Exhibit Opening Reception



VanDusen Botanical Garden


You're invited to a unique annual event - Artists for Conservation's 2017 Grand Opening Reception.

Experience an intimate evening with internationally renowned wildlife and nature artists. Be the first to see one of the world's premier nature-inspired art exhibits, while enjoying fine wine, hors d'oevres and live music.

Meet dozens of internationally acclaimed artists, and celebrate Simon Combes Conservation Award winner, Mark Hobson. Watch the Raptor Quick Sketch. featuring painting of live birds of prey models. The paintings will be auctioned off in support of AFC's environmental education program. 

​Ticket includes reception admission and 1 complimentary beverage (wine/beer or non-alcoholic). Cash bar will be available.

All original artwork is for sale with 40% of the proceeds supporting conservation and education programs worldwide.

Tickets are $110/person. Early-bird ticket is $75/person until October 21, 2017.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

7:00pm - 10:00pm  
VanDusen Botanical Garden
5251 Oak St., Vancouver, B.C

TICKET SALES ARE CLOSED. We look forward to welcoming everyone.

Guest Testimonials:

“Amazing event. Way to go.”    |     “Moved to passion.”   |   “A tough act to follow again.”   |   “A beautiful and inspiring evening.   |  What an inspiring evening!”

If you are interested in donating to our silent auction, please email us at festivalinfo[@]artistsforconservation.org. 

Photo credits: Paul Moldovanos


Festival Highlights

VanDusen Botanical Garden is located at:

5251 Oak Street,
Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1
Phone: (604) 257-8335

Most festival activities complimentary with VandDusen admissions ticket. 

  • Adult (19-64) $8.00
  • Senior (65+) $5.50
  • Youth (13-18) $5.50
  • Child (4-12) $4.25
  • Family (2 adults + 2 children under 19) $16.75
  • Children 3 and younger Free
  • VBGA Members Free

  • Crafts
  • Mural
  • Artist Demos
  • Wildlife Encounters
  • Films
  • Nature Walk

  • Art Exhibit
  • Live Art Demos
  • Live Music
  • VIP Reception
  • Films
  • Presentations

  • Fill the register form

  • Sponsor
  • Buy Art
  • Silent Auction
  • Buy a Book



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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. 

Through international art exhibits, collaborative art-science expeditions, festivals, awards and online initiatives, AFC informs and inspires the public to conserve our natural heritage. Among its membership, AFC serves to foster artistic excellence and empower passionate artists as effective ambassadors for the environment. 

Visit: artistsforconservation.org 

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