Live Artist Demos

Watch master artists at work, and many others demonstrate their techniques. Learn about conservation and watch artists at work painting, sketching, carving and sculpting. Also enjoy daily visits with birds of prey from Delta's O.W.L. Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society.

2017 Master International Artists 

Each day during the festival between 12:00pm and 4pm, a selection of the following artists will be demonstrating their artistic techniques in painting and sculpture during the festival:

  • Patricia Banks
  • Alejandro Bertolo
  • Guy Combes
  • Sara Desjardins
  • Neil Hamelin
  • Terry Isaac
  • Ken Nash
  • Joyce Trygg
  • James Stewart
  • Terry Woodall.

Birds of Prey

Two special conservation organizations will be participating directly in the 2017 Festival with live birds of prey and their dedicated handlers - namely OWL (Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society) and the Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program. Find out more at and




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. 


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