4:15pm: 
Film (Tiger Shark Express) w/ Antonio Fins,  Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation
4:00pm-5:00pm: Gallery & theatre closed (Set-up for Wine & Cheese event)
5:00pm-8:00pm:
Meet-the-Artists Wine & Cheese (Ticketed event)
8:00pm-9:30pm: Film (Into the Arctic II, featuring Cory Trepanier)
9:30pm-10:00pm: Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
10:00pm Exhibit & Theatre closes

 

Sunday, September 29, 2013 | 10am - 9pm

10:00am - 9:00pm  Art Exhibit open daily
10:00am-10:30pm: Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
10:30am-11:00am: Film (How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla)
11:00am-11:30am: Film (The Soysambu Legacy) 
11:30am-12:00pm: Lecture (Mary Louise Holt, AFC Artist)
12:15pm-12:45pm: Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
1:00pm-1:30pm: Lecture (Renee Bumpus, Houston Zoo)
1:00pm-4:00pm: Live Art Demos & Musical Guest, Adam Woodall
1:30pm-2:00pm: Film (How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla)
2:00pm-2:30pm: Film (Art for an Oil Free Coast) w/ Mark Hobson
2:30pm-3:30pm: Film (Tiger Shark Express)
3:30pm-4:00pm: Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
4:00pm-4:30pm: Film (How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla)
4:30pm-5:00pm: Film (Soysambu Legacy)
5:00pm-5:30pm: Film (Art for an Oil Free Coast)
5:30pm-6:00pm: Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
6:00pm-6:30pm: Film (How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla)
6:30pm-7:00pm: Film (Soysambu Legacy)
7:00pm-7:30pm: Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
7:30pm-8:30pm: Film (Tiger Shark Express)
8:30pm-9:00pm: Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
9:00pm: Exhibit & Theatre closes

        

Monday, Sept. 30 - Wed, Oct 2, 2013 | 10am - 9pm

Featuring “Adventures in Art & Environment” School Workshops

10:00am - 9:00pm Art Exhibit open daily
10:00am - 2:00pm “Adventures in Art & Environment” school workshops
10:00am-1:45pm: Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans) with intro every 45 mins
2:00pm-2:30pm: Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
2:30pm-3:30pm: Film (Tiger Shark Express)
3:30pm-4:00pm: Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
4:00pm-4:30pm: Film (How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla)
4:30pm-5:00pm: Film (Soysambu Legacy)
5:00pm-5:30pm: Film (Art for an Oil Free Coast)
5:30pm-6:00pm: Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
6:00pm-6:30pm: Film (How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla)
6:30pm-7:00pm: Film (Soysambu Legacy)
7:00pm-7:30pm: Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
7:30pm-8:30pm: Film (Tiger Shark Express)
8:30pm-9:00pm: Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
9:00pm:   Exhibit & Theatre closes

 

Thursday, October 3, 2013 | 9am - 9pm

Featuring the 1st Annual BC Conservation Symposium

9:00am-12:00pm: BC Conservation Symposium (Ticketed Event in Gallery/Theatre)
10:00am - 9:00pm  Art Exhibit open daily
12:00pm-12:30pm: Film (Art for an Oil Free Coast)
12:30pm-1:00pm: Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
1:00pm-1:30pm: Film (How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla)
1:30pm-2:00pm: Film (Soysambu Legacy)
2:00pm-2:30pm: Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
2:30pm-3:30pm: Film (Tiger Shark Express)
3:30pm-4:00pm: Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
4:00pm-4:30pm: Film (How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla)
4:30pm-5:00pm: Film (Soysambu Legacy)
5:00pm-5:30pm: Film (Art for an Oil Free Coast)
5:30pm-6:00pm: Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
6:00pm-6:30pm: Film (How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla)
6:30pm-7:00pm: Film (Soysambu Legacy)
7:00pm-7:30pm:  Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
7:30pm-8:30pm: Film (Tiger Shark Express)
9:00pm:  Exhibit & Theatre closes

 

Friday, October 4, 2013

10:00am - 9:00pm Art Exhibit open daily
10:00am-10:30am: Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
10:30am-11:00am: Film (How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla)
11:00am-11:30pm: Film (Soysambu Legacy)
11:30am-12:00pm: Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
12:00pm-12:30pm: Film (Art for an Oil Free Coast)
12:30pm-1:00pm: Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
1:00pm-1:30pm: Film (How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla)
1:30pm-2:00pm: Film (Soysambu Legacy)
2:00pm-2:30pm: Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
2:30pm-3:30pm:         Film (Tiger Shark Express)
3:30pm-4:00pm: Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
4:00pm-4:30pm: Film (How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla)
4:30pm-5:00pm: Film (Soysambu Legacy)
5:00pm-5:30pm:  Film (Art for an Oil Free Coast)
5:30pm-6:00pm: Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
6:00pm-6:30pm: Film (How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla)
6:30pm-7:00pm: Film (Soysambu Legacy)
7:00pm-7:30pm:   Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
7:30pm-8:30pm: Film (Tiger Shark Express)
8:30pm-9:00pm:  Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
9:00pm Exhibit & Theatre closes

 

Saturday, October 5, 2013 | 10am - 10pm (Family Weekend)

Featuring special activities for youth and young-at-heart incl. nature art walk, art table etc.

10:00am - 10:00pm Art Exhibit open daily
10:00am-10:30am: Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
10:30am-11:00am: Film (How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla)
11:00am-11:30am:  Film (Soysambu Legacy)
11:00am-4:00pm:  Paintertainment Costume Art & Music Presentation
11:30am-12:00pm: Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
12:00pm-12:30pm:  Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
12:00pm-4:00pm: 
Nature Art Walk (in chalet and on mountain)
12:45pm-1:15pm: Lecture (Rod MacVicar, Pacific WildLife Foundation)
1:30pm-2:00pm: 
Lecture (Dr. Robert Butler, Pacific WildLife Foundation)
2:30pm-3:30pm: Film (Tiger Shark Express)
3:30pm-4:00pm:  Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
4:00pm-4:30pm: Film (How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla)
4:30pm-5:00pm:  Film (Soysambu Legacy)
5:00pm-5:30pm: Film (Art for an Oil Free Coast)
5:30pm-6:00pm: Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
6:00pm-6:30pm: Film (How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla)
6:30pm-7:00pm: Film (Soysambu Legacy)
7:00pm-7:30pm: Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
7:30pm-9:00pm: Film (Into the Arctic II, featuring Cory Trepanier)
9:00pm Exhibit & Theatre closes

 

Sunday, October 6, 2013 | 10am - 4pm (Closing Day/Family Weekend)

10:00am - 9:00pm Art Exhibit open daily
10:00am-10:30am: Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
10:30am-11:00am: Film (How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla)
11:00am-4:00pm:  Paintertainment Costume Art & Music Presentation
11:00am-11:30pm:      Film (Soysambu Legacy)
11:30am-12:00pm: Lecture (Jeff Whiting, President & Founder of AFC)
12:00pm - 4:00pm: Nature Art Walk (in chalet and on mountain)
12:00pm-12:30pm:  Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
12:00pm-4:00pm: Nature Art Walk (in chalet and on mountain)
12:45pm-1:15pm: 
Lecture (Victor Elderton, Env. Educators of BC)
1:30pm-2:00pm:
Lecture (Dr. Rick Taylor, Beaty Museum)
2:30pm-3:30pm:   Film (Tiger Shark Express)
3:30pm-4:00pm: Film (Art & Conservation in the Caymans)
4:00pm Festival closes